The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

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.

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


The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

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.

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


Pop Rock Music

Pop Rock Music

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.

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


Interpreting Popular Music

Interpreting Popular Music

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This text demonstrates how listeners form opinions about popular songs, and how they come to attribute a rich variety of meaning to them.

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Genre : Music
Author : David Brackett
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9780520225411


The Easy Pop Rock Fake Book

The Easy Pop Rock Fake Book

(Easy Fake Book). Here are 100 top pop/rock songs that are easy to learn and play. All are in large notation and in the key of C, with lyrics and simplified chords that remain true to each tune. Includes: All Right Now * Billie Jean * Carry on Wayward Son * Change the World * Dancing Queen * Don't Fear the Reaper * Don't Worry, Be Happy * Eye of the Tiger * Fireflies * The Greatest Love of All * Hey, Soul Sister * How to Save a Life * How You Remind Me * I Want to Hold Your Hand * Kiss on My List * Like a Prayer * Love Shack * Mony, Mony * Oh, Pretty Woman * Pour Some Sugar on Me * She Will Be Loved * Smooth * Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) * Use Somebody * With or Without You * You Really Got Me * and more.

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Genre : Music
Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2015-10-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781495052576


The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock Roll

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock Roll

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

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Genre : Music
Author : Anthony ed DeCurtis
Publisher :
Release : 1992
Total Pages : 710 Pages
ISBN : 9780679737285


Anatomy Of A Song

Anatomy Of A Song

“A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more (The Washington Post). Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M’s Losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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Genre : Music
Author : Marc Myers
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2016-11-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780802189653


Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story Of Pop Music From Bill Haley To Beyonc

Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story Of Pop Music From Bill Haley To Beyonc

"[Stanley is] as clear-eyed about music as he is crazy in love with it." —Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times A monumental work of musical history, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! traces the story of pop music through songs, bands, musical scenes, and styles from Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock around the Clock” (1954) to Beyoncé’s first megahit, “Crazy in Love” (2003). Bob Stanley—himself a musician, music critic, and fan—teases out the connections and tensions that animated the pop charts for decades, and ranges across the birth of rock, soul, R&B, punk, hip hop, indie, house, techno, and more. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a vital guide to the rich soundtrack of the second half of the twentieth century and a book as much fun to argue with as to quote.

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Genre : Music
Author : Bob Stanley
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-07-14
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9780393242706


Encyclopedia Of Pop Rock And Soul

Encyclopedia Of Pop Rock And Soul

Includes 150 photos, as well as three "special articles" and bibliography.

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Genre : Blues (Music)
Author : Irwin Stambler
Publisher : Saint Martin's Griffin
Release : 1974
Total Pages : 609 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3563937


Rockin In Time

Rockin In Time

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Genre : Rock music
Author : David P. Szatmary
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 309 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B4558312