Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cross the Water Blues Recognized by ARSC

Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe was awarded a Certificate of Merit from Association for Recorded Sound Collections in the category of Best Research in Recorded Blues, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul Music. This title, edited by Neil A. Wynn, is a unique collection of essays that analyzes the the impact of African American music and its European reverberations.

Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and promotes awareness of superior works. Certificates of Merit are presented to runners-up for works of exceptionally high quality.

Kennedy’s Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK, by Guido Van Rijn was a finalist in the same category.

Read about other UPM music titles here.

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