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by Peter Gammond


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. About the Author: Peter Gammond is a prolific writer on popular music, the author of over thirty books, including biographies of Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, and Offenbach.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Oxford Companion to Popular Music encompasses in one alphabetic sequence all that is notable within this vast subject. Series: Oxford Quick Reference. Paperback: 752 pages. Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 9, 1993).

The Oxford Companion to Music. This classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. It places music in its social and cultural context, with a range of new entries on topics such as politics, religion, psychology, and computers.

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Peter Gammond Paperback Oxford Univ Pr 1991 ISBN: 0192800043. He also contributed to The New Oxford Companion to Music. This encyclopedic look at popular music by British author and critic Peter Gammond covers every musical style from ragtime to rock. It is well cross-referenced and includes three indexes: individuals and groups, shows and films, and songs and albums.

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The Oxford Companion to Music is a music reference book in the series of Oxford Companions produced by the Oxford University Press. It was originally conceived and written by Percy Scholes and published in 1938. It is "arguably the most successful book on music ever produced" (Wright, p. 99).

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music encompasses in one alphabetic sequence all that is notable within this vast subject, everything from jazz, reggae, blues, and calypso, to Broadway musicals, rock and roll, and country western. There are hundreds of biographical entries on such diverse figures as John Philip Sousa and Ma Rainey, Fred Astaire and Joan Baez, Josef Lanner (the Father of the Viennese Waltz) and Mistinguett, Otis Redding and Prince. The great Broadway writers, performers, and musicals (including plot outlines) are all here: Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern; "South Pacific," "West Side Story," "Show Boat," "Porgy and Bess"; Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Fanny Brice, Robert Preston. It covers rock groups from The Beatles, to Led Zeppelin, to Talking Heads; jazz figures such as Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bix Beiderbecke, and Louis Armstrong; folk singers such as Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, and Arlo Guthrie; and country western figures such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash. Not the least important feature is the many informative essays on particular genres of popular music, from operetta and waltz, to vaudeville and blues, to brass band and gospel. And throughout, Gammond includes generous cross-referencing as well as helpful bibliographies for the larger entries. This authoritative and comprehensive volume offers a matchless tour of the popular music world, providing a balance between substantial information and a concise assessment of the subject.

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Domarivip
The Oxford Companion to Popular Music: great as far as it goes, but so many, many omissions ---of musicians active in the sixties and seventies. Where is the Sir Douglas Quintet (or Doug Sahm, at least)? Where is the inestimable Dr. John? Or Cat Stevens (a/k/a Yusuf Islam)? Boz Scaggs is also missing. All of the above were active stars from the 1960s. Mr. Gammond and/or The Oxford Press should bring this important volume up to date. 1991: that was 26 years ago!
Dagdardana
When i first bought this book ten years ago, i was already an old rock fan but i didn't know much about JEROME KERN and IRVING BERLIN even if their names were familiar;this book made me aware of them.Plots,songs and original cast of all the classic musicals from SHOWBOAT to the present time are included here.What was the name of that musical in which MARY MARTIN first made MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY a popular song;you'll find out.Were was JIMI HENDRIX born?Why are the early LOUIS ARMSTRONG recordings so important to the developpment of jazz and popular music?Who founded LE CHAT NOIR that famous cabaret that made ARISTIDE BRUANT a well known name around MONTMARTRE and after that throughout FRANCE.I could go on and on , but since i don't want to bore you,i'll suggest that you get a copy of that book and cancel your plans for the week-end because if you like music, you'll be hooked for good.
The Oxford Companion to Popular Music (Oxford Quick Reference) download epub
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Author: Peter Gammond
ISBN: 0192800043
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 9, 1993)
Pages: 752 pages