Rock and Pop, Reference
Herman Klein and the Gramophone
Being a Series of Essays on the Bel Canto
Hardcover ISBN: 0931340187
From Klein's comments on early recordings that remain available today, the reader can get a glimpse of what legendary singers such as Patti and Lind sounded like more than a century ago. The essays of Herman Klein that appeared in The Gramophone from 1924 until 1934 are indispensable sources of information on the singers of the Golden Age.
Inside the Hits
Paperback ISBN: 0634014307
How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits. "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." - Phil Ramone
A Gershwin Companion
A Critical Inventory and Discography, 1916-1984
Hardcover ISBN: 1560750197
Published by Popular Culture Ink, PO Box 1839, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Contains extensive descriptions and critical commentary and analysis of more than 300 Gershwin compositions published during his lifetime and posthumously, beginning with his first published song in 1916. Unpublished works are also included. Each entry provides the song title, lyricist, key, time, tempo, how the song was introduced and by whom. A discography identifies recordings of songs made by Gershwin and others. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
America's Musical Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0393048101
A richly illustrated history of America's musical heritage ranges from the earliest examples of Native American traditional song and the sacred music of early settlers to the innovative sound of contemporary rock and jazz as it documents a diverse array of musical styles and the contributions of such legendary musicians as Charles Ives, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington, among others.
Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top 10 Album Charts 1963-1998
Paperback ISBN: 0898201330
This premiere edition captures over 35 years of the week-by-week Top 10 best-selling albums in America! The more than 1,800 weekly Top 10s are from the Billboard Top Album charts, an intriguing, ever-shifting mix of hit albums and artists. This is where country meets classical...where teen groups take on heavy metal...where rap rubs shoulders with gospel...and where jazz, alternative rock, soundtracks and just about every other musical genre imaginable all chart on common ground. Can't remember exactly when an album was popular? Check out the alphabetical artist section which lists each artist's Top 10 albums with the date each album first hit its peak position in the Top 10. More special sections depict notable happenings in the history of Billboard's Top Album charts. 530 pages, 6 inch. x 9 inch.
After the Ball
Paperback ISBN: 087910063x
An irreverent and engaging chronicle of popular music dating from the 1880s, when Tin Pan Alley was founded, to the present by a British-born songwriter and onetime pop star. "Brash, learned, funny, and perspicacious." - The New Yorker
Paperback ISBN: 0769252311
In two volumes, Music 2000 gives students a strong background to enhance their participation in music. The books are set in a textbook/workbook format, and present music fundamentals in a clear, concise, well-sequenced manner. Each volume is designed to fit a nine-week period, and the two volumes equal one semester of work. A review worksheet is presented after every fourth lesson, perfect for assessing the students' progress. The Teacher's Edition contains teaching suggestions and the answers to each lesson and review.