I Hear America Singing

I Hear America Singing

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The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles.Presents a balanced, accurate, and comprehensive portrayal of American popular music within a narrative, conversational style while discussing various musical styles and performers in a larger social and historical context that provides a larger perspective on American cultural history. The book relates the development of each musical genre to its historical period and places individual performers and styles within their larger social or artistic context. It includes numerous excerpts from literary works that reveal the tremendous influence popular music has had on American culture. It also presents over 300 photos and illustrations, including album covers, posters, sheet music illustrations, and song lyrics.An important reference for any reader interested in the history of American popular music.... blues recording market of, 60 blues themes, 48 British Invasion and, 219-221 call-and-response pattern, 45, 323 on Ray ... 102 Bajo sexto (twelve-string bass guitar), 18 Baker, Arthur, 327 Baker, Dorothy, 101 Baker, Ginger, 235, 236 Baker, anbsp;...

Title:I Hear America Singing
Author:David Kastin
Publisher:Pearson College Division - 2002


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