Regional Cultures in American Rock n Roll by David Stuart
|Title||Regional Cultures in American Rock n Roll|
|Publisher||Cognella Academic Publishing|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
Regional Cultures in American Rock 'n' Roll increases students' understanding of various musical genres by examining their cultural and geographical origins. Incorporating articles from writers, critics, and songwriters, the book covers rock 'n' roll from its roots in the 1940s through classic rock, garage bands, and thrash metal. The book is divided into five sections. Part I explores the roots of rock and how electric music was developed. Part II examines how rock rose from American song traditions including the blues, folk, country, and popular song. Part III looks at the splintering of styles and the emergence of classic rock. Part IV discusses the role of the singer/songwriter in rediscovering the American voice. Part V addresses the return of rock 'n' roll to the garage. The revised second edition features expanded content on Motown, Metallica's influence on musical identity, and James Brown and funk. Regional Cultures in American Rock 'n' Roll is an outstanding supplement to standard course textbooks for semester or quarter-length courses in the history of Rock 'n' Roll. The cultural and historical perspectives make this text equally appropriate for courses on popular American culture.