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Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the U.S.A, Updated Edition, 6th edition

  • Steven Waksman
  • Reebee Garofalo


Examine the social and business sides of rock history
REVEL™ for Rockin' Out: Popular Music In the U.S.A. analyzes the music and business of rock ‘n’ roll. Covering topics such as the rise of television idols, the proliferation of alternative sounds, and the influence of digital production techniques, this comprehensive, introductory text takes readers from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet. Joining longtime author Reebee Garofalo for the Sixth Edition, co-author Steve Waksman — professor at Smith College and heavily published rock scholar — has thoroughly revised each chapter to include new research and more current literature.

REVEL is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, REVEL is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL.

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Table of contents

Introduction: Definitions, Themes, and Issues

1. Constructing Tin Pan Alley: From Minstrelsy to Mass Culture

2. Blues, Jazz, and Country: The Segregation of Popular Music

3. “Good Rockin’ Tonight”: The Rise of Rhythm and Blues

4. Crossing Cultures: The Eruption of Rock ‘n’ Roll

5. The Empire Strikes Back: The Reaction to Rock ‘n’ Roll

6. Popular Music and Political Culture: The Sixties

7. Music Versus Markets: The Fragmentation of Pop

8. Punk and Disco: The Poles of Pop

9. Are We the World?: Music Videos, Superstars, and Mega-Events

10. Rap and Metal: The Voices of Youth Culture

11. Repackaging Pop: The Changing Mainstream

12. Changing Channels: Music and Media in the New Millennium

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Published by Pearson (August 3rd 2016) - Copyright © 2017