If you already knew that Beyonce hauled away six prizes this year, then you may care just a little bit about music. Or learning about music. Or learning about pop culture.
Rentschler Library has some kickin’ resources on Music stars, genres, and philosophies for everyone’s tastes. Whether you’re into Country or Rap (or both??),–or more of a classic Jazz lover–you may be surprised to find that there’s more “behind the music” than meets the ear. Check out our recommendations below to get started, or ask a library staff person to help you find resources on your favorite artist.
Rentschler Library Books
- 101 albums that changed popular music (Smith 2009)
- The pop, rock, & soul reader: Histories and debates (Brackett 2009)
- Heroes & villians: Essays on music, movies, comics & culture (Hajdu 2009)
- Portraits of life-changing world music artists (Grass 2009)
- How the Beatles destroyed rock ‘n’roll: An alternative history of American popular music (Wald 2009)
- Digging: The Afro American soul of American classical music (Baraka 2009)
- The jazz book: From ragtime to the 21st century (Berendt 2009)
- Discovering country music (Cusic 2008)
- Somebody scream: Rap music’s rise to prominence in the aftershock of Black Power (Reeves 2008)
- The road to Woodstock (Lang 2009)
- America’s musical life: A history (Crawford 2005)