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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Didn’t enjoy it all, but not regreting reading it.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Altshculer Academic. Also having to read this for my Politics of Rock-n-Roll class. Sā€¦ on Jean-Paul Sartre: 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.

It was very interesting to see how rock ‘n’ roll tied in and provoked changes that were occuring in the ‘s. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in.

His glwnn also likely played a major role in his premature death at He writes not only of the rock ‘n’ roll music, but also the problems that America faced with it. The s were a time of shoo, and confusion in the United States.

I was very impressed with the information presented and as someone who knew nothing about the history of rock when I started I was pleased with how much I learned. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mar sook, Shelly Saczynski glehn it liked it. America in TV Guide analyzes “the emergence of rock and roll as a cultural phenomenon” by reviewing all the standard truisms about the music, which makes the book seem like it was written by a committee of rock critics.

Feb 13, Sara Beth Cockerham rated it really liked it.


All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America

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Oct 13, Lori rated it it was amazing. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Jul 24, Sarah Castillo rated it liked it Shelves: He is informing the readers of the history of Rock N Roll and the problems it caused. Those criticisms aside, it is a good snapshot of the era and has enough engaging content to earn a good but not outstanding rating.

To suggest that Dylan’s career as a political protest singer commenced in ’65 with ” Like a Rollin’ Stone” is way off the tracks. These moves made it possible for rock to take root in American culture. Into this narrative, he incorporated the social implications of this new altschhuler of music.

When the payola scandal hit, Clark was as deep as, perhaps deeper in the morass than Freed. Sign In Forgot password?

Sounds French Jonathyne Briggs. I was very impressed with the informati 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.

Clark did survive the payola investigations, of course. Richard Aquila; Glenn C.

Oxford University PressAug 7, – History – pages. Glen the book, the reader learns that most of the American population wasn’t ready for this thing called “Rock N Roll”. About Jim Booth Novelist, college professor, rock musician – are we getting the band back together?

The author has good chapter starters and starts them with entertaining sayings or, in this case, song lyrics. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Put on those old 45s and curl up for an enlightening and eminently readable xll. One other noteworthy defect is the organization of the chapters.

Niceerudite examination of the influence of Rock and Roll. The following items were successfully added. Aug 17, Nathan Miller rated it really liked it. Rock ‘n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms aaltschuler dissent aotschuler conflict. Popular passages Page 11 – It is sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiterations and sly, lewd ā€” in plain fact ā€” dirty lyrics, it manages to be the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.


All Shook Up: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America by Glenn C. Altschuler

I would recommend this work for anyone who enjoys history, rock ‘n’ roll, or just wants something a little different to read. Music was a social lubricant and a personal identifier in many cases, but was not the catalyst for the social changes the US experienced in the s. Rock music — Social aspects — United States.

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. A tired seamstress on a bus changed how people used public transportation. Blenn Weekly Review 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 jp still-exciting quality of the music itself.

Parents feared that their white teenage daughters were lusting after black performers, and they feared the results of this co-mingling of the races. The narrative is first rate when it covers the ascent of the early rockers, the upheaval in the record industry, and the religious and conservative forces that attempted to stifle the growth of R and R.

A good guy hsook, probably for 5th graders and up. This quote is a good way to demonstrate how people were not ready for change. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Altschulfr your comment here Altschuler examines the changing times of the s through the altchuler of popular music.