In this unique exploration of rock and roll, Campbell and Brody take an evolutionary approach, giving students the whole picture of this vastly popular music and its inherent musical relationships. Beginning with the roots of rock, the authors proceed chronologically to discuss all rock styles and their influences, from '50s R&B up through the birth of new wave. This text sets itself apart with its treatment of rock as an integrated family of musical styles, inclusive view of the evolution of this music, and in-depth musical discussion.
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Michael Campbell is a writer and pianist. A California native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and holds a doctorate from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher. As a commercial musician, he has assisted such artists as Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bob Hope, Redd Foxx, Ethel Merman, and Don McLean. As a concert pianist, he has performed a broad range of repertoire, including his own transcriptions of recordings by Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, and other legendary jazz pianists. He has given papers on the evolution of popular music, Cole Porter and the search for the first rock 'n' roll record, and has contributed articles on Porter and Harold Arlen for a forthcoming book on popular song. Campbell is the author of two music texts, POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA and ROCK AND ROLL, AN INTRODUCTION. A third text, an introductory survey that embraces both classical and popular music, is forthcoming. For many years, Michael Campbell taught at Western Illinois University. He now lives in Rhode Island, where he devotes his time to research and writing.
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Book Description Schirmer Books, 1999. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028653319