eBook The Birth of Rock & Roll: Music in the 1950s Through the 1960s, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530911X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615309115
  • DDC: 781.6609
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

When rock and roll first burst onto the scene in the 1950s, it was more than a new form of music—it was a rebellion against the past. With the music of such artists as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and the Supremes came a new attitude that allowed fans—many of them young—to look past the social norms of the time, a shift that included a greater interaction with and understanding between the races. This stunning, story-filled volume examines the phenomenon of rock and roll—the way it was before it crept into the mainstream it had once retaliated against—and the many musicians who made it into an art.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: What is Rock?.
2: The Difficulty of Definition.
3: Crucial Rock Musicians.
4: Musical Eclecticism and the Use of Technology.
5: Rural Music in Urban Settings.
6: Marketing Rock and Roll.
7: A Black and White Hybird.
8: Roots: Part 1, the Blues.
9: Blues Basics.
10: Classic Blues.
11: Rural Blues.
12: Delta Blues.
13: Urban Blues.
14: Roots: Part 2, Country and Western.
15: Carter Family.
16: Jimmie Rodgers.
17: Singing Cowboys and Western Swing.
18: Honky-Tonk.
19: Bluegrass.
20: The Birth of Music City.
21: Johnny Cash.
22: Roots: Part 3, Pre-Rock Pop.
23: Stephen Foster.
24: Tin Pan Alley.
25: The Development of the New Vocal Pop Star.
26: Rhythm and Blues.
27: Jump Blues.
28: R&B on Record.
29: Rhythm and Blues or Rock and Roll?.
30: Rhythm and Blues People.
31: Big Bands, Shouters, and Combos.
32: Electric Bluesmen.
33: Women.
34: R&B.
35: Doo-Wop.
36: The Mills Brothers.
37: The Ink Spots.
38: A Capella and Echo.
39: Race and Cover Versions.
40: Rock and Roll.
41: Rockabillies to Rockers.
42: Instrumentals.
43: Surf Music.
44: The Beach Boys.
45: Rock and Rollers.
46: Elvis Presley.
47: Bill Haley and His Comets.
48: Little Richard.
49: Carl Perkins.
50: Jerry Lee Lewis.
51: Fats Domino.
52: Chuck Berry.
53: Bo Diddley.
54: Buddy Holly.
55: Gene Vincent.
56: Eddie Cochran.
57: The Everly Brothers.
58: Sir Cliff Richard.
59: Ritchie Valens.
60: Roy Orbison.
61: Wanda Jackson.
62: Gene Pitney.
63: Del Shannon.
64: Buildings and Walls of Sound.
65: The Brill Building: Assembly-Line Pop.
66: Phil Spector.
67: Girl Groups.
68: Independent Record Labels and Producers.
69: Entrepreneurs with Ears.
70: The Little Labels that Could.
71: Rock and Radio.
72: Right of the Dial.
73: The Deejays.
74: Motown.
75: “Hitsville”.
76: The Motown Sound.
77: Quality Control.
78: Later Years.
79: Motown Cavalcade.
80: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
81: Martha and the Vandellas.
82: The Supremes.
83: Holland-Dozier-Holland.
84: The Temptations.
85: The Four Tops.
86: Stevie Wonder.
87: Marvin Gaye.
88: Michael Jackson.
89: The Isley Brothers.
90: Gladys Knight and the Pips.
91: Norman Whitfield.
92: Rock and Roll Onscreen in the 1950s.
93: Rock and Television.
94: Rock and Film.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.