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American Popular Music The Rock Years

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ISBN-10: 0195300521

ISBN-13: 9780195300529

Edition: 2005

Authors: Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman

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Rock, country, pop, soul, funk, punk, folk, hip-hop, techno, grunge--it's all here. In American Popular Music: The Rock Years, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman take readers on a fascinating journey through the rich historical and stylistic landscape of American rock. An abridged version of the authors' acclaimed American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MTV, this volume includes chapters 8-14 of the longer book along with new introductory and concludingchapters.American Popular Music: The Rock Years traces the development of rock from its roots in the mid-1940s to its current state in the twenty-first century, integrating in-depth discussions of the music itself with solid coverage of…    
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 9.21" wide x 7.28" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preface
Lyric Credits
Themes and Streams of American Popular Music
Theme One: Listening
Theme Two: Music and Identity
Theme Three: Music and Technology
Theme Four: The Music Business
Theme Five: Centers and Peripheries
Streams of Tradition: The Sources of Popular Music
"Choo Choo Ch' Boogie": The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll, 1945-1955
Popular Music and Technology in the Postwar Era
Pop Crooners
Urban Folk Music: The Weavers
Southern Music in the Postwar Era
Rhythm & Blues
Women in R&B: Ruth Brown and Big Mama Thornton
Country and Western Music
Hank Williams
"Rock around the Clock": Rock n' Roll, 1954-1959
Cover Versions and Early Rock 'n' Roll
The Rock 'n' Roll Business
Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the R&B Side
Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the Country Side
Songwriters and Producers of Early Rock 'n' Roll
"Good Vibrations": American Pop and the British Invasion, 1960s
The Early 1960s: Dance Music and "Teenage Symphonies"
The Beatles, the British Invasion, and the American Response
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag": Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock, 1960s
Patsy Cline and the Nashville Sound
Ray Charles and Soul Music
James Brown and Aretha Franklin
Urban Folk Music in the 1960s: Bob Dylan
The Counterculture and Psychedelic Rock
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
San Francisco Rock: Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead
Guitar Heroes: Hendrix and Clapton
The 1970s: Rock Music and the Popular Mainstream
Country Music and the Pop Mainstream
A 1970s Jukebox: Some Characteristic Sounds of the Decade
Rock Comes of Age
Outsiders' Music: Progressive Country, Reggae, Punk, Funk, and Disco, 1970s
The Outlaws: Progressive Country Music
"I Shot the Sheriff": The Rise of Reggae
"Psycho Killer": 1970s Punk and New Wave
"Tear the Roof Off the Sucker": Funk Music
"Night Fever": The Rise of Disco
The 1980s: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular Mainstream
Digital Technology and Popular Music
A 1980s CD Changer
A Tale of Three Albums
"Baby I'm a Star": Prince, Madonna, and the Production of Celebrity
"Smells Like Teen Spirit": Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business
"Droppin' Science": Hip-Hop Culture and Rap Music
Techno: Dance Music in the Digital Age
Alternate Currents
Conclusion
Music and Identity
Technology and the Music Business
Centers and Peripheries
Glossary
Bibliography
Index