The Classic Rock and Roll Reader

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader
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Author: William E Studwell,David Lonergan
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781317720676
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s is chock full of entertaining essays to inform and delight you about an era that shaped our culture and future musical trends. This unique book will surprise and enchant even the most zealous music buff with facts and information on the songs that reflected America’s spirit and captured a nation’s attention. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader is offbeat, somewhat irreverent, ironic, and ancedotal as it discusses hundreds of rock and non-rock compositions included in rock history era. The songs offer you information on: Rock’s Not So Dull Predecessors (for example, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and “The Cry of the Wild Goose”) The Pioneering Rock Songs (such as “Rock Around the Clock” and “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” ) Older Style Songs Amidst the Rocks (for example, “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Rocky Mountain High” ) The Megastars and Megagroups (such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Respect,” and “Surfin’USA” ) The Best Songs that Never Made No. 1 (for example,“ I Feel Good” and “ Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” ) The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s also examines the music which preceded early rock, the music which followed early rock, and the numerous non-rock songs which flourished during the classic rock period. A wide spectrum of music is discussed in well over 100 essays on various songs. Musicians, librarians, and the general audience will be taken back to the birth of rock and roll and the various contributing influences. Analyzing each song’s place in rock history and giving some background about the artists, The Classic Rock and Roll Reader offers even the most avid music enthusiast new and unique information in this thorough and interesting guide.

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll
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Author: Maury Dean
Pages: 680
ISBN: 9780875862071
Release: 2003
Editor: Algora Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This Rock 'n' Roll survey covers 38 of your own "top 40" hits, focusing on every single that broke new ground or topped the charts. It bounces with the excitement of rock music and the vibrant personalities who create it.

Rock and Roll Toronto

Rock and Roll Toronto
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Author: John Goddard,Richard Crouse
Pages: 245
ISBN: 0385256000
Release: 1997
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Alanis Morisette to Led Zeppelin, from the Crew Cuts to Barenaked Ladies--rock and roll history has been made in houses, apartments, hotels, clubs, public buildings, laundromats, and recording studios throughout the city of Toronto. Part guide-book, part music story collection, "Rock and Roll Toronto is a compilation of 40 fresh, revealing tales of Toronto landmarks, intimately detailing the seminal rock and roll events that took place at each one. It reveals where Bob Dylan met the Band, where Margaret Trudeau entertained the Rolling Stones, and where Joni Mitchell struggled in poverty while pregnant with a daughter she later gave up for adoption. Also featured are more than 50 photographs chronicling the Toronto appearances of such legends as the Beatles, Nirvana, Madonna, Neil Young and Teenage Head.

What Is Rock and Roll

What Is Rock and Roll
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Author: Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780451533821
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music. Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs.

Reading Rock and Roll

Reading Rock and Roll
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Author: Kevin J. H. Dettmar,William Richey
Pages: 347
ISBN: 0231113994
Release: 1999
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection of original essays develops new, intertextual approaches to thinking about rock music.

The History of Rock Roll Volume 1

The History of Rock   Roll  Volume 1
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Author: Ed Ward
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781250071170
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Flatiron Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative—from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour. The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 1 shines a light on the far corners of the genre to reveal the stories behind the hugely influential artists who changed the musical landscape forever. In this first volume of a two-part series, Ward shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between. He covers the trajectories of the big name acts like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles, while also filling in gaps of knowledge and celebrating forgotten heroes such as the Burnette brothers, the “5” Royales, and Marion Keisker, Sam Phillips’s assistant, who played an integral part in launching Elvis’s career. For all music lovers and rock & roll fans, Ward spins story after story of some of the most unforgettable and groundbreaking moments in rock history, introducing us along the way to the musicians, DJs, record executives, and producers who were at the forefront of the genre and had a hand in creating the music we all know and love today.

Rock n Roll and the Cleveland Connection

Rock  n  Roll and the Cleveland Connection
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Author: Deanna R. Adams
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0873386914
Release: 2002
Editor: Kent State University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's no wonder that Clevland is home to the internationally famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined the phrase for this new musical phenomenon nearly 50 years ago. This work takes an in-depth look at the people, venues, and artists that made Cleveland the Rock 'n' Roll Capital of the World. It shows how Cleveland witnessed the rise of such widely recognized groups as the James Gang, the Outsiders, Damnation of Adam Blessing, and the Raspberries. Casey Kasem fine-tuned his long-running broadcasting career in Cleveland. Nearby Canton gave us the O'Jays, and Akron spawned Devo and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. And the rock concert was pratically invented in Cleveland in 1952, when Alan Freed convened the first Moondog Coronation Ball. By the 1970s Cleveland had become a proving ground for superstars in the making.

Pioneers of Rock and Roll

Pioneers of Rock and Roll
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Author: Harry Sumrall
Pages: 307
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021820191
Release: 1994
Editor: Bpi Communications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the careers and recordings of the most influential rock groups and performers, from ABBA and the Allman Brothers to Neil Young and Frank Zappa

Rock Roll

Rock   Roll
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Author: Robert Palmer
Pages: 325
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018441456
Release: 1995
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A definitive history of rock music and the official companion to a PBS documentary traces the continuing evolution of rock, from its origins to the present day, examining the dimensions of the music itself and the culture that surrounds it. TV tie-in. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Rock And Roll

Rock And Roll
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Author: Paul Friedlander
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780429963254
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now updated with two new chapters and an extraordinary collection of photographs, this second edition of Paul Friedlander's Rock and Roll: A Social History is a smash hit. The social force of rock and roll music leaps off the page as Paul Friedlander provides impressive insights based on hits from Johnny B. Goode to Smells Like Teen Spirit and beyond. In this musical journey, Friedlander offers the melodious strains and hard-edged riffs of Elvis, the Beatles, The Who, Dylan, Clapton, Hendrix, Motown, the San Francisco Beat, Punk, New Wave, rap, metal, 90's grunge, plus file sharing, and much more. The book is written in a refreshing, captivating style that pulls the reader in, offering no less than a complete social and cultural history of rock and roll for students and general audiences alike. Friedlander writes, 'This book chronicles the first forty years of rock/pop music history. Picture the various musical styles as locations on a giant unfolding road map. As you open the map, you travel from place to place, stopping at each chapter to sample the artistry. Don't forget to dress your imagination appropriately for this trip, because each genre is affected by the societal topography and climate that surround it. Enjoy your trip. We promise it will be a good one!'

Motor City Rock and Roll

Motor City Rock and Roll
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Author: Bob Harris,John Douglas Peters
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0738552364
Release: 2008
Editor: Arcadia Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Detroit is famous for its cars and its music. From the 1950s through the 1970s, Motor City fans experienced a golden age of rock and roll. Rock was the defiant voice of the boomer generation. The 1960s and the 1970s were turbulent decades. Blacks and women asserted themselves, breaking down the establishment. Rock music, and the spirit and events that defined it, advanced these interests. The war in Vietnam brought tension and national conflict. Drugs and a sexual revolution, made possible by the introduction of the birth control pill, added to the volatile mix. Woodstock, May Day protests, and the resignation of Pres. Richard Nixon were just a few of the upheavals that made these decades two of the most important in the nation's history. Motor City Rock and Roll: The 1960s and 1970s features 200 images, capturing local musicians who started in Detroit and then traveled the world, as well as world-famous acts who came to the city to perform. Intimate stories of musicians, bands, and other members of the rock community make this history a must for dedicated fans.

The Emergence of Rock and Roll

The Emergence of Rock and Roll
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Author: Mitchell K. Hall
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9781135053574
Release: 2014-05-09
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention. The music intertwined with the social, political, and economic changes reshaping America and contributed to the rise of the youth culture that remains a potent cultural force today. A comprehensive understanding of post-World War II U.S. history would be incomplete without a basic knowledge of this cultural phenomenon and its widespread impact. In this short book, bolstered by primary source documents, Mitchell K. Hall explores the change in musical style represented by rock and roll, changes in technology and business practices, regional and racial implications of this new music, and the global influences of the music. The Emergence of Rock and Roll explains the huge influence that one cultural moment can have in the history of a nation.

Rock and Roll An Introduction

Rock and Roll  An Introduction
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Author: Michael Campbell,James Brody
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780534642952
Release: 2007-02-27
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

ROCK AND ROLL: AN INTRODUCTION, 2nd Edition has been completely reconceived and rewritten, to take advantage of online delivery of recorded music. The discussion in this edition is even more focused on rock as music and stresses perceptive listening. This in turn permits more extensive discussion of stylistic connections and contrasts and ways in which the music reflects and shapes society and culture. An extensive and representative play list of 115 rock-era songs is discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rock n Roll

Rock  n  Roll
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Author: Dave Rogers
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781317227700
Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence in rock ‘n’ roll and other media, and shows just how violent the confrontation was by looking at contemporary newspaper reports.

Fort Worth s Rock and Roll Roots

Fort Worth s Rock and Roll Roots
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Author: Mark A. Nobles
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0738584991
Release: 2011
Editor: Arcadia Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to America. Across the country, teens were glued to their TV sets and witnessed a turning point in rock and roll history. Vibrant and creative teen scenes sprang up all across the country. The scene in Fort Worth, Texas, produced an exceptional burst of creativity in songwriting and musicianship. Weekend concerts and battles of the bands drew thousands of fans. Primitive teen recordings were pressed into 45s and received radio airplay in rotation with national acts. Local television shows featured live bands; fashions changed with go-go girls' skirts growing shorter; long hair became the style for women and men; and the seeds of the counterculture were planted and flourished. The music of this generation birthed every rock subgenre for the next 40 years (acid rock, heavy metal, punk, new wave, grunge), and today's musicians still reach back to these recordings for inspiration.

History of Rock and Roll

History of Rock and Roll
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Author: Tom Larson
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0787299693
Release: 2004
Editor: Kendall Hunt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

History of rock and roll includes: biographical information on past and present musicians, composers, bands, producers, and record executives; analyses of evolutionary rock styles from before the 1950s to the present, including a list of the most seminal recordings from each style; an album-by-album review of ... the Beatles and Bob Dylan; an audio CD containing twenty notable recordings in rock, with a synopsis of each.

Long Live Rock and Roll

Long Live Rock and Roll
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Author: Cynthia Mercati
Pages: 61
ISBN: 0874407915
Release: 1981
Editor: Baker's Plays

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Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll
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Author: Ted Greenwald
Pages: 119
ISBN: 079245765X
Release: 1992
Editor: Bdd Promotional Book Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A nostalgic look back at the beginnings of rock and roll is filled with color and black-and-white photographs that document the history, memories, trivia, lyrics, and stars of the music that changed the world.

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll
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Author: Joe Stuessy,Scott David Lipscomb
Pages: 412
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131722469
Release: 2009
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides both a historical survey of rock from its evolution in the mid-1950s to the 21st century and introduces elements of music exclusively through rock and roll. A multitude of rock variations amid a bewildering array of styles, from soft rock to heavy metal to country rock. Each style is acutely analyzed with equal emphasis and an objective point of view. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, and Chicago are only a few of the many great rock artists who are featured in order to exemplify stylistic characteristics throughout the book.

The Art of Rock and Roll

The Art of Rock and Roll
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Author: Charles T. Brown
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008682903
Release: 1992
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A non-technical exploration of the history and theory of Rock and Roll from its origins to the present. This book discusses the basic historical changes in each decade as related to music. The book analyzes compositions using an easy chart style and offers a representative selection of listening assignments.