Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also includedathe music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.The music of the great composers clearly gives the lie to the idea that the aquot;Mairzy Doatsaquot; type song was the standard product of ... radio, and movies (with special emphasis on the talkies a the first Academy Award winner for best picture in the sound era was The Broadway Melody). ... The essay, aquot;Thou Witty, aquot; on the evolution of lyric writing between 1890 and 1940, attempts first, to deal with some of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Popular Music: The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley|
|Author||:||Timothy E. Scheurer|
|Publisher||:||Popular Press - 1989-01-01|