The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
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Author: David Brackett,Associate Professor of Music David Brackett
Pages: 524
ISBN: 0195125703
Release: 2005
Editor: New York : Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tracing the diverse streams of American popular music from the 1920s to the present, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates addresses such questions as: How did the musicians who made the music explain it? Who listened to popular music and why? What was the major impression madeby it on society at large? Why do some types of popular music still matter today?In this richly textured and chronologically organized anthology, well-known scholar David Brackett brings together more than 100 readings from a diverse range of sources and by writers who have played an integral part in the development of popular music criticism. He includes articles frommainstream and specialized magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers, as well as interviews and autobiographies of musicians and other music industry insiders. Representing a wide variety of time periods, styles, and genres--and including groundbreaking criticism on disco, hip-hop, rap, andtechno--the selections introduce students to important social and cultural issues raised by the study of popular music. Topics covered include the role of race, class conflict, gender roles, regional differences in the reception of popular music, and the relative value of artistry versus commerce.Extensive editorial introductions and headnotes supply context for the selections, provide links between different eras and genres, clarify the issues raised by the documents, and explain their historical significance. An ideal text for courses in popular music history, The Pop, Rock, and SoulReader: Histories and Debates will also be of interest in courses on American music, American studies, media studies, history, and sociology.

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
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Author: David Brackett
Pages: 606
ISBN: UOM:39015079164318
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates is a collection of readings following the evolution of American popular music from the 1920's to the present. It introduces students to important social and cultural issues raised by the study of popular music." -- Blackwells.

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
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Author: David Brackett
Pages: 587
ISBN: 0199811709
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Featuring over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and writers, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader, Third Edition, provides a rich and engaging introduction to the development of American popular music and the important social and cultural issues raised by its study. The third edition brings together a vast array of selections from sources that include mainstream and specialized magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, interviews, and autobiographies of musicians and other music industry insiders, plus ten new readings on timely topics such as: * The emerging influence of digital technology like autotune and filesharing on popular music * The integration of popular music and reality TV through shows like American Idol * Lady Gaga's meteoric rise to fame and its inextricable link to new media * A retrospective look at and reevaluation of Michael Jackson's long career * The global impact of legendary artist Bob Marley and reggae Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/brackett for additional study resources.

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
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Author: David Brackett
Pages: 524
ISBN: 0195125711
Release: 2005
Editor: New York : Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This title is a collection of readings following the evolution of American popular music from the 1920's to the present. Pulling together articles, excerpts, and critical commentary from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and biographies, the reader provides a vivid history of pop, rock, and soul in America.

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
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Author: David Brackett
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011724436
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"In this second edition, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates traces the evolution of diverse streams of American popular music from the 1920s to the present. Scholar David Brackett brings together over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and by writers who have played an integral part in the development of popular music criticism."--BOOK JACKET.

Categorizing Sound

Categorizing Sound
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Author: David Brackett
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780520965317
Release: 2016-07-19
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people, particularly how certain ways of organizing sounds becomes integral to how we perceive ourselves and how we feel connected to some people and disconnected from others. Presenting a series of case studies ranging from race music and old-time music of the 1920s through country and R&B of the 1980s, David Brackett explores the processes by which genres are produced. Using in-depth archival research and sophisticated theorizing about how musical categories are defined, Brackett has produced a markedly original work.

Pop Rock Music

Pop Rock Music
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Author: Motti Regev
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780745670904
Release: 2013-07-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pop music and rock music are often treated as separate genres but the distinction has always been blurred. Motti Regev argues that pop-rock is best understood as a single musical form defined by the use of electric and electronic instruments, amplification and related techniques. The history of pop-rock extends from the emergence of rock'n'roll in the 1950s to a variety of contemporary fashions and trends – rock, punk, soul, funk, techno, hip hop, indie, metal, pop and many more. This book offers a highly original account of the emergence of pop-rock music as a global phenomenon in which Anglo-American and many other national and ethnic variants interact in complex ways. Pop-rock is analysed as a prime instance of 'aesthetic cosmopolitanism' – that is, the gradual formation, in late modernity, of world culture as a single interconnected entity in which different social groupings around the world increasingly share common ground in their aesthetic perceptions, expressive forms and cultural practices. Drawing on a wide array of examples, this path-breaking book will be of great interest to students and scholars in cultural sociology, media and cultural studies as well as the study of popular music.

She Bop II

She Bop II
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Author: Lucy O'Brien
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780826435293
Release: 2003-10-16
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only way to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse? This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.

Rockin in Time

Rockin  in Time
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Author: David P. Szatmary
Pages: 309
ISBN: UCAL:B4558312
Release: 1991
Editor: Prentice Hall

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Reader s Choice 20th Anniversary Edition

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Reader s Choice 20th Anniversary Edition
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Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781611592245
Release: 2013-06-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This special anniversary collection of has a double-dose of inspiration - personal stories of how Chicken Soup for the Soul changed lives, and the life-changing story itself! Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul and its stories are still changing lives! This special twentieth anniversary collection celebrates the power of storytelling. Readers share their personal, inspiriting stories about how a Chicken Soup for the Soul story made a difference in their lives, paired with the life-changing story itself. It’s a double dose of inspiration!

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock Roll

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock   Roll
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Author: Anthony ed DeCurtis,James Henke,Holly George-Warren
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9780679737285
Release: 1992
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers

The Rock History Reader

The Rock History Reader
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Author: Theo Cateforis
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9780415892124
Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context. This second edition includes new readings on the early years of rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, as well as entries on payola, mods, the rise of FM rock, progressive rock and the PMRC congressional hearings. In addition, there is a wealth of new material on the 2000s that explores such relatively recent developments as emo, mash ups, the explosion of internet culture and new media, and iconic figures like Radiohead and Lady Gaga. With numerous readings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures, and the meaning of musical value, The Rock History Reader continues to appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.

Imperialism and Postcolonialism

Imperialism and Postcolonialism
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Author: Barbara Bush
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781317870104
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world history, covering the period from the Roman to the present American empire. The book begins by examining the nature of empire, then looks at continuity and change in the historiography of imperialism and theoretical and conceptual developments. It covers themes such as the relationship between imperialism and modernity, culture and national identity in Britain. Suitable for undergraduates taking courses in imperial and colonial history.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Pages: 598
ISBN: 0199316694
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Purchase this access code to get sixty featured musical selections from American Popular Music, Fourth Edition, in MP3 format. Good for one use. Code will be void if used.

Anatomy of a Song

Anatomy of a Song
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Author: Marc Myers
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780802189653
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more (The Washington Post). Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M’s Losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Hole in Our Soul

Hole in Our Soul
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Author: Martha Bayles
Pages: 453
ISBN: 0226039595
Release: 1996-05-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Queen Latifa to Count Basie, Madonna to Monk, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music traces popular music back to its roots in jazz, blues, country, and gospel through the rise in rock 'n' roll and the emergence of heavy metal, punk, and rap. Yet despite the vigor and balance of these musical origins, Martha Bayles argues, something has gone seriously wrong, both with the sound of popular music and the sensibility it expresses. Bayles defends the tough, affirmative spirit of Afro-American music against the strain of artistic modernism she calls 'perverse.' She describes how perverse modernism was grafted onto popular music in the late 1960s, and argues that the result has been a cult of brutality and obscenity that is profoundly anti-musical. Unlike other recent critics of popular music, Bayles does not blame the problem on commerce. She argues that culture shapes the market and not the other way around. Finding censorship of popular music "both a practical and a constitutional impossibility," Bayles insists that "an informed shift in public tastes may be our only hope of reversing the current malignant mood."

Carry the Rock

Carry the Rock
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Author: Jay Jennings
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781605291123
Release: 2010-09-14
Editor: Rodale Books

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In 1957, nine African American teenagers faced angry mobs and the resistance of a segregationist governor to claim their right to educational equality. The bravery of the Little Rock Nine, as they became known, captured the country's imagination and made history but created deep scars in the community. Jay Jennings, a veteran sportswriter and native son of Little Rock, returned to his hometown to take the pulse of the city and the school as the fiftieth anniversary of the integration fight approached. He found a compelling story in the school's football team, where black and white students came together under longtime coach Bernie Cox, whose philosophy of discipline and responsibility and punishing brand of physical football know no color. A very private man, Cox nevertheless allowed Jennings full access to the team, from a preseason program in July through the Tigers' final game in November. In the season Jennings masterfully chronicles, the coach finds his ideas sorely tested in his attempts to unify the team, and the result is a story brimming with humor, compassion, frustration, and honesty. Carry the Rock tells the story of the dramatic ups and downs of a high school football season, and it reveals a city struggling with its legacy of racial tension and grappling with complex, subtle issues of contemporary segregation. What Friday Night Lights did for small-town Texas, Carry the Rock does for the urban south and for any place like Little Rock, where sports, race, and community intersect.

Divided Soul The Life Of Marvin Gaye

Divided Soul  The Life Of Marvin Gaye
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Author: David Ritz
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780857121608
Release: 2010-01-07
Editor: Omnibus Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

David Ritz presents his uniquely candid and and intimate account of the tumultuous life of the Prince of Soul music, Marvin Gaye. Author Ritz has assembled years of conversations and interviews from his life as a close friend and lyricist to the gifted Soul sensation, and tells the Marvin Gaye story with fly-on-the-wall accuracy and detail. From his early years as an abused child in the slums of Washington DC, through his rise to the very peaks of the Motown phenomenon, his fall from grace and subsequent comeback, to his untimely death at the hands of his father, Marvin's story is the stuff of legends. The cast of characters includes the Jacksons, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and countless other icons of the world of soul music.The definitive biography of an enormously gifted and sensitive musician.

Who Did It First

Who Did It First
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Author: Bob Leszczak
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780810888678
Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Everybody has to start somewhere. Businessmen start on the ground floor and try to work their way up the corporate ladder. Baseball players bide their time in the minor leagues wishing for an opportunity to move up and play in the majors. Musical compositions aren’t very different—some songs just don’t climb the charts the first time they’re recorded. However, with perseverance, the ideal singer, the right chemistry, impeccable timing, vigorous promotion, and a little luck, these songs can become very famous.” So writes Bob Leszczak in the opening pages of Who Did It First? Great Rhythm and Blues Cover Songs and Their Original Artists Here readers will discover the little-known history behind legendary rhythm and blues numbers on their way to the majors. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, danced to, romanced to, and grew up with is often not the first version recorded. Like wine and cheese, some tunes just get better with age, and behind each there is a story. Who Did It First? contains interesting facts and amusing anecdotes, often gathered through Leszczak’s vast archive of personal interviews with the singers, songwriters, record producers, and label owners who wrote, sang, recorded, and distributed either the original cut or one of its classic covers. The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply satisfying an insatiable curiosity to know who really did do it first, this book is a must-have.

Rock N Soul

Rock N Soul
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Author: Lauren Sattersby
Pages: 366
ISBN: 1626493111
Release: 2016-01-18
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bellboy is haunted by the ghost of a rock star and begins to fall in love with the ghost.