Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 3

Rowman & Littlefield, 17 mai 2017 - 830 pages
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Volumes 3 and 4 of the The Encyclopedia of More Great Popular Song Recordings provides the stories behind approximately 1,700 more of the greatest song recordings in the history of the music industry, from 1890 to today. In this masterful survey, all genres of popular music are covered, from pop, rock, soul, and country to jazz, blues, classic vocals, hip-hop, folk, gospel, and ethnic/world music. Collectors will find detailed discographical data—recording dates, record numbers, Billboard chart data, and personnel—while music lovers will appreciate the detailed commentaries and deep research on the songs, their recording, and the artists. Readers who revel in pop cultural history will savor each chapter as it plunges deeply into key events—in music, society, and the world—from each era of the past 125 years.

Following in the wake of the first two volumes of his original Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, this follow-up work covers not only more beloved classic performances in pop music history, but many lesser -known but exceptional recordings that—in the modern digital world of “long tail” listening, re-mastered recordings, and “lost but found” possibilities—Sullivan mines from modern recording history. The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 3 and 4 lets the readers discover, and, through their playlist services, from such as iTunes toand Spotify, build a truly deepcomprehensive catalog of classic performances that deserve to be a part of every passionate music lover’s life.

Sullivan organizes songs in chronological order, starting in 1890 and continuing all the way throughto the present to include modern gems from June 2016. In each chapter, Sullivanhe immerses readers, era by era, in the popular music recordings of the time, noting key events that occurred at the time to painting a comprehensive picture in music history of each periodfor each song. Moreover, Sullivan includes for context bulleted lists noting key events that occurred during the song’s recording

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Sullivan (Bombshells: Glamour Girls of a Lifetime) adds volumes three and four to this set of "popular song recordings." The first two volumes covered songs up to 2012, presenting the "megaclassics ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Playlist 2 19201929
Playlist 3 19301939
Playlist 4 19401949
Playlist 5 19501959
Playlist 6 19601964
Playlist 7 19651969
Playlist 8 19701979
Playlist 9 19801989
Playlist 10 19901999
Playlist 11 20002009
Playlist 12 20102016
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À propos de l'auteur (2017)

Steve Sullivan is an author and contributor to such works as Pop Memories: The History of Popular Music, 1890-–1954; Va Va Voom: Bombshells, Pin-Ups, Sexpots and Glamour Girls; Bombshells: Glamour Girls of a Lifetime; and Glamour Girls: The Illustrated Encyclopedia. He is also the author Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 (Scarecrow Press, 2013), winner of Library Journal Best Reference Award for 2013 and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014.

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