The Sounds of People and Places: A Geography of American Music from Country to Classical and Blues to Bop / Edition 4

The Sounds of People and Places: A Geography of American Music from Country to Classical and Blues to Bop / Edition 4

by George O. Carney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742517438

ISBN-13: 9780742517431

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The new edition of this popular anthology covers an array of American music genres that is broader than ever, including country, jazz, blues, rock, pop, opera, rap, classical, and American Indian. With a completely new set of essays-seven recently published articles and nine original essays-this lively volume showcases the best new writings in American music geography

Overview

The new edition of this popular anthology covers an array of American music genres that is broader than ever, including country, jazz, blues, rock, pop, opera, rap, classical, and American Indian. With a completely new set of essays-seven recently published articles and nine original essays-this lively volume showcases the best new writings in American music geography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742517431
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
List of Tablesxiii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxxi
Introduction1
Part IRegional and Ethnic Studies of American Music13
1.Stephen Foster and His Musical Geography of the South15
2.From Stomp Dances to Dew Songs: American Indian Music in Oklahoma at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century27
3.Music Geography Across the Borderline: Musical Iconography, Mythic Themes, and North American Place Perceptions of the United States-Mexico Borderlands51
4.Roll On Columbia: Woody Guthrie, Migrants' Tales, and Regional Transformation in the Pacific Northwest79
5.Rappin' in America: A Regional Music Phenomenon93
6.Selected Reading and Listening I119
Part IICultural Hearths and Cultural Diffusion of American Music123
7.Western Swing and Fort Worth: Culture Hearth of the First Alternative Country Music Form125
8."Get Your Kicks on Route 66!" A Song Map of Postwar Migration137
9.Americans at the Met: The Rise of the Homegrown Opera Star in the Twentieth Century149
10.Cowabunga! Surfer Rock in Southern California and Beyond165
11.Why Seattle? An Examination of an Alternative Rock Culture Hearth183
12.Selected Reading and Listening II195
Part IIIThe Role of Place in American Music201
13.Music and Place203
14.Place and Innovation in Popular Music: The Bebop Revolution in Jazz217
15.Urban Blues: The Sound of the Windy City241
16.Lubbock on Everything: The Evocation of Place in the Music of West Texas255
17.Louie Louie Land: Music Geography of the Pacific Northwest277
18.Selected Reading and Listening III313
Part IVA Selected Music Geography Bibliography319
Part VMusic Resources on the Internet327
Index343
About the Contributors363
About the Editor365

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