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Author Wright-McLeod, Brian, 1958-

Title The encyclopedia of native music : more than a century of recordings from wax cylinder to the Internet / Brian Wright-McLeod ; illustrated with photographs and album covers
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 450 pages) : illustrations
Contents Arctic/Circumpolar Region -- Chicken Scratch -- Contemporary Music -- Flute Music -- Peyote Ritual Music -- Powwow Music -- Traditional/Archival Music
Summary "The Encyclopedia of Native Music recognizes the multifaceted contributions made by Native recording artists by tracing the history of their commercially released music. It provides an overview of the surprising abundance of recorded Native music while underlining its historical value, organized by genre for quick reference." "With almost 1,800 entries spanning over 100 years, this book leads readers from early performers of traditional songs like William Horncloud to artists of the new millennium such as Zotigh. Along the way, it includes entries for jazz and blues artists never widely acknowledged for their Native roots - Oscar Pettiford, Mildred Bailey, and Keely Smith - and traces the recording histories of contemporary performers like Rita Coolidge and Jimmy Carl Black, "the Indian of the group" in the original Mothers of Invention. It also includes film soundtracks and compilation albums that have been instrumental in bringing many artists to popular attention. In addition to music, it lists spoken word recordings including audio books, comedy, interviews, poetry, and more."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes discographies, bibliographical references (pages 441-442), and index
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Subject Indian musicians -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Indians of North America -- Music -- Discography.
Indians of North America -- Music -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Discographie (Descripteur de forme)
Encyclopédie (Descripteur de forme)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816538646 (electronic bk.)
9780816538645 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)