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

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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.
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction 1
Pt. I Regional and Ethnic Studies of American Music 13
1 Stephen Foster and His Musical Geography of the South 15
2 From Stomp Dances to Dew Songs: American Indian Music in Oklahoma at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century 27
3 Music Geography Across the Borderline: Musical Iconography, Mythic Themes, and North American Place Perceptions of the United States-Mexico Borderlands 51
4 Roll On Columbia: Woody Guthrie, Migrants' Tales, and Regional Transformation in the Pacific Northwest 79
5 Rappin' in America: A Regional Music Phenomenon 93
6 Selected Reading and Listening I 119
Pt. II Cultural Hearths and Cultural Diffusion of American Music 123
7 Western Swing and Fort Worth: Culture Hearth of the First Alternative Country Music Form 125
8 "Get Your Kicks on Route 66!" A Song Map of Postwar Migration 137
9 Americans at the Met: The Rise of the Homegrown Opera Star in the Twentieth Century 149
10 Cowabunga! Surfer Rock in Southern California and Beyond 165
11 Why Seattle? An Examination of an Alternative Rock Culture Hearth 183
12 Selected Reading and Listening II 195
Pt. III The Role of Place in American Music 201
13 Music and Place 203
14 Place and Innovation in Popular Music: The Bebop Revolution in Jazz 217
15 Urban Blues: The Sound of the Windy City 241
16 Lubbock on Everything: The Evocation of Place in the Music of West Texas 255
17 Louie Louie Land: Music Geography of the Pacific Northwest 277
18 Selected Reading and Listening III 313
Pt. IV A Selected Music Geography Bibliography 319
Pt. V Music Resources on the Internet 327
Index 343
About the Contributors 363
About the Editor 365
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