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Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound

Edited by Frank Hoffman

Routledge – 2005 – 1,320 pages

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Description

This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States continues to document the rich breadth of record sound history in the with entries covering information from all time periods and recorded sound genres, many of them new to this edition or revised for those retained from the first edition. Supported by a wealth of illustrations and photographs, this book provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the development of the field of recorded sound.

Reviews

"This appears to be the most comprehensive reference on recorded sound. Libraries that own the 1993 edition would do well to upgrade since so many new artists and technologies have emerged in the past decade… Highly recommended." -- Library Journal

"Uniformly well written, understandable, and focused… Most comprehensive reference on recorded soundHighly recommended." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"Filling in the gaps by balancing coverage of all time periods and all recorded sound genres and formats." -- Reference & Research Book News

"The second edition is larger than the first… This edition provides information from all time periods and recorded sound genres… Abundant cross-references; comprehensive index… Highly recommended. All libraries." -- Choice

"This edition tries to present more objectively important information regarding all time periods and recorded sound formats and genres." -- American Reference Books Annual

"The most thorough work on its subject availble… Belongs in the collections of colleges, universities, and large public libraries." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly

Author Bio

Frank Hoffman has authored or co-authored several encyclopedias, including The Encyclopedia of Fads, The Cush Box Country Singles Charts, 1958-1987, Album Charts, 1964-1988, and The Rise of the Crooners. He teaches music and library science at Sam Houston State University. He resides in Huntsville, Texas.

Name: Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Frank Hoffman. This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States continues to document the rich breadth of record sound history in the with entries covering information from all time periods and recorded sound genres, many of them new to...
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