The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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Donald Clarke
Viking, 1989 - Music - 1378 pages
With nearly 3,000 entries that span the entire field of non-classical music this century, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the most comprehensive one-volume guide available. It covers a truly spectacular array of artists from the early blues (Bill Broonzy, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith) and ragtime (Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake) to the golden age of Broadway musicals, the great swing bands of the 1930s, jazz (whether it comes from New Orleans or Moscow), American country, English folk, rock and roll, gospel, reggae, soul, funk, punk, cabaret and African and Latin American music. There are entries on performers, songwriters, musicians, producers and record labels, fully cross-referenced, with lists of albums and recommended further reading.--Page 2 of cover.

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ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL USA western
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Grammies WB label took over Valiant re with Leslie Caron another retirement
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