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The sound of the city : the rise of rock and roll

Author: Charlie Gillett
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & expanded edView all editions and formats
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In Gillett's new edition of his unparalleled survey of the revolution in popular music that began with the wave of strident, emotional sound that people like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry sent sweeping across America - and that carried a whole generation in its wake, Gillett, exploring rock's social and musical origins, pinpoints influences in style and performance among individual singers, songs, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Gillett
ISBN: 0394726383 9780394726380
OCLC Number: 10799290
Notes: "New revised American edition"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 515 pages : tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: dancing in the street --
Part I: They got what they wanted: rock 'n' roll, 1954-61 --
The sound begins --
Five styles of rock 'n' roll --
How to make a rock 'n' roll record --
The majors --
The independents --
Part II: Into the cities: rhythm and blues, 1954-56 --
The blues-based styles: dancehall blues, club blues, bar blues --
After the blues: gospel and the group sounds --
Part III: City production line --
country soul, 1958-71 --
Back home --
Do that again, this way: rhythm and blues, uptown --
Are we together? Soul music --
Part IV: Echoes from the city centres, 1962-71 --
Transatlantic echoes --
Coast to coast --
Electric white orchestras: British rock progresses --
Goodnight, America.
Responsibility: Charlie Gillett.

Abstract:

In Gillett's new edition of his unparalleled survey of the revolution in popular music that began with the wave of strident, emotional sound that people like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry sent sweeping across America - and that carried a whole generation in its wake, Gillett, exploring rock's social and musical origins, pinpoints influences in style and performance among individual singers, songs, and groups as he takes us on a guided tour through twenty-five years in the Rock industry, from Motown to the Monkees, payola to Woodstock. He assesses the second revolution of the sixties - the renaissance of folk rock and the reverberations felt around the world after Dylan, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.

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