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Title:
American popular music : readings from the Popular Press
Author:
Scheurer, Timothy E.
Publication Information:
Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green University Popular Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley -- v. 2. The age of rock.
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ISBN:
9780879724658

9780879724665

9780879724672

9780879724689
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included--the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.


Summary

Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included--the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.


Table of Contents

General Introductionp. 1
Thinking about Popular Musicp. 8
The One Dimensional Approach to Popular Music: a Research Notep. 9
Five Constraints on the Production of Culture: Law, Technology, Market, Organizational Structure and Occupational Careers*p. 16
Rock: Youth and Its Musicp. 28
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 42
Introductionp. 43
The Ways of Love in the Mid-Nineteenth Century American Songp. 47
The Hutchinson Family: the Function of Their Song in Ante-Bellum Americap. 63
Minstrelsy and Popular Culturep. 75
The Tin Pan Alley Years (1890-1950)p. 86
Introduction: The Tin Pan Alley Years (1890-1950)p. 87
Ragtime and Race Pride: the Career of James Weldon Johnsonp. 92
""Thou Witty"": the Evolution and Triumph of Style in Lyric Writing, 1890-1950p. 104
W.S. Gilbert and American Musical Theatrep. 120
""Welfare Store Blues""-blues Recordings and the Great Depressionp. 134
A Word about Whitemanp. 143
""Hot Jazz,"" the Jitterbug, and Misunderstanding: the Generation Gap in Swing 1935-1945p. 151
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': the Musical, Oklahoma! and the Popular Mind in 1943p. 161
The Changing Popular Song: an Historical Overviewp. 173
General Introductionp. 1
Thinking about Popular Musicp. 8
The One Dimensional Approach to Popular Music: a Research Notep. 9
Five Constraints on the Production of Culture: Law, Technology, Market, Organizational Structure and Occupational Careers*p. 16
Rock: Youth and Its Musicp. 28
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 42
Introductionp. 43
The Ways of Love in the Mid-Nineteenth Century American Songp. 47
The Hutchinson Family: the Function of Their Song in Ante-Bellum Americap. 63
Minstrelsy and Popular Culturep. 75
The Tin Pan Alley Years (1890-1950)p. 86
Introduction: The Tin Pan Alley Years (1890-1950)p. 87
Ragtime and Race Pride: the Career of James Weldon Johnsonp. 92
""Thou Witty"": the Evolution and Triumph of Style in Lyric Writing, 1890-1950p. 104
W.S. Gilbert and American Musical Theatrep. 120
""Welfare Store Blues""-blues Recordings and the Great Depressionp. 134
A Word about Whitemanp. 143
""Hot Jazz,"" the Jitterbug, and Misunderstanding: the Generation Gap in Swing 1935-1945p. 151
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': the Musical, Oklahoma! and the Popular Mind in 1943p. 161
The Changing Popular Song: an Historical Overviewp. 173