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Title America's musical pulse : popular music in twentieth-century society / edited by Kenneth J. Bindas.
Imprint New York : Praeger, 1992.

 OTTERBEIN MUSIC  ML3477 .A48 1992b c.2  AVAILABLE  
 OTTERBEIN MUSIC  ML3477 .A48 1992b c.2  AVAILABLE  
Subject Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Bindas, Kenneth J.
Description xviii, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the importance of music to people / Rudolf E. Radocy -- Popular music as politics and protest / Jerome Rodnitzky -- "Blues what I am": blues consciousness and social protest / Fred J. Hay -- Proud to be an American: patriotism in country music / Melton A. McLaurin -- "Still boy-meets-girl stuff": popular music and war / Jeffrey C. Livingston -- Social and geographic characteristics of country music / James E. Akenson -- The music of the dispossessed: the rise of the blues / William Barlow -- Emerging from America's underside: the black musician from ragtime to jazz / Burton W. Peretti -- Race, class, and ethnicity among swing musicians / Kenneth J. Bindas -- Rock and roll and the working class / James R. McDonald -- Rock is youth/youth is rock / Deena Weinstein -- Music as commodity: effect and influence / Scott John Hammond -- The development of Tin Pan Alley / Craig H. Roell -- Small business and the recording industry / Martin Laforse -- The business of popular music: a short history / Patrick R. Parsons -- Taking care of business: the commercialization of rock music / George M. Plasketes --
(cont.) The African-American contribution to jazz / William Howland Kenney -- The day Hank Williams died: cultural collision in country music / Nolan Porterfield -- Swing and segregation / Charles A. Nanry -- The role and image of African American in rock and roll / Charles R. Warner -- Equal time: a historical overview of women in jazz / Linda Dahl -- Women and country music / Karen Saucier Lundy -- One voice: the legacy of women singers in popular music / Therese L. Lueck -- Lyrical sexism in popular music: a quantitative examination / Virginia W. Cooper -- The ragtime controversy / David Joyner -- Debating with Beethoven: understanding the fear of early jazz / Kathy J. Ogren -- Sounds of seduction: sex and alcohol in country music lyrics / Charles Jaret and Jacqueline Boles -- The homogenization of early rock and roll / Richard Aquila -- Conclusion: the impact of popular music in society / John Orman.
ISBN 0275943062 (pbk.)
OCLC # 25246186
Table of Contents
 Introduction: The Importance of Music to People / Rudolf E. Radocy 
Pt. IPolitics 
 1Popular Music as Politics and Protest / Jerome Rodnitzky3
 2"Blues What I Am": Blues Consciousness and Social Protest / Fred J. Hay13
 3Proud to Be an American: Patriotism in Country Music / Melton A. McLaurin23
 4"Still Boy-Meets-Girl Stuff": Popular Music and War / Jeffrey C. Livingston33
Pt. IIClass 
 5Social and Geographic Characteristics of Country Music / James E. Akenson45
 6The Music of the Dispossessed: The Rise of the Blues / William Barlow53
 7Emerging from America's Underside: The Black Musician from Ragtime to Jazz / Burton W. Peretti63
 8Race, Class, and Ethnicity among Swing Musicians / Kenneth J. Bindas73
 9Rock and Roll and the Working Class / James R. McDonald83
 10Rock Is Youth/Youth Is Rock / Deena Weinstein91
Pt. IIIEconomics 
 11Music as Commodity: Effect and Influence / Scott John Hammond101
 12The Development of Tin Pan Alley / Craig H. Roell113
 13Small Business and the Recording Industry / Martin Laforse123
 14The Business of Popular Music: A Short History / Patrick R. Parsons137
 15Taking Care of Business: The Commercialization of Rock Music / George M. Plasketes149
Pt. IVRace 
 16The African-American Contribution to Jazz / William Howland Kenney III167
 17The Day Hank Williams Died: Cultural Collisions in Country Music / Nolan Porterfield175
 18Swing and Segregation / Charles A. Nanry185
 19The Role and Image of African Americans in Rock and Roll / Charles R. Warner195
Pt. VGender 
 20Equal Time: A Historical Overview of Women in Jazz / Linda Dahl205
 21Women and Country Music / Karen Saucier Lundy213
 22One Voice: The Legacy of Women Singers in Popular Music / Therese L. Lueck221
 23Lyrical Sexism in Popular Music: A Quantitative Examination / Virginia W. Cooper229
Pt. VISocial Context 
 24The Ragtime Controversy / David Joyner239
 25Debating with Beethoven: Understanding the Fear of Early Jazz / Kathy J. Ogren249
 26Sounds of Seduction: Sex and Alcohol in Country Music Lyrics / Charles Jaret, Jacqueline Boles257
 27The Homogenization of Early Rock and Roll / Richard Aquila269
 28Conclusion: The Impact of Popular Music in Society / John Orman281
 About the Editor and Contributors297