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Lissauer's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in America: 1888 To the Present

Lissauer, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1557780153 / ISBN 13: 9781557780157
Published by Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.: Paragon House, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Lissauer's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in ...

Publisher: Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.: Paragon House

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Three comprehensive volumes and 20,000 entries provide an accurate and fascinating portrait of the evolution of American popular music from 1888 to the present.

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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.

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