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Carlin, Richard 1956-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 184 publications in 3 languages and 8,321 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Juvenile works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Portraits  Reviews  Celtic music  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Creator
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Most widely held works by Richard Carlin
Ain't nothing like the real thing : how the Apollo Theater shaped American entertainment by Richard Carlin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the seventy-five years of the Apollo Theater, from the Harlem Renaissance to the present, discussing its significance in African American entertainment and its role in social and political racial issues
Rock and roll, 1955-1970 by Richard Carlin( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines rock's roots, rhythm and blues, solo stars, and supergroups
A dictionary of the avant-gardes by Richard Kostelanetz( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book elucidates, celebrates, enumerates, and sometimes obliterates achievers and achievements in the avant-garde arts, including Blake, Stein, Cage, hologram, Oldenberg, Soho, strob light, and bread and puppet theatre
Country music : a biographical dictionary by Richard Carlin( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work. For a full list of entries, a g
The big book of country music : a biographical encyclopedia by Richard Carlin( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate guide to country music and its greatest artists includes more than six hundred entries profiling all types of contributors, providing biographies of musicians, characterizing styles, and tracking recording careers in all forms of country music
Southern exposure : the story of Southern music in pictures and words by Richard Carlin( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book documents the wide variety of musical styles of the American South, including church music, country music, dance music, traditional blues, electric blues, work songs, western swing, bluegrass, ballads, and story songs."
European classical music, 1600-1825 by Richard Carlin( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses classical music, basic theory, instruments, and several famous European composers
Worlds of sound : the story of Smithsonian Folkways by Richard Carlin( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the record label Smithsonian Folkways
Man's earliest music by Richard Carlin( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces music, its terms, characteristics, role in society, and instruments, and discusses the earliest music created by primitive people, Pacific islanders, Africans, and American Indians
English and American folk music by Richard Carlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines folk music and traces its history and development in Great Britain and the United States
Country music : the people, places, and moments that shaped the country sound by Richard Carlin( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and people of country music
Folk by Richard Carlin( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the series is about American popular music, Folk does include artists from Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There is much information on the work of folklorists such as John and Alan Lomax, and the book reflects the diversity of the genre by including articles on klezmer music and corridos, as well as the protest tradition
Jazz by Thom Holmes( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the roots and history of jazz, discussing how it first appeared and developed, its musical elements, and significant performers
Country by Richard Carlin( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American country music is a blend of musical traditions, from the balladry and dance tunes of the British Isles to African-American blues and gospel, to minstrel show and Tin Pan Alley commercial tunes, to the music of immigrant Acadian, German, and Hispanic groups, to the ballads of the coal miners and cowboys. Commercial recordings such as the landmark "Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane" recorded by Fiddlin John Carson and the WLS National Barn Dance and WSMs Grand Ole Opry helped bring the music of Appalachia, the South, and the West to the attention of the rest of the country. The 1930s a
Classical music : an informal guide by Richard Carlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key composers, periods, and works More than 300 recommended CDs
Classic Celtic music : from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nashville portraits : legends of country music : sixty portraits by Jim McGuire( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godfather of the music business : the life and times of Morris Levy by Richard Carlin( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible story of the cofounder of Birdland, a force in jazz and pop, and one of music's last great hustlers
In come a bumblebee : traditional songs and tunes on English concertina by Richard Carlin( )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poppy leaf : English concertina tunes by Richard Carlin( )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1991 and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ain't nothing like the real thing : how the Apollo Theater shaped American entertainment
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A dictionary of the avant-gardesCountry music : a biographical dictionaryThe big book of country music : a biographical encyclopediaSouthern exposure : the story of Southern music in pictures and wordsWorlds of sound : the story of Smithsonian FolkwaysCountry music : the people, places, and moments that shaped the country soundFolkJazz