Rockin' Out Popular Music in the U. S. A

ISBN-10: 0131897853

ISBN-13: 9780131897854

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Reebee Garofalo

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Rockin' Out provides a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the current sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself and the conditions of its production and consumption. The book 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. The author examines the Tin Pan Alley era, mass media and the construction of race, the rise of rhythm and blues, the eruption of rock 'n' roll, the reaction to rock 'n' roll, the sixties, fragmentation of pop, the poles of pop, the eighties, youth culture and censorship, packaging pop for the new millennium and the future of music. For music fans and historians.
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Book details

List price: $70.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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 Espanol: The Language Barrier
The Long, Hard Climb: Gender Discrimination
Regulating Popular Music
Mass Technology and Popular Taste: The Tin Pan Alley Era
Sound Recording: From Cylinder to Disc
Tin Pan Alley Constructs the Mainstream Tradition
Tin Pan Alley Incorporates African American Music
Tin Pan Alley Consolidates Its Power
Commercial Broadcasting: A Very Private Enterprise
The Growth of Network Radio
The Advertisers Versus the Programmers
Hollywood Bolsters Tin Pan Alley
Blues and Country Music: Mass Media and the Construction of Race
Blues and Country: More Equal than Separate
"Race" Music: The Popular Sounds of Black America
"Hillbilly": The Music of the White Working Class
The Dissemination of Blues 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 the AFM
From Big Bands to Solo Singers
The Major Labels Reclaim Country Music
The Independents Promote Rhythm and Blues
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
Los Angeles: From Jump Blues to Chicano Rock
Chicago: The Blues Electrified
Cincinnati: The Crossroads of Blues and Country
RandB Sanctified: The Gospel Connection
Doo Wop: The Intersection of Gospel, Jazz, and Pop
Rockabilly: The Country Strain
The Empire Strikes Back: The Reaction to Rock 'n' Roll
The Established Powers Fight Back
Covering the Bases
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 Official Attack on Rock 'n' Roll
Surf's Up!
Popular Music and Political Culture: The Sixties
The Civil Rights Movement and Popular Music
The "Girl Groups" and the Men behind Them
Motown: The Integration of Pop
Folk Music: The Voice of Civil Rights
The British Invasion Occupies the Pop Charts
Breaking the Sounds of Silence
Folk Rock: Adding Substance to Form
Black (Music) Is Beautiful
Against the Grain: The Counterculture
Blues on Acid: Psychedelic Rock
Commercializing the Counterculture: The Monterey Pop Festival
Riding the Storm
Woodstock and Altamont: Reaching the Heights, Taking the Fall
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
Sweeter Soul Music
Singer/Songwriters, Soft Rock Solutions, and More
Women's Music: The Feminist Alternative
From Country Rock to Southern Boogie
Mad with Power: Heavy Metal
All That Glitters Does Not Sell Gold
Punk and Disco: The Poles of Pop
Punk Versus Disco
Punk: Rock as (White) Noise
Born in the USA
Anarchy in the U.K.
Flirtation with Fascism: The Underbelly of Punk
Rock Against Racism: The Progressive Rejoinder
Riding the New Wave
Disco: The Rhythm without the Blues
Proto-Disco: The Funk Connection
Up from the Disco Underground
Mainstream Disco: The Bee Gees Boogie Down
The Hard-Rock Reaction
Music Videos, Superstars, and Mega-Events: The Eighties
Early Music Television: They Want Their MTV
Superstars: The Road to Economic Recovery
Charity Rock and Mega-Events: Who Is the World?
Christmas in Ethiopia: The Advent of Charity Rock
Mega-Events: The Politics of Mass Culture
Technology and the New International Music Industry
Rap and Metal: Youth Culture and Censorship
The Continuing History of Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal: The New Wave
Metal Fragments
Hip Hop, Don't Stop
Old School Rap
Hip Hop: The Next Generation
Popular Music and the Politics of Censorship
The Parents Music Resource Center
The Issues: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Revisited
Alternative to What?
Strange Bedfellows: Alternative and the Mainstream
Marketing Categories and Monster Contracts
Country and RandB: The Other Alternatives
Lollapalooza: Countercultural Sensibilities, Mainstream Clout
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