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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.

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. 

Synopsis:

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.

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: The Teen Market: From “Bandstand” to Girl Groups

                                                                                                                                                           

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 in a New Frontier      

Bob Dylan: The Music of Protest    

Joan Baez     

The Singer-Activists    

 

Chapter 6: 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 7: 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      

 

Chapter 8: 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 9: Folk Rock

 

Dylan’s Disenchantment      

Folk Rock     

 

Chapter 10: 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 11: Fire from the Streets

                                                                                                                                                           

Soul Music      

Black Soul in White America   

 

Chapter 12: 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 13: Escaping into the Seventies

                                                                                                                                                           

Miles Ahead      

Sweet Seventies Soul     

Classical Rock      

Back to the Country     

Seventies Folk      

 

Chapter 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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      

 

Chapter 18: The Generation X Blues

                                                                                                                                                           

The Hardcore Generation     

Thrash Metal      

Death Metal

The Industrial Revolution     

Grunge      

 

Chapter 19: The Rave Revolution and Britpop

                                                                                                                                                           

House and Techno     

A Rave New World      

The Dark Side of the Jungle      

Chillin’ Out      

BritPop      

 

Chapter 20: The Hip-Hop Nation

                                                                                                                                                           

The Old School      

The Second Wave      

Gangsta     

Young, Gifted, and Black     

The Return of Shaft     

Hip-Hop Pop

New Jack Swing

Spice World

Hip Hop Grows Up     

 

Chapter 21: Metal Gumbo: Rockin’ in the Twenty-first Century

                                                                                                                                                           

Nu-Metal Pioneers     

The Rap-Rock Explosion 

Progressive Metal     

Nu-Metal Anthems   

   

Chapter 22: 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

 

Bibliography

                                                                                                                                                           

Index                                                                                                                                                    

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205675043
Author:
Szatmary, David P
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Szatmary, David P.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rock music
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Rock music -- United States.
Subject:
Rock music -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyRockKit Series
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6 x 0.6 in 463 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

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. 

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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