American Popular Music: Readings from the Popular Press - Vol. 2


Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included-the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

Additional information

  • 2
Includes content by:
  • J. L. Rodnitzky
  • John Buckley
  • Robert Cantwell
  • Tom McCourt
  • Reebee Garofalo
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Bowling Green, OH
Publication year:
  • 1989


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