Popular-Music Culture in America by Prince DoroughPopular-Music Culture in America by Prince Dorough

Popular-Music Culture in America

byPrince Dorough

Hardcover | January 1, 1992

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This widely adopted book studies the history of popular music in this country and follows the countless changes in taste that dictate the vicissitudes of this form of musical expression. The text begins with an introduction to the foundations of music in colonial America and progresses through important and influential movements in our history, from ragtime to rap and numerous topics in between. It looks at important artists and groups in each genre, with a strong emphasis on the immeasurable contributions of Elvis Presley and the Beatles to popular music in this country. The text traces the varied experiences and influences emerging from such diverse settings as Harlem, Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and Woodstock. It discusses the changing technology of music recording and the hazards of the music-publishing business. Numerous illustrations complement the text.
Prince Dorough teaches at Illinois Central College. He previously taught at Black Hawk College.
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Title:Popular-Music Culture in AmericaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.48 × 7.76 × 0.86 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:1880157047

ISBN - 13:9781880157046

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Foundations Chapter 4 2. American Pop Grows Chapter 5 3. Ragtime and the Blues Chapter 6 4. The Growth of Jazz Chapter 7 5. The Swing Era Chapter 8 6. The Rise of the Pop Solo Singer Chapter 9 7. Country Music Chapter 10 8. Broadway, from Vaudeville to Berlin Chapter 11 9.Broadway, from Kern to the Gershwins Chapter 12 10. Broadway, from Rodgers and Hart to Stephen Sondheim Chapter 13 11. The Recording Industry Chapter 14 12. Tin Pan Alley Chapter 15 13. The Folk-Music Revival Chapter 16 14. Prelude to the Rock Era Chapter 17 15. Elvis Chapter 18 16. The Beatles Chapter 19 17. Rock Foundations Chapter 20 18. Rock in its Adolescence Chapter 21 19. Rock at Maturity Part 22 Bibliography Part 23 Index