By Steve Sullivan

ISBN-10: 0810882957

ISBN-13: 9780810882959

From John Philip Sousa to eco-friendly Day, from Scott Joplin to Kanye West, from Stephen Foster to Coldplay, The Encyclopedia of significant well known tune Recordings covers the great scope of its topic with nearly unheard of breadth and intensity. nearly 1,000 key music recordings from 1889 to the current are explored in complete, unveiling the tales at the back of the songs, the recordings, the performers, and the songwriters.

Beginning the adventure within the period of Victorian parlor balladry, brass bands, and ragtime with the appearance of the list undefined, readers witness the start of the blues and the sunrise of jazz within the 1910s and the emergence of kingdom song on list and the shift from acoustic to electric recording within the Twenties. The odyssey maintains throughout the Swing period of the Thirties; rhythm & blues, bluegrass, and bebop within the Forties; the rock & roll revolution of the Fifties; glossy soul, the British invasion, and the folk-rock circulate of the Sixties; and at last into the fashionable period throughout the musical streams of disco, punk, grunge, hip-hop, and modern dance-pop. Sullivan, in spite of the fact that, additionally takes severe detours through extending the assurance to genres ignored in pop tune histories, from ethnic and international track, the gospel recording of either black and white artists, and lesser-known conventional folks tunes that stretch again thousands of years.

This e-book is perfect for an individual who really loves renowned tune in all of its wonderful type, and somebody wishing to benefit extra concerning the roots of just about all of the tune we pay attention at the present time. well known tune lovers, in addition to students of recording heritage and know-how and scholars of the intersections among track and cultural historical past will all locate this e-book to be informative and engaging.

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