America's Musical Life: A History

By: Crawford, Richard

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Fourth printing. Rear wrapper creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. xvi, 976 pp. When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur (Kirkus Reviews). Well-researched and sensitively constructed (Library Journal) and a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more (Music Library Association Notes), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music?from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hiphop culture. A substantial cultural achievement, this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs alike, and is a must for anyone interested in what music has meant to America and what America has meant to music (Publishers Weekly). 200 illustrations.

Title: America's Musical Life: A History

Author: Crawford, Richard

Categories: Americana, Hollywood, American, Music,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company: 2001

ISBN Number: 0393327264

ISBN Number 13: 9780393327267

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2301508

Keywords: ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MUSICIANS BIOGRAPHY HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AMERICAN AMERICANA,