Rock and R&B history told with original charts, tables, and timelines
A New and Concise History provides a strong foundation for understanding how music, the music industry, and American culture intersect. Ethnomusicologist Eric Charry's innovative and road-tested teaching style is brought to you in this textbook suitable for general education courses in music. The book is organized around a series of timelines, tables, and figures created by the author, and provides fresh perspectives that bring readers into the heart of the social and cultural importance of the music. Charry lays out key contemporary theoretical issues, covers the technical foundations of the music industry, and provides a capsule history of who did what when, with particular emphasis on the rapid emergence of distinct genres and subgenres. The book's figures distill the history and provide new insight into understanding trends. Over 1000 artists, albums, and songs are included here, such as Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, the Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Madonna, Talking Heads, and Public Enemy.
Preface • Acknowledgments • PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORKS • Identities • Youth • Gender and Sexuality • Race and Ethnicity • Blackness • Whiteness • Latino, Chicano, and Native American • Demographics • Aesthetic Preferences/Sonic Markers • European and European American • African and African American • Latin American • When Cultures Cross • Marian Anderson; Bob Dylan • A Spectrum: Four Examples • Cultural Appropriation • Music Industry, Media, and Technology • Copyright • The Recording Industry • Radio, Television • Magazines, Charts, Industry Awards • Technology • Researching and Studying Rock and R&B • Themes • HISTORY • 1920s-1950s • Tin Pan Alley • Blues • Rhythm and Blues • Gospel • Country • 1954-59: Early Rock 'n'Roll • The Media • Youth Culture • Naming a Styles • Crossovers • Covers • Five Primary Styles • Payola • Social Impact • 1960-1964 • Independent Producers, the Brill Building, Teen Idols • Girl Groups • Motown • Urban Folk Revival • Beach Boys and Surf Rock • The Beatles and the British Invasion • Soul • 1965-1969 • Cross Fertilization • Folk Rock • Psychedelic Rock • Experimental, Underground, Proto-Punk • Women and '60s Rock • Funk • Rock Guitar • Rock Festivals, 1967-1969 • Rock Journalism • End of Decade Trends • 1970s • Funk in the 70s • Progressive Rock • Glam Rock • Hard Rock • Singer-Songwriters • Country Rock • Stevie Wonder • Disco • Punk • New Wave • Women and '70s Rock • Jazz Rock • End of Decade Moment • 1980s • Hip Hop • Misogynist Lyrics in Hip Hop • Epidemic, Economics, Incarceration • Heavy Metal • Second British Invasion • Star Soloists: Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna • Band Aid/We Are the World/Live Aid • Parent Music Resource Center • Alternative/Indie Rock/Hardcore • Electronic Dance Music • Into the 1990s • Glossary
"This is an immensely useable book, smartly concise. It offers a bird's eye view that also reveals the divergences, gray areas, and overlaps so critical to understanding the history of rock."~Benjamin Harbert, associate professor of Music, Georgetown University