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Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA / Edition 2
     

Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA / Edition 2

by Reebee Garofalo
 

ISBN-10: 0130405981

ISBN-13: 9780130405982

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

/*4059H-5, 0-13-040598-1, Garofalo, Reebee, Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA, Second Edition*/ An easy-to-read, jargon-free book that gives the reader a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the current sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the

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/*4059H-5, 0-13-040598-1, Garofalo, Reebee, Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA, Second Edition*/ An easy-to-read, jargon-free book that gives the reader a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the current sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. The text focuses on analysis and critique of the music itself and the conditions of its production and consumption. It also explores the different social issues that affect and are affected by music, such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, technology, and copyright. For anyone who is interested in a comprehensive and detailed history and analysis of popular music in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130405982
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Definitions, Themes, and Issues.
Into the Twentieth Century: Popular Music and Mass Culture. Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of a New Era. Marketing and the Politics of Race, Language, and Gender. Regulating Popular Music.

1. Mass Technology and Popular Taste: The Tin Pan Alley Era.
Sound Recording: From the Cylinder to the Disc. Tin Pan Alley Constructs the Mainstream Tradition. Commercial Broadcasting: A Very Private Enterprise. Hollywood Bolsters Tin Pan Alley.

2. Blues and Country Music: Mass Media and the Construction of Race.
Blues and Country: More Equal Than Separate. “Race” Music: The Popular Sounds of Black America. “Hillbilly” : The Music of the White Working-Class. The Dissemination of Blues and Country: More Separate Than Equal. The Long Road Back for Records.

3. “Good Rockin' Tonight” : The Rise of Rhythm and Blues.
The Publishers and the Broadcasters: ASCAP vs. BMI. Enter the Deejay: The Broadcasters vs. the AFM. From Big Bands to Solo Singers. The Major Labels Reclaim Country Music. The Independents Promote Rhythm and Blues. High Fidelity/Low Overhead. Television and the Suppression of FM Broadcasting. Independent Radio: Deejays in Your Face.

4. Crossing Cultures: The Eruption of Rock 'n' Roll.
Cultural Diversity: The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll. Structural Changesin the Music Industry. Sounds of the Cities. Doo Wop: The Intersection of Gospel, Jazz, and Pop. Rockabilly: The Country Strain.

5. The Empire Strikes Back: The Reaction to Rock 'n' Roll.
The Established Powers Fight Back. Schlock Rock: Enter the White Middle Class. The Official Attack of Rock 'n' Roll. Surf's Up!

6. Popular Music and Political Culture: The Sixties.
The Civil Rights Movement and Popular Music. The British Invasion Occupies the Pop Charts. Breaking the Sounds of Silence. Against the Grain: The Counterculture.

7. Music vs. Markets: The Fragmentation of Pop.
The Music Industry: A Sound Investment. Creativity and Commerce: Rock as Art. Sweeter Soul Music. Singer/Songwriters, Soft Rock Solutions, and More. Women's Music: The Feminist Alternative. From Country Rock to Southern Boogie. Mad with Power: Heavy Metal. All That Glitters Doesn't Sell Gold.

8. Punk and Disco: The Poles of Pop.
Punk vs. Disco. Punk: Rock as (White) Noise. Disco: The Rhythm without the Blues.

9. Music Videos, Superstars, and Mega-Events: The Eighties.
Early Music Television: They Want Their MTV. Superstars: The Road to Economic Recovery. Charity Rock and Mega-Events: Who Is the World? Technology and the New International Music Industry.

10. Rap and Metal: Youth Culture and Censorship.
The Continuing History of Heavy Metal. Hip Hop, Don't Stop. Popular Music and the Politics of Censorship.

11. Alternative to What?: Packaging Pop in the Nineties
Alternative as Mainstream. Packaging Popular Music. The Internet: An Alternative (to the) Music Industry.

Bibliography.
Index.
Song Index.

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