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American Popular Music: Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Frank Hoffmann; General Editor: Richard Carlin; Foreword by Albin J. Zak, III, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: American Popular Music
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  • ISBN-10: 0816069808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6980-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $67.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 781.643
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 352

Summary

Influenced by the blues as well as West African and African-American sounds, rhythm and blues, rap, and hip-hop have become popular and influential forms of music around the world. Featuring soulful lyrics, hard-driving beats, and infectious rhythms, these genres form a rich branch of America's musical culture. From Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, the performers who pioneered and perfected these musical forms have become household names.

American Popular Music: Rhythm and Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop explores the characteristics and importance of each of these types of music and its history and evolution. This in-depth volume combines 52 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology to create an ideal go-to reference for music lovers everywhere.

Entries include:

  • Herb Abramson
  • Ray Charles
  • Sam Cooke
  • Doo wop
  • Dr. Dre
  • Earth, Wind, and Fire
  • Eminem
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Funk
  • Marvin Gaye
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Etta James
  • Little Richard
  • LL Cool J
  • The Memphis Horns
  • Motown
  • Sugar Hill Gang
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Otis Redding
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Donna Summer
  • Luther Vandross
  • and many others.

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