It's like the editor told him to keep the book under 200 pages, so once he hit page 185 and realized he wasn't into the 60s yet, he wrapped up quickly. I was required to read this for my high school history class and I am so happy my teacher chose this! He wrote a lot about the influence that African Americans had on it, and also the impact it had on them. Put on those old 45s and curl up for an enlightening and eminently readable story. I really liked All Shook Up: How Rock 'N' Roll Changed America, and I didn't just read it, I learned lots of new information. It leaves a few places hanging such as what happens to Elvis after he joins the army but mostly it covers everything in the right amount of detail.
If you have not already read a lot of rock history, then perhaps Mr. Pay to play caused an incredible backlash against rock 'n' roll. Of course though, everything works out in the end. Rock and roll ignited a fire of controversy for America and created many different opinions. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. As trendsetters and role models this use of drugs was emulated by audiences across the United States and Great Britain.
These moves made it possible for rock to take root in American culture. Parents feared that their white teenage daughters were lusting after black performers, and they feared the results of this co-mingling of the races. It's a witty and fairly realistic story about a 7th grade boy who moves from Boston to Chicago to live with his dad while his mom takes care of a sick grandmother. This book focuses on the emergence of the genre, what the author contends are its roots, which is primarily the 1950s. Another great aspect of this work is the examination of the payola scandals and trials. Altschuler states his case for the development of rock 'n' roll and does a decent job of it for the 50s, he just failed to finish the story, or to even get to the middle of the story.
But an informative depiction of the early sound and fury all the same. 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 in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture. Altschuler surpasses the admittedly sparsely populated field in the nuanced way he places the music within the conflicts--racial, sexual, commercial, and political--that it variously helped to encourage, exacerbate, and occasionally ameliorate. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. Within the context of anti-communism, McCarthyism, the Interstate system, suburbanization, television, conspicuous consumption, the automobile, the Cold War, and technological advances, it is an important factor that would not be as significant without looking at the decade as a whole and the 1950s-1960s as an era. . The older generation was not ready for change, and because of that, they created excuses against rock and roll.
Aside from some brief comment on the Beatles and a few pages on Woodstock, plus the comments on Springsteen, the 1960s and after are mostly ignored. Carpenter Memorial Award for Outstanding Advising, and the 2006 Stephen H. New York: Oxford University Press. It's like the editor told him to keep the book under 200 pages, so once he hit page 185 and realized he wasn't into the 60s yet, he wrapped up quickly. This book is very different from other things I have read, but I would definitely read something else like this again. This book has inspired me to get more into the history of music and rock 'n' roll.
To such a point as references to mind altering drugs were appearing in Beats poems and essays and even protest songs of the middle 1950s. He ends the book with just a brief mention of the Beatles and the British Invasion of the mid-60s. The subtitle of how this genre changed America is an unfulfilled expectation. He is not a flashy writer, but so much the better for his storytelling, which shows intelligence and narrative discipline. The influence of rock n roll, in the post war period of the 50s and 60s was indeed one of great significance to Americanised culture. The theme explained by Glenn C.
As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties. Into this narrative, he incorporated the social implications of this new form of music. The result is not just an especially informative history of rock, but an important cultural history of the 'long' 1950s. My stomach felt full of cold lead. New York: Oxford University Press. This book follows the decade of the 50's, in which the genre of Rock and Roll was invented.
Otherwise, this can be a very dry and predictable book. I would recommend this work for anyone who enjoys history, rock 'n' roll, or just wants something a little different to read. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. While All Shook Up provides a brief exploration of the history of rock 'n' roll, it is certainly not an all inclusive history of the subject. The way the author writes is fascinating and it makes me want to continue reading.