Rockin' out: popular music in the USA

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 - Music - 596 pages
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Rockin'Out offers a comprehensive history of popular music in the United States from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of electronic dance music and teen pop, from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed.

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The Birth of a New Era
4
Regulating Popular Music
13
LGl TinfanAlley Bessie Smith Alexanders Ragtime Band
24
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Reebee Garofalo" has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 1978. He is the co-author of "Rock 'n' Roll is Here to Pay" (1977), editor of "Rockin' the Boat" (1992), and co-editor of "Policing Pop" (2003). He has written numerous articles and lectured internationally on a broad range of subjects relating to popular music and the music industry and serves on the editorial collective of the "Journal of Popular Music Studies." As a fan, musician, and educator, he is immersed in music, particularly its use as a community resource and an educational tool.

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