American Popular Music / Edition 3

American Popular Music / Edition 3

by David Lee Joyner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073526576

ISBN-13: 9780073526577

Pub. Date: 06/27/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a

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This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073526577
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
162,767
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Listening Guidesvii
Prefaceviii
Part 1Tin Pan Alley and the Theater1
1Tin Pan Alley and American Popular Song3
2American Musical Theater19
Part 2The African-American Tradition35
3African Origins and Acculturation in the New World37
4Early Commercialization of African-American Music47
5American Blues Traditions57
6Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago69
7Jazz Pioneers in Chicago79
8Big Bands and the Swing Years91
9Popular Styles in Jazz Since the Swing Era105
Part 3Country Music and the Anglo-American Tradition119
10The Folk Origins of Country Music121
11Early Commercialization of Country Music131
12Country Meets Western143
13Nashville Becomes Music City, U.S.A.157
14From Bluegrass to Young Country169
Part 4Rock and the Gathering of America's Music185
15The Origins and Development of Early Rock187
16Fifties Pop and Folk Rock201
17The British Invasion213
18Psychedelic Rock and Roots Revivalists225
19Gospel, Soul, and Motown241
20From Progressive Rock to Reggae in the Seventies257
21Hard and Soft Rock in the Seventies271
22New Heights and High Tech in the Eighties289
23Many Sounds from Many Places in the Nineties307
Photo Credits1
Index1

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