Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture

Editor/Author Edmondson, Jacqueline
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Greenwood

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ISBN: 978-0-31-339347-1
Category: Arts & Leisure - Music
Image Count: 393
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A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.

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Table of Contents

  • Guide to Related Topics
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Timeline of Music in American Life
  • A
  • A Cappella
  • Accordion
  • Actors as Composers, Songwriters, or Performers
  • Adams, John Coolidge (1947–)
  • Aerosmith (Active 1970–Present)
  • Affrilachian Music
  • African American Gospel Music
  • African American Influences on American Music
  • African American Spiritual Music
  • African American Women's Influence on American Music
  • Alaskan Native Music
  • Album Art
  • Allman Brothers (1969–1976, 1978–1982, 1989–present)
  • American Federation of Musicians (AFM)
  • American Foreign Policy and Music
  • Amos, Tori (1963–)
  • Analog vs. Digital Recording
  • Animated Sound
  • Antiestablishment Themes in American Songs
  • Antiwar Music
  • Armstrong, Louis (1901–1971)
  • Art Music (Experimental)
  • Art Music (Mainstream)
  • Artist Musicians
  • Asian American Music
  • Astaire, Fred (1899–1987)
  • Astronaut Music
  • Audiences
  • Autry, Gene (1907–1998)
  • The Avant-garde in American Music
  • Awards and Prizes for Music
  • B
  • The B-52s (Active 1976–Present)
  • The B-Side
  • Badu, Erykah (1971–)
  • Baez, Joan (1941–)
  • Banjo
  • Barrio Rhythm
  • Basie, William “Count” (1904–1984)
  • The Beach Boys (Active 1961–Present)
  • Benatar, Pat (1953–)
  • Benson, George (1943–)
  • Berlin, Irving (1888–1989)
  • Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990)
  • Berry, Chuck (1926–)
  • Beyoncé (1981–)
  • Big Band Music
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues
  • The Blues Brothers (Active 1978–1982, 1988–Present)
  • Blues, Women In
  • Bop and Hard Bop
  • Border Music
  • Boy Bands
  • British Influences on American Rock Music
  • Broadway
  • Brooks, Garth (1962–)
  • Brothers in American Music
  • Brown, James (1933–2006)
  • Browne, Jackson (1948–)
  • Brubeck, Dave (1920–2012)
  • Bubblegum Pop
  • Buffett, Jimmy (1946–)
  • C
  • Cage, John (1912–1992)
  • Cajun and Creole Music
  • Campaign Music
  • Capricorn Records
  • Carey, Mariah (1969–)
  • The Carter Family (Active 1927–1944)
  • Cash, Johnny (1932–2003)
  • Celtic Music in America
  • Ceremonial Music
  • Chamber Music
  • Chapin, Harry (1942–1981)
  • Charles, Ray (1930–2004)
  • Checker, Chubby (1941–)
  • Cheerleading Music
  • Cher (1946–)
  • Children's Film Music
  • Children's Musical Lives
  • Children's Television Music
  • Choruses, Men's
  • Choruses, Women's
  • Christian Rock
  • Christmas Music, Contemporary
  • Classical Music in America
  • Classical Music, Women in
  • Cline, Patsy (1932–1963)
  • Clinton, George (1941–)
  • Clothing and Appearance in Song
  • Clothing Styles and Musicians
  • Club Venues
  • Cobain, Kurt (1967–1994)
  • Coffee Shops and American Music
  • Cole, Nat King (1919–1965)
  • Collaborations in Music
  • Coltrane, John (1926–1967)
  • Combs, Sean (1969–)(a.k.a. Sean “Puffy” Combs; “Puff Daddy,” 1997–2001; Sean “P Diddy” Combs, 2001–2005; “Diddy,” 2005–Present)
  • Comedy and Satire in American Music
  • Commercial Successes in the Music Industry
  • Commercials and Advertisements
  • Community Bands
  • Composers, Progressive
  • Composers, Women
  • Concerts for Social Causes
  • Conjunto
  • Conservatories and Music Schools
  • Controversies in Music
  • Cooper, Alice (1948–)
  • Copland, Aaron (1900–1990)
  • Copyright Laws
  • Cotten, Elizabeth “Libba” (1895–1987)
  • Counterculture in American Music
  • Country Music
  • Country Music, Women In
  • Cover Songs
  • Critics and Reviewers
  • Croce, Jim (1943–1973)
  • Crosby, Bing (1903–1977)
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash (Active 1968–1970, 1973, 1974, 1977–Present)
  • Crossovers
  • Crow, Sheryl (1962–)
  • Cult Films and Music
  • D
  • Dance Instruction and Music
  • Dave Matthews Band (Active 1991–Present)
  • Davis, Gary (Reverend) (1896–1972)
  • Davis, Miles (1926–1991)
  • Deadheads
  • Deaf Music Culture
  • Death and Violence in American Music
  • Denver, John (1943–1997)
  • Diamond, Neil (1941–)
  • Diddley, Bo (1928–2008)
  • Digital Music
  • Disabilities and Music
  • Disco
  • Disney Music
  • Distortion and Feedback
  • Dixie Chicks (Active 1989–Present)
  • Dixieland Jazz
  • Domino, Fats (1928–)
  • The Doors (1965–1973)
  • Dorsey, Jimmy (1904–1957), and Dorsey, Tommy (1905–1956) (The Dorsey Brothers)
  • Drugs and Music
  • Dylan, Bob (1941–)
  • Dylan, Bob, in Film
  • E
  • Eagles (Active 1971–Present)
  • Education and Music
  • Electronic and Computer Music
  • Electronic and Computer Music Composition
  • Electronic Applications and Music
  • Electronic Dance Music and Youth Culture
  • Electronica
  • Elfman, Danny (1953–)
  • Ellington, Duke (1899–1974)
  • Environmental Activism in Music
  • Environmental Changes and Music
  • Ethnomusicology
  • European Music in America
  • Expatriate Musicians in the United States
  • F
  • Family Values in Music
  • Fanzines
  • Federal Music Project
  • Fictional Composers
  • Fight Songs
  • Film Music
  • Fitzgerald, Ella (1917–1996)
  • Fleck, Béla (1958–)
  • Fleetwood Mac (Active 1967–Present)
  • Folk Music
  • Food and Music
  • Fools and Foolish Behavior in Song
  • Foster, Stephen Collins (1826–1864)
  • The Four Seasons (Active 1961–)
  • Franklin, Aretha (1942–)
  • Free Jazz
  • Funk and Postpsychedelic Funk
  • Fusion
  • G
  • Garage Bands
  • Garcia, Jerry (1942–1995)
  • Garfunkel, Art (1941–)
  • Garland, Judy (1922–1969)
  • Gaye, Marvin (1939–1984)
  • Gender and the Music Industry
  • Generation Gaps in Music
  • Gershwin, George (1898–1937)
  • Gershwin, Ira (1896–1983)
  • Gillespie, Dizzy (1917–1993)
  • Girl Groups
  • Glam Rock
  • Glass, Philip (1937–)
  • Goodman, Benny (1909–1986)
  • Gothic Rock
  • Government Censorship in American Music
  • Government Support of Music
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler; 1958–)
  • Grateful Dead (Active 1965–1995)
  • Green Day (Active 1987–Present)
  • Groupies
  • Grunge
  • Guitar
  • Guthrie Family
  • Guy, Buddy (1936–)
  • H
  • Haley, Bill (1925–1981) and His Comets (Active 1952–1981)
  • Halloween and Horror Recordings
  • Halls of Fame
  • Hancock, Herbie (1940–)
  • Harlem Renaissance (1920–1935)
  • Hawaiian Music
  • Hendrix, Jimi (1942–1970)
  • Hill, Lauryn (1975–)
  • Hip-Hop
  • Hip-Hop Nation
  • Historically Informed Performance
  • Holiday, Billie (1915–1959)
  • Holly, Buddy (1936–1959)
  • Honky-Tonk Music
  • Hooker, John Lee (1915/1917–2001)
  • House, Edward James “Son,” Jr. (1902–1988)
  • Hurricane Katrina and Music
  • Hurt, Mississippi John (1892–1966)
  • Hynde, Chrissie (1951–)
  • I
  • Idioms in American Music
  • Immigrant Music
  • The Impossible Music Sessions
  • Improvisation
  • Indie Rock
  • Indigo Girls (Active 1985–Present)
  • Industrial Music
  • Intercultural and Interracial Music
  • Ives, Charles (1874–1954)
  • J
  • The Jackson Family
  • Jackson, Michael (1958–2009)
  • Jam Bands
  • Jamaican Music in America
  • James, Etta (1938–2012)
  • Jay-Z (Shawn Carter, 1969–)
  • Jazz
  • Jazz, Women In
  • Jefferson Airplane (Active 1966–1972)
  • Jefferson, Blind Lemon (1893–1929)
  • Jett, Joan (1960–)
  • Jewel (1974–)
  • Jewish American Music and Musicians
  • Joel, Billy (1949–)
  • Johnson, Robert (1911–1938)
  • Jones, Norah (1979–)
  • Jones, Quincy Delight (1933–)
  • Joplin, Janis (1943–1970)
  • Joplin, Scott (1867–1917)
  • K
  • Karaoke
  • Kern, Jerome (1885–1945)
  • Keys, Alicia (Alicia Augello Cook, 1981–)
  • King, B. B. (1925–)
  • King, Carole (1942–)
  • KISS (Active 1973–Present)
  • Krauss, Alison (1971–)
  • Kristofferson, Kris (1936–)
  • L
  • Lady Gaga (1986–)
  • The Language of Music in Everyday Life
  • Larson, Jonathan (1960–1996)
  • Late Night Television
  • Latin Music in America
  • The Lawrence Welk Show
  • Lead Belly (Ledbetter, Huddie) (1888–1949)
  • Legal Issues and Legislation in Music
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Artists (1920–Present)
  • Lewis, Jerry Lee (1935–)
  • Life Stories of Musicians
  • Little Red Songbook
  • Little Richard (1932–)
  • Lomax, Alan (1915–2002)
  • Lounge Music
  • Lovett, Lyle (1957–)
  • Luthiers
  • Lynn, Loretta (1935?–)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd (Active 1973–1977, 1987–Present)
  • Lyricists
  • M
  • Ma, Yo-Yo (1955–)
  • Madonna (1958–)
  • The Mamas and the Papas(Active 1965–1968, 1971–1972)
  • Marilyn Manson (1969–)
  • Marching Bands
  • Mardi Gras Music
  • Marsalis, Wynton (1961–)
  • Martha and the Vandellas (Active 1962–1972)
  • Mathematics in American Music
  • Matrimony in Music
  • Mayer, John (1977–)
  • McEntire, Reba (1955–)
  • Meat Loaf (1947–)
  • Mellencamp, John (1951–)
  • Metal
  • Metallica (Active 1981–)
  • Middle Eastern Music in America
  • Midler, Bette (1945–)
  • Military Bands and Songs
  • Minimalism
  • Minnelli, Liza (1946–)
  • Monk, Thelonious (1917–1982)
  • Monroe, Bill (1911–1996)
  • Morello, Tom (1964–)
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Active 1847–Present)
  • Morton, Jelly Roll (1885—1941)
  • Motown
  • Murders and Murderers
  • Music Machines
  • Music Magazines and Journalism
  • Music Making at Home
  • Music Patrons and Supporters
  • Music Teachers
  • Music Television
  • Music Therapy
  • Musical Preferences, Cultural Identities, and Demographics
  • Musical Societies
  • Musical Theater
  • Musicians as Actors
  • Musicology
  • Muzak
  • N
  • National Identity in Music
  • National Music Organizations
  • Native American Music
  • Nelson, Rick (1940–1985)
  • Nelson, Willie (1933–)
  • New Age Music
  • New Wave
  • New York Dolls (Active 1971–1975, 2004–Present)
  • Nirvana (Active 1988–1994)
  • Nonsense Lyrics
  • Norwood, Brandy (1979–)
  • Notorious Musicians
  • O
  • Obesity in Song
  • Ochs, Phil (1940–1976)
  • Odetta (1930–2008)
  • One-Hit Wonders
  • Opening Tracks
  • Opera in America
  • Orbison, Roy (1936–1988)
  • Orchestras
  • Orchestras, Pit
  • Otis, Johnny (1921–2012)
  • P
  • Parker, Charlie (1920–1955)
  • Parliament and Funkadelic (Active 1968–Present)
  • Partch, Harry (1901–1974)
  • Parton, Dolly (1946–)
  • Patriotic Music
  • Pearl Jam (Active 1990–)
  • Pedals and Their Effects
  • Performance Artists
  • Performance Rights
  • Perkins, Carl (1932–1998)
  • Personal Music Devices
  • Peter, Paul and Mary (Active 1961–1970, 1978–2009)
  • Petty, Tom (1950–)
  • The Philadelphia Folklore Project
  • Phillips, Sam (1923–2003)
  • Political Inscriptions on Musical Instruments
  • Polka
  • Pop, Iggy (1947–)
  • Pop Music
  • Porter, Cole (1891–1964)
  • Powwow Music and Dance
  • Presley, Elvis (1935–1977)
  • Prince (1958–)
  • Prison Music
  • Producers
  • Professional Music Making
  • Progressive Rock
  • Proms and High School Dances
  • Protest Music
  • Psychedelic Music
  • Psychology of Music
  • Punk Rock
  • Q
  • Queen Latifah (1970–)
  • R
  • R&B
  • R.E.M. (Active 1980–2011)
  • Radio
  • Rage Against the Machine (Active 1991–2000, 2007–Present)
  • Ragtime
  • Rainey, Gertrude “Ma” (1886–1939)
  • Raitt, Bonnie (1949–)
  • Ramones (Active 1976–1996)
  • Rap and Rappers
  • Reality Television
  • Record Collecting
  • Recording Industry
  • Recording Industry Association of America
  • Recording Studios
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (Active 1983–Present)
  • Redding, Otis Ray, Jr. (1941–1967)
  • Reed, Lou (1942–)
  • Reich, Steve (1936–)
  • Remixes
  • Roadies
  • Robeson, Paul (1898–1976)
  • The Rock Bottom Remainders (Active 1992–Present)
  • Rock Concert Posters
  • Rock Musicals
  • Rock ’n’ Roll Record, First
  • Rock ’n’ Roll (Rock)
  • Rock ’n’ Roll (Rock), Women In
  • Rockabilly
  • Rodgers, Richard (1902–1979),and Hammerstein, Oscar (1895–1960)
  • Rogers, Roy (1911–1998), and Evans, Dale (1912–2001)
  • Roots Music
  • Route 66 Cities, Neighborhoods, and Music Culture
  • Rubin, Rick (1963–)
  • Russian Music in America
  • S
  • Sacred Music
  • Salsa
  • Santana, Carlos (1947–)
  • Satellite Radio
  • Saturday Night Live
  • School, Songs About
  • Schools of Music (Theoretical)
  • Schwartz, Stephen (1948–)
  • Scott-Heron, Gil (1949–2011)
  • Second-Generation Musicians
  • Seeger Family
  • Seeger, Mike (1933–2009)
  • Seeger, Pete (1919–)
  • Seger, Bob (1945–)
  • Senior Citizens and Music
  • September 11th Commemorations
  • Sex and Sexuality in the Music Industry
  • Shaker Songs
  • Shakur, Tupac (1971–1996)
  • Shape Note Singing
  • Sheet Music Covers
  • Siblings in American Music
  • Silence in Music
  • Silverstein, Shel (1932–1999)
  • Simon, Paul (1941–)
  • Sinatra, Frank (1915–1998)
  • Singer-Songwriters
  • Sisters in Music
  • Ska
  • Skaggs, Ricky (1954–)
  • Slave Songs
  • Smith, Bessie (1894–1937)
  • Smith, Mamie (1883–1946)
  • Smith, Patti (1946–)
  • Soap Opera Music
  • Social Causes of Musicians
  • Soldiers and Military Personnel
  • Sondheim, Stephen (1930–)
  • Songsters
  • Soul
  • Sousa, John Philip (1854–1932)
  • Southern Rock
  • Spears, Britney (1981–)
  • Sports and Music
  • Springsteen, Bruce (1949–)
  • Steel-Band Music
  • Street Performing in America
  • Streisand, Barbra (1942–)
  • Studio Musicians
  • Super Bowl Half-Time Shows
  • The Supremes (1961–1977)
  • Surf Music
  • Swing Music
  • T
  • Taiko Drumming in America
  • Talking Heads (Active 1974–1991)
  • Tanglewood
  • Taylor, Billy (1921–2010)
  • Taylor, James (1948–)
  • Taylor, Koko (1935–2009)
  • Technology and Music
  • Technology in Lyrics
  • Teen and Youth Heavy Hitters
  • Tejano Music
  • Television Advertisements and Music
  • Television Theme Songs
  • Television Variety Shows
  • Tharpe, Rosetta (1915–1973)
  • Theater
  • Thornton, Willie Mae (1926–1980)
  • Ticheli, Frank (1958–)
  • Tin Pan Alley
  • Torture and Punishment through Music
  • Toys and Music
  • Tribute Bands
  • Tucker, Tanya (1958–)
  • Turner, Tina (1939–)
  • Twee Pop
  • 27 Club
  • U
  • Ukulele
  • Unusual Techniques and Uses of Musical Instruments
  • U.S. Presidents as Musicians
  • V
  • Van Halen, Eddie (1955–)
  • Vaudeville and Burlesque
  • Vaughan, Stevie Ray (1954–1990)
  • The Velvet Underground (Active 1964–1973, 1990, 1992–1994, 1996)
  • Video Games and Music
  • Video Games, Interactive
  • Vinyl Records
  • Violent Femmes (Active 1981–1986, 1988–2007)
  • Virtual Bands
  • Virtual Communities and Social Networking
  • Voice Changes and Singing
  • W
  • Waila
  • Walker, T-Bone (1910–1975)
  • Walls of Sound
  • War and Music
  • Waters, Muddy (1913–1983)
  • West, Kanye (1977–)
  • Western Films and Music
  • Western Swing
  • Whitacre, Eric (1970–)
  • White, Jack (1975–)
  • Williams, Hank (1923–1953)
  • Williams, John (1932–)
  • Williams, Larry (1935–1980)
  • Wilson, Brian (1942–)
  • Women, Images of, in American Popular Music
  • Women in American Music
  • World Music
  • Wynette, Tammy (1942–1998)
  • Y
  • Young Concert Artists, Inc.
  • Young, Neil (1945–)
  • Z
  • Zappa, Frank (1940–1993)
  • Zydeco
  • Appendix: Festivals
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Discography of Select Collected Works
  • Selected Web Sites
  • About the Editor and Contributors