The Pop  Rock  and Soul Reader Book

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader


  • Author : David Brackett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN 10 : 0199811709

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The Pop Rock and Soul Reader Excerpt :

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 Book

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader


  • Author : David Brackett
  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 0195125703

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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 Book

The Pop Rock and Soul Reader


  • Author : David Brackett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 606
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079164318

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The Pop Rock and Soul Reader Excerpt :

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.

Pop Rock Music Book

Pop Rock Music


  • Author : Motti Regev
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-07-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745670904

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Pop music and rock music are often treated as separate genres but the distinction has always been blurred. Motti Regev argues that pop-rock is best understood as a single musical form defined by the use of electric and electronic instruments, amplification and related techniques. The history of pop-rock extends from the emergence of rock'n'roll in the 1950s to a variety of contemporary fashions and trends – rock, punk, soul, funk, techno, hip hop, indie, metal, pop and many more. This book offers a highly original account of the emergence of pop-rock music as a global phenomenon in which Anglo-American and many other national and ethnic variants interact in complex ways. Pop-rock is analysed as a prime instance of 'aesthetic cosmopolitanism' – that is, the gradual formation, in late modernity, of world culture as a single interconnected entity in which different social groupings around the world increasingly share common ground in their aesthetic perceptions, expressive forms and cultural practices. Drawing on a wide array of examples, this path-breaking book will be of great interest to students and scholars in cultural sociology, media and cultural studies as well as the study of popular music.

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock   Roll Book

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock Roll


  • Author : Anthony ed DeCurtis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 722
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679737285

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Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers

Led Zeppelin Book

Led Zeppelin


  • Author : Jason Draper
  • Publisher : Pop, Rock & Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2019-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1787557359

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Led Zeppelin Excerpt :

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.

Interpreting Popular Music Book

Interpreting Popular Music


  • Author : David Brackett
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-10-25
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520225411

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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.

Categorizing Sound Book

Categorizing Sound


  • Author : David Brackett
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520965317

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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.

Rock And Roll Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Rock And Roll


  • Author : Paul Friedlander
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429963254

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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!'

Rockin  in Time Book

Rockin in Time


  • Author : David P. Szatmary
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Rock music
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4558312

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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.

The Rock History Reader Book

The Rock History Reader


  • Author : Theo Cateforis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415892124

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The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context. This second edition includes new readings on the early years of rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, as well as entries on payola, mods, the rise of FM rock, progressive rock and the PMRC congressional hearings. In addition, there is a wealth of new material on the 2000s that explores such relatively recent developments as emo, mash ups, the explosion of internet culture and new media, and iconic figures like Radiohead and Lady Gaga. With numerous readings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures, and the meaning of musical value, The Rock History Reader continues to appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.

Bet My Soul on Rock  n  Roll Book

Bet My Soul on Rock n Roll


  • Author : Jean Beauvoir
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2022-03-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641604796

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The life and career of Haitian American musician Jean Beauvoir, a member of the legendary New York City punk band the Plasmatics Jean Beauvoir joined the Plasmatics in 1979, playing bass and keyboards for the most notorious band to emerge out of the New York City punk scene. By 1982, he was a member of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, a retro-rock revival act headed by Steven Van Zandt. The Disciples of Soul videos played on MTV during the network's earliest years, making Beauvoir one of the first Black recording artists to cross the start-up music channel's "color line." Beauvoir went on to become a multi-platinum artist, producer, and songwriter. Bet My Soul on Rock 'n' Roll follows his ride through the American music industry, detailing his encounters with rock stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Lita Ford, as well as the actor Sylvester Stallone, the billionaire executive Richard Branson, and even Donald Trump. Beauvoir also considers the manner in which his Haitian heritage has shaped his public image, his music, and his role as an activist for the dispossessed and the poor. Beauvoir's collaborations—and stories—span genres, including work with KISS, Debbie Harry, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, and the Ramones

Otis Redding Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Otis Redding


  • Author : Jonathan Gould
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307453945

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When we think of Otis Redding, we remember his classic hits, from 'The Dock of the Bay' and 'Shake' to 'Try a Little Tenderness' and 'Respect, ' a song we often forget that he penned before Aretha Franklin made it famous. We know his music, yet we know very little about his life, which ended tragically at the age of 26, at the height of his career. According to Jonathan Gould, that knowledge gap is a shame because, while Redding might not have been as gifted as Ray Charles or as smooth as Sam Cooke, Otis - not Marvin Gaye, not James Brown, not Stevie Wonder - is 'the purest distillation of what we talk about when we talk about 'soul.' Now, in this biography, we'll finally get a fitting look at the unfinished life of the man some call 'the King of Soul.' That said, this book is not just about Redding and his music; it is also about the times from which they emerged

What s So Funny  Book

What s So Funny


  • Author : Nancy A. Walker
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0842026886

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What s So Funny Excerpt :

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.