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ROCK AND ROLL: AN INTRODUCTION, 2nd Edition has been completely reconceived and rewritten, to take advantage of online delivery of recorded music. The discussion in this edition is even more focused on rock as music and stresses perceptive listening. This in turn permits more extensive discussion of stylistic connections and contrasts and ways in which the music reflects and shapes society and culture. An extensive and representative play list of 115 rock-era songs is discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In this unique exploration of rock and roll, Campbell and Brody take an evolutionary approach, giving students the whole picture of this vastly popular music and its inherent musical relationships. Beginning with the roots of rock, the authors proceed chronologically to discuss all rock styles and their influences, from '50s R&B up through the birth of new wave. This text sets itself apart with its treatment of rock as an integrated family of musical styles, inclusive view of the evolution of this music, and in-depth musical discussion.
When rock and roll first burst onto the scene in the 1950s, it was more than a new form of musicit was a rebellion against the past. With the music of such artists as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and the Supremes came a new attitude that allowed fansmany of them youngto look past the social norms of the time, a shift that included a greater interaction with and understanding between the races. This stunning, story-filled volume examines the phenomenon of rock and rollthe way it was before it crept into the mainstream it had once retaliated againstand the many musicians who made it into an art.
A definitive history of rock music and the official companion to a PBS documentary traces the continuing evolution of rock, from its origins to the present day, examining the dimensions of the music itself and the culture that surrounds it. TV tie-in. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
PRODUCT ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN CENGAGE UNLIMITED. This all new, digital edition of ROCK AND ROLL includes in-depth, up-to-date coverage of the 21st century of rock-and-roll music. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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.
A full colour photographic introduction to American line dancing, with step-by-step details of 25 popular sequences, including the Cowboy Strut, the Electric Slide and the Boot Scootin' Boogie. Includes features on what to wear, and information on the music and tracks to dance to. In the DANCE CRAZY series.