American Popular Music / Edition 3

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073526577
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 6/27/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 299,872
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Listening Guides vii
Preface viii
Part 1 Tin Pan Alley and the Theater 1
1 Tin Pan Alley and American Popular Song 3
2 American Musical Theater 19
Part 2 The African-American Tradition 35
3 African Origins and Acculturation in the New World 37
4 Early Commercialization of African-American Music 47
5 American Blues Traditions 57
6 Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago 69
7 Jazz Pioneers in Chicago 79
8 Big Bands and the Swing Years 91
9 Popular Styles in Jazz Since the Swing Era 105
Part 3 Country Music and the Anglo-American Tradition 119
10 The Folk Origins of Country Music 121
11 Early Commercialization of Country Music 131
12 Country Meets Western 143
13 Nashville Becomes Music City, U.S.A. 157
14 From Bluegrass to Young Country 169
Part 4 Rock and the Gathering of America's Music 185
15 The Origins and Development of Early Rock 187
16 Fifties Pop and Folk Rock 201
17 The British Invasion 213
18 Psychedelic Rock and Roots Revivalists 225
19 Gospel, Soul, and Motown 241
20 From Progressive Rock to Reggae in the Seventies 257
21 Hard and Soft Rock in the Seventies 271
22 New Heights and High Tech in the Eighties 289
23 Many Sounds from Many Places in the Nineties 307
Photo Credits 1
Index 1
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