A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One

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This book is the first volume of a two-volume guide to the best popular music ever recorded and the artists who created and recorded it. The book covers a number of genres that comprise popular music including pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, reggae, hip hop, ragtime, folk, and others. More

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About Brian Westland

I am an avid record collector/music fanatic who has acquired thousands of recordings of popular music encompassing the genres of rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, etc.I have been collecting recordings of popular music for more than 40 years, and I am especially fond of classic (old) jazz, blues and country music recordings.

I am also an avid and experienced birder/nature photographer who currently resides in one of the world's best birding locations, China.

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Review by: Lonnie on July 4, 2013 :
The author and I were in a coffee shop in Qingdao China - we discussed this project for hours - It is a simple easy to use digest of all the groups and musicians that need to be remembered . Highly recommended
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Review by: yama yi on June 30, 2013 :
If you want know the type of music around the world, come here! I !
Good book...thanks author!
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Review by: dan ye on June 30, 2013 :
For me,to know a musician more helps to understand his music better. This book is like a dictionary, you can find in here all those names which should be remembered in music history and their brief introduction. I think it is a very meaningful and valuable book.
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Review by: js x on June 28, 2013 :
Helpful to me to understand popular music history. Thanks author.
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Review by: Lily Lv on June 28, 2013 :
Very useful reference for western popular music. Worth to download. Also Smashwords is a good website to find many nice books. Great book! Great website!
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Review by: sandy liang on June 23, 2013 :
It is a great book! lots of interesting information. Just love it!
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