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  1. Broadway

    An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

    By Ken Bloom

    This volume is another example in the Routledge tradition of producing high-quality reference works on theater, music, and the arts. An A to Z encyclopedia of Broadway, this volume includes tons of information, including producers, writer, composers, lyricists, set designers, theaters, performers,...

    Published November 10th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Bruce Springsteen

    Two Hearts, the Story

    By Dave Marsh

    Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts is the definitive biography of one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Critic Dave Marsh has traced Springsteen's career from its beginning, and has earned the singer's respect through his careful documentation and critical...

    Published October 26th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Duke Ellington and His World

    By A. H. Lawrence

    Based on lengthy interviews with Ellington's bandmates, family, and friends, Duke Ellington and His World offers a fresh look at this legendary composer. The first biography of the composer written by a fellow musician and African-American, the book traces Ellington's life and career in terms of...

    Published September 7th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Folkways Records

    Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound

    By Tony Olmsted

    In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death in 1986, he had amassed an archive of over 2,200 LPs and thousands of hours of tapes; so...

    Published June 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  5. Songs in the Key of Black Life

    A Rhythm and Blues Nation

    By Mark Anthony Neal

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 15th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Southwest Shuffle

    By Rich Kienzle

    Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled in California, in search of work. A country music scene quickly blossomed there, with...

    Published April 24th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway

    Art and Trash in American Popular Music

    By Colin Escott

    It's the real stories, not the publicists' confections, that concern Colin Escott. We hear Perry Como's story in his own words: it wasn't all smooth. We learn about the astonishing twists and turns in Roy Orbison's life, and the stories behind the songs we know so well. And we go down with Vernon...

    Published July 25th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Electronic and Experimental Music

    Foundations of New Music and New Listening, 2nd Edition

    By Thom Holmes, Thom Holmes

    Electronic and Experimental Music is a second edition of a well-known text on the history of electronic music. Holmes' original book, first published in 1985, was a beginner's introduction both to the theories of sound and sound production and to the history of some of the earliest experiments in...

    Published July 4th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Josh White

    Society Blues

    By Elijah Wald

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Blues with a Feeling

    The Little Walter Story

    By Tony Glover, Scott Dirks, Ward Gaines

    Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in his lifetime, Little Walter had fourteen Top 10 hits on the R&B charts, and he was also...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge