This two volume ebook is a 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. The premier performers of these various genres are included here along with their best and definitive musical recordings.
The guide covers a period of time spanning more than 100 years beginning with the earliest recordings of ragtime and pop music and continuing up to the present day. The book delves deeply into several musical styles such as traditional country and jazz music which have been largely ignored by similar reference guides in past years.
Targeted Age Group: 15+
About the Author:
I am a teacher/avid record collector who has acquired thousands of recordings of popular music which encompass the genres of rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, etc. I am especially fond of traditional jazz, blues and country music recordings. The nearly forty I have spent in pursuit of my hobby has, I believe, endowed me with an in-depth knowledge of various forms of popular music.
I currently reside in China and decided to write my ebooks, “A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume 1” and “A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume 2,” as a means of introducing my Chinese friends to the great breadth of Western popular music.
I am also an avid birder/bird photographer and pursue these endeavors with the same fervor with which I invest in my musical interests.