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The history of rock & roll. Volume 1, 1920-1963

Author: Ed Ward
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
Series: HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL. 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll--from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Ward
ISBN: 9781250071163 125007116X
OCLC Number: 989800011
Description: xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: How to use this book --
In the beginning --
The record industry : race and country --
Independence --
Blues, birds, and a Moondog --
Black voices in the heartland --
1953-1954 : the stars align --
1955 : rock and roll is born ... maybe --
1956 : into the big time --
Interlude in another land --
1957 : annus mirabilis 1 --
1958 : hoodlum friends outside --
1959 : death and soul --
1960 : oldies, newies, and payola --
1961 : let's twist again --
1962 : teen pan alley --
Second interlude in another land --
Third interlude : England and Germany --
1963 : the end of the world.
Series Title: HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL. 1
Other Titles: History of rock and roll.
Responsibility: Ed Ward.

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Ed Ward covers the first half of the social history of rock & roll in this book. Beginning in the 1920s when blues, country, and black popular music played over the airwaves and the first independent  Read more...

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"Ward's writing is deeply researched, but conversational in tone. He nerds-out just the right amount, moving briskly from hit to hit and craze to craze, slowing down only to impart a few choice Read more...

 
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