Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: VolumeII: Performance and Production, Volume 11

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John Shepherd
A&C Black, Jul 8, 2003 - Music - 682 pages
'I did not think the second volume could possibly be as good as the first. I was wrong. So browse, read it through, or just use it as a reference - you will find there is always more to learn. It is a wonderful accomplishment. Anyone who cares about popular music should have this book.' Lawerence Grossberg, Morris Davis Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This second volume consists of some 460 entries by 130 contributors from around the world. Entries range between 250 and 5000 words, and are arranged in four parts:

Part I: Performers and Performing;
Part II: Musical Production and Transmission;
Part III: Musical Instruments;
Part IV: Musical Forms and Practice.

Entries include musical examples, bibliographies, discographies and filmographies. An extensive index is also provided.

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Editors Shepherd (Carleton Univ., Ottawa), David Horn (Inst. of Popular Music, Univ. of Liverpool, U.K.), and Dave Laing (a London-based author and lecturer) have overseen a team of more than 250 ... Read full review

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Great books, really amazing


Musical Production and Transmission
Musical Instruments
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John Shepherd is Chancellor's Professor of music and sociology, and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Carleton University, ON. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music (Cambridge University Press, 1981+), and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Other recent publications include two edited volumes: The Cambridge Companion to Jazz (with Mervyn Cooke, 2002), and a special issue of Popular Music in honour of Paul Oliver (2006). Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin

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