Grade 7 Up In a clear journalistic style, Carlin chronologically details the evolution of rock and roll music and its offshoots. The origins of this musical phenomenon are traced back to a blending of black and white folk music traditions underlying 20th-Century pop music. As he follows the development of the different trends in rock music, Carlin offers a social history of the times as well as the musical one. Rock is defined as a genuinely American form, but its penetrating influence in Great Britain is shown in the discussion of groups such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The book surely could be ``a starting point for further exploration'' as it is intended. The logical format offers easy access, and each chapter is followed by a bibliography and a discography. Several musical terms in the text remain undefined, which could be a drawback for readers totally unfamiliar with music. Rock music is a field which is constantly changing and of high interest. This would be an excellent addition to collections which already include Encyclopedia of Rock/Pop Stars (Gallery, 1985) and Jeremy Pascall's three-volume Story of Rock (Phoebus, dist. by Columbia House, 1976; o.p.), for example. Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, N.J.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Replica Books, East Bridgewater, NJ, 1988. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Discusses the roots of rock, from rhythm and blues to rock and roll, the legends, teen idols, Motown and soul, the British invasion, the American rock scene of the 1960's, the super groups, and Woodstock. Illustrated. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 084983