This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.

American Popular Music 2008, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780073526577

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American Popular Music 2002, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780072414240

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American Popular Music 1993, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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