Rockin in Time : A Social History of Rock-and-Roll

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-24
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This well-organized, visually interesting book offers an in-depth examination of the social history of rock-and-roll. "Rockin' in Time" emphasizes several main themes, including the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of rock music.

Tracing rock from its inception-from American blues to the present-this book shows how rock-and-roll has reflected and sometimes changed American and British culture for the last fifty years.

Topics covered in this comprehensive history are: the blues and racism; Elvis Presley and rockabilly; Dick Clark and Don Kirshner; the California sound; Bob Dylan; the British invasion; Motown; acid rock; campus unrest and militant blues; the 1970s; punk rock; MTV; Generation X; the rave revolution; hip hop; and nu-metal.

An excellent reference work for rock fans, music industry employees, those employed by radio stations, and those in music and performer-related marketing.

New To This Edition

- MyMusicKit online website which includes documentaries, video, robust assessment questions, and additional features

- Full four color design to update the textís look

- Chapters on genres such as folk rock, heavy metal, and the most recent development in the music industry, Music and the Internet

Table of Contents

The Blues, Rock-and-Roll, and Racism
The Birth of the Blues
From the Rural South to the Urban North
Muddy Waters and Chicago R&B
The Wolf
Other Chess Discoveries
The Independent Sweepstakes
The R&B Market
From R&B to Rock-and-Roll: Little Richard and Chuck Berry
Social Change and Rock-and-Roll
Racist Backlash
The Music Industry versus Rock-and-Roll
The Blanching of Rock
The Story of Arthur Big Bo
Elvis and Rockabilly
Rockabilly Roots
The Rockabilly Sound
Sun Records and Elvis
The Kille
Blue Suede Shoe
Johnny Cash
The Sun Rockabilly Stable
The Decca Challenge
Rockabilly Sweeps the Nation
The Selling of Elvis Presley
Reactions Against the Presley Mania
Elvis Goes to Hollywood
The Teen Market: From Bandstan
to Girl Groups
Lost Idols
The Booming Teen Market
Dick Clark andAmerican Bandstand
Clark's Creations
The Payola Investigation
Don Kirshner Takes Charge
The Sounds on the Streets
The Girl Groups
The Dream
Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come
The New American Empire
Surfing U.S.A.
The Sound of the Surf
The Beach Boys
Jan and Dean
Drag City
Bob Dylan and the New Frontier
Songs of Protest
The Folk Revival
Civil Rights in a New Frontier
Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest
Joan Baez
The Singer-Activists
Motown: The Sound of Integration
Motown: The Early Years
Civil Rights in the Great Society
The Sound of Integration
The Supremes on the Assembly Line
The Motown Stable
The British Invasion of America: The Beatles
The Mods, the Rockers, and the Skiffle Craze
The Early Beatles
Manager Brian Epstein
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
The Beatles Invade America
The Mersey Beat
The Monkees
The British Blues Invasion and Garage Rock
British Blues and the Rolling Stones
The Stones Turn Raunchy
The Who
The British Blues Onslaught
American Garage Rock
Folk Rock
Dylan's Disenchantment
Folk Rock
Acid Rock
The Beats
The Reemergence of the Beats: The New York Connection
The Haight-Ashbury Scene
The Hippie Culture
Acid Rock: The Trip Begins
Rock-and-Roll Revolution
Psychedelic London
The Decline and Fall of Hippiedom
Fire from the Streets
Soul Music
Black Soul in White America
Militant Blues on Campus
Campus Unrest
The Psychedelic Blues
Heavy Metal Thunder
The Rebirth of the Blues
Woodstock and the End of an Era
Escaping into the Seventies
Miles Ahead
Sweet Seventies Soul
Classical Rock
Back to the Country
Seventies Folk
The Era of Excess
The M
Elton John
Heavy-metal Theater
Art Pop in the Arena
Funk from Outer Space
Corporate Rock
Punk Rock and the New Generation
New York Punk
The Sex Pistols and British Punk
The British Punk Legion
Rock Against Racism
The Jamaican Connection: Reggae and Ska
The Independent Labels
Right-Wing Reaction
The Decline of Punk
Post-Punk Depression
The New Wave
I Want My MTV
MTV and the Video Age
The New Romantics
MTV Goes Electro-Pop
MTV and Michaelmania
The Jackson Legacy
Pop Goes the Metal
The Promise of Rock-and-Roll
Trickling Down with Ronald Reagan
The Boss
The Benefits
Children of the Sixties
Classic Rock and the Compact Disc
Country Boomers
The Generation X Blues
The Hardcore Generation
Thrash Metal
Death Metal
The Industrial Revolution
The Rave Revolution and Britpop
House and Techno
A Rave New World
The Dark Side of the Jungle
The Hip-Hop Nation
The Old School
The Second Wave
Young, Gifted, and Black
The Return ofShaft
Hip-Hop Pop
New Jack Swing
Spice World
Hip Hop Grows Up
Metal Gumbo: Rockin'
in the Twenty-first Century
Nu-Metal Pioneers
The Rap-Rock Explosion
Progressive Metal
Nu-Metal Anthems
The Internet, Jam Bands and Three Shades of the Blues
The Age of the Internet
The Download Mania
The Reinvention of the Music Industry
Jam Bands
Life in Wartime
The Singers-Songwriters
Blues from the Garage
Black Metal
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Great book and CD July 31, 2011
Wonderfully researched information on the birth of Rock and Roll and its social history. The accompanying CD gives documented examples of various songs. I used this textbook in a college course. This is also a great textbook for trivia fans of rock and roll. ecampus provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.
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