Crossroads: Popular Music in America / Edition 1

Crossroads: Popular Music in America / Edition 1

by Elizabeth F. Barkley
     
 

Crossroads celebrates the diversity of American music through coverage of a wide spectrum of musical styles, including folk music, the blues, jazz, Cajun and Zydeco music, and a variety of currently popular musics including rock and roll, rap, salsa, and Tejano.

Providing the tools to better understand and appreciate the multicultural

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Overview

Crossroads celebrates the diversity of American music through coverage of a wide spectrum of musical styles, including folk music, the blues, jazz, Cajun and Zydeco music, and a variety of currently popular musics including rock and roll, rap, salsa, and Tejano.

Providing the tools to better understand and appreciate the multicultural complexity of American music, each music is discussed in three stages: 1) the roots in the ethnic traditions of a specific immigrant group, 2) the development into a uniquely American music, and 3) the evolution into new forms that retain their vitality and relevance in contemporary society. Crossroads provides both detailed musical analysis, and a discussion of the historical and social content in which these music genres developed.

Also available from Prentice Hall, a Crossroads Compact Disc contains many of the recordings discussed in the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130971463
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/03/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE JOURNEYS BEGIN.

1. Context: Music in Multicultural America.
2. The Music of Native Americans.
3. The Roots of European/Anglo-American Music.
4. The Roots of African American Music.
5. The Roots of Hispanic/Latino Music.

II. ENCOUNTERS AT THE CROSSROADS.

6. The Blues.
7. Jazz.
8. Gospel.
9. Cajun and Zydeco.
10. Country Music.
11. The Urban Folk Revival.

III. EXCURSIONS IN NEW DIRECTIONS.

12. The Ethnic and Racial Roots of Rock 'n' Roll.
13. Soul, Motown, and Funk.
14. Salsa and Caribbean Latino Music.
15. Tejano, Banda, and Contemporary Mexican American Music.
16. Asian American Music.
17. Hip-Hop and Rap.

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