American Popular Music From Minstrelsy to MTV

ISBN-10: 019510854X

ISBN-13: 9780195108545

Edition: 2002

List price: $71.95
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Description: Coauthored by a music historian and an ethnomusicologist, American Popular Music provides an overview of the major styles of popular music and the evolving relationship between music and American culture from the late 19th century to the early 1990s. Organized historically, the book is unified by several recurrent themes: the development of critical listening skills; the multicultural roots of popular styles; the relationship between music and social identity; the influence of technology on music; and the structure and function of the music industry. Combining a graceful and accessible style with sound research and cultural awareness, American Popular Music identifies, through historical narrative and musical examples, the broad themes and on-going issues in the development of popular style and culture. Lavishly produced and stunningly designed with over 100 illustrations, the book includes numerous boxed inserts and sidebars, biographical sketches, and listening charts and lyrics.

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Themes and Streams in American Popular Music
"After the Ball": Popular Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
"Catching as the Small-pox": Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935
"I Got Rhythm": The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley Song
"St. Louis Blues": Race Records and Hillbilly Music
"In the Mood": The Swing Era, 1935-1945
"Choo Choo Ch'Boogie": The Postwar Era, 1946-1954
"Rock around the Clock": Rock 'n' Roll, 1954-1959
"Good Vibrations": American Pop and the British Invasion, 1960s
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag": Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock, 1960s
The 1970s: Rock Music and the Popular Mainstream
Outsider's Music: Progressive Country, Reggae, Punk Rock, Funk Music, and Disco, 1970s
The 1980s: Digital Technology, MTV and the Popular Mainstream
"Smells Like Teen Spirit": Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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