Supremely American Popular Song in the 20th Century - Styles and Singers and What They Said About America

ISBN-10: 0810852950
ISBN-13: 9780810852952
Edition: 2005
Authors: Nicholas E. Tawa
List price: $57.00
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Description: This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fitted within the context of the larger 20th century society are  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fitted within the context of the larger 20th century society are considered and explained clearly and fruitfully. The author also offers insight into why musical styles were seen to change as they did during this time period.

Preliminary considerations
A closer look at the jazz age
Swing time
Change : different music cultures come to the fore
White-American and British songs in a decade of turmoil
Black-American music comes to the fore in the 1960s
Out of the seventies
The eighties and nineties
A temporary ending

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