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American Popular Music 4th edition



Publisher:Oxford University Press

Authors:Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman

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American Popular Music 4 Edition Explore the rich terrain of American popular music with the most complete, colorful, and authoritative introduction of its kind. In the fourth edition of their best-selling text, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman provide a unique combination of cultural and social history with the analytical study of musical styles. This new edition traces the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular genres from their multicultural roots to the digital world of the twenty-first century. What's new to the fourth edition?* A detailed overview of American popular music's European, African, and Latin American roots * Expanded treatment of jazz--including the remarkable early work of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington--and its influence on emerging trends in American pop* Enhanced coverage of Broadway and contemporary country music* Updated sections on the music business and music technologyNEW! Purchase a copy of American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Fourth Edition, and receive a FREE MP3 download of over 50 music tracks featured in the text.

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