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      This page lists Instrumentalist Music Reference Books that are in my personal library. These books contain biographical/discographical profiles for many instrumentalist musicians on the following specific instruments:

      New pages split off from my original Bibliography page

Banjo, Concertina, Dulcimer, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Violin, and
Composers, Conductors, Singers.

{..} = Who owns, or owned, this reference book (see the complete code list in library)

Within Instruments, books are listed in Author and Date order:

Banjo  

  1. #eo - Linn, Karen.   {I} - cover scans
          "That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture"
          Urbana, IL and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press
          1991, 185 p., ISBN: 0-252-01780-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-252-01780-3, LC: 90-44638, UPC: ?
        ML 1015 .B3 L5 (.I)
  2. #ev - Perlman, Ken.   {C}
          "Clawhammer Style Banjo"
          Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
          1983, 194 p., ISBN: 0-13-136366-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-136366-3, LC: 82-18555, UPC: ?
        787.7 - P451c (.C)
    2nd ed. 2006, 96 p., city?: Centerstream Publications; PAP/COM edition
        ISBN: 1-57424-202-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-57424-202-7, LC: ?, UPC: ?

Composers  

  1. #vs 1976, Anderson, E. Ruth. "Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, 1st ed." {A}
  2. #vt 1982, Anderson, E. Ruth. "Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, 2nd ed." {A}
  3. #dx 1972, Bone. "The Guitar and Mandolin: Biographies of Celebrated Players and Composers, 2nd ed. enlarged" {I}
  4. #3r 1984, Claghorn. "Women Composers and Hymnists: A Concise Biographical Dictionary" {A}
  5. #no 1983, Frasier. "Women Composers: A Discography" {A}
  6. #qd 2005, Henderson. "A Directory of Composers for Organ, 3rd ed." {A}
  7. #pr 1988, Jezic. "Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found" {A}

  8. #6e - MacMillan, Keith & John Beckwith.   {A} - cover scans
          "Contemporary Canadian Composers"
          Toronto/London/New York, NY: Oxford University Press
          1975, 248 p., ISBN: 019-540244-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-540244-5, LC & UPC: none
        Ref ML 106 .C3 C66 (.I)

Concertina  

Conductors  

  1. #vi - Holmes, John L.   {A} - cover scans
          "Conductors on Record"
          Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
          1982, 735 p., ISBN: 0-313-22990-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-313-22990-9, LC: 80-28578, UPC: ?
  2. #vl - May, Robin.   {A} - cover scans
          "Behind the Baton: A Who's Who of Conductors"
          London, U.K.: Frederick Muller Limited
          1981, 152 p., ISBN: 0-584-10456-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-584-10456-1, LC: none, UPC: ?

Dulcimer  

  1. #ex - Ritchie. 1975, "Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People" {A}{C}

Guitar  

    #nr 1999, Alexander. "Masters of Jazz Guitar" {A}
  1. #dx - Bone, Philip J.   {I} - cover scan
          "The Guitar and Mandolin: Biographies of Celebrated Players and Composers, 2nd ed. enlarged"
          London, U.K.: Schott & Co. Ltd.,
          (1st ed. 1914) 1972 reprint of the 1954 2nd ed. with a new preface by the author's (d. 1964) daughter
          1972, 388 p., ISBN: 0-901938-02-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-901938-02-2, LC: ?, UPC: ?
        ML 399 .B6 (.I) #qk 2009, Carlton. "Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists" {A}
  2. #ll - Cooper, Collin.   {A} - cover scans
          "Mel Bay Presents Guitar Interviews: The Best from Classical Magazine, Vol. One"
          Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, Mel Bay #MB-99746
          2001, 116 p., ISBN: 0-7866-6099-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-7866-6099-5, LC: ?, EAN/UPC: 9-780786-660995, UPC: 7-96279-05255-9
  3. #al - Guitar Player Magazine (collected interviews from).   {F}
          "Blues Guitarists"
          Saratoga, CA: Guitar Player Productions
          1975, 72 p., ISBN: 0-89122-006-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-89122-006-0, LC: 74-33602, UPC: ?
        787.87092 - Blu (.F)
  4. #fi - Guitar Player Magazine (by the editors of).   {C}
          "The Guitar Player Book, revised and updated 3rd ed."
          Cupertino, CA: Guitar Player Books, New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc.
          1983, 403 p., ISBN: 0-394-62490-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-394-62490-7, LC: 83-81371, UPC: ?
        787.61 - G968 (.C)
  5. #ek - Hill, Thomas A.   {I} - cover scans
          "The Guitar: An Introduction to the Instrument"
          New York, NY: A Keynote Book - Franklin Watts, Inc.
          1973, 117 p., ISBN: 0-531-02635-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-531-02635-9, LC: 73-4532, UPC: ?
        ML 1015 .G9 H54 (.I)
  6. #bc - Obrecht, Jas.   {A}{C} - cover scans
          "Blues Guitar - The Men Who Made the Music (from the pages of Guitar Player Magazine)"
          San Francisco and others: GPI Books
          1990, 200 p., ISBN: 0-87930-187-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-187-3, LC: 90-83119, UPC: 9-780879-301873
        780.92 - B658 (.C)
  7. #su - Obrecht, Jas.   {A} - cover scans
          "Blues Guitar - The Men Who Made the Music (from the pages of Guitar Player Magazine)"
          San Francisco and others: GPI Books
          1993, 280 p., ISBN: 0-87930-292-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-87930-292-4, LC: 93-006393, UPC: 9-780879-302924
  8. #da - Perlman, Ken.   {A}{C} - cover scans
          "Fingerstyle Guitar, 1st ed." (Photos Only *)
          Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
          1980, 242 p., ISBN: 0-13-317214-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317214-0, LC: 79-13445, UPC: ?
        787.61 - P451f (.C)

  9. #6f - Perlman, Ken   {A} - cover scans
          "Fingerstyle Guitar, 2nd ed." (Photos Only *)
          Fullerton, CA: Centerstream Publications
          1985, 244 p., ISBN: 0-13-317206-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-317206-5, LC: 79-13445, UPC: 0-73999-000812-8
          * Photos Only = the above two books are guitar instruction books with photos of musicians but no information about them. The 2nd ed. seems to be an identical reprint by a different publisher except for an added Preface, two pages of ads on p. 243-4, and information about the author and short 1980/81 reviews of the book on pages i-ii. There is no list in the book of all the photos, so here is one in alphabetical order:
          Blind Blakep.74, Elizabeth Cotton [SP] Cottenp.16, De Danaan [SP] Dannanp.174, Charley Jordanp.2, Nick Katzmanp.198, Debby McClatchy & The Red Clay Ramblersp.138, Paddy O'Brien & Daithi Sproil [SP] Sproulep.158, Ken Perlmanp.i (2nd ed. only), Bruce 'Utah' Phillipsp.8, Jean Ritchiep.48, Alice Seeger (Gerrard)p.96, Dave Van Ronkp.118,
          Photo page numbers are identical in both editions except for Ken Perlman page i (2nd ed. only).

Harmonica  

  1. #tn - Field, Kim.   {A} - cover scans
          "Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers, 1st ed., The Evolution of the People's Instrument"
          New York, NY, etc.: A Fireside Book / Simon & Schuster
          1993, 347 p., ISBN: 0-671-79633-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-79633-4, LC: 93-024115, UPC: 9-780671-796334
  2. #to - Field, Kim.   {A} - cover scans
          "Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers, Updated ed."
          New York, NY: Cooper Square Press
          2000, 368 p., ISBN: 0-8154-1020-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-8154-1020-1, LC: ?, UPC: 6-83865-01020-1
        "an unabridged republication ... with the additions of a new afterword by the author, an updated discography, a new listing of Internet resources, and 28 textual emendations."

Piano  

Violin  

Singers  

  1. #4cz - Balliett. 1988, "American Singers: 27 Portraits in Song"   {A}
  2. #ny - Crowther & Pinfold. 1997, "Singing Jazz: The Singers and Their Styles" {A}
  3. #ys - Dicaire. 1999, "Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century" {A}
  4. #yt - Dicaire. 2002, "More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century" {A}
  5. #od - Friedwald. 2010, "A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers" {A}
  6. #co - Pleasants, Henry.
          "The Great American Popular Singers" {C}
          New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
          1974, 384 p., ISBN: 0-575-01774-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-575-01774-0, LC: 75-310565, UPC: ?
        780.92 - P724g (.C)
  7. #1n - Pleasants, Henry.
          "The Great American Popular Singers" {A} - cover scans
          New York, NY: A Fireside Book, published by Simon and Schuster
          1985, 384 p., ISBN: 0-671-54098-X hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-54098-2, 0-671-54099-8 paperback {A}, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-54099-9, LC: 84-20251, no UPC
  8. #1k - Pleasants, Henry.
          "The Great Singers: From the Dawn of Opera to Our Own Time" {A} - cover scans
          New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
          1966, 384 p., 3rd printing, ISBN: none, LC: 66-20250, no UPC
  9. #1o - Pleasants, Henry.
          "The Great Singers: From the Dawn of Opera to Caruso, Callas and Pavarotti" {A} - cover scans
          New York, NY: A Fireside Book, Published by Simon & Schuster, Inc.
          1985, 397 p., ISBN: 0-671-42160-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-671-42160-1, LC: 81-5260, no UPC
  10. #fx - Warner. 1992, "The Billboard Book of American Singing Groups: A History 1940-1990" {A}
  11. #zg - Warner, Jay.
          "The Da Capo Book of American Singing Groups: A History 1940-1990", {A} - cover scans
          Boston, MA: Da CapoPress, a member of the Perseus Books Group
          2000, 543 p., ISBN: 0-306-80923-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-306-80923-1, LC: 00-20606, UPC: 9-780306-809231
             (reprint with the "About the Author" expanded to two pages)
  12. #zh - Warner, Jay.
          "American Singing Groups: A History From 1940 to Today" {A} - cover scans
          Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corporation
          2006, 622 p., ISBN: 0-634-09978-7, ISBN-13: 978-0-634-09978-6, LC: 2006-922018, UPC: 9-780634-099786
             Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006, 622 p. (reprint with updates and two new sections: 1) "The 1990s" with 20 more groups, and 2) "Vocal Group Hall of Fame" listing all Inductees 1998-2004)
             See the - Vocal Group Hall of Fame website for all Inductees 1998-2007.

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