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

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Publisher Comments:

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. 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.

Synopsis:

Rockin' in Time intrigues students by providing a social history of Rock and Roll music and explaining its influence.

 

This book was written to address an area that seldom has been discussed.  Rather than a compellation of the many bands in rock history or a guide to teach the musical notation of rock, this book uncovers the reasons for the various trends and types of rock and roll.  It places rock and roll in the context of the social issues that surround and shape it, dealing with the influence on rock music of such trends as technological advances, the development of the music business, demographic change and the baby boom, economic shifts, and the civil rights movement. 

Table of Contents

Preface      

Acknowledgments      

Chapter 1  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 Boy” Crudup      

Chapter 2  Elvis and Rockabilly                                                 

Rockabilly Roots      

The Rockabilly Sound      

Sun Records and Elvis      

“The Killer”      

“Blue Suede Shoes”      

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      

Chapter 3  Dick Clark, Don Kirshner,

                     and the Teen Market                                                

Lost Idols      

The Booming Teen Market      

Dick Clark and American Bandstand      

Clark’s Creations      

The Payola Investigation      

Don Kirshner Takes Charge      

The Sounds on the Streets      

The Girl Groups      

The Dream      

Chapter 4  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      

Chapter 5  Bob Dylan and the New Frontier                             

Songs of Protest      

The Folk Revival      

Civil Rights on a New Frontier      

Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest      

Joan Baez      

The Singer-Activists      

Dylan’s Disenchantment      

Folk Rock      

Chapter 6  The British Invasion of America                               

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      

CHAPTER 7  THE BRITISH BLUES INVASION AND GARAGE ROCK

British Blues and the Rolling Stones

The Stones Turn Raunchy      

Success      

The Who      

The British Blues Onslaught  

American Garage Rock    

Chapter 8  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      

Chapter 9  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      

Chapter 10  Fire from the Streets                                               

Soul Music      

Black Soul in White America      

Chapter 11  Militant Blues on Campus                                       

Campus Unrest      

The Psychedelic Blues      

Heavy Metal Thunder      

The Rebirth of the Blues      

Woodstock and the End of an Era      

Chapter 12  Soft Sounds of the Seventies                                  

Miles Ahead      

Sweet Seventies Soul      

Classical Rock      

Back to the Country      

Seventies Folk      

Chapter 13 The Era of Excess                                                       

The “Me” Decade      

Elton John      

Heavy Metal Theater      

Art Pop in the Arena      

Funk from Outer Space      

Disco      

Corporate Rock      

Chapter 14  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      

Chapter 15 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      

Chapter 16 The Promise of Rock-and-Roll                                

The Boss      

The Benefits      

Children of the Sixties      

Classic Rock and the Compact Disc      

Country Boomers      

Chapter 17 The Generation X Blues                                            

The Hardcore Generation      

Thrash Metal      

The Industrial Revolution      

Grunge      

Chapter 18 The Rave Revolution                                                

House and Techno      

A Rave New World      

The Dark Side of the Jungle      

Armchair Techno      

      Brit Pop

Chapter 19 The Many Faces of Hip-Hop                                       

The Old School      

The Second Wave      

Gangsta      

Young, Gifted and Black      

Techno Hop      

Trip-Hop      

The Return of Shaft      

Hip-Hop Pop      

Spice World      

Chapter 20 Metal Gumbo: Rockin’ in the  21st Century            

Nu-Metal Pioneers      

The Rap-Rock Explosion      

Nu-Metal Anthems      

The Rock Industry in the Age of the Internet     

CHAPTER 21 MUSIC, POLITICS AND ROCK AGAINST BUSH

     Music, Politics and Social Activism

     Celebrity Politics

     Rock Against Bush

Bibliography        

Index    

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131887909
Author:
Szatmary, David P
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Szatmary, David
Author:
Szatmary, David P.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Rock music -- United States.
Subject:
Rock music -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyRockKit Series
Publication Date:
20060125
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.97 x 6 x 0.89 in 572 gr

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Rockin' in Time intrigues students by providing a social history of Rock and Roll music and explaining its influence.

 

This book was written to address an area that seldom has been discussed.  Rather than a compellation of the many bands in rock history or a guide to teach the musical notation of rock, this book uncovers the reasons for the various trends and types of rock and roll.  It places rock and roll in the context of the social issues that surround and shape it, dealing with the influence on rock music of such trends as technological advances, the development of the music business, demographic change and the baby boom, economic shifts, and the civil rights movement. 

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