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Mellencamp: American Troubadour

by David Masciotra

Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music

by Jason Howard Foreword by Rodney Crowell

In industry circles, musicians from Kentucky are known to possess an enviable pedigree—a lineage as prized as the bloodline of any bluegrass-raised Thoroughbred.

Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943: An Annotated Discography

by Kip Lornell

During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local—often makeshift—studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music.

English Congregational Hymns in the Eighteenth Century

by Madeleine Forrell Marshall and Janet M. Todd

Historians of the English congregational hymn, focusing on its literary or theological aspects, have usually found the genre out of step with the rationalist era that produced it. This book takes a more balanced approach to the work of four writers and concludes that only eighteenth-century Britain, with its understanding of public verse, common truth, and the utility of poetry, could have invented the English hymn as we know it. The early hymns sought to inspire, teach, stir, and entertain congregations.

Music in English Renaissance Drama

edited by John H. Long

Nowhere is the richness and variety of the English Renaissance better shown than in the dramatic works of the period which combined to an unusual degree the arts of poetry, music, acting, and dance.