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Music of the postwar era

Author: Don Tyler
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2008.
Series: American history through music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of the music of the post-World War II era and how the social and political climate of the day influenced the theme of popular music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Tyler
ISBN: 9780313341915 0313341915
OCLC Number: 163625337
Description: xi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Charting the hits --
How was popular music dispensed? --
From swing to sing --
The pre-rock fifties --
The early years of rock 'n' roll --
Hollywood's biggest hit songs and movie musicals of the postwar years --
The best of postwar Broadway --
Country and western music of the postwar years --
The most noteworthy composers and lyricists of the postwar years --
The top recording artists of the postwar years.
Series Title: American history through music.
Responsibility: Don Tyler.
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At the end of WWII, music shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz, and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues  Read more...

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"...The appendix displays combined hit charts for the period from 1945 to 1999, year by year. The bibliography lists print and web resources. The index lists song titles in quotes, musical titles and Read more...

 
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