Rockin in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll / Edition 7

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Rockin' in Time intrigues students by providing a social history of Rock and Roll music and explaining its influence.

This book was written to address an area that seldom has been discussed. Rather than a compellation of the many bands in rock history or a guide to teach the musical notation of rock, this book uncovers the reasons for the various trends and types of rock and roll. It places rock and roll in the context of the social issues that surround and shape it, dealing with the influence on rock music of such trends as technological advances, the development of the music business, demographic change and the baby boom, economic shifts, and the civil rights movement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205675043
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/26/2009
  • Series: MyRockKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Blues, Rock-and-Roll, and Racism

The Birth of the Blues

From the Rural South to the Urban North

Muddy Waters and Chicago R&B

The Wolf

Other Chess Discoveries

The Independent Sweepstakes

The R&B Market

From R&B to Rock-and-Roll: Little Richard and Chuck Berry

Social Change and Rock-and-Roll

Racist Backlash

The Music Industry versus Rock-and-Roll

The Blanching of Rock

The Story of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

Chapter 2: Elvis and Rockabilly

Rockabilly Roots

The Rockabilly Sound

Sun Records and Elvis

“The Killer”

“Blue Suede Shoes”

Johnny Cash

The Sun Rockabilly Stable

The Decca Challenge

Rockabilly Sweeps the Nation

The Selling of Elvis Presley

Reactions Against the Presley Mania

Elvis Goes to Hollywood

Chapter 3: The Teen Market: From “Bandstand” to Girl Groups

Lost Idols

The Booming Teen Market

Dick Clark and American Bandstand

Clark’s Creations

The Payola Investigation

Don Kirshner Takes Charge

The Sounds on the Streets

The Girl Groups

The Dream

Chapter 4: Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come

The New American Empire

Surfing U.S.A.

The Sound of the Surf

The Beach Boys

Jan and Dean

Drag City

Chapter 5: Bob Dylan and the New Frontier

Songs of Protest

The Folk Revival

Civil Rights in a New Frontier

Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest

Joan Baez

The Singer-Activists

Chapter 6: Motown: The Sound of Integration

Motown: The Early Years

Civil Rights in the Great Society

The Sound of Integration

The Supremes on the Assembly Line

The Motown Stable

Chapter 7: The British Invasion of America: The Beatles

The Mods, the Rockers, and the Skiffle Craze

The Early Beatles

Manager Brian Epstein

The Toppermost of the Poppermost

The Beatles Invade America

The Mersey Beat

The Monkees

Chapter 8: The British Blues Invasion and Garage Rock

British Blues and the Rolling Stones

The Stones Turn Raunchy


The Who

The British Blues Onslaught

American Garage Rock

Chapter 9: Folk Rock

Dylan’s Disenchantment

Folk Rock

Chapter 10: Acid Rock

The Beats

The Reemergence of the Beats: The New York Connection

The Haight-Ashbury Scene

The Hippie Culture

Acid Rock: The Trip Begins

Rock-and-Roll Revolution

Psychedelic London

The Decline and Fall of Hippiedom

Chapter 11: Fire from the Streets

Soul Music

Black Soul in White America

Chapter 12: Militant Blues on Campus

Campus Unrest

The Psychedelic Blues

Heavy Metal Thunder

The Rebirth of the Blues

Woodstock and the End of an Era

Chapter 13: Escaping into the Seventies

Miles Ahead

Sweet Seventies Soul

Classical Rock

Back to the Country

Seventies Folk

Chapter 14: The Era of Excess

The “Me” Decade

Elton John

Heavy-metal Theater

Art Pop in the Arena

Funk from Outer Space


Corporate Rock

Chapter 15: Punk Rock and the New Generation

New York Punk

The Sex Pistols and British Punk

The British Punk Legion

Rock Against Racism

The Jamaican Connection: Reggae and Ska

The Independent Labels

Right-Wing Reaction

The Decline of Punk

Post-Punk Depression

The New Wave

Chapter 16: I Want My MTV

MTV and the Video Age

The New Romantics

MTV Goes Electro-Pop

MTV and Michaelmania

The Jackson Legacy

Pop Goes the Metal

Chapter 17: The Promise of Rock-and-Roll

Trickling Down with Ronald Reagan

The Boss

The Benefits

Children of the Sixties

Classic Rock and the Compact Disc

Country Boomers

Chapter 18: The Generation X Blues

The Hardcore Generation

Thrash Metal

Death Metal

The Industrial Revolution


Chapter 19: The Rave Revolution and Britpop

House and Techno

A Rave New World

The Dark Side of the Jungle

Chillin’ Out


Chapter 20: The Hip-Hop Nation

The Old School

The Second Wave


Young, Gifted, and Black

The Return of Shaft

Hip-Hop Pop

New Jack Swing

Spice World

Hip Hop Grows Up

Chapter 21: Metal Gumbo: Rockin’ in the Twenty-first Century

Nu-Metal Pioneers

The Rap-Rock Explosion

Progressive Metal

Nu-Metal Anthems

Chapter 22: The Internet, Jam Bands and Three Shades of the Blues

The Age of the Internet

The Download Mania

The Reinvention of the Music Industry

Jam Bands

Life in Wartime

The Singers-Songwriters

Blues from the Garage

Black Metal



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