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Rupert Hughes. Music Lovers' Encyclopedia. Garden City, NY:Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1954.


Afrocentric Voices In "Classical" Music
Focuses on African American performers and composers and on the vocal music forms they influenced, especially opera, art songs and Negro spirituals composed for concert performance.

A comprehensive and in-depth resource for finding out more about the albums, bands, musicians and songs you love.

Your source for the net's most in-depth biographies on Canadian Classic Rock, complete discographies with jackets, and much more.

The Classical Archives
The largest classical music site on the web.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
A website based on the PBS film that explored the world of jazz, America's greatest cultural achievement.

Music Academy Online

Poem Hunter
Searchable database of poems, lyrics, and quotations.

Making Music Fun
A website full of free music resources for elementary classroom teachers, private music instructors and homeschool parents, for the purpose of building kids up in positive ways and enriching their lives with an appreciation for music and learning.

Red Hot Jazz
A place to study and enjoy the music of the early "Jazzmen". Due to recent advances in technology it is now possible to broadcast text, music and pictures around the world via the Internet. This site is an experiment in using this new multimedia technology. We hope it will combine the best of books and audio recordings, into valuable and enjoyable tools for appreciating this music and the men and women who produced it.

Rolling Stone
The online version of the magazine.

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Space Age Pop Music
The web's most comprehensive guide to space age pop, exotica, lounge, cocktail, incredibly strange, easy listening, and other cool music, and the people who created it.

US Opera
A web resource dedicated to opera by American composers.


Recording Industry Association of America
The trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry, and which certifies Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum, and Diamond sales awards.

William R. Cumpiano, Guitarmakers

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