How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

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INDEX
Aaronson, Irving, 113
Abbey Road (Beatles album), 1
Abbott and Costello, 144
Ace, Johnny, 179
Acuff, Roy, 141, 156, 164
Acuff-Rose Publishers, 160
Addams, Jane, 47–48
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The (TV show), 208–211
Aeolian Hall (New York), 74, 75, 77–79, 234
African-American musicians. See also specific names, groups, and genres
1940s advances for, 145–146
1950s advances for, 193–196
1960s singers, 242–243
arrangers, 117, 151, 176
audience for, 139
cocktail combos, 148–149
dance musicians, 51–53
eighteenth-century, 25
exploitation of, 225
girl groups, 224
gospel and, 203, 214, 220–221, 239, 243
jive and, 144–145
lack of opportunities for, 113–114, 117, 252
in Las Vegas, 195
Motown, 214, 223, 224, 225, 239, 240, 244
radio play for, 177
rhythm and blues and, 168
rock and, 238–241
rock ’n’ roll and, 218–221, 233, 235
saloon pianists, 50–51
soul and, 5, 219–220, 235, 243–245, 246, 247, 252–253
swing bands of, 5, 119, 120, 124, 151
on television, 146, 165, 173, 214, 224
white folk revivalists influenced by, 158–159, 165
African music, 4–5, 161, 218–219
after-hours sessions. See jam sessions
“After the Ball,” 14, 15, 86, 89
Age of Rock, The (Eisen), 244
“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” 90
“Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens,” 147
Al Kooper-Mike Bloomfield Super Session, 245
“Alabama Bound,” 51
Albany State Register, 18
“albums,” 185
Alexander, Willard, 116
“Alexander’s Got a Jazz Band Now,” 58
“Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” 26, 37
“All or Nothing at All,” 136, 153

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Amateurs and Executants 13
  • 2 - The Ragtime Life 25
  • 3 - Everybody’s Doin’ It 36
  • 4 - Alexander’s Got a Jazz Band Now 49
  • 5 - Cake Eaters and Hooch Drinkers 60
  • 6 - The King of Jazz 71
  • 7 - The Record, the Song, and the Radio 84
  • 8 - Sons of Whiteman 97
  • 9 - Swing That Music 111
  • 10 - Technology and Its DisContents 126
  • 11 - Walking Floors and Jumpin’ Jive 138
  • 12 - Selling the American Ballad 150
  • 13 - Rock the Joint 166
  • 14 - Big Records for Adults 184
  • 15 - Teen Idyll 199
  • 16 - Twisting Girls Change the World 213
  • 17 - Say You Want a Revolution… 230
  • Epilogue - The Rock Blot and the Disco Diagram 248
  • Notes 255
  • Bibliography 281
  • Index 291
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