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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.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : David Brackett
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2005
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ISBN-10 : 0195125703


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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 Book : Music
Author Book : David Brackett
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 606 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015079164318


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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.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : David Brackett
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 587 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0199811709


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"In this second edition, The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates traces the evolution of diverse streams of American popular music from the 1920s to the present. Scholar David Brackett brings together over 100 readings from a wide range of sources and by writers who have played an integral part in the development of popular music criticism."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre Book : Popular music
Author Book : David Brackett
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Release Book : 2011
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ISBN-10 : OCLC:1011724436


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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.

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


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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.

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


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Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only way to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse? This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Lucy O'Brien
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2003-10-16
Download Book : 544 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780826435293


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Genre Book : Rock music
Author Book : David P. Szatmary
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 1991
Download Book : 309 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCAL:B4558312


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

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Anthony ed DeCurtis
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release Book : 1992
Download Book : 710 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780679737285


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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.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Nancy A. Walker
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Book : 1998
Download Book : 284 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0842026886