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American Popular Music: Readings From the Popular Press, Volume I
The Nineteenth-Century Tin Pan Alley
Edited by Timothy E. Scheurer
Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also includedthe music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.
See also American Popular Music: Readings From the Popular Press, Volume 2
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LC: 89-062346 ML
190 pp. 6 x 9
Paper $17.95 t
The cloth edition, ISBN 978-0-87972-465-8, is out of print.
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