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American popular music : from minstrelsy to MP3

Author: Larry Starr; Christopher Alan Waterman
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Starr; Christopher Alan Waterman
ISBN: 9780199859115 0199859116 9780199859122 0199859124 9780199859139 0199859132 9780199859146 0199859140 9780199316694 0199316694
OCLC Number: 845085701
Description: xx, 598 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Themes and streams of American popular music --
"After the ball" : popular music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries --
"Catching as the small-pox" : social dance and jazz, 1917-1935 --
"I got rhythm" : the golden age of Tin Pan Alley song, 1920s and 1930s --
"St. Louis blues" : race records and hillbilly music, 1920s and 1930s --
"In the mood" : the swing era, 1935-1945 --
"Choo choo ch' boogie" : the postwar era, 1946-1954 --
"Rock around the clock" : rock 'n' roll, 1954-1959 --
"Good vibrations" : American pop and the British invasion, 1960s --
"Blowin' in the wind" : country, soul, urban folk, and the rise of rock, 1960s --
The 1970s : rock music, disco, and the popular mainstream --
Outsiders' music : progressive country, reggae, salsa, punk, funk, and rap, 1970s --
The 1980s : digital technology, MTV, and the popular mainstream --
"Smells like teen spirit" : hip-hop, "alternative" music, and the entertainment business --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Larry Starr, University of Washington, Christopher Waterman, University of California, Los Angeles.

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