Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. A giant compendium devoted to the singers and the songs. Black-and-white photos throughout. 4to. 634 pp. In protective Mylar. Heavy--may require additional postage if shipped other than domestic media mail. Bookseller Inventory # 77887
Synopsis: To its millions of fans, country music is America's music, offering a window on the sweet dreams and cruel disappointments of ordinary American lives. Now the renowned Country Music Foundation, custodian of Nashville's legendary Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, has compiled a fascinating and infinitely useful guide to this beloved musical genre--The Encyclopedia of Country Music.
Nearly 1,300 complete and up-to-the-minute alphabetical entries put eight decades of country music at readers' fingertips, from the earliest '20s recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to the '90s chart-topping albums of LeAnn Rimes and Garth Brooks. A distinguished field of 137 contributors provides an eminently readable and reliable guide to the singers, songwriters, record companies, and industry movers and shakers who have made country music the increasingly popular--and profitable--juggernaut it is today. There are entries for influential radio and television programs, and for key country landmarks from Nashville's Music Row to Bakersfield's Blackboard nightclub. Ten longer essays probe the historical, cultural, religious, artistic, and financial forces shaping country music. Hundreds of photographs, some never before published, accompany the text, including 75 color photographs from the CMF Library's record collection, surveying the history of the country music album cover. Twelve appendices provide lists of country's all-time best-selling albums, country music stations nationwide, all the country music awards won over the years, and much more.
Authoritative, accessible, and unerringly accurate, The Encyclopedia of Country Music will delight fans. It is an essential reference for libraries, radio stations, and the entertainment industry.
About the Author:
Paul Kingsbury is author of The Grand Ole Opry History of Country Music. A Deputy Director for the Country Music Foundation and an editor of Journal of Country Music, he lives in Nashville.
Title: The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP18583488
Book Description U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 10301 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # bu-455b
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A very good copy of the first hard cover edition (full number line ending with 1) in a like (not price-clipped) dust-jacket. The text is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding and jacket are bright and fresh in appearance. Faint wrinkling to top page edge of the last third of the volume, as well to the top portion of the front jacket panel, as from ambient moisture (though there is no mustiness to the book). A handsome copy. [Please note: Due to the size and weight of the volume extra shipping may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. Quotations gladly provided.]. Seller Inventory # 014667
Book Description Oxford University Press, NY, 1998. Original Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. pp: (xiii), 634; contains hundreds of photographs, including 75 of album covers in color. Green buckram in dust jacket. 11" x 8.5" This big, authoritative reference book contains nearly 1,300 entries by 137 contributors. Seller Inventory # 036504
Book Description New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 634pp, large quarto. With b&w photos in text. Fine in Very Good jacket, which has colour fade to spine. Seller Inventory # 27155
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. A nearly-new copy in a nearly-new dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Seller Inventory # 026239
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0195116712
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195116712