Syndicated in more than 800 newspapers, Herman is recognized as one of the funniest comic strips of the past two decades. With an economy of line and a wry, nonchalant humor, this popular strip reveals a hilarious cast of playful pets and misguided animals. This full-color collector's edition contains more than 400 specially colored Herman favorites, comments, and insights from the cartoonist.
You've probably seen other jazz guides, but you haven't run across anything quite like MusicHound Jazz. It delivers sound advice on what to buy and what not to buy. Explore the rich world of jazz, from the soulful vocals of Bessie Smith to the groundbreaking explorations of John Coltrane. This comprehensive guide has it all - page after page of interesting facts, opinions, recording reviews and biographies on nearly 1,300 artists. But that's not all. Enjoy more than 100 stunning photos of jazz greats. Learn who influenced each artist and why. Discover what makes each one unique. Then sample some smokin' jazz with the CD sampler from the legendary jazz label Blue Note.
From Abba to ZZ Top via Oasis, James Brown, and Frank Sinatra, this wonderful resource to the world's nonclassical music has been updated and revised to include a wider range of New World and ethnic musicians from Latin America and Africa along with a range of new entries from the contemporary Brit-pop scene and all of your old favorites. Donald Clarke covers a truly spectacular array of artists, from the early blues (Big Bill Broonzy, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith) and ragtime (Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake) to the golden age of Broadway musicals, the great swing bands of the 1930s, jazz from around the world, American country, English folk, rock 'n' roll, reggae, soul, funk, punk, and the rest. The extensive Index ensures that no songwriter, musician, record label, or musical style is overlooked.
An updated listener's guide to recorded jazz features reviews of thousands of jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details about and discographies for the musicians. Original.
Now fully updated comes the critically acclaimed guide to the world of jazz on CD. Leading critics Cook and Morton provide musical and biographical details of performers and listings for more than 10,000 discs.