American Popular Music

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Explore the rich terrain of American popular music with the most complete, colorful, and authoritative introduction of its kind. In the fourth edition of their bestselling text, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman provide a unique combination of cultural and social history with the analytical study of musical styles. This new edition traces the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular genres from their multicultural roots to the digital world of the twenty-first century.

Purchase a NEW, shrink-wrapped copy of American Popular Music, and receive 60 featured musical selections from the text in MP3 format at no additional cost! MP3 download requires access code shrink-wrapped with all new copies of the text. Good for one use. Code will be void if used.

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Larry Starr is Professor of Music at the University of Washington. He is a respected scholar of American popular music and the music of Ives, Gershwin, and Copland.

Christopher Waterman is Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. An anthropologist specializing in the music of Africa and the Americas, he is also a bassist who has performed professionally in a wide variety of popular genres.

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"American Popular Music is easily the best-written text of its kind on the market today."--Gregory Reish, Roosevelt University


"Starr and Waterman offer the strongest historical narrative, with excellent examples, comprehensive coverage of styles, and an integrated, chronological approach."--Mary Macklem, University of Central Florida


"American Popular Music is easily the best-written text of its kind on the market today."--Gregory Reish, Roosevelt University


"Starr and Waterman offer the strongest historical narrative, with excellent examples, comprehensive coverage of styles, and an integrated, chronological approach."--Mary Macklem, University of Central Florida


-American Popular Music is easily the best-written text of its kind on the market today.---Gregory Reish, Roosevelt University


-Starr and Waterman offer the strongest historical narrative, with excellent examples, comprehensive coverage of styles, and an integrated, chronological approach.---Mary Macklem, University of Central Florida


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