Summary Book Review Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 by Ron Smith:
Download or read book Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 written by Ron Smith and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-08-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music charts have been around as long as recorded music and radio programs from Your Hit Parade to American Top 40 have capitalized on the idea of counting down the day's top hits. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 documents those songs that dominated the Midwestern airwaves during that decade- considered by many to be top 40's "golden age." Many of the songs listed did not appear at all on the national charts. Others, including local acts, fared much better in Chicago than in the rest of the country. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 contains an alphabetical listing by title and by artist of every tune listed on the WLS Silver Dollar Surveys during those years. It also lists the top 40 songs of each year and for the entire decade, as well as a supplemental listing of songs on the station's Rhythm-and-Blues chart of 1964. For those who grew up listening to radio in the Windy City as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 will be a valued addition to any music reference library.
Summary Book Review Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 by Ron Smith:
Download or read book Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 written by Ron Smith and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-11-01 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 examines the Windy City's top hits as documented by the weekly record store surveys issued by radio station WLS. As rock 'n' roll music entered its third decade, it was finding itself increasingly fragmented, which challenged the ratings dominance top 40 radio had exhibited throughout the 1960s. But while FM listening overtook AM in the rest of the country by the decade's end, Chicago was the exception. WLS managed to stave off its competition with their commitment to playing Chicago's favorite music- regardless of genre. That music is documented in this book. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 lists every song to reach the WLS survey alphabetically by title and artist, with debut and peak dates, highest position reached and number of weeks on the charts. The top songs of each year and for the entire decade are ranked as well. As an added bonus, it features the "Big 89 Artists of the 1970s". For those who grew up listening to Chicago radio as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 will be a valued addition to their music reference libraries.
Summary Book Review Joy and Fear by John F. Lyons:
Download or read book Joy and Fear written by John F. Lyons and published by Permuted Press. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For many, the Beatles offered a delightful alternative to the dull and the staid, while for others, the mop-top haircuts, the unsettling music, and the hysterical girls that greeted the British imports wherever they went were a symbol of unwelcome social and cultural change. This opposition to the group—more widespread and deeper rooted in Chicago than in any other major American city—increased as the decade wore on, especially when the Beatles adopted more extreme countercultural values. At the center of this book is a cast of characters engulfed by the whirlwind of Beatlemania, including the unyielding figure of Mayor Richard J. Daley who deemed the Beatles a threat to the well-being of his city; the Chicago Tribune editor who first warned the nation about the Beatle menace; George Harrison’s sister, Louise, who became a regular presence on Chicago radio; the socialist revolutionary who staged all of the Beatles’ concerts in the city and used much of the profits from the shows to fund left-wing causes; the African-American girl who braved an intimidating environment to see the Beatles in concert; a fan club founder who disbelievingly found herself occupying a room opposite her heroes when they stayed at her father’s hotel; the University of Chicago medical student who spent his summer vacation playing in a group that opened for the Beatles’ on their last tour; and the suburban record store owner who opened a teen club modeled on the Cavern in Liverpool that hosted some of the biggest bands in the world. Drawing on historical and contemporary accounts, Joy and Fear brings to life the frenzied excitement of Beatlemania in 1960s Chicago, while also illustrating the deep-seated hostility from the establishment toward the Beatles.
Summary Book Review Do You Believe in Rock and Roll? by Raymond I. Schuck:
Download or read book Do You Believe in Rock and Roll? written by Raymond I. Schuck and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-06 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its release in 1971, Don McLean’s song “American Pie” has become an indelible part of U.S. culture. It has sparked countless debates about the references within the lyrics; been celebrated as a chronicle of American life from the late 1950s through the early 1970s; and has become iconic itself as it has been remade, parodied, and referenced within numerous texts and forums. This volume offers a set of new essays that focus on the cultural and historical significance of the song. Representing a variety of perspectives and fields of study, the essays address such topics as historical and literary interpretations of the song’s lyrics, its musical qualities, the commentary the song offers on rock and roll history, the continuing significance of the song, and the ways in which the song has been used by various writers and artists. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Summary Book Review The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition by Joel Whitburn:
Download or read book The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition written by Joel Whitburn and published by Billboard Books. This book was released on 2012-07-18 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know? • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot. • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990. • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.” • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks. • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring. • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!
Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1991-10-12 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Summary Book Review Music of the Counterculture Era by James E. Perone:
Download or read book Music of the Counterculture Era written by James E. Perone and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a history of popular music during the 1960s and 1970s and weighs its influence on the art, politics, and culture of the era.
Summary Book Review Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia by Rick Simmons:
Download or read book Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia written by Rick Simmons and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-08-03 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.
Summary Book Review A New and Concise History of Rock and R&B through the Early 1990s by Eric Charry:
Download or read book A New and Concise History of Rock and R&B through the Early 1990s written by Eric Charry and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-11 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This concise yet lively textbook explores the history and significance of American popular music from Tin Pan Alley to Public Enemy. Ethnomusicologist Eric Charry provides a strong foundation for understanding how music, the music industry, and American culture intersect. His innovative teaching style presents the material in a dynamic format suitable for general education courses in music. The book is organized around a series of timelines, tables, and figures, providing fresh perspectives on the social and cultural importance of the music. Charry lays out key contemporary theoretical issues, covers the technical foundations of the music industry, and provides a capsule history of who did what when, with particular emphasis on the rapid emergence of distinct genres and subgenres. The book’s figures distill the history and provide new insight into understanding trends. Over a thousand artists, albums, and songs are covered, such as Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, the Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Madonna, Talking Heads, and many more.
Summary Book Review American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu:
Download or read book American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History written by Gina Misiroglu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.
Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1996-09-07 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Summary Book Review The Guide to United States Popular Culture by William Labov:
Download or read book The Guide to United States Popular Culture written by William Labov and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index
Summary Book Review Top 40 Democracy by Eric Weisbard:
Download or read book Top 40 Democracy written by Eric Weisbard and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2014-11-27 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A capacious and stimulating tour de force of the mainstream music industry that reveals the cultural import of even the most deliberately banal performers and songs. Weisbard finds depths in our culture s shallows as he investigates and articulates the cultural construction of such phenomena as Dolly Parton, Elton John, the Isley Brothers, A&M Records, and the rise of radio populism. He further sheds new light on the upheavals in the music industry over the last fifteen years and the implications of them for the audiences the industry has shaped. Each chapter brings us to see afresh precisely that music and those musicians that have become the most familiar and overexposed, by delving into the minutiae of how pop stars and their music were made and framed for repeated consumption in the era dominated by radio."
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound by Frank Hoffmann:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound written by Frank Hoffmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-11-12 with total page 1302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review Rhythm and Blues, Rap, and Hip-hop by Frank Hoffmann:
Download or read book Rhythm and Blues, Rap, and Hip-hop written by Frank Hoffmann and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2005 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop explores the characteristics and importance of each of these types of music and its history and evolution. This in-depth volume combines 52 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology to create an ideal go-to reference for music lovers everywhere.
Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1977-05-21 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.