Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781476667676
Available:
Release: 2018-08-08
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
Author: 'Fessa John Hook
Pages: 98
ISBN: 1469967758
Available:
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

an encyclopedia of yearly Beach Music top 40 charts 1945 to 2011

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781476631530
Available:
Release: 2018-08-03
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians
Author: Benjamin Franklin V
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781611176223
Available:
Release: 2016-05-30
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music. Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book’s entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: Bill C. Malone
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781469616667
Available:
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases 1950 2000

Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases  1950 2000
Author: Bob Leszczak
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9781442240087
Available:
Release: 2014-12-11
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bob Leszczak has amassed several hundred examples of musical pseudonyms in The Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000, describing the history of these artists from their obscure origins under another name to their rise to prominence as a major musical act.

Carolina Beach Music

Carolina Beach Music
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781614231806
Available:
Release: 2011-04-29
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on first-hand accounts from the legendary performers and people behind the music. Simmons reveals the true meaning behind "Oogum Boogum," uncovers just what sparked a fistfight between Ernie K. Doe and Benny Spellman at the recording session of "Te-Ta-Te-Te-Ta-Ta," and examines hundreds of other true events that shaped the sounds of Beach Music.

Carolina Beach Music from the 60s to the 80s

Carolina Beach Music from the  60s to the  80s
Author: Rick Simmons
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781614238645
Available:
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This follow-up to Carolina Beach Music: The Classic Years looks at performers including the Drifters, the Spinners, Tower of Power, Wild Cherry, and more. Carolina Beach Music from the ’60s to the ’80s: The New Wave covers more of those classic beach music tunes as well as the increasingly self-aware songs that marked the beginning of a new wave of beach music in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This book looks at eighty recordings from the years 1966 through 1982, featuring interviews and insights from the artists who sang them, including Archie Bell, William Bell, Jerry Butler, Clyde Brown of the Drifters, Harry Elston of the Friends of Distinction, Bobbie Smith of the Spinners, Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power, Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry, Billy Scott and many, many others. Includes photos

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition
Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781440869143
Available:
Release: 2019-06-24
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock,James P. Werlock
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781438140698
Available:
Release: 2015-04-22
Editor: Infobase Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers
Author: Tom Mack
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781611173482
Available:
Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The South Carolina Encyclopedia Guide to South Carolina Writers expands the range of writers included in the landmark South Carolina Encyclopedia. This guide updates the entries on writers featured in the original encyclopedia and augments that list substantially with dozens of new essays on additional authors from the late eighteenth century to the present who have contributed to the Palmetto State’s distinctive literary heritage. Each profile in this concise reference includes essential biographical facts and critical assessments to place the featured writers in the larger context of South Carolina’s literary tradition. The guide comprises 127 entries written by more than seventy literary scholars, and it also highlights the sixty-five writers inducted thus far into the South Carolina Academy of Authors, which serves as the state’s literary hall of fame. Rich in natural beauty and historic complexity, South Carolina has long been a source of inspiration for writers. The talented novelists, essayists, poets, playwrights, journalists, historians, and other writers featured here represent the countless anonymous individuals who have shared tales and lore of South Carolina.

The Encyclopedia of Country Music

The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Author: Anonim
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780199920839
Available:
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is. This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than 1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to the reign of Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music center, and the colorful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre. The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers; a foreword by country music superstar Vince Gill (the winner of twenty Grammy Awards); and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time. Winner of the Best Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association "Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book." --The Seattle Times "A long-awaited, major accomplishment, which educators, historians and students, broadcasters and music writers, artists and fans alike, will welcome and enjoy." --The Nashville Musician "Should prove a valuable resource to those who work in the country music business. But it's also an entertaining read for the music's true fans." --Houston Chronicle "This big, handsome volume spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions." --San Francisco Examiner "Promises to be the definitive historical and biographical work on the past eight decades of country music. Well written and heavily illustratedan unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended." --Library Journal

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Music

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture  Music
Author: Bill C. Malone,Charles Reagan Wilson
Pages: 428
ISBN: 0807859087
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: New Encyclopedia of Southern C
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 12: Music

Encyclopedia of African American Music 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of African American Music  3 volumes
Author: Tammy Kernodle,Horace Maxille,Emmett G. Price III
Pages: 1116
ISBN: 9780313342004
Available:
Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.

Encyclopedia of North Carolina

Encyclopedia of North Carolina
Author: William S. Powell,Jay Mazzocchi
Pages: 1314
ISBN: UOM:39015066738611
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The events, institutions, and cultural forces that have defined North Carolina are presented in this volume containing more than two thousand entries that consist of longer essays on major subjects, briefer entries, and short summaries and definitions.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: Harvey H. Jackson III
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781469616766
Available:
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

Beach Music

Beach Music
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780307804730
Available:
Release: 2011-08-03
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Literature Recreation

Encyclopedia of Southern Culture  Literature Recreation
Author: William R. Ferris
Pages: 751
ISBN: 0385415478
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Save the Last Dance for Me

Save the Last Dance for Me
Author: Phil Sawyer,Thomas M. Poland
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1611170877
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A history of the shag, South Carolina's state dance, and of the Society of Stranders, an organization of of dance clubs devoted to the shag and its culture"--

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: Allison Graham,Sharon Monteith
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780807869130
Available:
Release: 2011-09-12
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines how mass media have shaped popular perceptions of the South--and how the South has shaped the history of mass media. An introductory overview by Allison Graham and Sharon Monteith is followed by 40 thematic essays and 132 topical articles that examine major trends and seminal moments in film, television, radio, press, and Internet history. Among topics explored are the southern media boom, beginning with the Christian Broadcast Network and CNN; popular movies, television shows, and periodicals that have shaped ideas about the region, including Gone with the Wind, The Beverly Hillbillies, Roots, and Southern Living; and southern media celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Truman Capote, and Stephen Colbert. The volume details the media's involvement in southern history, from depictions of race in the movies to news coverage of the civil rights movement and Hurricane Katrina. Taken together, these entries reveal and comment on the ways in which mass media have influenced, maintained, and changed the idea of a culturally unique South.