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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Lee Joyner
|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.