Download PDF or read online Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll Book by Editors Rolling Stone and published by Touchstone. This book was released on 2001-11-08 with total page 1136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers—from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all—'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.
Download PDF or read online The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll Book by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and published by Touchstone. This book was released on 1995 with total page 1154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as its official source of information, this authoritative volume, first published in 1983, once again tops the charts with its full coverage of every aspect of the rock scene. Accompanying the more than 2,200 performer profiles are essays that reveal the artists' musical influences, first breaks, hits and misses, and more.
Download PDF or read online The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Book by Nathan Brackett and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.
Download PDF or read online American Popular Music: The age of rock Book by Timothy E. Scheurer and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 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.
Download PDF or read online The History of Texas Music Book by Gary Hartman and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2008-03-08 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The richly diverse ethnic heritage of the Lone Star State has brought to the Southwest a remarkable array of rhythms, instruments, and musical styles that have blended here in unique ways and, in turn, have helped shape the music of the nation and the world. Historian Gary Hartman writes knowingly and lovingly of the Lone Star State’s musical traditions. In the first thorough survey of the vast and complex cultural mosaic that has produced what we know today as “Texas music,” he paints a broad, panoramic view, offers analysis of the origins of and influences on specific genres, profiles key musicians, and provides guidance to additional sources for further information. A musician himself, Hartman draws on both academic and non-academic sources to give a more complete understanding of the state’s remarkable musical history and ethnic community studies with his first-hand knowledge of how important music is as a cultural medium through which human beings communicate information, ideas, emotions, values, and beliefs, and bond together as friends, families, and communities. The History of Texas Music incorporates a selection of well-chosen photographs of both prominent and less-well-known artists and describes not only the ethnic origins of much of Texas music but also the cross-pollination among various genres. Today, the music of Texas—which includes Native American music, gospel, blues, ragtime, swing, jazz, rhythm and blues, conjunto, Tejano, Cajun, zydeco, western swing, honky tonk, polkas, schottsches, rock & roll, rap, hip hop and more—reflects the unique cultural dynamics of the Southwest.
Download PDF or read online Who Are the Rolling Stones? Book by Dana Meachen Rau and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-04-04 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Follow the bad boys of rock and roll from their beginnings in London to their unparalleled success around the world. Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. Who Are the Rolling Stones? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world.
Download PDF or read online Popular Music Book by Roman Iwaschkin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-14 with total page 670 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope.
Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Book by Steve Sullivan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-05-17 with total page 830 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This masterful survey covers all genres of popular music, from pop, rock, soul, and country to jazz, blues, classic vocals, hip-hop, folk, gospel, and ethnic/world music. Collectors will find detailed discographical data while music lovers will appreciate the detailed commentaries and deep research on the songs, their recording, and the artists.
Download PDF or read online Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More Book by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britannica Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Although rock music continued to dominate the music scene, the sounds of the 1970s and 80s differed greatly from the music of the preceding decades, reflecting newer social realities. The aggressive sounds of punk music began to appeal to youth, while disco reached across cultures and brought diverse crowds together in dance clubs. New Wave had a playful, chill feel, while the electronic guitar-laden sounds heavy metal were anything but. Readers examine the various styles of music that defined the 1970s and 80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of rapid social and cultural change.
Download PDF or read online Let's Rock! Book by Richard Aquila and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-10-28 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let’s Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America. Rock & roll is intertwined with the rise of a post–World War II youth culture, the emergence of African Americans in society, the growth of consumer culture, technological change, the expansion of mass media, and the rise of a Cold War culture that endorsed traditional values to guard against communism. Richard Aquila’s book demonstrates that early rock & roll was not as rebellious as common wisdom has it. The new sound reflected the conservatism and conformity of the 1950s as much as it did the era’s conflict. Rock & roll supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes toward race, gender, class, and ethnicity. The musical evidence proves that most teenagers of the 1950s were not that different from their parents and grandparents when it came to basic beliefs, interests, and pastimes. Young and old alike were preoccupied by the same concerns, tensions, and insecurities. Rock & roll continues to permeate the fabric of modern life, and understanding the music’s origins reminds us of the common history we all share. Music lovers who grew up during rock & roll’s early years as well as those who have come to it more recently will find Let’s Rock an exciting historical and musical adventure.
Download PDF or read online Listen to Soul! Exploring a Musical Genre Book by James E. Perone and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Listen to Soul! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of soul music for fans of the genre, with a focus on 50 must-hear singers, songs, and albums that define it. Listen to Soul! Exploring a Musical Genre provides both an overview and a critical analysis of what makes soul music in the United States. A list of 50 songs, albums, and musicians includes many of the best-known hits of the past and present as well as several important popular successes that are not necessarily on the "best-of" lists in other books. Like the other books in this series, this volume includes a background chapter followed by a chapter that contains 50 critical essays on must-hear albums, songs, and singers, approximately 1,500 words each. Chapters on the impact of soul music on popular culture and the legacy of the genre further explain the impact of these seminal compositions and musicians. This volume additionally includes a greater focus on soul music as a genre, making it a stand-out title on the topic for high school and college readers. Allows readers to quickly get a sense of the history of soul music in a broad overview Delves into critical analysis of 50 songs, albums, and musicians that define the genre Broadens the definition of what is considered soul music Discusses the impact on popular culture and legacy of soul music
Download PDF or read online A Fiction of the Past Book by Prof. Dominick J. Cavallo and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Few events during that whirlwind of movements, conflicts and upheaval known as "the sixties" took Americans more by surprise, or were more likely to inspire their rage, than the rebellion of those who were young, white, and college educated. Perhaps none have been more maligned or misunderstood since. In A Fiction of the Past, Dominick Cavallo pushes past the contemporary fog of myth, cold disdain and warm nostalgia that shrouds the radical youth culture of the '60s. He explores how the furiously chaotic sixties sprang from the comparatively placid forties and fifties. The book digs beyond the post-World War II decades and seeks the historical sources of the youth culture in the distant American past. Cavallo shows how the sixties' most radical ideas and values were deeply etched in the American soul.
Download PDF or read online Progressive Rock Reconsidered Book by Kevin Holm-Hudson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this book, the glory days of progressive rock are relived in a series of insightful essays about the key bands, songwriters and songs that made prog-rock such an innovative style.
Download PDF or read online A House on Fire Book by John A. Jackson and published by OUP USA. This book was released on 2004-09-23 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Describes how, thwarted by the racism of the mainstream music industry, three men created a musical empire of their own that thrived in the seventies, until its eventual fall from grace, in an in-depth look at a remarkable musical phenomenon.
Download PDF or read online Willin' Book by Ben Fong-Torres and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The saga of the legendary Los Angeles band Little Feat is one of rock 'n' roll's great stories. Formed in 1969 by ex-members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, Little Feat created groove-heavy music that was an irresistible mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, jazz, soul, and funk. Fronted by the charismatic but doomed vocalist and brilliant slide guitarist Lowell George, the band recorded such classic studio albums as Sailin' Shoes and Dixie Chicken, as well as Waiting for Columbus, which many consider to be one of the best live albums of all time. Acclaimed journalist Ben Fong-Torres -- working with Little Feat's surviving members, their friends, and associates -- wrote Willin' based on hours of brand new interviews with the key players. The result? The first definitive biography of this beloved rock 'n' roll institution.
Download PDF or read online America’s Songs III: Rock! Book by Bruce Pollock and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : America’s Songs III: Rock! picks up in 1953 where America’s Songs II left off, describing the artistic and cultural impact of the rock ’n’ roll era on America’s songs and songwriters, recording artists and bands, music publishers and record labels, and the all-important consuming audience. The Introduction presents the background story, discussing the 1945-1952 period and focusing on the key songs from the genres of jump blues, rhythm ’n’ blues, country music, bluegrass, and folk that combined to form rock ‘n’ roll. From there, the author selects a handful of songs from each subsequent year, up through 2015, listed chronologically and organized by decade. As with its two preceding companions, America’s Songs III highlights the most important songs of each year with separate entries. More than 300 songs are analyzed in terms of importance—both musically and historically—and weighted by how they defined an era, an artist, a genre, or an underground movement. Written by known rock historian and former ASCAP award winner Bruce Pollock, America’s Songs III: Rock! relays the stories behind America’s musical history.
Download PDF or read online A Guide to Popular Music Reference Books Book by Gary Haggerty and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Lists bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, directories, discographies, and other references devoted to popular music