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Music of the Postwar Era

Music of the Postwar Era

by Don Tyler
     
 

At the end of WWII, themes in music shifted from soldiers' experiences at war to coming home, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian life. The music itself also shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz, and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues and the new rock

Overview

At the end of WWII, themes in music shifted from soldiers' experiences at war to coming home, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian life. The music itself also shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz, and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues and the new rock and roll were also popular during this time. Music is not created without being influenced by the political events and societal changes of its time, and the Music of the Postwar Era is no exception.

*includes combined musical charts for the years 1945-1959 *approximately 20 black and white images of the singers and musicians who represent the era's music

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lower-division undergraduates, general readers, and the occasional nonmusic researcher." - Choice

"This work is very user friendly, very well researched, and provides coverage of a pivotal era in American histroy." - American Reference Books Annual

"…The appendix displays combined hit charts for the period from 1945 to 1999, year by year. The bibliography lists print and web resources. The index lists song titles in quotes, musical titles and movies in italics, so their narratives are accessible to users. These features provide the best uses for this book." - Fontes Artis Musicae

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313341915
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
American History through Music Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Don Tyler is a retired music professor from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, FL. He has over two dozen choral compositions and/or arrangements published by various publishing companies and is the author of Hit Parade 1920-1955, an Encyclopedia of the Top Songs of the Jazz, Depression, Swing and Sing Eras and Hit Songs, 1900-1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era.

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