Popular Music in America: The Beat Goes On / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Michael Campbell's POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, 5th Edition, follows the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present with discussions of connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. A new, in-depth section on 21st century music connects you to the content through a modern lens. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives to keep you on task. This edition also features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on Spotify with dedicated unit playlists and/or in YouTube examples which can be found throughout the MindTap version of the text.
About the Author
Michael Campbell is a writer and pianist. A California native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and holds a doctorate from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher. As a commercial musician, he has assisted such artists as Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bob Hope, Redd Foxx, Ethel Merman, and Don McLean. As a concert pianist, he has performed a broad range of repertoire, including his own transcriptions of recordings by Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, and other legendary jazz pianists. He also performs all of the piano selections included with this textbook.
Table of Contents
1. Points of Entry 2. The Beginnings of American Popular Music. 3. The Emergence of Black Music. 4. Popular Song in the Modern Era. 5. The Swing Era. 6. In from the Outskirts: Blues and Black Gospel 1925-1950. 7. In from the Outskirts: Country and Folk Music 1925-1950. 8. Latin Music in the United States: 1900s-1950s. 9. Popular Music Matures: Musical Theater, Modern Jazz, and Song Interpretation. 10. Rock and Roll. 11. The Rock Revolution. 12. Latin Music 1950 to the Present. 13. Rock and R&B in the Early 1970s. 14. New Trends of the Late 1970s. 15. Country Music in the Rock Era. 16. Electronica and Rap. 17. Beyond Rock: the 1980s. 18. Alternatives. 19. A World of Music. 20. Popular Music in the Twenty-first Century.