Popular Music

Popular Music

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by Donald Clarke, Richard Newnham
     
 

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From Abba to ZZ Top via Oasis, James Brown and Frank Sinatra, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music has been revised and updated to include a range of new, contemporary entries from the Britpop scene to world music. Featuring songwriters, musicians, record labels and musical styles, it is a mine of information on today's music the world over. See more details below

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From Abba to ZZ Top via Oasis, James Brown and Frank Sinatra, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music has been revised and updated to include a range of new, contemporary entries from the Britpop scene to world music. Featuring songwriters, musicians, record labels and musical styles, it is a mine of information on today's music the world over.

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There has long been a need for a comprehensive reference tool for popular music, no matter what one means by ``popular.'' This encyclopedia fills the void nicely, offering basic information on rock, country, jazz, gospel, heavy metal, reggae, rap, ragtime, new age, folk, zydeco, funk, punk, and the blues. The nearly 3000 extremely readable entries describe artists, albums, labels, and genres, weaving an intricate web of cross-references, comparisons among artists, and references to covers and collaborations. A 90-page index pulls together most of the loose threads (regrettably dismissing the enormous contributions of pop music legends with a passim ). A bargain; highly recommended.-- Donald W. Maxwell, Carmel Clay P.L., Ind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140513707
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Reference Series
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED & UPDATED
Pages:
1536
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.16(h) x 2.39(d)

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