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American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3 [With 2 CDs] [Paperback]

Larry Starr , Christopher Waterman


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  • Paperback: 515 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2 Pap/Com edition (6 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019530053X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195300536
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,505,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Available Text 28 Mar 2008
By Peter K. Winkler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I've been teaching University courses in popular music for over 35 years, and I've looked at all the textbooks (there were none when I began teaching). Indeed, I've been asked by publishers to be an outside reviewer for a number of them, including this book.
This is the best on the market, hands-down. It is well-organized, highly readable, with intelligent analyses of well-selected examples. It brings in recent scholarly work in the field of popular music studies without getting bogged down in postmodern cultural studies lingo. The high price goes with the territory; it includes two CD's, and there are lots of photos (which cost money to put in a book).
My only complaint is that the coverage of pre-rock and roll pop is fairly brief (though it is well-informed); since this is the period that interests me the most, I wish there were more, but I imagine there was pressure from the publishers to focus on rock and roll and what followed after.
5.0 out of 5 stars American Popular Music 9 Jun 2013
By Peggy Hoffer - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative book of many talented women artist. Worth buying
even if you are not buying for a school book.
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you for the great book 26 Mar 2013
By Adam Lain - Published on Amazon.com
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this book was cheap and in really great condition. there was some wear on the cover, but its used. it was nice to find a farely priced book that i could fill with my own notes and highlights, without breaking the bank.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice price, nice book! 16 Feb 2011
By chibiyami - Published on Amazon.com
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i DONT regreat of buying this book!
it was in good conditions and it just works for me and the purpose i got it :)
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book 10 Aug 2010
By Florin Nistor - Published on Amazon.com
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this book was good but it has a lot of stuff that if your taking the class its just like a history class. expect to do a lot of reading. but its a very good book.
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