This book was suggested by John Mutford for the Book Mine Challenge for the month of March, 2016. I am SO glad that John set up this challenge. As usual, I got a chance to read two wonderful books by Canadian musicians.
This is a great book about the history of Canadian Popular music. It will be enjoyed by the younger and older reader alike. It is a book that is about music that is thoroughly Canadian.
This book is an invaluable resource and an absorbing read. The book spans from the emergence of Rock and Roll in the 1950’s through to today’s international recording industry. Ryan Edwardson combines archival material, published accounts and new interviews to explore how music in Canada become Canadian music.
This book contains an absolute treasure-throve of tidbits and historical anecdotes for any music lover. This book will also be relevant to any student who is doing a school project about the history of music in Canada. It will also be relevant byanyone who is keenly interested in rock will just love Edwardson’s book.
Edwardson loves to explore the many facets of Canadian pop music. He also seems to be a fan of Canadian pop music as well as a historian.
This book is also a substantial contribution to the very scant scholarly literature on Canadian popular music. It is a great and original book!
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth