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American Popular Music

Fourth Edition

Author Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman

Publication Date - July 2013

ISBN: 9780199859115

624 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $92.95

The bestselling and most comprehensive introduction to American popular music

Description

Explore the rich terrain of American popular music with the most complete, colorful, and authoritative introduction of its kind. In the fourth edition of their bestselling text, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman provide a unique combination of cultural and social history with the analytical study of musical styles. This new edition traces the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular genres from their multicultural roots to the digital world of the twenty-first century.

Purchase a NEW, shrink-wrapped copy of American Popular Music, and receive 60 featured musical selections from the text in MP3 format at no additional cost! MP3 download requires access code shrink-wrapped with all new copies of the text or purchased separately (978-0-19-931669-4). Good for one use. Code will be void if used.

New to this Edition

  • An enlarged overview of American popular music's European, African, and Latin American roots
  • Expanded treatment of jazz--including the remarkable early work of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington--and its influence on emerging trends in American pop
  • Enhanced coverage of Broadway and contemporary country music
  • Updated sections on the music business and music technology

About the Author(s)

Larry Starr is Professor of Music at the University of Washington. He is a respected scholar of American popular music and the music of Ives, Gershwin, and Copland.

Christopher Waterman is Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. An anthropologist specializing in the music of Africa and the Americas, he is also a bassist who has performed professionally in a wide variety of popular genres.

Reviews

"American Popular Music is easily the best-written text of its kind on the market today."--Gregory Reish, Roosevelt University

"Starr and Waterman offer the strongest historical narrative, with excellent examples, comprehensive coverage of styles, and an integrated, chronological approach."--Mary Macklem, University of Central Florida

Table of Contents

    Listening and Analysis Guides
    Preface

    1. Themes and Streams of American Popular Music
    2. "After the Ball": Popular Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
    3. "Catching as the Small-pox": Social Dance and Jazz, 1917-1935
    4. "I Got Rhythm": The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley Song, 1920s and 1930s
    5. "St. Louis Blues": Race Records and Hillbilly Music, 1920s and 1930s
    6 "In the Mood": The Swing Era, 1935-1945
    7. "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie": The Postwar Era, 1946-1954
    8. "Rock Around the Clock": ROCK 'N' ROLL, 1954-1959
    9. "Good Vibrations": American Pop and the British Invasion, 1960s
    10. "Blowin' in the Wind": Country, Soul, Urban Folk, and the Rise of Rock, 1960s
    11. The 1970s: Rock Music, Disco, and the Popular Mainstream
    12. Outsiders' Music: Progressive Country, Reggae, Salsa, Punk, Funk, and Rap, 1970s
    13. The 1980s: Digital Technology, MTV, and the Popular Mainstream
    14. "Smells Like Teen Spirit": Hip-Hop, "Alternative" Music, and the Entertainment Business
    15. Conclusion

Teaching Resources

Ancillaries            

For Instructors:

  • Instructor’s Resource CD (9780199859146) includes a test bank
  • Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/starr) includes Chapter Outlines, Chapter Overviews, Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Slides for Lectures, Assignments, Sample Syllabi, Filmographies, Important Names and Brief Bios , Key Terms and Definitions , Review/Discussion Questions, and a link to an iTunes iMix where musical examples  discussed in the text are available for separate purchase

For Students:

  • Access Card for Downloadable Audio: contains a one-time- use access code for downloading 60 musical selections from the text in MP3 format. This access card is shrink-wrapped with all new copies of the text at no extra cost or available for separate purchase at http://global.oup.com/ushe/product/american-popular-music-9780199316694?q=starr&lang=en&cc=us.
  • Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/starr) includes Chapter Outlines, Chapter Overviews, Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Slides for Lectures, Assignments, Sample Syllabi, Filmographies, Important Names and Brief Bios , Key Terms and Definitions , Review/Discussion Questions, and a link to the iMix (published at iTunes) for all of the musical examples discussed in the text

 

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