Synopses & Reviews
Rock Music Styles blends musical commentary into an historical framework as it traces the styles of Rock music from its roots in country and blues to the most contemporary trends.
About the Author
Katherine Charlton Calkins is returning to the position of chair of the music department at Mt. San Antonio College in fall, 2008, after having had a full-year sabbatical to study music by women composers. As a performer, she has a degree in classical guitar and has toured in Southern France and Tuscany playing lute with an early music group with her late, first husband Andrew Charlton. She also played percussion in the California University at Fullerton Wind Ensemble when they toured in Japan. She got her M.A. degree in music history and has continued with further graduate study in that same field. As a teacher, she started the guitar program at Mt. San Antonio College in 1974, where she continues to teach music history and appreciation. She began to teach a course in the history of rock music in the early nineteen-eighties and decided to try writing her own book because she did not really like any that were available at that time. That book, Rock Music Styles: A History was published in its first edition in 1990 and is now out in its fifth edition, published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Her second book, Experience Music, also published by McGraw-Hill, will be out in its second edition summer of 2008.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Roots of Rock Music
1. American Popular Music Before Rock and Roll/ 2. The Blues Roots of Rock Music/ 3. Gospel, RhythmandBlues, Folk, and Country Roots of Rock The Fifties
4. Classic Rockers The Sixties
5. Pop-Styled Rock/ 6. Soul Styles/ 7. The British Invasion: The Beatles vs. The Stones/ 8. The Second Wave of the British Invasion and the American Reaction/ 9. Folk Rock/ 10. Psychedelic Rock The Seventies
11. Singer/Songwriters/ 12. Country and Southern Rock/ 13. Jazz Rock and Fusion/ 14. Art Rock/ 15. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal/ 16. Glitter and Glam/ 17. Punk Rock and New Wave/ 18. Ska and Reggae/ 19. Funk and Disco The Eighties
20. Hip-Hop and Rap/ 21. MTV and Super Stars of the Eighties The Nineties and Early Two-Thousands
22. Major Trends of the Eighties and Nineities