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American Popular Music
American Popular Music

American Popular Music, 3rd Edition

ISBN10: 0073526576 | ISBN13: 9780073526577
By David Lee Joyner
© 2009

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This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.

Part ITin Pan Alley and the Theater

Chapter 1 Tin Pan Alley and American Popular Song

Chapter 2 American Musical Theater

Part IIThe African-American Tradition

Chapter 3African Origins and Acculturation in the New World

Chapter 4Early Commercialization of African-American Music

Chapter 5American Blues Traditions

Chapter 6Jazz in New Orleans and Chicago

Chapter 7Jazz Pioneers in Chicago

Chapter 8Big Bands and the Swing Years

Chapter 9Popular Styles in Jazz Since the Swing Era

Part IIICountry Music and the Anglo-American Tradition

Chapter 10The Folk Origins of Country Music

Chapter 11Early Commercialization of Country Music

Chapter 12Country Meets Western

Chapter 13Nashville Becomes Music City, U.S.A.

Chapter 14From Bluegrass to Young Country

Part IVRock and the Gathering of America’s Music

Chapter 15The Origins and Development of Early Rock

Chapter 16Fifties Pop and Folk Rock

Chapter 17The British Invasion

Chapter 18Psychedelic Rock and Roots Revivalists

Chapter 19Gospel, Soul, and Motown

Chapter 20From Progressive Rock to Reggae in the Seventies

Chapter 21Hard and Soft Rock in the Seventies

Chapter 22New Heights and High Tech in the Eighties

Chapter 23Many Sounds From Many Places in the Nineties

Chapter 24 Music in a New Millenium

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David Lee Joyner

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