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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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? This quote is a good example to demonstrate how the author starts his chapters.
A Philadelphia disc jockey who was able to transition his radio gig into a long and successful career as a television star and music impresario is the other. All Shook Up is a great book for a ride range of individuals. Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for a pivotal moment in American history but altschuler supports his thesis very well and by the end I was convinced.
He is the author of several books on American history and popular culture, including Changing Channels: It ruined the lives of many prominent djs, including Alan Freed, the dj who coined the term “rock ‘n’ roll” as the name of this new genre of music. This was a fairly interesting book about rock and roll throughout the 50s. It started during the civil rights movement and invented the term “race music”.
It basically shows how rock ‘n’ roll changed America and how people’s world views were altered because of the influence it had on people. His drinking also likely played a major role in his premature death at I still have it five years later and flip through it from time to time.
Rock ‘n’ roll was a uniquely American development that reflected the tumultuous undercurrents of the supposed conformist era of the s. Also offers insight into the often complicated racial and legal issues surrounding rock ‘n’ roll in the s. This book combines the change of the decade for America and the racial issues caused by rock and roll. When the payola scandal hit, Clark was as deep as, perhaps deeper in the morass than Freed.
What happened as a result, as Altschuler notes, was inevitable:. But when he testified before Congress, Clark put his boyish good looks and vanilla style to good for him, anyway use. S… on Jean-Paul Sartre: I especially enjoyed reading the lesser-known tidbits scattered throughout the original lyrics to Tutti Frutti were rather shocking!
Altschuler states his case for the development of r This book focuses on the emergence of the genre, what the author contends are its roots, which is primarily the s. Refresh and try again. How the passionate and fiery, ultimately admirable Freed was destroyed, financially and personally, by the payola scandal and how Clark, the sly, self-promoting manipulator who forever played the bland diplomat, survived and thrived well enough to become one of the most powerful men in pop music for decades is an object lesson about how music is a business, first, last and always.
Rock and roll was started a rebellion in teens and most of these actions were blamed on African Americans. OG reading this for a music history class.
All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America
Rock and roll was started a rebellion in teens and most of these actions were blamed on African When Glenn C. It still has legions of fanatic fans and ferocious foes, ready to pledge more than their allegiance or antipathy to Madonna!
Most prominent of these were of course recordings by black musicians that would have tremendous impact on Elvis and other icons of the Rock pantheon. A good example to demonstrate his style is: The way the author writes is fascinating and it makes me want to continue reading. You are commenting using your WordPress. Suburban construction changed the demographics of cities.
A bi A good guy book, probably for 5th graders and up. Roosevelt’s Second Act Richard Moe. He describes how white kids listened to and danced to music performed by black artists.
Du Bois, and Wilson J. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers altschkler themselves from others.
All Shook Up – Glenn C. Altschuler – Oxford University Press
My library Help Advanced Book Search. This brief and well-meaning study of the music’s sociological impact from the early s through the early s-the work of such artists as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry-is surprisingly flat, given the still-exciting quality of the music itself.
All quote is a good example of how Altschuler writes the story. Nov 20, Landon Allender rated it liked it.
Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Rock n Rolls Lull and Revival. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsessionwith work of men in gray flannel suits.
Brandishing the chops of a loving fan and a scrupulous historian, Altschuler nimbly tracks the rock-propelled revolutions in manners and morality that first rumbled forth from the s, a decade that seems ever more the epoch of Elvis not Eisenhower. Rock n Roll and the Pop Culture Wars.
I was required to alll this for my high school history class and I am so happy my teacher chose this! A fairly strong critique of the cultural influence of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Citing articles via Google Scholar.