I Hear America Singing : An Introduction to Popular Music / Edition 1

I Hear America Singing : An Introduction to Popular Music / Edition 1

by David Kastin
     
 

ISBN-10: 013353376X

ISBN-13: 9780133533767

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles.

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The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles. Presents a balanced, accurate, and comprehensive portrayal of American popular music within a narrative, conversational style while discussing various musical styles and performers in a larger social and historical context that provides a larger perspective on American cultural history. The book relates the development of each musical genre to its historical period and places individual performers and styles within their larger social or artistic context. It includes numerous excerpts from literary works that reveal the tremendous influence popular music has had on American culture. It also presents over 300 photos and illustrations, including album covers, posters, sheet music illustrations, and song lyrics. An important reference for any reader interested in the history of American popular music.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133533767
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
703,496
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Folk Ballad: Storytelling in Song.

2. In the Beginning There was the Blues.

3. Jazz: The Sound of New Century.

4. R & B, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll & Rock.

5. Rock: From the Me-Decade to the Millennium.

6. Rap: Talking Drum of the Global Village.

Sound Sources.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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