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390; RBB, June 15 1989, pp. 1802-3; RQ, Sum 89, pp. 566-7] Dictionaries and Encyclopedias 107. 41 Herzhaft, Gerard. Encyclopedia of the Blues. Translated by Brigitte Debord. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1992. 513p. LCCN 92-7386. ISBN 1-55728-252-8. B6H39 This blues resource was first published in France in 1979. It is primarily biographical but does includes genres, styles, instruments and festivals. Entries include dates, selected recordings and a brief sketch of the artist's career.

In Black and White Supplement: A Guide to Magazine Articles, Newspaper Articles, and Books Concerning More Than 6,700 Black Individuals and Groups. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. 628p. A12S66 Even though this bibliography's scope goes well beyond popular music, it's coverage of musicians and groups is valuable and extensive. It is arranged alphabetically by name and includes many citations not found in traditional sources. A handy occupational index is included. [R: ARBA 1981, p. 218; BL, May 1 1981, p.

This is one of the earliest attempts at jazz bibliography. [R: Notes, July 1959, p. 398] 26. Skowronski, Joann. Black Music in America: A Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1981. 723p. LCCN 81-5609. ISBN 0-8108-1443-9. B45S6 A listing of more than 14,000 citations covering both monographs and periodicals. ). It is not annotated and includes an author index only. [R: ARBA 1983, p. 433; Choice, Apr 82, p. 1050; RQ, Sum 82, pp. 411-2; WLB, Mar 82, 541] 27. Spradling, Mary Mace. In Black and White: A Guide to Magazine Articles, Newspaper Articles, and Books Concerning More Than 15,000 Black Individuals and Groups.

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