Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1
Taylor & Francis, Aug 21, 2004 - Music - 1200 pages
The Encylopedia of Recorded Sound, 2nd edition, is an A to Z reference work covering the entire history of recorded sound from Edison discs to CDs and MP3. Entries range from technical terms (Acoustics; Back Tracking; Quadraphonic) to recording genres (blues, opera, spoken word) to histories of industry leaders and record labels to famed recording artists (focusing on their impact on recorded sound). Entries range in length from 25-word definitions of terms to 5000 word essays. Drawing on a panel of experts, the general editor has pulled together a wealth of information. The volume concludes with a complete reference bibliography and a deep index.
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This covers the entire history of recorded sound from Edison discs to current digital media, with new entries making up 60 percent of the text. Hoffmann (library science, Sam Houston State Univ.) has included more than 3500 entries on significant recording artists (Abba), musical genres (minimalism), recording technical terms (sampling), record producers (Sam Phillips), and record labels (Def Jam) ranging from 25 to 5000 words; these are uniformly well written, understandable, and focused. The only quibble is that some of the See also and See references would have been more effective if they had directed readers to appropriate subheadings rather than just to main headings--a problem only in the longer essays. Bottom Line This appears to be the most comprehensive reference on recorded sound, encompassing entries found in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians , The New Grove Dictionary of American Music , and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz . Libraries that own the 1993 edition would do well to upgrade since so many new artists and technologies have emerged in the past decade; highly recommended.--James E. Perone, Mount Union Coll., Alliance, OH
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