For undergraduate courses in Popular Music, Music History, Recent American History, Sociology, and American Ethnic Studies.
This text 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, the economy, technology, and the changing demographics of the youth market. 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 over the last fifty years.
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"This is a rock-solid, breezy encyclopedia of pop history. A classic reference book to modern culture. A fun read, too." — Timothy Leary
"A sociologist's view of the artists who defined an era and the sociopolitical forces that shaped rock 'n' roll." — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Both an interesting and manageable 'history' that links changes in popular music to changes in economic, political and social concerns." "A handy and impressive volume." — Living Blues
"This book should illuminate old times for aging baby boomers and attract younger readers." — Library Journal
"Straight-forward and reliable." — Option
Exploring rock'n' roll from its roots in the Mississippi Delta to the present, author Dave Szatmary connects rock music to the changing cultures in the U.S. and Great Britain.
As you travel through the five decades of rock, you will learn about the pioneering efforts of African Americans in the birth of rock and roll; the importance of the postwar Baby Boom on Presleymania; and the connection between Civil Rights and Bob Dylan, Motown, and soul music. Find out about the impact of the Vietnam War on the shattering blues of Jimi Hendrix; the link between the Me Decade and glam and disco; the British economic depression that led to the rise of punk;. how a disillusioned Generation X developed grunge and rap; and the forging of nu-metal in the age of the Internet.This new edition has been significantly revised to include:
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131121073
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Unbenutzt. Schnelle Lieferung, Kartonverpackung. Abzugsfähige Rechnung. Bei Mehrfachbestellung werden die Versandkosten anteilig erstattet. - 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 music industry employees, those employed by radio stations, and those in music and performer-related marketing. 382 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000003993
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0131121073