Rock: Music, Culture, and Business

Rock: Music, Culture, and Business

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Rock: Music, Culture, and Business

Providing the perfect balance of cultural and musical analysis, Rock: Music, Culture, and Business by Joseph G. Schloss, Larry Starr, and Christopher Waterman tells the full story of rock 'n' roll, from its earliest beginnings to today.

* Balances the history of the music business and the impact of social and cultural movements on the story of rock
* Enhanced coverage of contemporary rock music, including the impact of rap
* Integrates lively pedagogy:
—- Detailed listening guides highlighting the significant elements of more than forty key recordings
—- More than 100 photos, many in full color
—- Boldfaced key terms and a glossary
* Robust support package:
—- Instructor Resource CD containing a computerized Test Bank (978-0-19-975837-1)
—- Companion Website (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199758364
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/27/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 123,907
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Each Chapter ends with a Conclusion
List of Listening Guides
Music and Identity
What Is Rock?
A Note on the Terms "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Rock"
Chapter 1: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll
Popular Music Before the Rise of Rock 'n' Roll
The Southern Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Pre-Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm & Blues
Country and Western Music
Three Big Hits of the Pre-Rock 'n' Roll Period
— "Goodnight, Irene" (Strophic Song Form)
— "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie" (12-Bar Blues Form)
— "Love and Marriage" (AABA Song Form)
Chapter 2: The Rise of Rock 'n' Roll, 1954-1959
Cover Versions and Early Rock 'n' Roll
The Rock 'n' Roll Business
Chapter 3: Early Rock 'n' Roll Musicians
The First Generations
— Chuck Berry
— The Electric Guitar and Rock 'n' Roll
— Little Richard
— Boogie-Woogie Piano Music
The Next Generation
— Elvis Presley
— Jerry Lee Lewis
— Buddy Holly
— Latin American Influences
Wild, Wild Young Women: The Lady Vanishes
Songwriters and Producers of Early Rock 'n' Roll
Chapter 4: Pop Music in the Early 1960s
The Rise of Soul Music: Ray Charles and Sam Cooke
— Ray Charles and Soul Music
— Sam Cooke
The Twist
"Teenage Symphonies": Phil Spector
Berry Gordy and Motown
The California Sound
— Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys
— Other "Surf Music"
Chapter 5: The British Invasion and American Responses
The Beatles and the British Invasion
The Rolling Stones and Other Invaders
Meanwhile, Back in California
Urban Folk Music: Bob Dylan
Chapter 6: From Rock 'n' Roll to Rock: 1965-1970
The Influence of the Counterculture
— Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
— Satanic Majestics: The Rolling Stones after Sgt. Pepper
— The San Francisco Scene
— The Doors
Folk Rock and Country Rock
Rock and Soul
— James Brown
— Aretha Franklin
— Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Relationship of Rock and Soul
— Sly Stone and Santana: The Rebirth of Rock Multiculturalism
Guitar Heroes: Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton
Chapter 7: The 1970s: Rock Becomes Established
Rock Comes of Age
The Rock Album
Rock Culture
Led Zeppelin and Hard Rock
Stadium Rock
Southern Rock
Jazz Rock
Singer/Songwriters and Soft Rock
The Eagles
Chapter 8: The 1970s: Rock Offshoots and Responses
Punk Rock and New Wave
Reggae Music—Rock in the Diaspora
— The Rastafarian Movement
— Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley
— The Popularization of Reggae in the United States
Funk Music
The Rise of Disco
Mixing and Scratching: The Origins of Rap Music
Chapter 9: Rock Superstars of the 1980s
MTV As Hit Maker: Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer"
The Impact of Digital Technologies
Thriller and Born in the U.S.A.
— Thriller (Michael Jackson, 1982)
— Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen, 1984)
New Wave Goes Dancing: "Sweet Dreams"
"Baby I'm a Star": Madonna, Prince, and the Production of Celebrity
— Madonna
— Prince
Chapter 10: 1980s Rock: New Alternatives, New Accents
Heavy Metal
Hardcore Punk
Hip-Hop Breaks Through
The Rise of "World Music"
Paul Simon's Graceland and the Politics of "Worldbeat"
Chapter 11: Rock in the 1990s: Alternative Becomes the Mainstream
Home Recording
On the Term "Alternative"
"Smells Like Teen Spirit": Alternative Rock Hits the Charts
The 1990s Rock Mainstream
Jam Bands
Hip-Hop in the 1990s
— The Rise of Gangsta Rap
— Hip-Hop, Digital Sampling, and the Law
— Gangsta Rap Conflicts
— All Hail the Queen
World Music/Rock Collaboration
Chapter 12: The Internet Era: 2000-
Music and the Internet: The Revolution Will Be Downloaded
There's No Place Like Home: Digital Recording, Pro-Tools, and Rock Music
"The System Is Broken": Changes in the Music Business
Rock Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Rock around the World
Hip-Hop in the Early Twenty-First Century
— Jay-Z
— Kanye West
— Eminem
— Outkast
Coda: Patterns in Rock History

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