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American popular music

Author: David Lee Joyner
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lee Joyner
ISBN: 9780073526577 0073526576
OCLC Number: 227572723
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vi, 330 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Tin Pan Alley and the theater. Tin Pan Alley and American popular song ; American musical theater --
The African-American tradition. African origins and acculturation in the new world ; Early commercialization of African-American music ; American blues traditions ; Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago ; Jazz pioneers in Chicago ; Big bands and the swing years ; Popular styles in jazz since the swing era --
Country music and the Anglo-American tradition. The folk origins of country music ; Early commercialization of country music ; Country meets western ; Nashville becomes Music City, U.S.A. ; From bluegrass to young country --
Rock and the gathering of America's music. The origins and development of early rock ; Fifties pop and folk rock ; The British invasion ; Psychedelic rock and roots revivalists ; Gospel, soul, and Motown ; From progressive rock to reggae in the seventies ; Hard and soft rock in the seventies ; New heights and high tech in the eighties ; Many sounds from many places in the nineties.
Responsibility: David Joyner.
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