2005 Symposium Resources

 The following is a collection of selected resources to learn more about the Decatur Campus 40 Years Of Music Symposium.  All library resources are on 3-Day Reserve in the Decatur Campus Library except where indicated. Additional library resources may be available at other GPC campus libraries or through GIL Express.


General | Music Business & Technology | World Music | 60s | 70s | 80s-00s



Library Resources


Academic Search Premier (GALILEO) - Full text magazine, journal and newspaper articles.

http://gil.gpc.edu/- Georgia Perimeter College online library catalog.

GIL Universal Catalog - Online catalog for the University System of Georgia.

Lexis Nexis Academic (GALILEO) - Full text magazine, journal and newspaper articles.
Research Library (GALILEO) - Full text magazine, journal and newspaper articles.


Web Resources


All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com) - Biographical information, discographies etc. for artists from all genres of music.

Experience Music Project (www.emplive.com) - Online exhibits and features from Seattle based museum.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame (www.gamusichall.com)

Librarians Index To The Internet: Music (lii.org/search/file/music) - Directory of librarian approved music websites.

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (www.rockhall.com)

WWW Sites of Interest for Musicologists (www.sas.upenn.edu/music/ams/musicology_www.html) - Directory of online music resources from American Musicological Society.

Yahoo: Music (dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Music/) - Directory of music websites.

Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org) - Open source online encyclopedia with many music related entries.


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Music Business & Technology


Library Resources


Barnet, Richard. Controversies of the Music Industry.  Westport, Conn. : Greenwood, 2001.

Coleman, Mark. Playback: from the Victrola to MP3, 100 Years of Music, Machines, and Money. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2003.

Gerardi, Robert. Opportunities in Music Careers. Chicago : VGM Career Books, 2002.

Howard, George. Getting Signed: An Insider's Guide to the Record Industry.  Boston, Mass. : Berklee Press, 2004.

Krasilovsky, M. William. This Business of Music. New York : Billboard Books, 2003.

Passman, Donald. All You Need To Know About the Music Business. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000.

R&B, Rhythm and Business : The Political Economy of Black Music.  New York : Akashic, 2002.


Web Resources


Billboard.com (www.billboard.com) - Music industry news.

Commercial World of Music (www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/industry.html) - Directory of music business websites from Indiana University.

Music Business Journal (www.musicjournal.org/home.html) -  Music industry related articles, web links and news.

Music Business Solutions (www.mbsolutions.com) - Articles, bibliographies and web links from music industry consulting firm.
Wired News (www.wired.com) - Technology news site with frequent articles on music technology.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Music Technology (www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/technol.html) - Directory of music technology related websites.


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World Music

Library Resources


Cruz, Celia. Celia: My Life. New York : Rayo, 2004.

Global Noise : Rap and Hip-Hop Outside the USA. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2001. 

Masekela, Hugh. Still Grazing. New York : Crown Publishers, 2004.

Morales, Ed. The Latin Beat: The Rhythms and Roots of Latin Music from Bossa Nova to Salsa and Beyond. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2003.

Neate, Patrick.  Where You're At : Notes From the Frontline of a Hip-Hop Planet. New York : Riverhead Books, 2004. 

Sublette, Ned. Cuba and Its Music : From the First Drums to the Mambo. Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2004.


Web Resources

African Music Encyclopedia (africanmusic.org): Biographical information on African musicians.

African Music on the Internet (www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/music.html) - Directory of web resources on African music.

AsianMusicSource (http://www.asianmusicsource.com/) - News and information on current Asian popular music.

Filmi Sangeet (chandrakantha.com/articles/indian_music/filmi.html) - History of Indian film music.

Guide To Latin Music (www.caravanmusic.com/GuideLatinMusic.htm) - Information on Latin American musical styles by country.

Latin American Music Styles (http://home.swipnet.se/gersnaes/henriks/lamusic.html) - Guide to Latin American music.

Music India Online (www.musicindiaonline.com) - News and information on Indian music.

Musical Atlas of Cuba: History (www.pbs.org/buenavista/music/timeline.html) -  Excellent chronology of Cuban music history.

The Hindi: Pop Go The Classics (www.hinduonnet.com/folio/fo0101/01010300.htm) - Article on Indian popular and classical music.

Traditional World Music Recordings (www.medieval.org/music/world.html) - History and discussion of traditional Asian and Near-Eastern music.

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Genres By (General) Decade

60s (Folk/ Gospel/ Soul)

Library Resources


Bowman, Rob. Soulsville, USA. New York : Schirmer, 2003.

Brown, James. The Godfather of Soul. New York : Macmillan, 1986.

Brown, James. I Feel Good.  New York : New American Library, 2005.

Chenu, Bruno.  The Trouble I've Seen : The Big Book of Negro Spirituals. Valley Forge, PA : Judson Press, 2003.
Dylan, Bob. Chronicles, Volume 1. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Dyson, Eric Michael. Mercy, Mercy Me : The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye. New York : Basic Civitas, 2004.

Floyd, Samuel. The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

George, Nelson. Where Did Our Love Go? : The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound.  New York : St. Martin's Press, 1985.

Guralnick, Peter. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom.  New York : Harper & Row, 1986.

Hertsgaard, Mark. A Day in the Life : The Music and Artistry of the Beatles.  New York : Delacorte Press, 1995.

Jackson, Jerma. Singing in My Soul: Black Gospel Music in a Secular Age. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Jackson, John A. A House on Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

Kane, Larry.  Ticket to Ride : Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World. Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press Book Publisher, 2003.

Kempton, Arthur. Boogaloo : The Quintessence of American Popular Music. New York : Pantheon Books, 2003.

Posner, Gerald. Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power. New York : Random House, 2002.

Santoro, Gene. Highway 61 Revisited : The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.

Shaw, Arnold. Black Popular Music in America : >From the Spirituals, Minstrels, and Ragtime to Soul, Disco, and Hip-Hop. New York : Schirmer Books, 1986.

Shelton, Robert. No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2003.

Songs of Protest and Civil Rights.  New York : Chelsea House, 1992.

Spencer, Jon. Protest and Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion. Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1990.

Turner, Steve. Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye. New York : Ecco Press, 2000.

Ward, Brian. Just My Soul Responding : Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations. Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, 1998.

Werner, Craig. Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of American Soul. New York : Crown Publishers, 2004.


Web Resources


American Roots Music - Website for PBS series includes online exhibits covering a variety of folk musics.

Bob Dylan.com (www.bobdylan.com) - Includes discography, biographical information and lyrics.

Folk 101 (www.balladtree.com/folk101/folk101index.htm) - Articles on folk music history and musicians.

Motown Historical Museum (www.motownmuseum.com) - History of Motown Records.

Soul of the Net (www.melingo.com/thesoulnet/) - Soul history, biographies and discographies.

Soulful Detroit (www.soulfuldetroit.com) - Information on the history of Detroit soul.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music (www.soulsvilleusa.com/index2.cfm) - Site for Memphis museum includes a history of Stax Records.

The Stax Site (staxrecords.free.fr) - Extensive information on 60s soul label Stax Records.


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70s (Disco/ Funk/ Punk/ Reggae)

Library Resources


Bradley, Lloyd. Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music.  London : BBC Worldwide, 2002.

Bradley, Lloyd. This Is Reggae Music. New York : Grove Press, 2000.

Davis, Stephen. Bob Marley.  Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1985.

Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright : The Bob Marley Reader. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2004.

Jones, Alan. Saturday Night Forever : The Story of Disco. Chicago, IL : A Capella Books, 2000.

Marley, Rita. No Woman No Cry.  New York : Hyperion, 2004.
Savage, John. England's Dreaming : Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2001.
White, Timothy. Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley. New York : H. Holt, 2000.


Web Resources


Bob Marley.com (www.bobmarley.com) - Includes discography, biographical information and lyrics.
Disco Museum (discomuseum.com) - Extensive history of disco music including artist information..

Funk Page (home.capecod.net/~ccunning/funk.htm) - Brief history and web links about funk.

Jammin Reggae Archives (niceup.com) - Directory of reggae related websites including history and biographies.

The Motherpage (www.duke.edu/~tmc/pfunk.html) - Information on Parliment/ Funkadelic and other funk related topics.
Open Directory: Disco (dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Styles/Dance/Disco) - Directory of disco web links.

Punk 77! (www.punk77.co.uk) - History of punk rock including biographies, interviews and photographs.

Reggae Train (reggaetrain.com) - Web portal dedicated to Jamacian music.


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80s 00s (Alternative Rock/ Hip Hop)

Library Resources


Azerrad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991.  Boston : Little, Brown, 2001. (Available through GIL Express).
Dyson, Michael Eric. Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur. New York : Basic Books, 2001.

Fricke, Jim. Yes Yes Y'all : The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2002.

Global Noise : Rap and Hip-Hop Outside the USA. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, 2001.

Keyes, Cheryl Lynette. Rap Music and Street Consciousness. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Neate, Patrick.  Where You're At : Notes From the Frontline of a Hip-Hop Planet. New York : Riverhead Books, 2004.

Ogg, Alex. The Hip Hop Years. New York : Fromm International, 2001.

Rap: The Lyrics. New York : Penguin, 1992.

Rose, Tricia. Black Noise : Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America.  Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press, 1994.

Simmons, Russell. Life and Def. New York : Three Rivers Press, 2001.

Vibe History of Hip Hop.  New York : Three Rivers Press, 1999.


Web Resources


Alternative Music (altmusic.about.com) - Information on alternative music, including artist biographies and history.

Davey D's Hip Hop Corner (www.daveyd.com) - Includes history, articles and biographical information on hip hop and rap.

Evolution of Rap Music in the United States (www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.04.x.html#b) - Brief outline of hip hop history.

Hip Hop City (www.hiphopcity.com) - Directory of hip hop and rap web links.

Hip Hop Culture: B-Boys.com (www.b-boys.com) - Guide to hip hop includes a timeline and very good directory of hip hop web links.
Hip Hop Webliography (web.simmons.edu/~morrow/hiphopweb.html) - Directory of hip hop web links.
Open Directory: Alternative Rock (dmoz.org/Arts/Music/Styles/Rock/Alternative)- Directory of alternative music related web pages.

SOHH.com (www.sohh.com) - News site focusing on current hip hop.

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