Rock and Pop, Reference
The Npr Guide to Building a Classical Cd Collection
Paperback ISBN: 0761104879
An update and revised guide by the host of National Public Radio's Performance Today recommends the best recordings of the three hundred most important classical works, and provides background information on each composer. Original.
A Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting
Paperback ISBN: 0879307137
A long-time veteran music collector offers his most interesting essays on record collecting, covering everything from 78s to MP3s and providing information on imports, the most popular artists, collectible labels, and more. Original.
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.
The Norton Anthology of Western Music
Classic to Modern
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0393976912
Offers an historical selection of Gregorian chant, opera, chamber, orchestral, and choral music by composers from ancient and medieval times to Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Copeland, and Britten.
The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
Paperback ISBN: 0743201205
A completely revised and updated source, featuring more than one hundred new entries, offers an authoritative and comprehensive look at the history of rock and roll music, giving a comprehensive picture of the rock scene and profiles of its artists and musicians. Original. 75,000 first printing.
The Real Deal
How to Get Signed to a Record Label
Paperback ISBN: 0823084051
A music business reference source that offers advice to musicians on getting that all-important record deal. This edition features tips from managers, record producers, recording artists and publicists. There are instructions on preparing a presentation package and contacting record labels.
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
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