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Rockin' in Time A Social History of Rock-and-Roll

ISBN-10: 0131887904
ISBN-13: 9780131887909
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This well-organized, visually interesting book offers an in-depth examination of the social history of rock-and-roll.Rockin in Timeemphasizes several main themes, including the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342

This well-organized, visually interesting book offers an in-depth examination of the social history of rock-and-roll.Rockin in Timeemphasizes several main themes, including the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of rock music. Tracing rock from its inceptionfrom American blues to the presentthis book shows how rock-and-roll has reflected and sometimes changed American and British culture for the last fifty years.Topics covered in this comprehensive history are: the blues and racism; Elvis Presley and rockabilly; Dick Clark and Don Kirshner; the California sound; Bob Dylan; the British invasion; Motown; acid rock; campus unrest and militant blues; the 1970s; punk rock; MTV; Generation X; the rave revolution; hip hop; and nu-metal.An excellent reference work for rock fans, music industry employees, those employed by radio stations, and those in music and performer-related marketing.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Blues, Rock-and-Roll, and Racism
The Birth of the Blues
From the Rural South to the Urban North
Muddy Waters and Chicago R&B
The Wolf
Other Chess Discoveries
The Independent Sweepstakes
The R&B Market
From R&B to Rock-and-Roll: Little Richard and Chuck Berry
Social Change and Rock-and-Roll
Racist Backlash
The Music Industry versus Rock-and-Roll
The Blanching of Rock
The Story of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Elvis and Rockabilly
Rockabilly Roots
The Rockabilly Sound
Sun Records and Elvis
"The Killer"
"Blue Suede Shoes"
Johnny Cash
The Sun Rockabilly Stable
The Decca Challenge
Rockabilly Sweeps the Nation
The Selling of Elvis Presley
Reactions Against the Presley Mania
Elvis Goes to Hollywood
Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, and the Teen Market
Lost Idols
The Booming Teen Market
Dick Clark and American Bandstand
Clark's Creations
The Payola Investigation
Don Kirshner Takes Charge
The Sounds on the Streets
The Girl Groups
The Dream
Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come
The New American Empire
Surfing U.S.A.
The Sound of the Surf
The Beach Boys
Jan and Dean
Drag City
Bob Dylan and the New Frontier
Songs of Protest
The Folk Revival
Civil Rights in a New Frontier
Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest
Joan Baez
The Singer-Activists
Dylan's Disenchantment
Folk Rock
The British Invasion of America: The Beatles
The Mods, the Rockers, and the Skiffle Craze
The Early Beatles
Manager Brian Epstein
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
The Beatles Invade America
The Mersey Beat
The Monkees
The British Blues Invasion and Garage Rock
British Blues and the Rolling Stones
The Stones Turn Raunchy
Success
The Who
The British Blues Onslaught
American Garage Rock
Motown: The Sound of Integration
Motown: The Early Years
Civil Rights in the Great Society
The Sound of Integration
The Supremes on the Assembly Line
The Motown Stable
Acid Rock
The Beats
The Reemergence of the Beats: The New York Connection
The Haight-Ashbury Scene
The Hippie Culture
Acid Rock: The Trip Begins
Rock-and-Roll Revolution
Psychedelic London
The Decline and Fall of Hippiedom
Fire from the Streets
Soul Music
Black Soul in White America
Militant Blues on Campus
Campus Unrest
The Psychedelic Blues
Heavy Metal Thunder
The Rebirth of the Blues
Woodstock and the End of an Era
Soft Sounds of the Seventies
Miles Ahead
Sweet Seventies Soul
Classical Rock
Back to the Country
Seventies Folk
The Era of Excess
The "Me" Decade
Elton John
Heavy-metal Theater
Art Pop in the Arena
Funk from Outer Space
Disco
Corporate Rock
Punk Rock and the New Generation
New York Punk
The Sex Pistols and British Punk
The British Punk Legion
Rock Against Racism
The Jamaican Connection: Reggae and Ska
The Independent Labels
Right-Wing Reaction
The Decline of Punk
Post-Punk Depression
The New Wave
I Want My MTV
MTV and the Video Age
The New Romantics
MTV Goes Electro-Pop
MTV and Michaelmania
The Jackson Legacy
Pop Goes the Metal
The Promise of Rock-and-Roll
The Boss
The Benefits
Children of the Sixties
Classic Rock and the Compact Disc
Country Boomers
The Generation X Blues
The Hardcore Generation
Thrash Metal
The Industrial Revolution
Grunge
The Rave Revolution and Britpop
House and Techno
A Rave New World
The Dark Side of the Jungle
Armchair Techno
BritPop
The Many Faces of Hip-Hop
The Old School
The Second Wave
Gangsta
Young, Gifted, and Black
Techno Hop
Trip-Hop
The Return of Shaft
Hip-Hop Pop
Spice World
Metal Gumbo: Rockin' in the Twenty-first Century
Nu-Metal Pioneers
The Rap-Rock Explosion
Nu-Metal Anthems
The Rock Industry in the Age of the Internet
Music, Politics, and Rock Against Bush
Music, Politics, and Social Activism
Celebrity Politics
Rock Against Bush
Bibliography
Index

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