From early slave spirituals to modern movements in jazz, blues, and gospel, African American music has influenced the development of music worldwide. African American Music Reference is the first reference database to chronicle the rich history of this music through 1970. It brings together for the first time the most important reference texts in this subject area--including discographies and bibliographies--together with songsheets, images, and other print resources.
Covering jazz, blues, gospel, and other forms of African American musical expression, African American Music will bring 50,000 tracks of music to students, scholars, and patrons--the first online resource to document the history of African American music in sound. Identify the music and performances you want to hear, and then click to hear the music through speakers or headphones. African American Music may be purchased as a stand-alone resource, but it is part of the economical Music Online package as well.
Pop Culture Universe: Icons Idols Ideas (PCU) is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present--in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Pop culture is more than celebrity gossip, fashion trends, and fads. It's living history--a constantly evolving entity shaped by the world we inherit, our current environment, and our hopes for the future. It's democracy in action, the true face of a society.