American Roots Music

American Roots Music

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Baker & Taylor
Explores America's musical heritage, documenting blues, gospel, folk, country & western, and other traditional genres and the contributions of the seminal artists and musicians who brought them to life, including Lydia Mendoza and John Lee Hooker.

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This volume explores the creative outpouring of the geniuses who wrote uniquely American genres of folk music that originated in small communities and spread across the nation. It spotlights the songwriters and singers, the entrepreneurs and promoters, the musicians who cross-pollinated traditional musics, and the contemporary artists who have attained international standing. Essays by experts in each field cover the major musical genres. Also included are first-person narratives of key artists, historical timelines, and many color and b&w photographs and art. Edited by Santelli (Experience Music Project), Holly George-Warren (editor of Rolling Stone Press), and Jim Brown (director of music documentaries). Oversize: 10.25x12.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The companion volume to the four-part PBS television series explores the roots of America's musical heritage, documenting blues, gospel, folk, country & western, and other traditional genres and the contributions of the seminal artists and musicians who brought them to life.

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2001
ISBN: 9780810921399
0810921391
9780810914322
0810914328
Branch Call Number: 781.62 AME
Characteristics: 232, [4] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm

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KariGrace
Dec 10, 2014

I loved reading from all the different experts about Americana music and the roots of styles we hear today. I felt this volume was thin on information on Native American music and disproportionately thick on pop/country music. I'm interested to see the companion materials.

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