Written specifically for the reader with no musical background,Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, 6 th editiongives high-quality, in-depth coverage of classic style-setters like Elvis Presley and the Beatles through the Sex Pistols and Beck. Thorough in its historical analysis and joined by seventeen Listening Guides, "Key Terms" list for each chapter, and a discography of rock styles and performers, this text makes learning about rock and pop music truly enjoyable.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Why Study Rock? Why This Book? Before We Begin: A Liberal View of Rock History Chapter 2: The Roots of Rock Overview: The Early 1950s Pop Music Musical Close-Up: The Elements of Music Country and Western Musical Close-Up: Instrumentation in Rock and Roll Rhythm and Blues Musical Close-Up: The 12-Bar Blues Chapter 3: The Emergence of Rock and Roll Overview: Crossovers and Covers Bill Haley and the Comets Elvis Presley Three Basic Trends Emerge Musical Close-Up: Rhythm in Early Rock and Roll Chapter 4: Rock and Roll: 1950s Style Overview: Five Style Setters of the 1950s Little Richard Fats Domino Chuck Berry Jerry Lee Lewis Buddy Holly Others in the 1950s The Industry Musical Close-Up: Is Soft Rock Really Rock? Chapter 5: Transition: The Early 1960s Overview: The Fragmentation of the Market The Beginnings of the Folk Music Trend Surfing Music The Dance Craze Musical Close Up: Musical Texture and the Beach Boys Chapter 6: The Beatles