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This full-text database features essays and images on all aspects of African American music, including the blues, jazz, civil rights songs, slave songs, gospel, rap, and R&B. It contains over 42,000 essays and images from 162 different sources, including biographies, discographies, reference works, liner notes, and sheet music.
Bloomsbury Popular Music provides online access to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, the popular 33 1/3 and Global 33 1/3 series, and a growing electronic collection of academic books on popular music. Explores the historical origins and cultural impact of popular music, influential artists and albums, local music scenes and subcultures, musical form, instruments, the workings of the music industry, and the social, political, and economic context of different musical genres.
The Music Periodicals Database provides indexing and abstracts for 425+ music periodicals and full text for around 140 music journals. This database includes citations to both scholarly and popular music periodicals, and covers topics such as music education, performance, music theory and composition, musical theatre, ethnomusicology, and popular music. Almost all records in the Music Periodicals Database come from English-language periodicals.
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