America's Musical Life: A History
Richard CrawfordISBN: 0393327264; 9780393327267;
Book Description "A superb, all-encompassing survey of music in America."? Kirkus Reviews . Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is "the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur" ( Kirkus Reviews ). "Well-researched and sensitively constructed" ( Library Journal ) and "a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more" ( MusicLibrary Association Notes ), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this "superb book presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music?from 16th-century Native American music through late 20th-century hip-hop culture." A substantial cultural achievement, "this definitive history of music in the U.S. is sure to delight music aficionados and history buffs...