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In American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Second Edition, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman examine popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century, offering a comprehensive look at the music, the cultural history of the times, and the connections between them. Using well-chosen examples, insightful commentaries, and an engaging writing style, this text traces the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, Motown, hip-hop, and other popular styles, highlighting the contributions of diverse groups to the creation of distinctly American styles. It combines an in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of the music's attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances. The authors incorporate strong pedagogy including numerous boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and intriguing topics; coverage of early American popular music; and a rich illustration program. Detailed listening charts explain the most important elements of recordings discussed at length in the text. The charts are complemented by two in-text audio CDs and--new to this edition--an iMix published at iTunes, which makes most of the songs immediately available to students and instructors.

Features of the Second Edition

* Integrates full color throughout

* Provides more coverage of women artists, with new material on women in rock 'n' roll in Chapter 8 and a box on Queen Latifah in Chapter 14

* Reorganizes the discussion of post-1970s music: disco is now included with mainstream 70s pop, while hip-hop is treated in two chapters (12 and 14) in order to emphasize its significance and diversity

* Adds new material on the recent alternative country music explosion

* Includes new developments in music technology in the thoroughly revised concluding chapter

* Offers revised and more vivid visual elements, including more than 100 new photos (most in full color) and an illustrated timeline

* Provides redesigned listening guides, enhanced by an iMix published at iTunes (accessible at www.oup.com/us/popmusic)

* Supplemented by a Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/popmusic (containing both student and instructor resources) and an Instructor's Manual and a Computerized Test Bank on CD

* FREE with the purchase of this book: a 6-month subscription to Grove Music Online (www.grovemusic.com)--a $180 value

Remarkably accessible, American Popular Music, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in American Popular Music, the History of Popular Music, Popular Music in American Culture, and the History of Rock 'n' Roll. Its welcoming style and warm tone will captivate readers, encouraging them to become more critically aware listeners of popular music.

Synopsis:

The most complete, colorful, and authoritative package of its kind, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Third Edition, examines popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century.

Highlighting the contributions of diverse groups, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman trace the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular styles. They combine an in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION

* Significantly expanded coverage of the Latin American stream of influence throughout, including Latin music in the big-band era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, bossa nova, and salsa

* Thoroughly updated discussions of online distribution models, technology, and new trends in popular music

* Exact timings included in the in-text listening guides to help students orient themselves as they use the two in-text

audio CDs

* New appendix--"Understanding Rhythm and Form"--illustrating the basic musical concepts of beat, tempo, rhythm, and form

* A FREE six-month subscription to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition Online ($120.00 value!)

Remarkably accessible and student-friendly, the third edition also offers:

* Detailed in-text listening charts that explain the most important elements of recordings discussed at length in the text

* Boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and cultural issues, with an illustrated timeline at the back of the book

* An iMix (published at iTunes)

* An updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/popmusic) containing resources for both instructors (PowerPoint lecture slides, assignments and exercises, filmographies, and review/discussion questions) and students (chapter outlines, brief biographies, flashcards, and weblinks)

* A free Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank on CD

About the Author

Larry Starr is Professor of Music at the University of Washington. He is a respected scholar on the music of Ives, Gershwin, and Copland, as well as on popular music.

Christopher Waterman is Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. An anthropologist specializing in the music of Africa and the Americas, he is also a bassist who has performed professionally in a wide variety of popular genres.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

1. THEMES AND STREAMS OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC

Theme One: Listening

Theme Two: Music and Identity

Theme Three: Music and Technology

Theme Four: The Music Business

Theme Five: Centers and Peripheries

Streams of Tradition: The Sources of Popular Music

The European American Stream

The African American Stream

The Latin American Stream

2. "AFTER THE BALL": POPULAR MUSIC OF THE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES

The Minstrel Show

Dance Music and Brass Bands

The Birth of Tin Pan Alley

The Ragtime Craze, 1896-1918

The Rise of the Phonograph

3. "CATCHING AS THE SMALL-POX": SOCIAL DANCE AND JAZZ, 1917-1935

Technology and the Music Business

"Freak Dances": Turkey Trot and Tango

James Reese Europe and the Castles

The Jazz Craze

Jazz Becomes Popular Music: The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Dance Music in the "Jazz Age"

"The King of Jazz"

4. "I GOT RHYTHM": THE GOLDEN AGE OF TIN PAN ALLEY SONG

Tin Pan Alley Song Form

What Were Tin Pan Alley Songs About?

What Makes a Song a "Standard"?

5. "ST. LOUIS BLUES": RACE RECORDS AND HILLBILLY MUSIC

Race Records

Classic Blues

The Country Blues

Charley Patton and "Tom Rushen Blues" (1929)

Blind Lemon Jefferson: The First Country Blues Star

Robert Johnson: Standing at the Crossroad

Early Country Music: Hillbilly Records

Pioneers of Country Music: The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers

Popular Music and the Great Depression

6. "IN THE MOOD": THE SWING ERA, 1935-1945

Swing Music and American Culture

Benny Goodman: The King of Swing

Big Band Blues: Basie, Ellington, and Miller

Country Music in the Swing Era: Roy Acuff, Singing Cowboys, and Western Swing

Latin Music in the Swing Era

7. "CHOO CHOO CH'BOOGIE": THE POSTWAR ERA, 1946-1954

Popular Music and Technology in the Postwar Era

Rise of the Big Singers

Urban Folk Music: The Weavers

The Mambo Craze (1949-1955)

Southern Music in the Postwar Era

Rhythm and Blues

Women in R&B: Ruth Brown and Big Mama Thornton

Country and Western Music

Hank Williams

8."ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK": ROCK 'N' ROLL, 1954-1959

Cover Versions and Early Rock 'n' Roll

The Rock 'n' Roll Business

Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the R&B Side

Early Rock 'n' Roll Stars on the Country Side

Wild, Wild Young Women: The Lady Vanishes

Songwriters and Producers of Early Rock 'n' Roll

9. "GOOD VIBRATIONS": AMERICAN POP AND THE BRITISH INVASION, 1960s

The Early 1960s: Dance Music and "Teenage Symphonies"

Berry Gordy and Motown

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys

The Beatles, the British Invasion, and the American Response

The Latin Stream in 1960s Pop

10. "PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG": COUNTRY, SOUL, URBAN FOLK, AND THE RISE OF ROCK, 1960s

Patsy Cline and the Nashville Sound

Ray Charles and Soul Music

James Brown and Aretha Franklin

Urban Folk Music in the 1960s: Bob Dylan

The Counterculture and Psychedelic Rock

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

San Francisco Rock: Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead

Guitar Heroes: Hendrix and Clapton

11. THE 1970S: ROCK MUSIC, DISCO, AND THE POPULAR MAINSTREAM

Country Music and the Pop Mainstream

A 1970s Jukebox: Some Characteristic Sounds of the Decade

Rock Comes of Age

"Night Fever": The Rise of Disco

12. OUTSIDERS' MUSIC: PROGRESSIVE COUNTRY, REGGAE, PUNK, FUNK, AND RAP, 1970s

The Outlaws: Progressive Country Music

"I Shot the Sheriff": The Rise of Reggae

The Rise of Salsa Music

"Psycho Killer": 1970s Punk and New Wave

"Tear the Roof off the Sucker": Funk Music

"Rapper's Delight": The Origins of Hip-Hop

13. THE 1980s: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, MTV, AND THE POPULAR MAINSTREAM

Digital Technology and Popular Music

A 1980s CD Changer

A Tale of Three Albums

"Baby I'm A Star": Prince, Madonna, and the Production of Celebrity

14. "SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT": HIP-HOP, "ALTERNATIVE" MUSIC, AND THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS

Hip-Hop Breaks Out (1980s-1990s)

Techno: Dance Music in the Digital Age

Alternate Currents

Women's Voices: Alternative Folk, Hip-Hop, and Country

Globalization and the Rise of World Music

15. CONCLUSION

Music and Identity

Technology and the Music Business

Centers and Peripheries

Appendix: Illustrations of Key Music Terms

Glossary

Bibliography

Timeline

Credits

Index

CD Track List

Preface to the Third Edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195396300
Subtitle:
From Minstrelsy to MP3
Author:
Starr, Larry
Author:
Waterman, Christopher
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null, Larry
Author:
Null, Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Popular music -- United States.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Music | Popular Music | Pop, Rock,
Subject:
Popular Culture
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Music | Popular Music | Pop, Rock, & Popular Culture
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Music-Popular Performers
Publication Date:
20091113
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Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
560
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9.10x7.40x.90 in. 2.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The most complete, colorful, and authoritative package of its kind, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Third Edition, examines popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century.

Highlighting the contributions of diverse groups, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman trace the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular styles. They combine an in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances.

NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION

* Significantly expanded coverage of the Latin American stream of influence throughout, including Latin music in the big-band era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, bossa nova, and salsa

* Thoroughly updated discussions of online distribution models, technology, and new trends in popular music

* Exact timings included in the in-text listening guides to help students orient themselves as they use the two in-text

audio CDs

* New appendix--"Understanding Rhythm and Form"--illustrating the basic musical concepts of beat, tempo, rhythm, and form

* A FREE six-month subscription to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition Online ($120.00 value!)

Remarkably accessible and student-friendly, the third edition also offers:

* Detailed in-text listening charts that explain the most important elements of recordings discussed at length in the text

* Boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and cultural issues, with an illustrated timeline at the back of the book

* An iMix (published at iTunes)

* An updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/popmusic) containing resources for both instructors (PowerPoint lecture slides, assignments and exercises, filmographies, and review/discussion questions) and students (chapter outlines, brief biographies, flashcards, and weblinks)

* A free Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank on CD

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