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  1. Session 1: From Blues and Skiffle to Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Birth of a Genre, The Sound of the Teenager 7 items
    1. Readings 7 items
      1. Anglo-American Music Journalism: Texts and Context - Dave Laing 2006

        Chapter Recommended Scanned for Moodle

      2. How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom - Roberta Freund Schwartz 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Chapter: The Rock Island Line

      3. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2011

        Book Essential Chapters 'Rock the Join't and 'Teen Idyll'

      4. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2009 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Chapters 'Rock the Join't and 'Teen Idyll'

      5. The Blues: A Very Short Introduction - Elijah Wald 2010

        Book Essential Chapter: Blues and Country

      6. The Blues: A Very Short Introduction - Elijah Wald 2010 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Chapter: Blues and Country

  2. Session 2: Sinatra, Swing and the Great American Songbook 9 items
    1. Readings 9 items
      1. Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Music, the Legend - Jeanne Fuchs, Ruth Prigozy 2007

        Book Essential

      2. Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Music, the Legend - Jeanne Fuchs, Ruth Prigozy 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      3. Frank Sinatra and Popular Culture: Essays on an American Icon - Leonard Mustazza 1998

        Book Essential Frank Sinatra, ‘What’s This About Races?’ (scanned for Moodle) and James F. Smith, ‘Bobby Sox and Blue Suede Shoes: Frank Sinatra and Elvis’, 50–68.

      4. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Friday, 1 Jan 2016

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      5. Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Thursday, 31 Dec 2015

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      6. Sinatra: The Man Behind the Myth - J. Randall Taraborrelli 1997

        Book Further

  3. Session 3: The British Invasion and Politics of Cultural Borrowings 11 items
    1. The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles - Kenneth Womack 2009

      Book Essential Howard Kramer, ‘Rock and Roll Music’ (Essential) Further: James M. Decker ‘“Try Thinking More”: Rubber Soul and the Beatles’ Transformation of Pop’ and Russell Reising and Jim LeBlanc, ‘Magical Mystery Tours, and Other Trips: Yellow Submarines, Newspaper Taxis, and the Beatles' Psychedelic Years’.

    2. The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles - Cambridge Companions Complete Collection 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Howard Kramer, ‘Rock and Roll Music’ (Essential) Further: James M. Decker ‘“Try Thinking More”: Rubber Soul and the Beatles’ Transformation of Pop’ and Russell Reising and Jim LeBlanc, ‘Magical Mystery Tours, and Other Trips: Yellow Submarines, Newspaper Taxis, and the Beatles' Psychedelic Years’.

    3. Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds - Philip Lambert 2008

      Article Recommended

    4. How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom - Roberta Freund Schwartz 2016

      Book Essential Read the following sections: from the start of Chap. 5 up to but not including 'Folk Blues Festivals', and in Chapter 6, the section 'Can a White Man Sing the Blues' Ebook through librarysearch

    5. The Song Cycle - Laura Tunbridge 2010

      Book Recommended Chapter 11: Rebirth, Pop Song Cycles, 169–186.

    6. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 17, ‘Say You Want a Revolution...’, 230–47

    7. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 17, ‘Say You Want a Revolution...’, 230–47

    8. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan - Kevin J. H. Dettmar 2009

      Book Recommended David Yaffe, ‘Bob Dylan and the Anglo-American Tradition’, 15–27 Robert Polito, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, 137–142.

    9. The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended David Yaffe, ‘Bob Dylan and the Anglo-American Tradition’, 15–27 Robert Polito, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, 137–142.

  4. Session 4: Motown and the Producer 8 items
    1. I Hear a Symphony: Making Music at Motown, 1959–1979 - Jonathan Andrew Flory 2006

      Document Recommended . Chapter 2 and Appendix.

    2. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2011

      Book Essential Chapter 16, ‘Twisting Girls Change the World’

    3. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'N' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music - Elijah Wald 2009 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 16, ‘Twisting Girls Change the World’

    4. Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations - Brian Ward 1998

      Book Essential Chapter 10 ‘Black Music, Black Protest and the Black Power Movement’, 388–415. Scanned for Moodle

    5. Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Storyville Saturday, 30 May 2009

      Audio-visual document Recommended

  5. Lecture 5 10 items
    Session 5: Disco and Funk
    1. Hot Stuff - Alice Echols 2011

      Book Recommended

    2. Dance Music - Will Straw 2001

      Chapter Essential

    3. Dance Music - Will Straw 2001 (electronic book)

      Chapter Essential

  6. Session 6: Prog Rock 11 items
    1. Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis - John Covach, Graeme M. Boone 1997

      Book Recommended John Covach, ‘Progressive Rock, “Close to the Edge” and the Boundaries of Style’ 3-32

    2. Progressive Rock Reconsidered - Kevin Holm-Hudson 2002

      Book Essential John J. Sheinbaum, ‘Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values’, 21–42. Kevin Holm-Hudson, ‘Introduction’, 1–20

    3. Progressive Rock Reconsidered - Kevin Holm-Hudson 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential John J. Sheinbaum, ‘Progressive Rock and the Inversion of Musical Values’, 21–42. Kevin Holm-Hudson, ‘Introduction’, 1–20

    4. Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture - Edward Macan 1997

      Book Recommended Chapter 2: The Music, 30–56; Chapter 5: Four Pieces; Chapter 7: Sociology.

    5. Music of Yes: Structure and Vision in Progressive Rock - Bill Martin 1996

      Book Recommended Part 2: 37–60, and later sections to complement your album listening

    6. Situating The Residents - Michelle Glaros, Michael Laffey 2012

      Article Recommended

  7. Session 7: Punk Rock 14 items
    1. Cultures of Popular Music - Andy Bennett 2001

      Book Recommended Chapter 4: Punk and Punk Rock.

    2. Cultures of Popular Music - Andy Bennett 2001 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 4: Punk and Punk Rock.

    3. One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock - Dave Laing 2015

      Book Recommended Chapter 1.It’s quite long: I suggest skimming to page 33 and then read from section ‘One Chord Wonders’

    4. One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock - Dave Laing 2015 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 1. [Ebook. It’s quite long: I suggest skimming to page 33 and then read from section ‘One Chord Wonders’ on.]

    5. 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs - Dorian Lynskey 2012

      Book Recommended Chapter 16: The Clash ‘White Riot’, 337–358

    6. England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock - Jon Savage 1991

      Book Recommended This is a long book, so use it with the index to look up subjects and topics. Read Chapter 25 to start.

    7. Punk Britannia Episode 1 Friday, 1 Jun 2012

      Audio-visual document 

    8. Punk Britannia Episode 2 Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012

      Audio-visual document 

    9. Punk Britannia Episode 3 Thursday, 20 Dec 2012

      Audio-visual document 

  8. Session 8: Synth and New Wave 9 items
    1. Session 8: Synth and New Wave 9 items
      1. Kraftwerk and the Image of the Modern - David Cunningham 2010

        Chapter Recommended

  9. Session 9: Cool Britannia: Britpop, Boybands and Girlgroups 10 items
    1. Living Through Pop - Andrew Blake 1999

      Book Recommended Jude Davis, ‘‘It’s Like Feminism, But You Don’t Have to Burn Your Bra’: Girl Power and the Spice Girls’ Breakthrough 1996–7’, 159-173

    2. Britpop and the English Music Tradition - Andy Bennett, Jon Stratton 2010

      Book Recommended Stan Hawkins, ‘Unsettling Differences: Music and Laddism in Britpop’, *Rupa Huq, ‘Labouring the Point? The Politics of Britpop in ‘New Britain’‘,

    3. Britpop and the English Music Tradition - Andy Bennett, Jon Stratton 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Stan Hawkins, ‘Unsettling Differences: Music and Laddism in Britpop’, *Rupa Huq, ‘Labouring the Point? The Politics of Britpop in ‘New Britain’‘,

    4. The gendered carnival of pop - Diane Railton 10/2001

      Article Essential

  10. Session 10: Modern Pop Divas – Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga 9 items
    1. Making Monsters: Lady Gaga, Fan Identification, and Social Media - Melissa A. Click, Hyunji Lee, Holly Willson Holladay 2013

      Article Recommended

    2. Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema - Carol Vernallis 2013

      Book Recommended Chapter 9: ‘Beyoncé’s Video Phone’

    3. Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema - Carol Vernallis 2013 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended Chapter 9: ‘Beyoncé’s Video Phone’

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