America’s Songs III: Rock!: Rock! by Bruce Pollock

By Bruce Pollock

America’s Songs III: Rock! alternatives up in 1953 the place America’s Songs II left off, describing the inventive and cultural impression of the rock ’n’ roll period on America’s songs and songwriters, recording artists and bands, tune publishers and list labels, and the all-important eating viewers. The creation provides the heritage tale, discussing the 1945-1952 interval and targeting the major songs from the genres of bounce blues, rhythm ’n’ blues, state tune, bluegrass, and folks that mixed to shape rock ‘n’ roll. From there, the writer selects a handful of songs from each one next yr, up via 2015, indexed chronologically and arranged via decade.

As with its previous partners, America’s Songs III highlights crucial songs of every 12 months with separate entries. greater than three hundred songs are analyzed by way of importance—both musically and historically—and weighted through how they outlined an period, an artist, a style, or an underground circulate. Written through identified rock historian and previous ASCAP award winner Bruce Pollock, America’s Songs III: Rock! relays the tales in the back of America’s musical history.

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