The Classic Rock and Roll Reader
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Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-05-22
ISBN 10 : 1317720679
Pages : 292 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s is chock full of entertaining essays to inform and delight you about an era that shaped our culture and future musical trends. This unique book will surprise and enchant even the most zealous music buff with facts and information on the songs that reflected America’s spirit and captured a nation’s attention. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader is offbeat, somewhat irreverent, ironic, and ancedotal as it discusses hundreds of rock and non-rock compositions included in rock history era. The songs offer you information on: Rock’s Not So Dull Predecessors (for example, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and “The Cry of the Wild Goose”) The Pioneering Rock Songs (such as “Rock Around the Clock” and “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” ) Older Style Songs Amidst the Rocks (for example, “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Rocky Mountain High” ) The Megastars and Megagroups (such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Respect,” and “Surfin’USA” ) The Best Songs that Never Made No. 1 (for example,“ I Feel Good” and “ Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” ) The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s also examines the music which preceded early rock, the music which followed early rock, and the numerous non-rock songs which flourished during the classic rock period. A wide spectrum of music is discussed in well over 100 essays on various songs. Musicians, librarians, and the general audience will be taken back to the birth of rock and roll and the various contributing influences. Analyzing each song’s place in rock history and giving some background about the artists, The Classic Rock and Roll Reader offers even the most avid music enthusiast new and unique information in this thorough and interesting guide.

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader

by William E Studwell,David Lonergan

The Classic Rock and Roll Reader: Rock Music from Its Beginnings to the Mid-1970s is chock full of entertaining essays to inform and delight you about an era that shaped our culture and future musical trends. This unique book will surprise and enchant even the most zealous music buff with facts and information on the songs that reflected America’s spirit and captured a nation’s attention. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader is offbeat, somewhat irreverent, ironic, and

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Rock and Roll  An Introduction

by Michael Campbell,James Brody

ROCK AND ROLL: AN INTRODUCTION, 2nd Edition has been completely reconceived and rewritten, to take advantage of online delivery of recorded music. The discussion in this edition is even more focused on rock as music and stresses perceptive listening. This in turn permits more extensive discussion of stylistic connections and contrasts and ways in which the music reflects and shapes society and culture. An extensive and representative play list of 115 rock-era songs is discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within

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What Is Rock and Roll

by Jim O'Connor

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music. Rock and roll sprang from a combination of African-American genres, Western swing, and country music that exploded in post World War II America. Jim O'Connor explains what constitutes rock music, follows its history and sub-genres through famous musicians and groups, and shows how rock became so much more than just a style of music influencing fashion, language, and lifestyle. This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty

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Rock and Roll Voodoo

by Mark Paul Smith

During the 1970s on a magic mushroom harvesting adventure in the Bayou, a young, aspiring rock and roll musician discovers the voice of Voodoo, which not only alters his life, but the life of his band, the Divebomberz. When the band is on the verge of making it big, tragedy strikes and Jesse is confronted with the hard truth that life is often a spiritual obstacle course designed to see if you can get over yourself. A book for rock

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Pioneers of Rock and Roll

by Harry Sumrall

Describes the careers and recordings of the most influential rock groups and performers, from ABBA and the Allman Brothers to Neil Young and Frank Zappa

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History of Rock and Roll

by Tom Larson

History of rock and roll includes: biographical information on past and present musicians, composers, bands, producers, and record executives; analyses of evolutionary rock styles from before the 1950s to the present, including a list of the most seminal recordings from each style; an album-by-album review of ... the Beatles and Bob Dylan; an audio CD containing twenty notable recordings in rock, with a synopsis of each.

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Fort Worth s Rock and Roll Roots

by Mark A. Nobles

On the evening of February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to America. Across the country, teens were glued to their TV sets and witnessed a turning point in rock and roll history. Vibrant and creative teen scenes sprang up all across the country. The scene in Fort Worth, Texas, produced an exceptional burst of creativity in songwriting and musicianship. Weekend concerts and battles of the bands drew thousands of fans. Primitive teen recordings were pressed into 45s and received radio

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Rock and Roll Murder

by John Sullivan

New York City, 2004. Shortly after New York City rocker Tommy Peterson of The Winding Roads accepts an award at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gala at The Waldorf-Astoria, the guitar legend is found brutally murdered the next day inside his recording studio apartment in the West Village. Nothing is taken but the way in which Peterson was murdered raises questions as to what the killer's motives were. Veteran rock journalist Tony Russo is devastated after hearing the tragic

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The History of Rock and Roll

by Stuart A. Kallen

Rock and roll. Those three words are understood by people in almost every nation on Earth. They describe a type of music and an attitude that made history and continues to change the musical landscape. Readers will learn that the music style started out in the United States as a new type of dance music for teenage baby boomers during the mid-1950s. By the 1960s, the music transformed the cultural and political landscape of much of the world. Never

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Rock and Roll

by Ted Greenwald

A nostalgic look back at the beginnings of rock and roll is filled with color and black-and-white photographs that document the history, memories, trivia, lyrics, and stars of the music that changed the world.

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The History of Rock and Roll

by Adam Woog

Traces the history and evolution of rock music from the early days of rock and roll through the present day.

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The Art of Rock and Roll

by Charles T. Brown

A non-technical exploration of the history and theory of Rock and Roll from its origins to the present. This book discusses the basic historical changes in each decade as related to music. The book analyzes compositions using an easy chart style and offers a representative selection of listening assignments.

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Rock and Roll

by Kim Salmon

ROCK AND ROLL is a facsimile reproduction of influential Indie-rock musician Kim Salmon's visual diary from his 2016/2017 tours through Australia, Basque Country, France, Germany and Switzerland in support of his My Script album. Salmon's vivid artwork beautifully portrays the real "life on the road" of a touring musician. The people, places, travelling and excitement of the shows and audiences he meets are wonderfully portrayed in Salmons pencil, ink and water color illustrations. - individually numbered edition of 1000

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Rock and Roll

by Joe Stuessy

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Springtime Rock and Roll

by Jill Cowley

A story about animals and people singing and dancing and doing the springtime rock and roll.

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A Rock and Roll Fantasy

by G. S. Morrison

From attending concerts as a teen to working backstage security at major Rock Concerts, this book is a ride through the Rock and Roll years from the 70's to the present.

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The Last Rock and Roll Show

by William Daniel White,Danny White

"February 3, 1959: At 1 AM, a Cadillac is stolen in Clear Lake, Iowa. Unknown to the thief, a set of tapes lie hidden in the trunk. Five days later in Southern California, a drag race will decide the fate of Buddy Holly's final recording. Will the music live or die? This story begins the day the music died. It's like riding shotgun in a 1950's whodunit. You can smell the fuel burning, quench your thirst with an ice cold Coca-Cola and feel

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The Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom

by Mike Katz,Crispin Kott

When the singing is over and the talking starts, that’s when the true, unvarnished wisdom of rock ‘n’ roll comes out. Built on first-hand experience, the gorgeous, illustrated Little Book of Rock ‘n’ Roll Wisdom offers the wise words of stars past and present on a variety of topics like love, breakups, rebellion, success, feeling good, being down-and-out, and even death to offer the big-picture view of rock ‘n’ roll. Rock stars can be outrageous, funny, in your face,

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Rock and Roll

by Michael Campbell,James Brody

In this unique exploration of rock and roll, Campbell and Brody take an evolutionary approach, giving students the whole picture of this vastly popular music and its inherent musical relationships. Beginning with the roots of rock, the authors proceed chronologically to discuss all rock styles and their influences, from '50s R&B up through the birth of new wave. This text sets itself apart with its treatment of rock as an integrated family of musical styles, inclusive view of

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