Lissauer's encyclopedia of popular music in America : 1888 to the present

by Lissauer, Robert, 1917-2004.

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Music - Room Reference rq ML128.P63 L57 1991
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Music - Room Reference
Call Number  rq ML128.P63 L57 1991
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lissauer has expanded his 1991 work to include another 1,000 songs, for a total of more than 20,000 titles. Coverage in this edition extends through 1993. As a result, the rather portly one-volume first edition has been split into three; the three-part arrangement remains the same. The first section by song title notes the composer, date(s), performer(s), and brief background. Entries range from country to blues, pop standards, rock, and show tunes. The second section lists all the songs from the first section chronologically. If a song was a hit twice, like "Aba Daba Honeymoon," it is listed twice, under the appropriate years. The third section is an index by composer. There are some similarities between Lissauer and Shapiro's Popular Music (Gale) and Lax's Great Song Thesaurus (2d ed., Oxford, 1989). However, Lissauer's cumulative listing of songs is quicker to consult than Shapiro, where three cumulations plus a five-year supplement must be used. Lissauer has several thousand more entries than the Great Song Thesaurus and is more current, although Lissauer does not offer subject access, as does the Thesaurus. Lissauer will answer ready-reference questions in public and academic libraries. Libraries owning the previous edition will need to weigh whether the additional 1,000 songs are worth $150. (Reviewed April 15, 1996)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Popular music -- United States -- Bibliography.
Popular music -- United States -- Chronology.
Publisher New York :Paragon House,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Encyclopedia of popular music in America.
Encyclopedia of popular music in America
Language English
Description xxi, 1687 pages ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 1685-1687).
ISBN 1557780153 :
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