eBook Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music

  • Series Name: Contemporary Musicians Series
  • Volume 70
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457073
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457079
  • DDC: 780.922
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Consult this reference for biographical information on more than 4,500 figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Looking for information on Front man Trent Reznor? Need a list of Van Cliburn's early recordings or background details on Johnny Mercer's musical career? Music lovers, students, teachers, journalists and other researchers will appreciate and enjoy the lively and descriptive essays of this excellent series.

Contemporary Musicians offers biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, selected discographies and, whenever available addresses for the leaders, the legends and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music. Also provided is a list of selected books, magazines, newspapers and other sources where more information can be found. Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject. This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales. The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music.

This reference is appealing to students because of its contemporary focus, easy format and style. Each volume is alphabetically arranged by name. Headlines call features of the text. Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist. Contributors also include a discography and a listing of sources. Cumulative indexes are arranged by name and subject to make research quick and easy.

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Contemporary Musicians Series

Consult this reference for biographical information on more than 4,500 figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Contemporary Musicians offers biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, selected discographies and, whenever available, addresses for the leaders, the legends, and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music. Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject. This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales. The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music. This reference is appealing to students because of its contemporary focus, easy format, and style. Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist. Contributors also include a discography and a listing of sources. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries include biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, and selected discographies and, when available, addresses for the leaders, the legends, and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music.
  • List of selected books, magazines, newspapers, and other sources where more information can be found also provided.
  • Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject.
  • This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales.
  • The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music.
  • Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist.

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    ISBN-10: 1414400950 | ISBN-13: 9781414400952

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Muhal Richard Abrams: Covers broad musical territory.
Aerosmith: Veteran rockers.
Chava Alberstein: Israel''s "first lady of folk".
Vanessa Amorosi: Australian pop sensation.
Syd Barrett: Songwriting genius behind Pink Floyd.
Ray Barretto: Leading force in contemporary Latin music.
Kenny Barron: Jazz sideman known for verve and sensitivity.
Beausoleil: Grammy Award-winning Cajun group.
Black 47: Blend of Celtic music, rock, funk, and reggae.
Jane Bunnett: Jazz saxophonist champions Cuban culture.
Ralph Burns: Big band arranger and composer.
Willie Colon: Influential Latin jazz musician.
Ray Conniff: Composer and conductor of pop vocal choruses.
Cowboy Mouth: New Orleans roots music group.
Cradle of Filth: Controversial gothic-metal group.
Culture Club: 1980s New Wave group.
The dB''s: Popular power-pop.
De La Soul: Pioneering rappers.
Delerium: Prolific electronica duo.
The Derailers: "Heavy country" group.
Alejandro Escovedo: Alternative country veteran.
Faithless: High-energy dance tunes.
54-40: Eclectric rock blend.
Frank Emilio Flynn: Influential Cuban jazz pianist.
David "Panama" Francis: Remarkable jazz drummer.
Norman Granz: Jazz impresario with a social conscience.
Bruce Haack: Critically acclaimed children''s songwriter.
John Hartford: Unique "grass-rock" sounds.
Juliana Hatfield: Pop with a sharp lyrical edge.
Heather Headley: Star of the Broadway stage.
Joe Henry: Moody lyrics make powerful statement.
Bruce Iglauer: Alligator Records founder.
Jimmy Eat World: "Emocore" rockers.
Sumi Jo: International opera star.
Etta Jones: Vocalist made unique mark on jazz.
Rita Lee: Exemplifies Brazilian rock ''n'' roll.
Otto Luening: Pioneer of electronic music.
Lovin'' Spoonful: 1960s hitmakers.
Low: Minimalist, underground rock.
Baaba Maal: Senegalese singer a world music leader.
Lonnie Mack: Electric guitar virtuoso.
Natalie MacMaster: Popular Celtic fiddler.
Mana: Successful Mexican rock group.
Kathy Mattea: Award-winning, progressive country.
Big Jay McNeely: Rabble-rousing saxophonist.
Gian Carlo Menotti: Legendary opera composer.
Molly Hatchet: "Blue-collar" Southern rock.
Moloko: Dance music duo.
Juice Newton: Country with rock crossover appeal.
Out of the Grey: Contemporary Christian music duo.
Augustus Pablo: Made lasting contribution to Jamaican music.
Itzhak Perlman: Master violinist.
Pink: Pop with an attitude.
Powerman 5000: Eclectic goth-metal blend.
Rage Against the Machine: Rockers committed to social activism.
Simon Rattle: Esteemed conductor.
The Rembrandts: Had hit with Friends theme song.
Rheostatics: Celebrated Canadian rock group.
Tex Ritter: Famed singing cowboy.
Jimmy Rushing: Soulful jazz vocals.
Sade: Smooth, cool pop.
S Club 7: "Tweener" vocal pop group.
Sevendust: Nu-metal rock hybrid.
Shaggy: One of reggae''s most popular artists.
Alan Silvestri: Accomplished film composer.
Zoot Sims: Swing saxophonist.
Sister Sledge: Sibling R&B vocal group.
Angie Stone: "New soul queen".
Strawbs: 1970s progressive rock group.
The Strokes: Critically acclaimed indie group.
Styx: Arena rock icons.
Michelle Tumes: Ethereal Christian music.
Uncle Tupelo: Sparked alternative country genre.
U-Roy: Helped start reggae''s dub revolution.
Russell Watson: Britain''s "people''s tenor".
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Musicians Index.

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Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, Volume 70  (ISBN-10: 1414400950 | ISBN-13: 9781414400952)

Consult this reference for biographical information on more than 4,500 figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Looking for information on Front man Trent Reznor? Need a list of Van Cliburn's early recordings or background details on Johnny Mercer's musical career? Music lovers, students, teachers, journalists and other researchers will appreciate and enjoy the lively and descriptive essays of this excellent series.

Contemporary Musicians offers biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, selected discographies and, whenever available addresses for the leaders, the legends and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music. Also provided is a list of selected books, magazines, newspapers and other sources where more information can be found. Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject. This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales. The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music.

This reference is appealing to students because of its contemporary focus, easy format and style. Each volume is alphabetically arranged by name. Headlines call features of the text. Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist. Contributors also include a discography and a listing of sources. Cumulative indexes are arranged by name and subject to make research quick and easy.

Price: $208.00

Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music, Volume 70  (ISBN-10: 1414400950 | ISBN-13: 9781414400952)

Consult this reference for biographical information on more than 4,500 figures in today's musical arena. Covering all genres of modern music, Contemporary Musicians profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Looking for information on Front man Trent Reznor? Need a list of Van Cliburn's early recordings or background details on Johnny Mercer's musical career? Music lovers, students, teachers, journalists and other researchers will appreciate and enjoy the lively and descriptive essays of this excellent series.

Contemporary Musicians offers biographical statistics, detailed source information, critical essays, selected discographies and, whenever available addresses for the leaders, the legends and the up-and-coming celebrities of popular and classical music. Also provided is a list of selected books, magazines, newspapers and other sources where more information can be found. Nearly every entry contains a photograph of the featured subject. This source is up-to-date with coverage of the performers and writers who interest readers, drawn from the various musical genres as represented by the breakdown of record sales. The series also covers past artists whose accomplishments still have an impact on today's music.

This reference is appealing to students because of its contemporary focus, easy format and style. Each volume is alphabetically arranged by name. Headlines call features of the text. Signed essays are compiled using a variety of sources, including information from the artist's publicist. Contributors also include a discography and a listing of sources. Cumulative indexes are arranged by name and subject to make research quick and easy.

Price: $208.00