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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!