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American popular music : a multicultural history

Author: Glenn Appell; David Hemphill
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Appell (jazz studies, Diablo Valley College) and Hemphill (graduate studies, research, and development, San Francisco State University) offer a textbook for popular music, humanities, or cultural studies courses, organized by the musical influences of particular cultural groups--African American, European American, Latin, Native American and Asian--rather than a strict chronological approach. This is followed by a  Read more...
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Appell, Glenn.
American popular music.
Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2006
(OCoLC)652326821
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Appell; David Hemphill
ISBN: 0155062298 9780155062290 015506245X 9780155062450
OCLC Number: 62790350
Notes: LC copy imperfect: accompanying sound discs wanting.
Description: xiv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. A multicultural approach to popular music appreciation --
Culture and music --
Music in a multicultural society --
Hearing versus listening --
Exploring musical tastes --
Developing a popular music vocabulary --
The rhythm section --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions. pt. I. African American roots, the emergence of the dominant culture of American popular music --
2. African roots --
A holistic approach to life --
African musical aesthetics --
African instruments --
African American music during slavery --
The end of slavery and the beginning of a new American music --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
3. From minstrelsy to the blues --
Minstrelsy --
Origins of the blues --
Marketing the blues and the invention of sound recording --
Classic versus rural blues --
Urban blues --
Influences of technology and World War II --
The electric blues : Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King --
Blues revivals --
The power of the blues --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
4. Early jazz : from ragtime to swing --
What is jazz? --
Ragtime --
New Orleans : the birthplace of jazz --
Jelly Roll Morton : the first great jazz composer --
Louis Armstrong : the first great soloist --
Chicago and the jazz age --
New York and the evolution of jazz piano styles --
Duke Ellington : true jazz royalty --
The swing era --
The development of vocal jazz traditions --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions. pt. II. European American traditions and influences --
5. From hymns to wind bands --
Church music and patriotic songs --
English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian influences --
Parlor songs --
Stephen Foster : America's first great songwriter --
Nineteenth-century church music --
Civil war music and wind bands --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
6. The golden age of American popular song --
Tin Pan Alley and turn-of-the-century popular styles --
Vaudeville, early musical theater, and operetta --
The evolution of twentieth-century American musical theater --
Multicultural Broadway --
Great performers of American popular song --
The rise and fall of the Tin Pan Alley standard --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
7. Country music --
Folk origins and early influences --
What make it "country"? --
Early commercialization --
The "West" joins country --
Bluegrass and old-time music --
The rise of Nashville --
The Bakersfield sound --
The Austin scene and the outlaws --
Country rock --
Female legends of country --
Multicultural country --
Contemporary country --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions. pt. III. Latin musics in America form a new blend --
8. America's Afro-Caribbean and Latin musical heritage --
Roots and traditions --
Latin music instrumentation --
Cuban popular music traditions --
Early twentieth-century Latin music in the United States --
Latin jazz and mambo --
Transitions in the 1960s --
The 1970s and 1980s : salsa! --
Multiple directions in the 2000s --
Jamaican influences : ska, reggae, dub, and dancehall --
Trinidad : calypso, soca, and steel bands --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
9. Chicano and Mexican popular music in America --
Historical perspective --
Tejano and Norteño music take root --
The accordion and the birth of conjunto --
World War II --
Chicano rock makes its mark --
Tejano and Chicano pop artists after the 1960s --
California Chicano rock after the 1960s --
Mexican music in the United States --
The scene in the early 2000s --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions. pt. IV. Native American and Asian influences --
10. Native American popular music --
Historical context --
Musical traditions of Native America --
Traditional Native American instruments --
Powwow traditions --
Contemporary Native American music --
Contemporary Native musicians --
The sacred, the secular, and the future --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
11. Asian and Pacific American popular musics --
Asian immigration to the United States --
Chinese American influences --
Japanese American influences --
Filipino American influences --
South Asian American influences --
Vietnamese American influences --
Pan-Asian musical trends --
Popular music in Hawaii --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions. pt. V. From modern jazz to hip-hop, sixty years of evolving traditions --
12. From bebop to acid jazz --
Bebop and the birth of modern jazz --
Post-bop styles of the 1950s --
Free jazz --
Mainstream jazz in the 1960s --
Bop and post-bop vocal jazz --
Fusion --
Contemporary directions --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
13. Early R & B and rock : the late 1940s and the 1950s --
The culture of the early 1950s --
The birth of R & B --
West coast R & B --
Doo-wop --
Independent labels and Black-oriented stations --
The white teen market for "forbidden" music --
Regional origins of R & B and rock --
Fifties rock after Elvis --
"The day the music died" --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
14. Girl groups, surf music, gospel, and soul --
Producers, a new Tin Pan Alley, and girl groups --
Surf music --
Gospel music --
Soul music --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
15. Folk-rock, the British invasion, and psychedelia --
The folk music revival and the birth of folk-rock --
The British invasion --
The birth of a counterculture --
The L.A. rock scene in the late 1960s --
Woodstock, Altamont, and the end of an era --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
16. R & B and its descendants after the 1960s --
Technological changes --
R & B from the 1970s to the millennium --
Disco --
Dance pop --
Hip-hop --
Turntablism and scratching --
Electronica --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
17. Rock after the 1960s --
Hard rock branches out --
Arena rock --
Heavy metal --
Southern rock and country rock --
Art rock --
Singer-songwriters --
Soft rock --
World music --
Punk and its descendants --
Hybrid styles of the 1990s and early 2000s --
Chapter summary --
Key terms --
Study and discussion questions --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Glenn Appell, David Hemphill.
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