Rockin in Time

Rockin in Time : A Social History of Rock-and-Roll

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For undergraduate courses in Popular Music, Music History, Recent American History, Sociology, and American Ethnic Studies. This text offers an in-depth examination of the social history of rock-and-roll. Rockin' in Time emphasizes several main themes, including the importance of African-American culture in the origins and development of rock music, the economy, technology, and the changing demographics of the youth market. Tracing rock from its inception-from American blues to the present-this book shows how rock-and-roll has reflected and sometimes changed American and British culture over the last fifty more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 158.5 x 231.6 x 15mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0131121073
  • 9780131121072

About David P. Szatmary

David P. Szatmary worked in the record industry and taught the history of rock 'n' roll at two universities after earning his Ph.D. in American history at Rutgers University. He contributed to the All Music Guides to Rock, Jazz and Blues, wrote Shays' Rebellion (University of Massachusetts Press, 1980) and reviews rock and jazz books regularly. Szatmary also has been featured in articles about record collecting. He currently is the Vice Provost of Educational Outreach at the University of Washington in more

Table of contents

1. The Blues, Rock-and-Roll, and Racism. 2. Elvis and Rockabilly. 3. Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, and the Teen Market. 4. Surfboards and Hot Rods: California, Here We Come. 5. Bob Dylan and the New Frontier. 6. The British Invasion of America. 7. Motown: The Sound of Integration. 8. Acid Rock. 9. Fire From the Streets. 10. Militant Blues on Campus. 11. Soft Sounds of the Seventies. 12. The Era of Excess. 13. Punk Rock and the New Generation. 14. I Want My MTV. 15. The Promise of Rock-and-Roll. 16. The Generation X Blues. 17. The Rave Revolution. 18. The Many Faces of Hip Hop. 19. Metal Gumbo: Rockin' in the 21st Century. Bibliography. more

Review quote

"This is a rock-solid, breezy encyclopedia of pop history. A classic reference book to modern culture. A fun read, too." - Timothy Leary "A sociologist's view of the artists who defined an era and the sociopolitical forces that shaped rock 'n' roll." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Both an interesting and manageable 'history' that links changes in popular music to changes in economic, political and social concerns." "A handy and impressive volume." - Living Blues "This book should illuminate old times for aging baby boomers and attract younger readers." - Library Journal "Straight-forward and reliable." - Optionshow more

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