Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 - Music - 596 pages
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For one semester/quarter undergraduate courses in the History of Rock, History of Popular Music, American Popular Music, and American Popular Song. Rockin' Out offers a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States that takes the reader from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet, from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of singer-songwriters, pop country crossovers, rock, and contemporary hip hop. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed, including such recent phenomena as the rise of television idols, the introduction of reggaeton, and the return of protest music. Accessibly written, this text is organized chronologically and thematically around particular genres/styles of music and addresses such dimensions as race, class, gender, ethnicity, technology, copyright and the structure of the music industry as they affect the development of the music.

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Contents

The Birth of a New Era
4
Regulating Popular Music
13
LGl TinfanAlley Bessie Smith Alexanders Ragtime Band
24
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

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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