Martin Warminger - music obsessive - journeys through his personal history of rock and pop music. Accumulating an extensive collection of singles and albums, his love of popular music has resulted in profound effects on his life.
Can't quite remember who sang that song? Here's someone who's sure to know... a legacy of nostalgic memories to treasure - happy reminiscing!
Sharing his remarkable knowledge and appreciation of the music industry, he recalls the highs and lows of favourite artists and bands - spanning more than fifty years.
Since the rise of television, much radio consists of 'capsule' news and music formats which are heard as background to other activities. However the medium offers a great deal more. This collection of essays shows how in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific, radio continues to provide distinctive forms of content for the individual listener, yet also enables ethnic and cultural groups to maintain their sense of identity. Ranging from radio among the primordial communities to digital broadcasting and the internet, these essays suggest that the benefits and gratifications which radio confers remain unique and irreplaceable in this multi-media age. Andrew Crisell is Professor of Broadcasting Studies at the University of Sunderland. He is the author of Understanding Radio (2nd edition 1994) and An Introductory History of British Broadcasting (2nd edition 2002).
This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views. It uses extensive citation of phonorecordings, especially CD's from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., and the Smithsonian Institution (all of which maintain catalogs in print). Readers will find a comprehensive treatment of both "serious" and "popular" music in the United States with a final chapter on contemporary American music from composer/critic, Kyle Gann. Part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series. the colonial and federal eras to 1820, the romantic century (1820-1920), between the wars (1920-1945) and World War II through the present. Musicians especially those interested in American music.
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