The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
Author: David Brackett
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 587
ISBN: 0199811709
Language: en
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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
Author: David Brackett,Associate Professor of Music David Brackett
Release: 2005
Editor: New York : Oxford University Press
Pages: 524
ISBN: 0195125703
Language: en
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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
Author: David Brackett
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1011724436
Language: en
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"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.

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader

The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader
Author: David Brackett
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 606
ISBN: UOM:39015079164318
Language: en
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The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader is a collection of readings that traces the evolution of American popular music from the 1920s to the present. Pulling together articles, excerpts, and critical commentary from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and biographies, this volumeintroduces students to important social and cultural issues raised by the study of popular music. Chapter introductions and headnotes supply contextual background for the documents, provide links among different eras and genres, explain the issues raised by the documents, and clarify the culturaland historical importance of the selections.

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock Roll

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock   Roll
Author: Anthony ed DeCurtis,James Henke,Holly George-Warren
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 722
ISBN: 9780679737285
Language: en
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Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers

Interpreting Popular Music

Interpreting Popular Music
Author: David Brackett
Release: 2000-10-25
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780520225411
Language: en
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In this book David Brackett crosses the disciplines of cultural studies in music theory to consider how listeners evaluate popular songs and how they come to attribute a rich variety of meanings to them.

Rock And Roll

Rock And Roll
Author: Paul Friedlander
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780429963254
Language: en
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Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivating style that pulls the reader in, offering no less than a complete social and cultural history of rock and roll for students and general audiences alike. Friedlander writes, 'This book chronicles the first forty years of rock/pop music history. Picture the various musical styles as locations on a giant unfolding road map. As you open the map, you travel from place to place, stopping at each chapter to sample the artistry. Don't forget to dress your imagination appropriately for this trip, because each genre is affected by the societal topography and climate that surround it. Enjoy your trip. We promise it will be a good one!'

Yeah Yeah Yeah

Yeah Yeah Yeah
Author: Bob Stanley
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780571281985
Language: en
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Modern pop began in 1952 when the first British chart was published and the first 7" singles were released. It ended (perhaps) in 1995 when Robson and Jerome reached the top of the charts with the first number one not to be available on vinyl since 1953. The internet age ushered in the death rites of over 40 years of pop. A Complete History Pop describes the journey that leads from 'Rock Around the Clock' to 'Crazy in Love'. Raw, thrilling, surprising and sometimes downright dangerous, the Pop moment almost always clocks in under 3:30 and is initially, immediately recognised by a teenage listener. Billy Fury. Chuck Berry. Sonny and Cher. The Troggs. Glen Campbell. Bee Gees. Roxy Music. Chic. Slade. Sex Pistols. Adam and the Ants. Pet Shop Boys. New Order. Madonna. Bob Stanley's A Complete History of Pop documents the rich soundtrack of the last six decades as it has been heard on radios and jukeboxes across the land. There have been many books on pop but very few, if any, have attempted to bring the whole story to life from rock n roll to house and techno in all its various sub-permutations. Audacious and addictive, A Complete History of Pop is a one-stop pop shop for the music lover everywhere.

Categorizing Sound

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

Audiotopia Music Race and America

Audiotopia   Music  Race and America
Author: Josh Kun
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0195300521
Language: en
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What s So Funny

What s So Funny
Author: Nancy A. Walker
Release: 1998
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0842026886
Language: en
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Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together in a single volume for students and scholars. What's So Funny? Humor in American Culture, a collection of 15 essays, examines the meaning of humor and attempts to pinpoint its impact on American culture and society, while providing a historical overview of its progres-sion. Essays from Nancy Walker and Zita Dresner, Joseph Boskin and Joseph Dorinson, William Keough, Roy Blount, Jr., and others trace the development of American humor from the colonial period to the present, focusing on its relationship with ethnicity, gender, violence, and geography. An excellent reader for courses in American studies and American social and cultural history, What's So Funny? explores the traits of the American experience that have given rise to its humor.

Rockin in Time

Rockin  in Time
Author: David P. Szatmary
Release: 1991
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 344
ISBN: UCAL:B4558312
Language: en
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A concise yet comprehensive account of the origins and evolution of rock music, emphasizing its interaction with social change and cultural trends. The narrative begins with ``the birth of the blues'' and proceeds to discuss the major (and mention the minor) performers and to identify the significant styles. These include Fifties rockabilly, folk/protest, the British Invasion, acid rock, punk/New Wave, and Eighties revivalism. Using a lively, anecdotal approach and pertinent quotes, the author examines the appropriate political, economic, technological, or psychological context of each topic, e.g., the relationship between Dylan's music and JFK's New Frontier. A primary focus throughout is on the contributions of blacks and the role of racism. Paul Feehan, Univ. of Miami Lib., Coral Gables, Fla. - Library Journal.

Divided Soul The Life Of Marvin Gaye

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

Kicking Dreaming

Kicking   Dreaming
Author: Ann Wilson,Nancy Wilson,Charles R. Cross
Release: 2012-09-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062101693
Language: en
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The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
Author: Larry Starr
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 498
ISBN: 019510854X
Language: en
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Expression in Pop rock Music

Expression in Pop rock Music
Author: Walter Everett
Release: 2008
Editor: Taylor & Francis US
Pages: 392
ISBN: UOM:39015074241632
Language: en
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This collection presents a wide range of scholarly approaches to understanding artistic expression in rock music and provides insights into the music.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin
Author: Jason Draper,Hugh Fielder
Release: 2019-10-04
Editor: Pop, Rock & Entertainment
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1787557359
Language: en
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Led Zeppelin's blend of rock and heavy metal with other genres of music such as blues, soul, folk, pop, Indian and Celtic ranks them as one of the all-time greatest bands. Taking a chronological look at their career, this work takes the reader from the heady days in 1968, up to 1980 when they became household names on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Olympic Games Explained

The Olympic Games Explained
Author: Vassil Girginov,Jim Parry,S. Jim Parry
Release: 2005
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0415346045
Language: en
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This new student textbook explores the history and meaning of the modern Olympic Games, providing a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from the Ancient Greeks origins through to the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee.

Road of Ash and Dust

Road of Ash and Dust
Author: E.L. Cyrs
Release: 2016-10-05
Editor: Sympathy Publishing
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780998206202
Language: en
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naware that hunger, sickness and deprivation were awaiting him, a young idealist leaves the United States and embarks on a spiritual journey to West Africa. Repeatedly challenged by a world beyond his understanding and thrown into harsh, critical self-reflections, he is repulsed by the image of himself that Africa forces him to confront. Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa is a deeply intimate and, somewhat, voyeuristic unveiling of aspects of The African-American Experience rarely committed to print. ROAD allows you access to one of the most universal rites of passage, the discovery of self. Author E.L. Cyrs channels voices from a distant and muted past, guiding us into understanding that many of the answers to our most troubling questions do, truly, come from within.

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis
Author: Ciro Scotto,Kenneth M. Smith,John Brackett
Release: 2018-09-28
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9781134830855
Language: en
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The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches widens the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. This study endeavors to create a new analytical paradigm for examining popular music from the perspective of developments in contemporary art music. "Expanded approaches" for popular music analysis is broadly defined as as exploring the pitch-class structures, form, timbre, rhythm, or aesthetics of various forms of popular music in a conceptual space not limited to the domain of common practice tonality but broadened to include any applicable compositional, analytical, or theoretical concept that illuminates the music. The essays in this collection investigate a variety of analytical, theoretical, historical, and aesthetic commonalities popular music shares with 20th and 21st century art music. From rock and pop to hip hop and rap, dance and electronica, from the 1930s to present day, this companion explores these connections in five parts: Establishing and Expanding Analytical Frameworks Technology and Timbre Rhythm, Pitch, and Harmony Form and Structure Critical Frameworks: Analytical, Formal, Structural, and Political With contributions by established scholars and promising emerging scholars in music theory and historical musicology from North America, Europe, and Australia, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches offers nuanced and detailed perspectives that address the relationships between concert and popular music.