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Books

American Song : the complete companion to Tin Pan Alley song / Ken Bloom.
782.140973 B655a 2001 v.3-4 [REFERENCE]
Information about the major composers, lyricists, and publishers who produced pop songs for the American sheet music industry from the 1880s through the 20th century, but excluding songs from stage and screen. Includes biographies of songwriters with complete chronological listings of their songs, song indices by title and year, and an index of collaborators. Companion volumes to American Song : the complete musical theatre companion (782.140973 B655a, 1996 v.1-2 REFERENCE])
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 / introduction by David Freeland.
781.64092 BAKERS [REFERENCE]
"A who's who in rock, pop, hip-hop, blues, electronica, musical theater, soundtrack, [crossover] classical, country, R&B, jazz, folk, latin, world"--Cover. [CLICK for Contents].
The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits / Joel Whitburn. -- Revised and enlarged 7th ed. (2000)
781.640266 WHITBURN 2000 [REFERENCE]
Compiled by Joel Whitburn, it provides complete chart information about the artists and their songs, 1955-2000. Includes access to information by artist, song titles, and chronological arrangement, and includes "Record Holders" lists (e.g.,top 100 singles, artists, etc.)
Contemporary Musicians, v. 1, 21-
780.92 CONTEMPORARY [REFERENCE]
Covering all genres of modern music, this series profiles artists involved in rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae, as well as classical music. Many articles include black and white photographs of the musicians discussed, and most have selective bibliographies and discographies. Cumulative indexes are arranged by name and subject.
Encyclopedia of Popular Music / compiled & edited by Colin Larkin.
781.6403 A1E56, 1998 [REFERENCE]
This revision of "The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music" is widely considered the definitive reference work on the topic. The 8-volume set covers jazz, rock, country, folk, rap, blues, stage and film musicals, heavy metal, punk, techno, world music, and reggae, and discusses performers, composers, producers, record companies, events, venues, and magazines. Included among the indices is a song index of 50,000 titles.
International Who's Who in Popular Music
781.640922 INTERNATIONAL [REFERENCE]
Covers the leading names on all aspects of popular music from around the world. Biographical entries include major career details, concerts, recordings and compositions, honors, and contact addresses. Appendices include details of record companies, management companies, agents and promoters, publishers, and music festivals. Earlier editions were published as International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory (780.92 A1I61 [REFERENCE])
The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz / edited by Barry Kernfeld. -- 2nd ed.
781.6503 N532, 2002 [REFERENCE]
Widely considered the best single source available for information about jazz and jazz musicians. In 3 volumes, the articles are cross-referenced and include bibliographies. Some of the articles include references to related web sites.

Websites

All Music Guide
http://www.allmusic.com
This amazing site provides detailed information on all aspects of classical and popular music and jazz, with articles on virtually every imaginable musical style and sub-genre. The site is searchable by name, album or song title, or classical work. Individual albums are rated, and individual tracks are listed with the track timings.
Jacksonville Citysearch: Music
http://jacksonville.citysearch.com/
[Click the EVENTS tab, then under SELECT A CATEGORY, choose: "Music"]
Concert calendar, with "map" links that include venue phone numbers and addresses.

Song Lyrics on the Internet
Google Directory: Lyrics
http://directory.google.com/Top/Arts/Music/Lyrics/
Categorized directory of websites that quote song lyrics. Within each category it is possible to sort the sites in "PageRank order" (i.e., by popularity) or in alphabetical order.
Yahoo! Entertainment Directory: Music Lyrics
http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/Lyrics/
Categorized directory of websites that quote song lyrics.