Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader Histories and Debates

ISBN-10: 0195125711

ISBN-13: 9780195125719

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Brackett

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The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates is a collection of readings following the evolution of American popular music from the 1920's to the present. Pulling together articles, excerpts, and critical commentary from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and biographies, this volume introduces students to important social and cultural issues raised by the study of popular music. Chapter introductions and headnotes supply contextual background forthe documents, provide links between different eras and genres, explain the issues raised by the documents, and clarify the cultural and historical importance of the selections. Covering a broad span of styles, genres, and social issues, this reader provides a vivid history of pop, rock, and soul inAmerica.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Before 1950
Technology, the dawn of modern popular music, and the "king of Jazz"
On wax
Big band swing music : race and power in the music business
Black music's on top; white Jazz stagnant
The dance band business : a study in black and white
Solo pop singers and "der bingle"
from Call me lucky
Hillbilly and race music
That's gold in them hillbillies
Blues people and the classic blues
from Blues people : the Negro experience in white America and the music that developed from it
The empress of the blues
from Hear me talkin' to ya : the story of Jazz as told by the men who made it
At the crossroads with Robert Johnson, as told by Johnny Shines
Interview with Johnny Shines
From race music to Rhythm and blues : T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker : father of the blues
Jumpin' the blues with Louis Jordan
Bands dug by the beat : Louis Jordan
from Honkers and shouters : the golden years of rhythm and blues
On the bandstand with Johnny Otis and Wynonie Harris
from Upside your head! : rhythm and blues on central avenue
Women won't let me alone
The producers answer back : the emergence of the "indie" record company
Indies' surprise survival : small labels' ingenuity and skill pay off
from Honkers and shouters : the golden years of rhythm and blues
Country music as folk music, country music as novelty
American folk tunes : cowboy and hillbilly tunes and tunesters
Corn of plenty
The 1950s
Country music approaches the mainstream
Country music goes to town
Hank Williams on songwriting
from How to write folk and western music to sell
Rhythm and blues in the early 1950s : B. B. King
from Honkers and shouters : the golden years of rhythm and blues
"The house that Ruth Brown built?
from Miss Rhythm : the autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and blues legend
Ray Charles, or when Saturday night mixed it up with Sunday morning
from Brother Ray : Ray Charles' own story
Jerry Wexler : a life in R&B
from Rhythm and the blues : a life in American music
The growing threat of rhythm and blues
Top names now singing the blues as newcomers roll on R&B tide
A warning to the music business
Langston Hughes responds
Highway robbery across the color line in rhythm and blues
from Rhythm and blues to rock 'n' roll : the songs of Chuck Berry
from Chuck Berry : the autobiography
Little Richard : boldly going where no man had gone before
from The life and times of little Richard : the quasar of rock
Elvis Presley, Sam Phillips, and Rockabilly
Sam Phillips interview
Rock 'n' roll meets the popular press
Rock-and-roll called communicable disease
Yeh-heh-heh-hes, baby
Rock 'n' roll's pulse taken
Why they rock 'n' roll - and should they?
The Chicago defender defends rock 'n' roll
Bias against 'rock 'n' roll' latest bombshell in dixie
The music industry fight against rock 'n' roll : Dick Clark's teen-pop empire and the payola scandal
Music Biz goes round and round : it comes out Clarkola
Mr. Clark and colored payola
The 1960s
Brill building, the girl groups, and Phil spector
The first tycoon of teen
From surf to smile
from Wouldn't it be nice : my own story
Urban folk revival
Songs of the silent generation
Folk music : they hear America singing
Bringing it all back home : Dylan at Newport
Newport folk festival, 1965
Newport folk festival, 1965
"Chaos is a friend of mine
Bob Dylan interview
From R&B to soul
from The fire next time
from Rhythm and the blues : a life in American music
No town like motown
from To be loved : the music, the magic, the memories of motown
The Godfather of soul and the beginnings of funk
from The Godfather of soul
"The blues changes from day to day
Otis Redding interview
Aretha Franklin meets the mainstream
Lady soul : singing it like it is
The Beatles, the "British invasion," and cultural respectability
What songs the Beatles sang ...
Musicologically ...
A hard day's night
Bravo Beatles!
England swings, and the Beatles evolve on Revolver and Sgt. Pepper
Pop eye : on 'Revolver'
It's getting better ...
Art school and the British blues revival
Rebels with a beat
The Stones versus the Beatles
Records : rock, etc. - the big ones
If you're goin' to San Francisco ...
Dead like live thunder
Grace Slick, vocals, composer
The kozmic blues of Janis Joplin
We look at our parents and ...
Santana's psychedelic salsa
Call me Abraxas : Santana
Jimi Hendrix and the electronic guitar
Second dimension : Jimi Hendrix in action
Rock meets the avant-garde : Frank Zappa
Zappa and the mothers : ugly can be beautiful
from Any old way you choose it : Rocka and other pop music, 1967-1973
The aesthetics of rock
Get off of my cloud
Pop eye : evaluating media
Musical events - records : rock, etc
Festivals : the good, the bad, and the ugly
Review of various artists, Woodstock
Altamont, California, December 6, 1969
The 1970s
Where did the sixties go?
Of pop and pies and fun
The sound of autobiography : singer-songwriters, James Taylor
James Taylor : one man's family of Rock
Joni Mitchell journeys within
Joni Mitchell : self-portrait of a superstar
Sly stone : "the myth of Staggerlee
from Mystery Train : images of America in rock 'n' roll music
Not-so-"little" Stevie Wonder
The formerly little Stevie Wonder
Parliament drops the bomb
George Clinton : ultimate liberator of constipated notions
Heavy metal meets the counterculture
Review of Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin speaks!
The Crunge : Jimmy Page gives a history lesson
"I have no message whatsovever"
David Bowie interview
Rock me Amadeus
Keith Emerson
from Yesstories : Yes in their own words
Jazz fusion
from Miles : the autobiography
Get on up disco
The dialectic of disco : Gay music goes straight
Punk : the sound of criticism?
A conservative impulse in the new rock underground
Punk crosses the Atlantic
Rebels against the system
Punk to new wave?
The B-52s' American graffiti
UK new wave
The Elvis (Costello, that is) interview
The 1980s
A "Second British invasion," MTV, and other postmodernist conundrums
Rock 'n' roller coaster : the music biz on a joyride
Thriller begets the "King of Pop"
I'm white! What's wrong with Michael Jackson
Madonna and the performance of identity
Venus of the radio waves
Bruce springsteen : reborn in the USA
Little Egypt from Asbury Park - and Bruce Springsteen don't crawl on his belly, neither
The real thing - Bruce Springsteen
R&B in the 1980s : to cross over or not to cross over?
from The death of Rhythm and Blues
Ain't no mountain high enough : the politics of crossover
Heavy metal thunders on!
Purity and power - total, unswerving devotion to heavy metal form : Judas Priest and the Scorpions
Metal in the late eighties : Glam or Thrash?
Postpunk goes Indie
What is this thing called hardcore?
Indie brings the noise
Boys are smelly : Sonic Youth tour diary, '87
Hip-hop, don't stop
B-beats bombarding Bronx : mobile DJ starts something with oldie R&B disks
Jive talking N.Y. DJs rapping away in black discos
Bad rap
"The music is a mirror"
Hip hop madness : from Def Jams to cold lampin', rap is our music
Girls ain't nothin' but trouble
Where rap and heavy metal converge
There's a new sound in pop music : bigotry
The 1990s and beyond
Hip-hop into the 1990s : gangstas, fly girls, and the big bling-bling
Fear of a rap planet
Nuthin' but a "G" thang
Snoop Dogg's gentle hip hop growl
Keeping it a little too real
Rap sheet
Party over
Town criers
Sampling is (a) creative or (b) theft?
Women in rap
Hip-hop nation
The beat goes on
Eminem's old words aren't hip-hop's biggest problem
From Indie to alternative to ... Seattle?
A Seattle slew
Riot girl
Riot girl
Grunge turns to Scrunge
Over & out : Indie Rock values in the age of alternative million sellers
Two "postalternative" icons
A Dylan in slacker's clothing
The outer limits
"We are the world"?
Immigration and assimilation : Rai, Reggae, and Bhangramuffin
A Talking Head writes
Crossing music's borders : I have world music
Genre or gender? The resurgence of the singer-songwriter
Tori Amos : pain for sale
Public policy and pop music history collide
Empire of the air
Electronica is in the house
Historia electronica preface
Lorraine goes to livingston : a rave and regency romance
R&B divas go retro
The new conscience of pop music
What have we come to? : (on continuing moral panics in late 1990s' popular music and other strange developments)
Bay Area Goths say media has it wrong (many teens offended by snap association of subculture and suspects)
Is Shania Twain human
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