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  • Worlds of Soundby Richard Carlin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 27.99

    A man, a microphone, and a dream When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records to achieve his goal, not just a record label but a statement that all sounds are equal and every voice deserves to be heard. The Folkways... more...

  • Worlds of Soundby Richard Carlin

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A man, a microphone, and a dream When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records to achieve his goal, not just a record label but a statement that all sounds are equal and every voice deserves to be heard. The Folkways... more...

  • Worlds of Soundby Richard Carlin

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A man, a microphone, and a dream When he opened his tiny recording studio in New York in 1940, Moses Asch had a larger-than-life dream: To document and record all the sounds of his time. He created Folkways Records to achieve his goal, not just a record label but a statement that all sounds are equal and every voice deserves to be heard. The Folkways... more...

  • Country Musicby Richard Carlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    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... more...

  • Countryby Richard Carlin; Barbara Ching

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    American country music is a blend of musical traditions, from the balladry and dance tunes of the British Isles to African-American blues and gospel, to minstrel show and Tin Pan Alley commercial tunes, to the music of immigrant Acadian, German, and Hispanic groups, to the ballads of the coal miners and cowboys. Commercial recordings such as the landmark... more...

  • Folkby Richard Carlin; Ronald Cohen

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    The traditional songs, dances, and legends of ordinary people in the United States have long served as a means of communication and a source of entertainment. Each group brought its unique song and dance music to America: The Irish brought jigs and reels, the African-American slaves work and dance songs, Hispanics their corridos and polkas, Cajuns... more...

  • Classicalby Brad Hill; Richard Carlin; Nadine Hubbs

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Entries include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Nadia Boulander, John Cage, Maria Callas, Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin, Phillip Glass, Vladimir Horowitz, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Juilliard School, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, William Schuman, Seiji Ozawa, Arturo Toscanini, and many others. more...

  • Jazzby Thom Holmes; Richard Carlin; William Duckworth

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    American history. Born of oppression and built upon improvisation, it transcends racial divisions and continuously evolves with the times. Originating in New Orleans, jazz migrated north during the Roaring Twenties, ignited by the Hot Jazz of Louis Armstrong. During the Great Depression, Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson brought the captivating... more...

  • Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hopby Frank Hoffmann; Richard Carlin; Albin J. Zak

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop explores the characteristics and importance of each of these types of music and its history and evolution. This in-depth volume combines 52 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology to create an ideal go-to reference for music lovers everywhere. more...

  • Rock and Rollby Craig Morrison; Richard Carlin; Kevin Holm-Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Rock and roll traces its roots to the music of the early 20th century. Its infectious sound, characterized by catchy guitar rhythms, a strong beat, and youthful lyrics, sparked a musical revolution beloved by the young and initially scorned by many adults. The emergence of rock and roll signaled a monumental change in popular music, and as rock grew,... more...