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Rock & roll : an unruly history / Robert Palmer.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML3534 .P32 1995 37684001064502 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0517700506
  • ISBN: 9780517700501
  • Physical Description: 325 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c1995.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Companion book to the PBS television series.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Discography: p. 293-299.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-303) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Ch. 1. Whole latta shakin' goin' on -- -- Ch. 2. Be my baby -- I put a spell on you -- Ch. 3. R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- Ch. 4. A rolling stone -- Ch. 5. Crossroads -- Delinqients of heaven, hoodlums of hell -- Ch. 6. Eight miles high -- Ch. 7. Walk on the wild side -- The church of the sonic guitar -- Ch. 8. Brand new bag -- Ch. 9. Blank generation -- Ch. 10. Planet rock.
Summary, etc.:
Rock & Roll: An Unruly History is a full-scale salute to rock that is also a companion to the ten-part public television series, illuminating the roots of rock and exploring the "rock and roll culture" that surrounds the music. Robert Palmer, a preeminent rock critic and musician who was the chief advisor for the public television series, explores the complex creative processes that have allowed rock music to endure as a living art, fed from sources deep within nonconformist, anti-mainstream, often multiethnic American culture. By focusing on its roots and branchings, Palmer charts rock's ongoing developmental processes, showing how its many tributaries - from blues and gospel to reggae, punk, and rap - converge and connect to create the most insightful history of rock and roll ever written.
Subject: Rock music > History and criticism

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