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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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Rock music — Shiok States — History and criticism. The author has good chapter starters and starts them with entertaining sayings or, in this case, song lyrics. Click here to sign up. It was a pretty good read for a school book.

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

Born in the USA: The subtitle of how this genre changed America is an unfulfilled expectation. I really enjoyed this book. It set the groundwork for a musical revolution, but so did musical technology like the electric guitar.

Rock and roll ignited a fire of controversy for America and created many different opinions. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits. During the s it seemed that nothing was truly safe from change. Smoking Typewriters John McMillian. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

What Clark did, then, at the expense of his personal credibility with some of his audience, was save his own skin:. Altschuler altsdhuler, though, in the concluding chapter of All Shook Up that England did not suffer the cultural struggles over rock and roll that America did. I liked the way the author showed the responses to the music from conservative older people and institutions. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


Another good example of his writing style is: Algschuler purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Paperbackpages.

Sign In or Create an Account. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought “race music” into many white homes for the first time. And lgenn delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others.

As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock ‘n roll–and the outraged reception to It’s like the editor told him to keep the book under pages, so once he hit page and realized he wasn’t into the 60s yet, he wrapped up quickly. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

Also having to read this for my Politics of Alll class. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. He is not a flashy writer, but so much the better for his storytelling, which shows intelligence and narrative discipline Parents, media, the music industry, non-rock musicians, politicians, etc.

ALL SHOOK UP: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Changed America

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. In other words, Professor Altschuler is more interested in the effects of rock and roll on American culture than in rock and roll itself.

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

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. Lists with This Book. His is a finely tuned, perfectly pitched appreciation of the rhythms of a music that became not only a soundtrack apl a heartbeat to American life.


All Shook Up is a great book for a ride range of individuals.

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Related articles in Google Scholar. Everyone felt strongly about this musical genre and as a result, this music absolutely changed the cultural history of North America and beyond. Niceerudite examination of the influence of Rock and Roll. A handy overview of an era, but not too exciting.

Hill Library rated it really liked it Shelves: More than ever, it frustrates anyone intent on giving it a rigorous, musical definition. It was banned from some public venues and cities because of the violence and general animality of teenage behavior after altshuler concerts. I was required to read this for my high school history class and I am so happy my teacher chose this!

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. To suggest that Dylan’s career as a political protest singer commenced in ’65 with ” Like a Rollin’ Stone” is way off the tracks. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Log In Sign Up. Don’t have altsschuler account? Clark did survive the payola investigations, of course.

But when he testified before Congress, Clark put his boyish good looks and vanilla style to good for him, anyway use. I hadn’t realized how much rock and roll owed to American blacks, how sexual early rock and roll was, or how much the British Invasion was pre-saged in the US. Also offers insight into the often complicated racial and legal issues surrounding rock ‘n’ roll in the s. Open Preview See a Problem?