An entertaining look at popular music -- jazz, Broadway, country, and rock -- showing how these musical styles reveal the subterranean shifts in American cultural values and attitudes. Crisp, clear, accurate information on popular music from 1620 to 2003. Anderson's forty years' experience as a college professor, nightclub pianist, and ten years of research add up to a very strong book. He offers, chapter after chapter, an insider's view of the real meaning of the raw historical evidence. It is a potent mixture, indeed!
Paperback: 418 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3rd edition (July 23, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
One of the best treatments of the subject. Good chronology, well written and accessible without any hint of the usual popular music writers excesses." - Ken Keaton, Florida Atlantic University
"I think it's well organized and fits the framework of the semester well." George Beyer, Cypress College
"The text is perfect for my course and our student population that we serve...Simply the best!" Doug Jones, Kentucky Community and Technical College - Jefferson