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Author Appell, Glenn.

Title American popular music : a multicultural history / Glenn Appell, David Hemphill.

Publication Info. Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, [2006]
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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  781.64 A646A    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. A multicultural approach to popular music appreciation -- Culture and music -- Music in a multicultural society -- Hearing versus listening -- Exploring musical tastes -- Developing a popular music vocabulary -- The rhythm section -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions --
pt. I. African American roots, the emergence of the dominant culture of American popular music -- 2. African roots -- A holistic approach to life -- African musical aesthetics -- African instruments -- African American music during slavery -- The end of slavery and the beginning of a new American music -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 3. From minstrelsy to the blues -- Minstrelsy -- Origins of the blues -- Marketing the blues and the invention of sound recording -- Classic versus rural blues -- Urban blues -- Influences of technology and World War II -- The electric blues : Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King -- Blues revivals -- The power of the blues -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 4. Early jazz : from ragtime to swing -- What is jazz? -- Ragtime -- New Orleans : the birthplace of jazz -- Jelly Roll Morton : the first great jazz composer -- Louis Armstrong : the first great soloist -- Chicago and the jazz age -- New York and the evolution of jazz piano styles -- Duke Ellington : true jazz royalty -- The swing era -- The development of vocal jazz traditions -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions --
pt. II. European American traditions and influences -- 5. From hymns to wind bands -- Church music and patriotic songs -- English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian influences -- Parlor songs -- Stephen Foster : America's first great songwriter -- Nineteenth-century church music -- Civil war music and wind bands -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 6. The golden age of American popular song -- Tin Pan Alley and turn-of-the-century popular styles -- Vaudeville, early musical theater, and operetta -- The evolution of twentieth-century American musical theater -- Multicultural Broadway -- Great performers of American popular song -- The rise and fall of the Tin Pan Alley standard -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 7. Country music -- Folk origins and early influences -- What make it "country"? -- Early commercialization -- The "West" joins country -- Bluegrass and old-time music -- The rise of Nashville -- The Bakersfield sound -- The Austin scene and the outlaws -- Country rock -- Female legends of country -- Multicultural country -- Contemporary country -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions --
pt. III. Latin musics in America form a new blend -- 8. America's Afro-Caribbean and Latin musical heritage -- Roots and traditions -- Latin music instrumentation -- Cuban popular music traditions -- Early twentieth-century Latin music in the United States -- Latin jazz and mambo -- Transitions in the 1960s -- The 1970s and 1980s : salsa! -- Multiple directions in the 2000s -- Jamaican influences : ska, reggae, dub, and dancehall -- Trinidad : calypso, soca, and steel bands -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 9. Chicano and Mexican popular music in America -- Historical perspective -- Tejano and Norteño music take root -- The accordion and the birth of conjunto -- World War II -- Chicano rock makes its mark -- Tejano and Chicano pop artists after the 1960s -- California Chicano rock after the 1960s -- Mexican music in the United States -- The scene in the early 2000s -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions --
pt. IV. Native American and Asian influences -- 10. Native American popular music -- Historical context -- Musical traditions of Native America -- Traditional Native American instruments -- Powwow traditions -- Contemporary Native American music -- Contemporary Native musicians -- The sacred, the secular, and the future -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 11. Asian and Pacific American popular musics -- Asian immigration to the United States -- Chinese American influences -- Japanese American influences -- Filipino American influences -- South Asian American influences -- Vietnamese American influences -- Pan-Asian musical trends -- Popular music in Hawaii -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions --
pt. V. From modern jazz to hip-hop, sixty years of evolving traditions -- 12. From bebop to acid jazz -- Bebop and the birth of modern jazz -- Post-bop styles of the 1950s -- Free jazz -- Mainstream jazz in the 1960s -- Bop and post-bop vocal jazz -- Fusion -- Contemporary directions -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 13. Early R&B and rock : the late 1940s and the 1950s -- The culture of the early 1950s -- The birth of R&B -- West coast R&B -- Doo-wop -- Independent labels and Black-oriented stations -- The white teen market for "forbidden" music -- Regional origins of R&B and rock -- Fifties rock after Elvis -- "The day the music died" -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 14. Girl groups, surf music, gospel, and soul -- Producers, a new Tin Pan Alley, and girl groups -- Surf music -- Gospel music -- Soul music -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 15. Folk-rock, the British invasion, and psychedelia -- The folk music revival and the birth of folk-rock -- The British invasion -- The birth of a counterculture -- The L.A. rock scene in the late 1960s -- Woodstock, Altamont, and the end of an era -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 16. R&B and its descendants after the 1960s -- Technological changes -- R&B from the 1970s to the millennium -- Disco -- Dance pop -- Hip-hop -- Turntablism and scratching -- Electronica -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- 17. Rock after the 1960s -- Hard rock branches out -- Arena rock -- Heavy metal -- Southern rock and country rock -- Art rock -- Singer-songwriters -- Soft rock -- World music -- Punk and its descendants -- Hybrid styles of the 1990s and early 2000s -- Chapter summary -- Key terms -- Study and discussion questions -- Glossary.
Subject Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism -- Textbooks.
Multicultural education -- United States -- Textbooks.
Added Author Hemphill, David, 1949-
ISBN 0155062298
9780155062290
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