African-American Music Reference is a comprehensive reference database that chronicles the rich history of African-American music through 1970.
African-American Music Reference brings together the most important reference texts in this subject area, including discographies and bibliographies combined with song sheets, images and other print resources.
The database offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression - and the only electronic access to this coverage. Resources include biographies, anthologies, encyclopedias, images, lyrics (digitized and fully searchable), song sheets, chronologies, critical textbooks, a comprehensive discography of the top African-American artists, and links to editorially selected Web resources.
It contains more than 50,000 pages of reference materials that include rare and previously unpublished items. The collection uses Alexander Street Conductor™ technology to bring orchestrated and organized search results from across all sources, including Web materials.
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