Encyclopedia of World Pop Music, 1980-2001 (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of World Pop Music, 1980-2001 (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 30/06/2003
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In this eclectic encyclopedia, author Stan Jeffries chronicles the careers of over 110 musical artists from 37 different nations. Entries include biographical information, trace the entrants' musical development, and recount the performers' critical and popular reception. A collection of photos, an index by nation, and appendices of music industry awards and standards for gold and platinum certification by country complete this one-of-a-kind resource for music fans and aficionados. Popular music's global diversity is often overlooked in America, especially when performers achieved success in nations outside the United States. Some performers, such as A-Ha and Falco, are known as one-hit wonders in America despite their tremendous success elsewhere. Bands such as The Stone Roses and The Sugarcubes achieved cult or underground status in the United States but were headline acts in their native countries. And acts such as Dragon Ash, The Leningrad Cowboys, and Powderfinger-all but unknown in America-are considered landmark acts in their homelands.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313315473
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 779 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"British music critic and radio host Jeffries has compiled this specialized guide to 117 performers whose greatest success has come outside the US. Artists representing 37 countries (Argentina to Wales) were chosen primarily because of significant record sales in their country of popularity, with a few additional artists included based on their influence rather than sales (e.g., Yello)....This unique publication should be valuable to most popular music collections. Highly recommended. General and academic collections."-Choice
"Recommended for larger public and secondary-school libraries."-Library Journal
"[s]hould serve well as a supplement to more comprehensive resources."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This volume would be useful for collections supporting a strong music department that ventures into world music."-Library Media Collection
"[E]ncyclopedia Of World Pop Music 1980-2001 is a welcome and information packed contribution to popular culture Music History collections, as well as an invaluable Songwriter/performer reference."-The Bookwatch
"[a] valuable contribution to pop music history becuase Jeffries includes profiles of musicians not found in other reference works....recommended for libraries featuring comprehensive pop music collections."-VOYA
" s hould serve well as a supplement to more comprehensive resources."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
" E ncyclopedia Of World Pop Music 1980-2001 is a welcome and information packed contribution to popular culture Music History collections, as well as an invaluable Songwriter/performer reference."-The Bookwatch
" a valuable contribution to pop music history becuase Jeffries includes profiles of musicians not found in other reference works....recommended for libraries featuring comprehensive pop music collections."-VOYA
?Recommended for larger public and secondary-school libraries.?-Library Journal
?[s]hould serve well as a supplement to more comprehensive resources.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
?This volume would be useful for collections supporting a strong music department that ventures into world music.?-Library Media Collection
?[E]ncyclopedia Of World Pop Music 1980-2001 is a welcome and information packed contribution to popular culture Music History collections, as well as an invaluable Songwriter/performer reference.?-The Bookwatch
?[a] valuable contribution to pop music history becuase Jeffries includes profiles of musicians not found in other reference works....recommended for libraries featuring comprehensive pop music collections.?-VOYA
?British music critic and radio host Jeffries has compiled this specialized guide to 117 performers whose greatest success has come outside the US. Artists representing 37 countries (Argentina to Wales) were chosen primarily because of significant record sales in their country of popularity, with a few additional artists included based on their influence rather than sales (e.g., Yello)....This unique publication should be valuable to most popular music collections. Highly recommended. General and academic collections.?-Choice

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