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eBook Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, 1st Edition

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  • DDC: 780.973
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Overview

Music has been the cornerstone of popular culture in the United States since the beginning of our nation's history. From early immigrants sharing the sounds of their native lands to contemporary artists performing benefit concerts for social causes, our country's musical expressions reflect where we, as a people, have been, as well as our hope for the future. This four-volume encyclopedia examines music's influence on contemporary American life, tracing historical connections over time.

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between this art form and our society. Entries include singers, composers, lyricists, songs, musical genres, places, instruments, technologies, music in films, music in political realms, and music shows on television.

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
Timeline of Music in American Life.
1: A Cappella.
2: Accordion.
3: Actors as Composers, Songwriters, or Performers.
4: Adams, John Coolidge (1947–).
5: Aerosmith (Active 1970–Present).
6: Affrilachian Music.
7: African American Gospel Music.
8: African American Influences on American Music.
9: African American Spiritual Music.
10: African American Women’s Influence on American Music.
11: Alaskan Native Music.
12: Album Art.
13: Allman Brothers (1969–1976, 1978–1982, 1989–Present).
14: American Federation of Musicians (AFM).
15: American Foreign Policy and Music.
16: Amos, Tori (1963–).
17: Analog vs. Digital Recording.
18: Animated Sound.
19: Antiestablishment Themes in American Songs.
20: Antiwar Music.
21: Armstrong, Louis (1901–1971).
22: Art Music (Experimental).
23: Art Music (Mainstream).
24: Artist Musicians.
25: Asian American Music.
26: Astaire, Fred (1899–1987).
27: Astronaut Music.
28: Audiences.
29: Autry, Gene (1907–1998).
30: The Avant-Garde in American Music.
31: Awards and Prizes for Music.
32: The B-52s (Active 1976–Present).
33: The B-Side.
34: Badu, Erykah (1971–).
35: Baez, Joan (1941–).
36: Banjo.
37: Barrio Rhythm.
38: Basie, William “Count” (1904–1984).
39: The Beach Boys (Active 1961–Present).
40: Benatar, Pat (1953–).
41: Benson, George (1943–).
42: Berlin, Irving (1888–1989).
43: Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990).
44: Berry, Chuck (1926–).
45: Beyoncé (1981–).
46: Big Band Music.
47: Bluegrass.
48: Blues.
49: The Blues Brothers (Active 1978–1982, 1988–Present).
50: Blues, Women in.
51: Bop and Hard Bop.
52: Border Music.
53: Boy Bands.
54: British Influences on American Rock Music.
55: Broadway.
56: Brooks, Garth (1962–).
57: Brothers in American Music.
58: Brown, James (1933–2006).
59: Browne, Jackson (1948–).
60: Brubeck, Dave (1920–2012).
61: Bubblegum Pop.
62: Buffett, Jimmy (1946–).
63: Cage, John (1912–1992).
64: Cajun and Creole Music.
65: Campaign Music.
66: Capricorn Records.
67: Carey, Mariah (1969–).
68: The Carter Family (Active 1927–1944).
69: Cash, Johnny (1932–2003).
70: Celtic Music in America.
71: Ceremonial Music.
72: Chamber Music.
73: Chapin, Harry (1942–1981).
74: Charles, Ray (1930–2004).
75: Checker, Chubby (1941–).
76: Cheerleading Music.
77: Cher (1946–).
78: Children’s Film Music.
79: Children’s Musical Lives.
80: Children’s Television Music.
81: Choruses, Men’s.
82: Choruses, Women’s.
83: Christian Rock.
84: Christmas Music, Contemporary.
85: Classical Music in America.
86: Classical Music, Women in.
87: Cline, Patsy (1932–1963).
88: Clinton, George (1941–).
89: Clothing and Appearance in Song.
90: Clothing Styles and Musicians.
91: Club Venues.
92: Cobain, Kurt (1967–1994).
93: Coffee Shops and American Music.
94: Cole, Nat King (1919–1965).
95: Collaborations in Music.
96: Coltrane, John (1926–1967).
97: Combs, Sean (1969–) (a.k.a. Sean “Puffy” Combs; “Puff Daddy,” 1997–2001; Sean “P Diddy” Combs, 2001–2005; “Diddy,” 2005–Present).
98: Comedy and Satire in American Music.
99: Commercial Successes in the Music Industry.
100: Commercials and Advertisements.
101: Community Bands.
102: Composers, Progressive.
103: Composers, Women.
104: Concerts for Social Causes.
105: Conjunto.
106: Conservatories and Music Schools.
107: Controversies in Music.
108: Cooper, Alice (1948–).
109: Copland, Aaron (1900–1990).
110: Copyright Laws.
111: Cotten, Elizabeth “Libba” (1895–1987).
112: Counterculture in American Music.
113: Country Music.
114: Country Music, Women In.
115: Cover Songs.
116: Critics and Reviewers.
117: Croce, Jim (1943–1973).
118: Crosby, Bing (1903–1977).
119: Crosby, Stills & Nash (Active 1968–1970, 1973, 1974, 1977–Present).
120: Crossovers.
121: Crow, Sheryl (1962–).
122: Cult Films and Music.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Dance Instruction and Music.
2: Dave Matthews Band (Active 1991–Present).
3: Davis, Gary (Reverend) (1896–1972).
4: Davis, Miles (1926–1991).
5: Deadheads.
6: Deaf Music Culture.
7: Death and Violence in American Music.
8: Denver, John (1943–1997).
9: Diamond, Neil (1941–).
10: Diddley, Bo (1928–2008).
11: Digital Music.
12: Disabilities and Music.
13: Disco.
14: Disney Music.
15: Distortion and Feedback.
16: Dixie Chicks (Active 1989–Present).
17: Dixieland Jazz.
18: Domino, Fats (1928–).
19: The Doors (1965–1973).
20: Dorsey, Jimmy (1904–1957), and Dorsey, Tommy (1905–1956) (The Dorsey Brothers).
21: Drugs and Music.
22: Dylan, Bob (1941–).
23: Dylan, Bob, in Film.
24: Eagles (Active 1971–Present).
25: Education and Music.
26: Electronic and Computer Music.
27: Electronic and Computer Music Composition.
28: Electronic Applications and Music.
29: Electronic Dance Music and Youth Culture.
30: Electronica.
31: Elfman, Danny (1953–).
32: Ellington, Duke (1899–1974).
33: Environmental Activism in Music.
34: Environmental Changes and Music.
35: Ethnomusicology.
36: European Music in America.
37: Expatriate Musicians in the United States.
38: Family Values in Music.
39: Fanzines.
40: Federal Music Project.
41: Fictional Composers.
42: Fight Songs.
43: Film Music.
44: Fitzgerald, Ella (1917–1996).
45: Fleck, Béla (1958–).
46: Fleetwood Mac (Active 1967–Present).
47: Folk Music.
48: Food and Music.
49: Fools and Foolish Behavior in Song.
50: Foster, Stephen Collins (1826–1864).
51: The Four Seasons (Active 1961–).
52: Franklin, Aretha (1942–).
53: Free Jazz.
54: Funk and Postpsychedelic Funk.
55: Fusion.
56: Garage Bands.
57: Garcia, Jerry (1942–1995).
58: Garfunkel, Art (1941–).
59: Garland, Judy (1922–1969).
60: Gaye, Marvin (1939–1984).
61: Gender and the Music Industry.
62: Generation Gaps in Music.
63: Gershwin, George (1898–1937).
64: Gershwin, Ira (1896–1983).
65: Gillespie, Dizzy (1917–1993).
66: Girl Groups.
67: Glam Rock.
68: Glass, Philip (1937–).
69: Goodman, Benny (1909–1986).
70: Gothic Rock.
71: Government Censorship in American Music.
72: Government Support of Music.
73: Grand Ole Opry.
74: Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler; 1958–).
75: Grateful Dead (Active 1965–1995).
76: Green Day (Active 1987–Present).
77: Groupies.
78: Grunge.
79: Guitar.
80: Guthrie Family.
81: Guy, Buddy (1936–).
82: Haley, Bill (1925–1981) and His Comets (Active 1952–1981).
83: Halloween and Horror Recordings.
84: Halls of Fame.
85: Hancock, Herbie (1940–).
86: Harlem Renaissance (1920–1935).
87: Hawaiian Music.
88: Hendrix, Jimi (1942–1970).
89: Hill, Lauryn (1975–).
90: Hip-Hop.
91: Hip-Hop Nation.
92: Historically Informed Performance.
93: Holiday, Billie (1915–1959).
94: Holly, Buddy (1936–1959).
95: Honky-Tonk Music.
96: Hooker, John Lee (1915/1917–2001).
97: House, Edward James “Son,” Jr. (1902–1988).
98: Hurricane Katrina and Music.
99: Hurt, Mississippi John (1892–1966).
100: Hynde, Chrissie (1951–).
101: Idioms in American Music.
102: Immigrant Music.
103: The Impossible Music Sessions.
104: Improvisation.
105: Indie Rock.
106: Indigo Girls (Active 1985–Present).
107: Industrial Music.
108: Intercultural and Interracial Music.
109: Ives, Charles (1874–1954).
110: The Jackson Family.
111: Jackson, Michael (1958–2009).
112: Jam Bands.
113: Jamaican Music in America.
114: James, Etta (1938–2012).
115: Jay-Z (Shawn Carter, 1969–).
116: Jazz.
117: Jazz, Women in.
118: Jefferson Airplane (Active 1966—1972).
119: Jefferson, Blind Lemon (1893–1929).
120: Jett, Joan (1960–).
121: Jewel (1974–).
122: Jewish American Music and Musicians.
123: Joel, Billy (1949–).
124: Johnson, Robert (1911–1938).
125: Jones, Norah (1979–).
126: Jones, Quincy Delight (1933–).
127: Joplin, Janis (1943–1970).
128: Joplin, Scott (1867–1917).
129: Karaoke.
130: Kern, Jerome (1885–1945).
131: Keys, Alicia (Alicia Augello Cook, 1981–).
132: King, B. B. (1925–).
133: King, Carole (1942–).
134: KISS (Active 1973–Present).
135: Krauss, Alison (1971–).
136: Kristofferson, Kris (1936–).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lady Gaga (1986–).
2: The Language of Music in Everyday Life.
3: Larson, Jonathan (1960–1996).
4: Late Night Television.
5: Latin Music in America.
6: The Lawrence Welk Show.
7: Lead Belly (Ledbetter, Huddie) (1888–1949).
8: Legal Issues and Legislation in Music.
9: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Artists (1920–Present).
10: Lewis, Jerry Lee (1935–).
11: Life Stories of Musicians.
12: Little Red Songbook.
13: Little Richard (1932–).
14: Lomax, Alan (1915–2002).
15: Lounge Music.
16: Lovett, Lyle (1957–).
17: Luthiers.
18: Lynn, Loretta (1935?–).
19: Lynyrd Skynyrd (Active 1973–1977, 1987–Present).
20: Lyricists.
21: Ma, Yo-Yo (1955–).
22: Madonna (1958–).
23: The Mamas and the Papas (Active 1965–1968, 1971–1972).
24: Marilyn Manson (1969–).
25: Marching Bands.
26: Mardi Gras Music.
27: Marsalis, Wynton (1961–).
28: Martha and the Vandellas (Active 1962–1972).
29: Mathematics in American Music.
30: Matrimony in Music.
31: Mayer, John (1977–).
32: McEntire, Reba (1955–).
33: Meat Loaf (1947–).
34: Mellencamp, John (1951–).
35: Metal.
36: Metallica (Active 1981–).
37: Middle Eastern Music in America.
38: Midler, Bette (1945–).
39: Military Bands and Songs.
40: Minimalism.
41: Minnelli, Liza (1946–).
42: Monk, Thelonious (1917–1982).
43: Monroe, Bill (1911–1996).
44: Morello, Tom (1964–).
45: Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Active 1847–Present).
46: Morton, Jelly Roll (1885—1941).
47: Motown.
48: Murders and Murderers.
49: Music Machines.
50: Music Magazines and Journalism.
51: Music Making at Home.
52: Music Patrons and Supporters.
53: Music Teachers.
54: Music Television.
55: Music Therapy.
56: Musical Preferences, Cultural Identities, and Demographics.
57: Musical Societies.
58: Musical Theater.
59: Musicians as Actors.
60: Musicology.
61: Muzak.
62: National Identity in Music.
63: National Music Organizations.
64: Native American Music.
65: Nelson, Rick (1940–1985).
66: Nelson, Willie (1933–).
67: New Age Music.
68: New Wave.
69: New York Dolls (Active 1971–1975, 2004–Present).
70: Nirvana (Active 1988–1994).
71: Nonsense Lyrics.
72: Norwood, Brandy (1979–).
73: Notorious Musicians.
74: Obesity in Song.
75: Ochs, Phil (1940–1976).
76: Odetta (1930–2008).
77: One-Hit Wonders.
78: Opening Tracks.
79: Opera in America.
80: Orbison, Roy (1936–1988).
81: Orchestras.
82: Orchestras, Pit.
83: Otis, Johnny (1921–2012).
84: Parker, Charlie (1920–1955).
85: Parliament and Funkadelic (Active 1968–Present).
86: Partch, Harry (1901–1974).
87: Parton, Dolly (1946–).
88: Patriotic Music.
89: Pearl Jam (Active 1990–).
90: Pedals and Their Effects.
91: Performance Artists.
92: Performance Rights.
93: Perkins, Carl (1932–1998).
94: Personal Music Devices.
95: Peter, Paul and Mary (Active 1961–1970, 1978–2009).
96: Petty, Tom (1950–).
97: The Philadelphia Folklore Project.
98: Phillips, Sam (1923–2003).
99: Political Inscriptions on Musical Instruments.
100: Polka.
101: Pop, Iggy (1947–).
102: Pop Music.
103: Porter, Cole (1891–1964).
104: Powwow Music and Dance.
105: Presley, Elvis (1935–1977).
106: Prince (1958–).
107: Prison Music.
108: Producers.
109: Professional Music Making.
110: Progressive Rock.
111: Proms and High School Dances.
112: Protest Music.
113: Psychedelic Music.
114: Psychology of Music.
115: Punk Rock.
116: Queen Latifah (1970–).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: R&B.
2: R.E.M. (Active 1980–2011).
3: Radio.
4: Rage Against the Machine (Active 1991–2000, 2007–Present).
5: Ragtime.
6: Rainey, Gertrude “Ma” (1886–1939).
7: Raitt, Bonnie (1949–).
8: Ramones (Active 1976–1996).
9: Rap and Rappers.
10: Reality Television.
11: Record Collecting.
12: Recording Industry.
13: Recording Industry Association of America.
14: Recording Studios.
15: Red Hot Chili Peppers (Active 1983–Present).
16: Redding, Otis Ray, Jr. (1941–1967).
17: Reed, Lou (1942–).
18: Reich, Steve (1936–).
19: Remixes.
20: Roadies.
21: Robeson, Paul (1898–1976).
22: The Rock Bottom Remainders (Active 1992–Present).
23: Rock Concert Posters.
24: Rock Musicals.
25: Rock ’n’ Roll Record, First.
26: Rock ’n’ Roll (Rock).
27: Rock ’n’ Roll (Rock), Women In.
28: Rockabilly.
29: Rodgers, Richard (1902–1979), and Hammerstein, Oscar (1895–1960).
30: Rogers, Roy (1911–1998), and Evans, Dale (1912–2001).
31: Roots Music.
32: Route 66 Cities, Neighborhoods, and Music Culture.
33: Rubin, Rick (1963–).
34: Russian Music in America.
35: Sacred Music.
36: Salsa.
37: Santana, Carlos (1947–).
38: Satellite Radio.
39: Saturday Night Live.
40: School, Songs about.
41: Schools of Music (Theoretical).
42: Schwartz, Stephen (1948–).
43: Scott-Heron, Gil (1949–2011).
44: Second-Generation Musicians.
45: Seeger Family.
46: Seeger, Mike (1933–2009).
47: Seeger, Pete (1919–).
48: Seger, Bob (1945–).
49: Senior Citizens and Music.
50: September 11th Commemorations.
51: Sex and Sexuality in the Music Industry.
52: Shaker Songs.
53: Shakur, Tupac (1971–1996).
54: Shape Note Singing.
55: Sheet Music Covers.
56: Siblings in American Music.
57: Silence in Music.
58: Silverstein, Shel (1932–1999).
59: Simon, Paul (1941–).
60: Sinatra, Frank (1915–1998).
61: Singer-Songwriters.
62: Sisters in Music.
63: Ska.
64: Skaggs, Ricky (1954–).
65: Slave Songs.
66: Smith, Bessie (1894–1937).
67: Smith, Mamie (1883–1946).
68: Smith, Patti (1946–).
69: Soap Opera Music.
70: Social Causes of Musicians.
71: Soldiers and Military Personnel.
72: Sondheim, Stephen (1930–).
73: Songsters.
74: Soul.
75: Sousa, John Philip (1854–1932).
76: Southern Rock.
77: Spears, Britney (1981–).
78: Sports and Music.
79: Springsteen, Bruce (1949–).
80: Steel-Band Music.
81: Street Performing in America.
82: Streisand, Barbra (1942–).
83: Studio Musicians.
84: Super Bowl Half-Time Shows.
85: The Supremes (1961–1977).
86: Surf Music.
87: Swing Music.
88: Taiko Drumming in America.
89: Talking Heads (Active 1974–1991).
90: Tanglewood.
91: Taylor, Billy (1921–2010).
92: Taylor, James (1948–).
93: Taylor, Koko (1935–2009).
94: Technology and Music.
95: Technology in Lyrics.
96: Teen and Youth Heavy Hitters.
97: Tejano Music.
98: Television Advertisements and Music.
99: Television Theme Songs.
100: Television Variety Shows.
101: Tharpe, Rosetta (1915–1973).
102: Theater.
103: Thornton, Willie Mae (1926–1980).
104: Ticheli, Frank (1958–).
105: Tin Pan Alley.
106: Torture and Punishment through Music.
107: Toys and Music.
108: Tribute Bands.
109: Tucker, Tanya (1958–).
110: Turner, Tina (1939–).
111: Twee Pop.
112: 27 Club.
113: Ukulele.
114: Unusual Techniques and Uses of Musical Instruments.
115: U.S. Presidents as Musicians.
116: Van Halen, Eddie (1955–).
117: Vaudeville and Burlesque.
118: Vaughan, Stevie Ray (1954–1990).
119: The Velvet Underground (Active 1964–1973, 1990, 1992–1994, 1996).
120: Video Games and Music.
121: Video Games, Interactive.
122: Vinyl Records.
123: Violent Femmes (Active 1981–1986, 1988–2007).
124: Virtual Bands.
125: Virtual Communities and Social Networking.
126: Voice Changes and Singing.
127: Waila.
128: Walker, T-Bone (1910–1975).
129: Walls of Sound.
130: War and Music.
131: Waters, Muddy (1913–1983).
132: West, Kanye (1977–).
133: Western Films and Music.
134: Western Swing.
135: Whitacre, Eric (1970–).
136: White, Jack (1975–).
137: Williams, Hank (1923–1953).
138: Williams, John (1932–).
139: Williams, Larry (1935–1980).
140: Wilson, Brian (1942–).
141: Women, Images of, in American Popular Music.
142: Women in American Music.
143: World Music.
144: Wynette, Tammy (1942–1998).
145: Young Concert Artists, Inc..
146: Young, Neil (1945–).
147: Zappa, Frank (1940–1993).
148: Zydeco.
Appendix: Festivals.
Selected Bibliography.
Discography of Select Collected Works.
Selected Web Sites.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.