American Popular Music

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.

Table of Contents

Tin Pan Alley and the Theater
Tin Pan Alley and American Popular Song
American Musical Theater
The African-American Tradition
African Origins and Acculturation in the New World
Early Commercialization of African-American Music
American Blues Traditions
Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago
Jazz Pioneers in Chicago
Big Bands and the Swing Years
Popular Styles in Jazz Since the Swing Era
Country Music and the Anglo-American Tradition
The Folk Origins of Country Music
Early Commercialization of Country Music
Country Meets Western
Nashville Becomes Music City, U.S.A.
From Bluegrass to Young Country
Rock and the Gathering of America's Music
The Origins and Development of Early Rock
Fifties Pop and Folk Rock
The British Invasion
Psychedelic Rock and Roots Revivalists
Gospel, Soul, and Motown
From Progressive Rock to Reggae in the Seventies
Hard and Soft Rock in the Seventies
New Heights and High Tech in the Eighties
Many Sounds From Many Places in the Nineties
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