American Popular Music From Minstrelsy to MTV
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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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List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|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|