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ARSC Awards for Excellence: 2003 Winners

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Best Research in Recorded Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, by Mark Allan Powell (Hendrickson Publishers)

Best Research in Recorded Folk or Ethnic Music

Reggae & Caribbean Music, Dave Thompson (Backbeat Books)

Certificate of Merit
Sam Manning: the Complete Output, 1924-1930, vols. 1 & 2
, by John Cowley and Steve Shapiro (notes to Jazz Oracle CD set)

Best Research in Recorded Country Music (a tie)

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?: the Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music, Mark Zwonitzer and Charles Hirshberg (Simon & Schuster)

Country Music Sources: A Biblio-Discography of Commercially Recorded Traditional Music, by Guthrie T. Meade, Richard K. Spottswood, and Douglas S. Meade (Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries in Association with the John Edwards Memorial Forum) mily CD set)

Best Research in Recorded Classical Music (a tie)

George Crumb: a Bio-Bibliography, by David Cohen (Greenwood Press)

Emanuel Feuermann, by Annette Morreau (Yale University Press)

Best Research Recorded Rock, Rhythm & Blues, or Soul (a tie)

Every Sound There Is: the Beatles' Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll, by Russell Reising (Ashgate)

Brown-Eyed Handsome Man: The Life of Chuck Berry, by Bruce Pegg (Routledge)

Best Research in Recorded Jazz (a tie)

Rat Race Blues: the Musical Life of Gigi Gryce, by Noal Cohen and Michael Fitzgerald (Berkeley Hills Books)

Something to Live For: the Music of Billy Strayhorn, by Walter van de Leur (Oxford University Press)

Certificates of Merit
Charlie Barnet: An Illustrated Biography and Discography of the Swing Era Big Band Leader
, by Dan Mather (McFarland)

A Love Supreme: the Story of John Coltrane s Signature Album, by Ashley Kahn (Viking)nicle Books)

Best Research in Recorded Blues and Gospel Music

Blues with a Feeling: the Little Walter Story, by Tony Glover, Scott Dirks, and Ward Gaines (Routledge)

Certificates of Merit
Can't be Satisfied: the Life and Times of Muddy Waters
, by Robert Gordon (Little Brown)

The Pilgrim Jubilees, by Alan Young (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Research General Discography and History of Recorded Sound

Music Inspired By Art: A Guide to Recordings, by Gary Evans (Scarecrow Press and the Music Library Association)

Best Research in Record Labels or Manufacturers

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power, by Gerald L. Posner (Random House)


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