ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America. Glenn C. Altschuler, Author. Oxford Univ. $26 (p) ISBN As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to it–in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide.
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While incorporating extensive research and quotes from the most astute rock music critics, past and present, he manages to upp prose that will suit a general audience, perhaps high school and college students and interested music fans.
Altschuler in this book is to be ready for change. America in TV Guide. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought “race music” into many white homes for the first time. I think that he is correct in this altschulr, although I did have some issues with his narrow view.
Otherwise, this can be a very dry and predictable book. To the degree that this serves as a altwchuler manifesto for the music, and in a culture that in seems characterized by moral anarchy, one has to wonder whether we should be happy about the long-term results.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Probably especially pertinent these days, as people express some type of nostalgic yearning and longing for a homogeneous, plain vanilla, “traditional” values society altscyuler in truth never existed and isn’t a valid concept of America as it was, it explores the societal undercurrents that drove the music, and movies like Blackboard Jungle, Rebel Without A Cause and The Wild Ones, altchuler brought forth literary works like Salinger’s Catcher In The Rye, and how that rebelliousness, that willingness to pursue paths and goals that aren’t pure, chaste and plain vanilla was uniquely expressed in rock and roll, the unique American art form.
Summary The birth of rock ‘n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy–one critic called it “musical riots put to a switchblade beat”–but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?
A solidly entertaining book that traces the emergence of rock ‘n’ roll and the backlash against it. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. The Flight of the Century Thomas Kessner.
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For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought “race music” into many white homes for the first time. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.
Email required Address never made public. He was more concerned about limiting his own liability than defending the music business. Niceerudite examination of the influence of Rock and Roll. He wrote a lot about the influence that African Americans had on it, and also the impact it had on them. The subtitle of how this genre changed America is an unfulfilled expectation. It explores how both society influenced the music, and how music influenced society, as presented in the clear split between the Pat Boone-Frank Sinatra followers, and disruptive, raucous, loud music and fans of Elvis, Jerry Lee Le Alschuler’s book, written as part of the Pivotal Moments in American History series, present rock and roll’s birth, from Alan Altscuuler, from Sun Studios, from the Mississippi Delta and how it burst onto the post-WWII scene and changed American culture and society forever.
All Shook Up
Altschuler Pivotal Moments in American History Shows how rock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race Reveals how rock ‘n roll whook and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties. Other books in the series.
The payola scandal involved record companies, radio stations, and the biggest non-musician stars of the era, disc jockeys. Altschuler shows, in particular, howrock’s “switchblade beat” opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race.
All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler
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Richard Aquila; Glenn C. He also delves into the impact of the genre on life in America in the s and early s. Does a good job of articulating the role of music in sexual and racial politics, but I found it a little plodding. Those familiar with the history of rock In All Shook Up: I was very impressed with the informati Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for shkok pivotal moment in American history but altschuler supports his thesis very well and by the end I was convinced.
Choose your country or region Close. This book was an enjoyable read. Books by Glenn C. In his testimony to the subcommittee, Clark searched for space between the Scylla of self-incrimination and the Charybdis of non-cooperation.
As Rock mutated it would serve the rebellious undercurrent of 50s and 60s teens and blend with the Civil Rights movement, anti-war movement, and other segments of the emerging counterculture.
I hadn’t realized how much rock and roll owed to American blacks, how sexual early rock glnen roll was, or how much the British Invasion was pre-saged in the US.