The Rock Music Source Book
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|Author||: Bob Macken,Pete Fornatale,Bill Ayres|
|Editor||: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books|
A theme-by-theme index to rock recordings is accompanied by a listing of the best albums, and information about rock history
|Editor||: Carlton Books Limited|
You know what you like? but can you remember? We have the technology to create our own greatest- hits collections, but we all like to browse before we buy, and The Downloader's Music Source Book is the biggest shop window of them all. With four decades of UK and US Top 40 hits, listed A-Z by artist and then song title, this book is the essential companion for anybody who downloads music from the internet. Comprehensive and easy to use, the fast multiplying iPod generation can only make the most of their new technology with The Downloader's Music Source Book at their side.
|Author||: Frank Hoffmann,B Lee Cooper,Wayne S Haney|
How does rock music impact culture? According to authors B. Lee Cooper and Wayne S. Haney, it is central to the definition of society and has had a great impact on shaping American culture. In Rock Music in American Popular Culture, insightful essays and book reviews explore ways popular culture items can be used to explore American values. This fascinating book is arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference to specific topics, but the book is equally enjoyable to read straight through. The influence of rock era music is evident throughout the text, demonstrating how various topics in the popular culture field are interconnected. Students in popular culture survey courses and American studies classes will be fascinated by these unique explorations of how family businesses, games, nursery rhymes, rock and roll legends, and other musical ventures shed light on our society and how they have shaped American values over the years.
|Author||: Frank Hoffmann,B Lee Cooper,Wayne S Haney,Beulah B Ramirez|
From “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)?” to a list of all song titles containing the word “werewolf,” Rock Music in American Popular Culture II: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources continues where 1995’s Volume I left off. Using references and illustrations drawn from contemporary lyrics and supported by historical and sociological research on popular cultural subjects, this collection of insightful essays and reviews assesses the involvement of musical imagery in personal issues, in social and political matters, and in key socialization activities. From marriage and sex to public schools and youth culture, readers discover how popular culture can be used to explore American values. As Authors B. Lee Cooper and Wayne S. Haney prove that integrated popular culture is the product of commercial interaction with public interest and values rather than a random phenomena, they entertainingly and knowledgeably cover such topics as: answer songs--interchanges involving social events and lyrical commentaries as explored in response recordings horror films--translations and transformations of literary images and motion picture figures into popular song characters and tales public schools--images of formal educational practices and informal learning processes in popular song lyrics sex--suggestive tales and censorship challenges within the popular music realm war--examinations of persistent military and home front themes featured in wartime recordings Rock Music in American Popular Culture II: More Rock ‘n’Roll Resources is nontechnical, written in a clear and concise fashion, and explores each topic thoroughly, with ample discographic and bibliographic resources provided for additional research. Arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference to specific topics, the book is equally enjoyable to read straight through. Rock music fans, teachers, popular culture professors, music instructors, public librarians, sound recording archivists, sociologists, social critics, and journalists can all learn something, as the book shows them the cross-pollination of music and social life in the United States.
|Author||: Gary Haggerty|
|Editor||: Greenwood Publishing Group|
Lists bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, directories, discographies, and other references devoted to popular music
|Author||: Timothy E. Scheurer|
|Editor||: Popular Press|
Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.
|Author||: Jerome Clark|
|Editor||: Gale / Cengage Learning|
Examines what is known about 150 physical phenomena, including eyewitness accounts, photographs, and other documentation of such things as UFOs, Noah's Ark, werewolves, crop circles, and sea serpents.
|Author||: International Musicological Society. Congress,Marc Honegger,Christian Meyer,Paul Prévost|
|Editor||: Strasbourg : Association des publications près les Universités de Strasbourg|
|Author||: Salman Rushdie|
Without some insight into his thinking process, Salman Rushdie's complex novels must remain baffling even to the well-read. This selection of Rushdie interviews, gathered from diverse sources, provides a key to his mind and a gloss to his fiction. The material included here ranges from biographical snippets, through literary explications, to political dicta and historical analyses. Taken together, they make up a psycho-biography of the writer who, in our age, has emerged as the archetype of the romantic artist--tyrannized and tormented, yet refusing to abandon his position or his art. The interviews are accompanied by annotations, and a detailed index locates Rushdie's thoughts on a variety of topics.
|Author||: B. Lee Cooper|
B. Lee Cooper offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of contemporary American society as it has been captured and transmitted in the lyrics of more than 3,000 popular recordings. By tracing the permutations of American popular music from the end of the Big Band/Swing Era through the Age of Rock, the author presents a thematically structured analysis of popular music lyrics from 1950 through 1985. Cooper divides his lucid commentaries and lists of songs into fifteen sections, each dealing with a particular social, political, or personal theme. In the brief essays that precede the lengthy discographic sections, the author explores the ways in which popular music has dealt with such issues as religion, death, education, youth culture, transportation, mass media, protest, military activity, women's liberation, and drug use and abuse. An illustrative discography of 45 r.p.m. records follows each section of commentary. An extensive bibliography of books, articles, and special reports appears at the end of the volume, along with a selected discography of album-length recordings which supplements the extensive 45 r.p.m. listings.
|Author||: Brock Helander|
|Editor||: Schirmer Trade Books|
The ultimate shopper's and buyer's guide, this comprehensive resource provides complete personnel of each group, the significant role of each group member, a narrative history of the group, analysis of key recordings, discography, and archival photos throughout the text. 40 illustrations.