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ARSC Awards for Excellence: 2006 Winners

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Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Soul

Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke by Peter Guralnick (Little Brown)

Certificate of Merit:
Dewey and Elvis: The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay
by Louis Cantor (University of Illinois)


Best Discography
While Spring and Summer Sang: Thomas Beecham and the Music of Frederick Delius
by Lyndon Jenkins (Ashgate)

Best History
Rachmaninoff: Life, Works, Recordings
by Max Harrison (Continuum)


King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans by Ray White (University of Wisconsin)

Folk / Ethnic / World

Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography by Roger Steffens and Leroy Jodie Pierson (Rounder)

Certificate of Merit
The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet
by Brian Wright-McLeod (University of Arizona)

Rap / Hip-Hop

Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang (St. Martins)


Grit, Noise, and Revolution: The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll by David Carson (University of Michigan)

Certificates of Merit:
Soft Machine: Out-bloody-rageous
by Graham Bennett (SAF)

Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of "Mama" Cass Elliot by Eddi Fiegel (Sidgwick & Jackson)


Best Discography
Stan Getz: An Annotated Bibliography and Filmography
with Song and Session Information for Albums by Nicholas Churchill (McFarland)

Best History
Take Five: The Public and Private Lives of Paul Desmond
by Doug Ramsey and Paul Caulfield (discography) (Parkside Publications, Seattle)

The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis 1980-1991 by George Cole
(University of Michigan)

Certificates of Merit
Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band
by Lawrence Gushee (Oxford)

Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz Legend: Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke (1903-1931) by Jean Pierre Lion (Continuum)

The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz by Jeffrey Magee (Oxford)

Labels / General History

Best History
Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960
by Peter Doyle (Wesleyan University Press)

Best Discography
Edison Blue Amberol Cylinders
by Allan Sutton (Mainspring Press)


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