9780789001511

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789001511

  • ISBN10:

    0789001519

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s is chock full of entertaining essays to inform and delight you about an era that shaped our culture and future musical trends. This unique book will surprise and enchant even the most zealous music buff with facts and information on the songs that reflected America's spirit and captured a nation's attention. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader is offbeat, somewhat irreverent, ironic, and ancedotal as it discusses hundreds of rock and non-rock compositions included in rock history era. The songs offer you information on: Rock's Not So Dull Predecessors (for example, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" and "The Cry of the Wild Goose") The Pioneering Rock Songs (such as "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" ) Older Style Songs Amidst the Rocks (for example, "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Rocky Mountain High" ) The Megastars and Megagroups (such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Respect," and "Surfin'USA" ) The Best Songs that Never Made No. 1 (for example," I Feel Good" and " Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" ) The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s also examines the music which preceded early rock, the music which followed early rock, and the numerous non-rock songs which flourished during the classic rock period. A wide spectrum of music is discussed in well over 100 essays on various songs. Musicians, librarians, and the general audience will be taken back to the birth of rock and roll and the various contributing influences. Analyzing each song's place in rock history and giving some background about the artists, The Classic Rock and Roll Reader offers even the most avid music enthusiast new and unique information in this thorough and interesting guide.

Author Biography

D. F. Lonergan, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Reference Librarian in the libraries of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
THE EMERGENCE OF ROCK MUSIC, OR, WAKING UP THE 1950s
Rock's Not-So-Dull Predecessors
3(12)
In the Mood
3(2)
Of Thee I Sing
5(2)
Night and Day
7(1)
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
8(1)
Oklahoma!
9(1)
Show Business
10(2)
The Cry of the Wild Goose
12(3)
The Pioneering Rock Songs, or, Three Create a Crowd
15(4)
Rock Around the Clock
15(2)
Sh-Boom
17(1)
Shake, Rattle and Roll
18(1)
Older-Style Songs Amidst the Rocks
19(12)
All the Way
19(2)
Chances Are
21(2)
I Could Have Danced All Night
23(2)
Moon River
25(1)
Rocky Mountain High
26(1)
Top of the World
27(1)
Whatever Will Be, Will Be
28(3)
A GENERATION OF CLASSIC ROCK, OR, ROCK ROLLS ON
The Megastars and Megagroups, or, the Bolder and the Boulders
31(68)
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
31(3)
Blue Suede Shoes
34(1)
Bridge over Troubled Water
35(1)
Can't Help Falling in Love
36(1)
Crazy Man, Crazy
37(4)
Diana
41(2)
Dream Lover
43(2)
Good Vibrations
45(2)
I Want to Hold Your Hand
47(1)
In My Room
48(2)
It Ain't Me, Babe
50(4)
Last Train to Clarksville
54(4)
Let It Be
58(2)
Love Me Tender
60(1)
Michelle
61(4)
Photograph
65(2)
P.S. I Love You
67(3)
Respect
70(3)
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
73(3)
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
76(1)
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
77(3)
Stop! In the Name of Love
80(1)
Surfin' USA
81(2)
Walk Like a Man
83(2)
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?
85(3)
What's Going On
88(3)
Who's Sorry Now?
91(2)
World Without Love
93(3)
Yesterday
96(1)
You Send Me
97(2)
The Best Songs That Never Made Number 1, or, Time Heals All Aches, Mistakes, and Bad Breaks
99(32)
Ain't That a Shame?
99(2)
Downtown
101(1)
From Me to You
102(5)
I Feel Good
107(1)
I'm on the Outside (Looking In)
108(3)
I'm Walkin'
111(1)
Lookin' Out My Back Door
112(3)
Oh, Pretty Woman
115(1)
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
116(2)
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
118(2)
Rhinestone Cowboy
120(1)
(I'm a) Road Runner
121(4)
Song Sung Blue
125(1)
Standing on the Corner
126(1)
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
127(1)
Up-Up and Away
128(1)
Will You Love Me Tommorrow?
129(2)
One-Hit Wonders, or, Flashes in the Charts
131(22)
At the Hop
131(2)
The Battle of New Orleans
133(2)
Classical Gas
135(1)
Earth Angel
136(1)
Ease on Down the Road
137(1)
Gentle on My Mind
138(1)
The Great Pretender
139(1)
Happy Together
140(1)
I'm Sorry
141(1)
Jesus Christ, Superstar
142(1)
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
143(1)
Save the Last Dance for Me
144(1)
Singin' the Blues
145(1)
Sit Down, I Think I Love You
146(4)
Spinning Wheel
150(1)
Tequila
151(1)
Volare
152(1)
Novelty Songs, or, Unusual, but Unusually Good
153(26)
Aquarius
153(2)
The Candy Man
155(2)
Don't Sleep in the Subway
157(1)
Hit the Road, Jack
158(2)
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini
160(1)
King of the Road
161(1)
The Last Kiss
162(3)
Let's Twist Again
165(2)
Louie, Louie
167(2)
Mr. Bo Jangles
169(1)
Mr. Sandman
170(1)
The Purple People Eater
171(1)
Tutti Frutti
172(2)
The Twist
174(2)
Wake Up, Little Susie
176(1)
Witch Doctor
177(1)
Yakety Yak
178(1)
Some Other Milestones and a Few Pebbles
179(78)
Baby, I Need Your Lovin'
179(3)
Ballad of a Teenage Queen
182(2)
Be-Bop-A-Lula
184(2)
Be My Baby
186(4)
Because
190(3)
Bye Bye Love
193(2)
Good Morning, Starshine
195(2)
Green Onions
197(3)
He's a Rebel
200(2)
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
202(2)
I Almost Lost My Mind
204(2)
I Got You, Babe
206(3)
I Want to Be Wanted
209(2)
It's Over
211(2)
Kicks
213(3)
Light My Fire
216(3)
Memories Are Made of This
219(2)
Monterey
221(4)
The Name Game
225(4)
Only You
229(2)
That'll Be the Day
231(3)
These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
234(2)
Tom Dooley
236(3)
Traveling Man
239(4)
Turn Me Loose!
243(4)
Under the Boardwalk
247(3)
The Wanderer
250(2)
You Don't Own Me
252(2)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
254(3)
The Best and the Worst of Classic Rock
257(8)
The Best Classic Rock Song
257(1)
The Worst Famous Classic Rock Song
258(3)
CLASSIC ROCK MEETS DISCO, AND BOTH DISAPPEAR
Disco Duck
261(1)
Stayin' Alive
262(3)
Title Index 265(6)
Subject Index 271

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