American Popular Music: Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop

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  • 332 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Publisher: Checkmark Books



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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.

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  • ISBN: 0816073414
  • EAN: 9780816073412
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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