Music of the Postwar Era, 1st Edition

  • Don Tyler
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  • ISBN-10: 0313341923
  • ISBN-13: 9780313341922
  • DDC: 781.640973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 287 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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At the end of WWII, themes in music shifted from soldiers' experiences at war to coming home, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian life. The music itself also shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues and the new rock and roll were also popular during this time. Music is not created without being influenced by the political events and societal changes of its time, and the Music of the Postwar Era is no exception. It includes combined musical charts for the years 1945-1959, with approximately 20 black and white images of the singers and musicians who represent the era's music.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in American History through Music.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Charting the Hits.
2: How Was Popular Music Dispensed?.
3: From Swing to Sing.
4: The Pre-Rock Fifties.
5: The Early Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
6: Hollywood's Biggest Hit Songs and Movie Musicals of the Postwar Years.
7: The Best of Postwar Broadway.
8: Country and Western Music of the Postwar Years.
9: The Most Noteworthy Composers and Lyricists of the Postwar Years.
10: The Top Recording Artists of the Postwar Years.
11: The Combined Hits Charts for 1945–1959.
About the Author.