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Country Music

Country Music Author Richard Carlin
ISBN-10 9781135361044
Release 2014-02-25
Pages 540
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This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work. For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.



Tennessee Biographical Dictionary

Tennessee Biographical Dictionary Author Jan Onofrio
ISBN-10 9780403097005
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 899
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Tennessee Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Tennessee. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.



The Harvard Dictionary of Music

The Harvard Dictionary of Music Author Don Michael Randel
ISBN-10 0674011635
Release 2003
Pages 978
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This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)



Oklahoma Biographical Dictionary

Oklahoma Biographical Dictionary Author Jan Onofrio
ISBN-10 9780403098385
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 223
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Oklahoma Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Oklahoma. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.



Brahms and His World

Brahms and His World Author Peter Clive
ISBN-10 9781461722809
Release 2006-10-02
Pages 640
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Reference book that provides extensive and up-to-date information on Brahms's personal and professional association with some 430 persons: relatives, friends and acquaintances, physicians, rulers, poets and artists, and musicians and composers whom Brahms worked with or particularly admired.



Arkansas Biographical Dictionary

Arkansas Biographical Dictionary Author Jan Onofrio
ISBN-10 9780403098514
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 308
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Arkansas Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Arkansas. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.



The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music

The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music Author Don Michael Randel
ISBN-10 0674372999
Release 1996
Pages 1013
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Provides authoritative articles covering nearly 5,500 figures in the history of music, from classical to jazz to hymns to blues



Popular Music

Popular Music Author Roman Iwaschkin
ISBN-10 9781317223450
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 670
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This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope.



Texas Biographical Dictionary

Texas Biographical Dictionary Author Jan Onofrio
ISBN-10 9780403099924
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 840
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Texas Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Texas. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.



Modern Chinese Artists

Modern Chinese Artists Author Michael Sullivan
ISBN-10 0520244494
Release 2006-04-03
Pages 249
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An important reference source for scholars and students of modern Chinese art, collectors, museums and libraries, dealers and auction houses. It includes biographical entries for approximately 800 Chinese artists who grew up or were trained in China and who are likely to be represented in collections, exhibitions, and auctions within and outside China.



The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music Author Dylan Jones
ISBN-10 9781250031884
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 912
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The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music is an incredible and opinionated collection of celebrated cultural critic Dylan Jones's thoughts on more than 350 of the most important artists around the world—alive and dead, big and small, at length and in brief. This A to Z reference is the true musical heir to David Thomson's seminal The New Biographical Dictionary of Popular Film. Jones writes entertainingly about bands that have inspired, bedeviled, and fascinated him over the years.



DeFord Bailey

DeFord Bailey Author David C. Morton
ISBN-10 0870497928
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 224
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Ever since country music came into its own, the figure of DeFord Baily (1899-1982) has fascinated and puzzled historians. A harmonica virtuoso, blues signer, guitarist, banjoist, and composer, Bailey was a founding member of the 'Grand Ole Opry.' One of the show's most popular performers from 1925 to 1941, this extraordinary musician was a pioneer recording artist and toured widely with such Opry Hall of Fame members as Uncle Dave Macon, Bill Monroe, and Roy Acuff.



Women Composers and Songwriters

Women Composers and Songwriters Author Charles Eugene Claghorn
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038115500
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 247
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Updates and expands Claghorn's previous book, Women Composers and Hymnists (Scarecrow, 1984), presenting succinct biographies for female composers in both secular and sacred music.



Louisiana Biographical Dictionary

Louisiana Biographical Dictionary Author Jan Onofrio
ISBN-10 9780403098170
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 305
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Louisiana Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Louisiana. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.



Latin American Classical Composers

Latin American Classical Composers Author Martha Furman Schleifer
ISBN-10 9780810888715
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 764
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Now in its third edition, Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary provides a singular English-language resource for biographical information on hundreds of composers from Central and South America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Painstakingly gathered from a wide variety of sources, the information updates and expands previous editions and fills in the gaps left by the other major English-language music dictionaries and encyclopedias. Entries provide biographical data comprising full names, birth and death dates and locations, background, education, and training, as well as selective works lists more than 2,300 composers. An index of composers by country and women composers of Latin America complement the volume. An essential part of any music library, Latin American Classical Composers is an invaluable reference for librarians, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers, and music students.



The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music

The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music Author Bret Bertholf
ISBN-10 0316523933
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 64
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A journey through the history of country music.



Biographical Dictionary of Radio

Biographical Dictionary of Radio Author Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN-10 9781136993763
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 480
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.