American Popular Music

American Popular Music

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From Minstrelsy to MP3

The most complete, colorful, and authoritative package of its kind, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, examines popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century.

Highlighting the contributions of diverse groups, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman trace the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular styles. They combine an in-depth treatment of the music itself — including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples — with solid coverage of attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances.