I Hear America Singing An Introduction to Popular Music

ISBN-10: 013353376X

ISBN-13: 9780133533767

Edition: 2002

Authors: David Kastin
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Description: For courses in American Music, Musical History, and American Popular Culture. This book introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. The central focus is to forge connections between the world of contemporary pop music (with which most students are intensely involved) and the historical roots of this music (which most know very little about). A framework is provided for exposing the links in a chain of influence that encompasses the entire scope of our nation's musical heritagefrom traditional folk ballads and blues, to contemporary rock and rap.

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List price: $125.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Music historian and educator David Kastin is the author of I Hear America Singing. His work has appeared in DownBeat, the Village Voice, and the Da Capo Best Music Writing series. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Preface
The Folk Ballad: Storytelling in Song
Form Follows Function: the Anglo-American Folk Ballad
Folk Song Collectors and Ballad Scholars: Outsiders Look in
Ballad Stories and the Oral Tradition
The Broadside Ballad: Journalism in Song
New Country, New Ballads (and a Lot of Old Ones, Too)
Folk Ballads and Popular Culture
The African-American Narrative Song Tradition
Corridos: Spanish Ballads in the New World
Woody Guthrie: Father of the Modern Folk Ballad
Protest and Propaganda
Hootenannies and the Hit Parade
The Folk Revival of the Sixties
Activities and Projects
In the Beginning ... There Was the Blues
The Birth of the Blues
The Country Blues: A Regional Guide
Blues Lyrics and Themes
The Classic Blues: Women in the Spotlight
Race Records
Enter Bessie Smith and Ma: Blues Royalty on Records
Field Recording: Country Blues on Location
Blues in the 1930s: Out With the Old, In With the New
Muddy Waters and the Birth of the Big City Blues
Pioneers of Electricity
The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock 'n' Roll
Activities and Projects
Jazz: The Sound of a New Century
New Orleans: Birthplace of Jazz
Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
1917: Jazz on Record and on the Move
The Jazz Age: Putting the Sin in Syncopation
The Swing Era: Setting the Stage
Benny Goodman: King of Swing
Duke Ellington: It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got that Swing
Count Basie: Last of the Blue Devils
Lady Day
The Bebop Revolution
Changes on the Street
Jazz at Mid-Century: Diversity and Divisiveness
The Avant Garde: Out of the Mainstream
Fusion: Jazz Plugs In
Back to the Future: Whynton Marsalis and Neomainstream Jazz
Activities and Projects
R and B, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll and Rock
Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll
Elvis Presley: Enter the King
The Death of Rock 'n' Roll: Myth and Reality
The Motown Empire: Hitsville, U.S.A.
Atlantic Records and the Story of Soul
Stax Records: Soulsville, U.S.A.
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
James Brown: Godfather of Soul
The Tami Show: Celluloid Time Capsule (In Black and White)
The British Are Coming ...
The Folk Revival: Music With a Social Conscience
From Rock 'n' Roll to Rock
High Art/Big Business
Supergroups and Guitar Heroes
Woodstock Nation: Three Days of Peace and Music
Activities and Projects
Rock: From the Me Decade to the Millennium
The Seventies: The Rise of Corporate Rock
Heavy Metal: The Devil and the Power Chord
The Singer-Songwriter: Poet Laureate of the Me Decade
Art Rock: No Longer a Contradiction in Terms
Black Music in the Seventies: Many Nations Under a Groove
Rock at Mid-Decade: From the Mainstream to the Margins
Disco Fever
The Eighties and the Triumph of Pop
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Metal Health in the 1990s
Alternative to What?
Rockin' at the End of the Millennium
Activities and Projects
Rap: Talking Drum of the Global Village
To the Hip-Hop
Everybody's Rapping: From Rhythm to Rhyme
Rap on Wax: The First Generation
Hip-Hop Nation: Into the Mainstream
Gangsta Rap: Street Journalism or Action-Film Fantasy?
Rap Goes Pop
Rap Goes Co-Ed
Rap at the Millennium: Funerals and Fragmentation
Activities and Projects
Sound Sources
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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