Rockin Out Popular Music in the U. S. A

ISBN-10: 0205763782
ISBN-13: 9780205763788
Edition: 5th 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Reebee Garofalo
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List price: $95.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Rockin' Out offers a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States that takes the reader from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet, from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of singer-songwriters, pop country crossovers, rock, and contemporary hip hop. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed, including such recent phenomena as the rise of television idols, the introduction of reggaeton, and the return of protest music.Accessibly written, this text is organized chronologically and thematically around particular genres/styles of music and addresses such dimensions as race, class, gender, ethnicity, technology, copyright and the structure of the music industry as they affect the development of the music.

Contents
Preface
Introduction: Definitions, Themes, and Issues
Into the Twentieth Century: Popular Music and Mass Culture
Rock 'n' Roll: the Birth of a New Era
Marketing and the Politics of Race, Language, and Gender
No Hablamos Espauol: the Language Barrier
The Long, Hard Climb: Gender Discrimination
Regulating Popular Music
Constructing Tin Pan Alley: From Minstrelsy to Mass Culture
Minstrelsy: the Making of Mainstream U.S. Culture
Sheet Music, Sound Recording, and the Sounds of Music
Tin Pan Alley Creates Musical Tradition
Incorporating Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz
Listening Guide 1: "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
Dance Crazes, Latin Influences, Musical Theater, and Records
Commercial Broadcasting: A Very Private Enterprise
The Growth of Network Radio
The Advertisers Versus the Programmers
Tin Pan Alley Goes Hollywood and Latin
Blues, Jazz, and Country: the Segregation of Popular Music
Blues, Jazz, and Country: More Equal Than Separate
Race Music: the Popular Sounds of Black America
The Birth of the Blues
Listening Guide 2: "Crazy Blues"
All That Jazz
Hillbilly: the Music of the White Working Class
Listening Guide 3: "Blue Yodel #9 (Standin' on the Corner)"
Disseminating Blues, Jazz, and Country: More Separate Than Equal
The Long Road Back for Records
"Good Rockin' Tonight": the Rise of Rhythm and Blues
The Publishers and the Broadcasters: ASCAP Versus BMI
Enter the Deejay: the Broadcasters Versus AFM
From Big Bands to Solo Singers
The Major Labels Reclaim Country Music
Listening Guide 4: "Hey Good Lookin'"
The Independents Promote Rhythm and Blues
Listening Guide 5: "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean"
Mass Technology and Popular Taste
High Fidelity/Low Overhead
Television and the Suppression of FM Broadcasting
Independent Radio: Deejays in Your Face
Crossing Cultures
The Eruption of Rock 'n' Roll
Cultural Diversity: the Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Structural Changes in the Music Industry
Sounds of the Cities
New Orleans: the Fertile Crescent of Rock 'n' Roll
Listening Guide 6: "Tutti Frutti"
Los Angeles: From Jump Blues to Chicano Rock
Chicago: the Blues Electrified
Listening Guide 7: "Rock and Roll Music"
Cincinnati: the Crossroads of Blues and Country
R&B Sanctified: the Gospel Connection
Doo Wop: the Intersection of Gospel, Jazz, and Pop
Listening Guide 8: "Sh' Boom"
Latin Music Rocks
Rockabilly: the Country Strain
Listening Guide 9: "Hound Dog"
The Empire Strikes Back
The Reaction to Rock 'n' Roll
The Established Powers Fight Back
Covering the Bases
Listening Guide 10: "Tutti Frutti"
Pop Diversions: From Kingston Town to the Kingston Trio
"Schlock Rock": Enter the White Middle Class
Television's Greatest Hits
The Brill Building: the New Tin Pan Alley
The War on Rock 'n' Roll
Surf's Up!
Listening Guide 11: "Surfin' U.S.A."
Popular Music and Political Culture: the Sixties
The Civil Rights Movement and Popular Music
Girl Groups, Male Producers, and Brill Building Pop
Motown: the Integration of Pop
Listening Guide 12: "Stop! In the Name of Love"
Folk Music: the Voice of Civil Rights
Listening Guide 13: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
The British Invasion Occupies the Pop Charts
Breaking the Sounds of Silence: New Voices in the Music
Folk Rock: Adding Substance to Form
Black (Music) Is Beautiful
Listening Guide 14: "(I Got You) I Feel Good"
Latino Rock 'n' Roll: From the Southwest to the Spanish Caribbean
Listening Guide 15: "Oye Como Va"
Rock and Revolution: the Counterculture
Blues on Acid: Psychedelic Rock
Commercializing the Counterculture: Sgt. Pepper and Monterey Pop
Listening Guide 16: "A Day in the Life"
Riding the Storm: Radicals, Riots, and Revolutions
Woodstock and Altamont: the Highs and the Lows
Music Versus Markets
The Fragmentation of Pop
The Music Industry: A Sound Investment
Merger Mania
Expanding the Infrastructure: Counterculture as Commodity
Creativity and Commerce: Rock as Art
Listening Guide 17: "Roundabout"
Sweeter Soul Music
Listening Guide 18: "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
Singer/Songwriters, Soft Rock, and More
Listening Guide 19: "You've Got a Friend"
Women's Music: the Feminist Alternative
From Country Rock to Southern Boogie
Mad with Power: Heavy Metal
Listening Guide 20: "Smoke on the Water"
All That Glitters Does Not Sell Gold
Listening Guide 21: "Changes"
Punk and Disco: the Poles of Pop
Punk Versus Disco
Punk: Rock as (White) Noise
Born in the U.S.A
Listening Guide 22: "I Don't Wanna Be Learned, I Don't Wanna Be Tamed"
Anarchy in the U.K."
Listening Guide 23: "Anarchy in the U.K."
Flirtation with Fascism: the Underbelly of Punk
Rock Against Racism: Progressive Punk
Riding the New Wave
Disco: the Rhythm Without the Blues
Proto-Disco: the Funk Connection
Up from the Disco Underground
Listening Guide 24: "Last Dance"
Mainstream Disco: the Bee Gees Boogie Down
The Hard Rock Reaction
Are We the World?
Music Videos, Superstars, and Mega-Events
Early Music Television: They Want Their MTV
Listening Guide 25: "Beat It"
Superstars: the Road to Economic Recovery
Listening Guide 26: "Born in the U.S.A."
Listening Guide 27: "Like a Virgin"
Charity Rock and Mega-Events: Who Is the World?
Christmas in Ethiopia: the Advent of Charity Rock
Mega-Events: the Politics of Mass Culture
Rap and Metal
The Voices of Youth Culture
The Continuing History of Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal: the New Wave
Metal Fragments
Listening Guide 28: "Jump"
Listening Guide 29: " . and Justice for All"
Hip Hop, Don't Stop
Old School Rap
Hip Hop: the Next Generation
Listening Guide 30: "Rock Box"
Listening Guide 31: "Ladies First"
Regulating Popular Music: the Politics of Censorship
The Parents Music Resource Center
The Issues: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Revisited
Packaging Pop Trends
The Search for Next Big Thing
Alternative as Mainstream
Seattle: From Sub Pop to Superstars
Listening Guide 32: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Lollapalooza: Mainstreaming the Counterculture
What About Country Music?
Black Music at the Base
Hip Hop with Soul: the New R&B
Rap: the Elephant in the Room
Listening Guide 33: "I'll Be Missing You"
Other Contenders for the Next Big Thing
Listening Guide 34: "Love Takes Time"
Sounds Without Stars: Electronic Dance Music
The Year(s) of the Woman and the Rage Rock Backlash
Teen Pop: Boy Bands and Teen Queens
Listening Guide 35: " . Baby One More Time"
The Latin Boom and Beyond: A Decade of Latin(o/a) Music(ians)
Listening Guide 36: "Livin' La Vida Loca"
Listening Guide 37: "Gasolina"
Taking Care of Business
Popular Music in the New Millennium
They Want Their MP3
Legislation and Litigation
Piracy and Theft
The Music Industry in a Post-Napster World
Popular Music Post-9/11
Corporate Radio and the New Patriotism
Country Music Goes to War
Listening Guide 38: "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)"
Listening Guide 39: "Not Ready to Make Nice"
Dissent Unplugged
Back to Business As Usual
The Return of Rock
Singer/Songwriters Emote
Listening Guide 40: "Don't Know Why"
Idol Worship
Black Artists, Hip Hop Aesthetics, and Pop Success
Listening Guide 41: "In Da Club"
The Future of Music
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Music Index

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