How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

Valutazione media 3,83
( su 786 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780199756971: How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music

Overthrowing the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history, Elijah Wald traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies—including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television—to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century.

Wald revisits original sources—recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews—to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. In a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock 'n' roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times.

"Wald's book is suave, soulful, ebullient and will blow out your speakers."
—Tom Waits

"Wald is a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer and a committed contrarian.... An impressive accomplishment."
—Peter Keepnews, New York Times Book Review

"One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds."
Kirkus Reviews

"It is as an alternative, corrective history of American music that Wald's book is invaluable. It forces us to see that only by studying the good with the bad—and by seeing that the good and bad can't be pulled apart—can we truly grasp the greatness of our cultural legacy."
—Malcolm Jones, Newsweek

"Wald wears his scholarship lightly, but his ideas and insights are substantial.... The attention-grabbing title, for all its counterintuitive appeal, gives scant indication of the book's ambitions and achievements."
—David Suisman, The Sixties

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

L'autore:

Elijah Wald is a musician, writer and historian, whose books include Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues; Narcocorrido, about the modern Mexican ballads of drug trafficking; The Mayor of MacDougal Street (with Dave Van Ronk), and Global Minstrels: Voices of World Music. He has taught music history at UCLA, and written for a variety of newspapers and magazines.

Contenuti:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Amateurs and Executants
  • 2. The Ragtime Life
  • 3. Everybody's Doin' It
  • 4. Alexander's Got a Jazz Band Now
  • 5. Cake Eaters and Hooch Drinkers
  • 6. The King of Jazz
  • 7. The Record, the Song and the Radio
  • 8. Sons of Whiteman
  • 9. Swing that Music
  • 10. Technology and Its Discontents
  • 11. Walking Floors and Jumpin' Jive
  • 12. Selling the American Ballad
  • 13. Rock the Joint
  • 14. Big Records for Adults
  • 15. Teen Idyll
  • 16. Twisting Girls Change the World
  • 17. Say You Want a RevolutionEL
  • Epilogue: The Rock Blot and the Disco Diagram
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Wald, Elijah
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2011. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria VU-9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,48
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,72
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Wald, Elijah
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 12670432-n

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,46
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Wald
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 019975697X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,26
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Wald, Elijah
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Softcover Quantità: 3
Da
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Softcover. Condizione libro: New. "There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop.As its blasphemous title suggests, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history. Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored styles, the book traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies--including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television --to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources--recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews--to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. And in a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks for example at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock 'n' roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times.Written with verve and style, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll shakes up our staid notions of music history and helps us hear American popular music with new ears. Codice libro della libreria 115624491

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,43
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Elijah Wald
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Overthrowing the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history, Elijah Wald traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies-including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television-to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources-recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews-to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. In a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock n roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience.Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times. Wald s book is suave, soulful, ebullient and will blow out your speakers. -Tom Waits Wald is a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer and a committed contrarian.An impressive accomplishment. -Peter Keepnews, New York Times Book Review One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds. -Kirkus Reviews It is as an alternative, corrective history of American music that Wald s book is invaluable. It forces us to see that only by studying the good with the bad-and by seeing that the good and bad can t be pulled apart-can we truly grasp the greatness of our cultural legacy. -Malcolm Jones, Newsweek Wald wears his scholarship lightly, but his ideas and insights are substantial.The attention-grabbing title, for all its counterintuitive appeal, gives scant indication of the book s ambitions and achievements. -David Suisman, The Sixties. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,48
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Elijah Wald
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Overthrowing the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history, Elijah Wald traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies-including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television-to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources-recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews-to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. In a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock n roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience.Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times. Wald s book is suave, soulful, ebullient and will blow out your speakers. -Tom Waits Wald is a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer and a committed contrarian.An impressive accomplishment. -Peter Keepnews, New York Times Book Review One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds. -Kirkus Reviews It is as an alternative, corrective history of American music that Wald s book is invaluable. It forces us to see that only by studying the good with the bad-and by seeing that the good and bad can t be pulled apart-can we truly grasp the greatness of our cultural legacy. -Malcolm Jones, Newsweek Wald wears his scholarship lightly, but his ideas and insights are substantial.The attention-grabbing title, for all its counterintuitive appeal, gives scant indication of the book s ambitions and achievements. -David Suisman, The Sixties. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Elijah Wald
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 11
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 1.0in.There are no definitive histories, writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, because the past keeps looking different as the present changes. Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hip hop. As its blasphemous title suggests, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history. Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored styles, the book traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies--including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television --to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources--recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews--to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. And in a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks for example at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock n roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times. Written with verve and style, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll shakes up our staid notions of music history and helps us hear American popular music with new ears. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,41
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,68
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Elijah Wald
Editore: OUP USA (2011)
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2011. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780199756971_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,32
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,97
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Wald, Elijah
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc (2011)
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Brossura Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, 2011. Condizione libro: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; AVGP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 158 x 23. Weight in Grams: 478. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Elijah Wald
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN 10: 019975697X ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music, Elijah Wald, Overthrowing the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history, Elijah Wald traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies-including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television-to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources-recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews-to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. In a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists. He looks at the evolution of jazz as dance music, and rock 'n' roll through the eyes of the screaming, twisting teenage girls who made up the bulk of its early audience. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles are all here, but Wald also discusses less familiar names like Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo, Mitch Miller, Jo Stafford, Frankie Avalon, and the Shirelles, who in some cases were far more popular than those bright stars we all know today, and who more accurately represent the mainstream of their times. "Wald's book is suave, soulful, ebullient and will blow out your speakers." -Tom Waits "Wald is a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer and a committed contrarian.An impressive accomplishment." -Peter Keepnews, New York Times Book Review "One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds." -Kirkus Reviews "It is as an alternative, corrective history of American music that Wald's book is invaluable. It forces us to see that only by studying the good with the bad-and by seeing that the good and bad can't be pulled apart-can we truly grasp the greatness of our cultural legacy." -Malcolm Jones, Newsweek "Wald wears his scholarship lightly, but his ideas and insights are substantial.The attention-grabbing title, for all its counterintuitive appeal, gives scant indication of the book's ambitions and achievements. " -David Suisman, The Sixties. Codice libro della libreria B9780199756971

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,10
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro