All Shook Up



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 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 In The 1950s, A Decade That Saw A Great Struggle For The Control Of Popular Culture Altschuler Shows, In Particular, How Rock S Switchblade Beat Opened Up Wide Fissures In American Society Along The Fault Lines Of Family, Sexuality, And Race For Instance, The Birth Of Rock Coincided With The Civil Rights Movement And Brought Race Music Into Many White Homes For The First Time 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 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 And It Delighted In The Separate World Of The Teenager And Deepened The Divide Between The Generations, Helping Teenagers Differentiate Themselves From Others Altschuler Includes Vivid Biographical Sketches Of The Great Rock N Rollers, Including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, And Buddy Holly Plus Their White Bread Doppelgangers Such As Pat Boone.Rock N Roll Seemed To Be Everywhere During The Decade, Exhilarating, Influential, And An Outrage To Those Americans Intent On Wishing Away All Forms Of Dissent And Conflict As Vibrant As The Music Itself, All Shook Up Reveals How Rock N Roll Challenged And Changed American Culture And Laid The Foundation For The Social Upheaval Of The Sixties.All Shook Up

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  • Paperback
  • 226 pages
  • All Shook Up
  • Glenn C. Altschuler
  • English
  • 15 August 2017
  • 0195177495

10 thoughts on “All Shook Up

  1. says:

    A fairly strong critique of the cultural influence of Rock n Roll It does a good job with the 1950s explaining the multiple music traditions that would blend into what would be come described as Rock and R 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 As Rock mutated it would serve the rebellious undercurrent of 50s and 60s teens and blend with the Civil Rights movement, anti war movement A fairly strong critique of the cultural influence of Rock n Roll It does a good job with the 1950s explaining the multiple music traditions that would blend into what would be come described as Rock and R Most prominent of these were of course recordings by black musicians that would have tremendous impact on Elvis and other icons of the Rock...

  2. says:

    I love history I also love music I m in my early thirties, but as a child I remember my mom and dad playing Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and many other classic oldie but goodies The music of the 1950s and 1960s are among my all time favorite I enjoy the music from the 70s through today, but there is just something special about the music from the 1950s especially When I saw that I had to read All Shook Up as part of my American History graduate class, I was beyo I love history I also love music I m in my early thirties, but as a child I remember ...

  3. says:

    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 This book is an overview of the business, politics, race relations, and generational relations stemming from rock and roll It looks at rocks early years through the day the music died If you are looking for a book that will serve as an introduction to the rock n roll movement then look no further I was very impressed with the informati Rock n roll may seem like an odd choice for a pivotal moment in American history but...

  4. says:

    Also having to read this for my Politics of Rock n Roll class.

  5. says:

    When Glenn C Altsch ler wrote All Shook Up How Rock n Roll Changed America, he must have been educated in the history of Rock and Roll This book follows the decade of the 50 s, in which the genre of Rock and Roll was invented Rock and roll ignited a fire of controversy for America and created many different opinions It started during the civil ...

  6. says:

    It is generally regarded as naive to think of rock music as a threat to good morals and the American way of life, and early in the 1950s alarmist assessments of rock as cannibalistic and tribalistic 6 do seem pretty silly, especially knowing that the alleged danger at the time was posed by performers like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry a far cry from Slipknot and Converge , but it s hard to deny that rock music over the years has strongly influenced American culture, which is what this boo It is generally regarded as naive to think of rock music as a threat to good morals and the American way of life, and early in the 1950s alarmist assessments of rock as cannibalistic and tribalistic 6 do seem pretty silly, especially knowing that the alleged danger at the time was posed by performers like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry a far cry from Slipknot and Converge , but it s hard to deny that rock music over the years has strongly influenced American culture, which is what this book argues The question is whether the result has been positive or negative...

  7. says:

    I was required to read this for my high school history class and I am so happy my teacher chose this I still have it five years later and flip through it from time to time This books does exactly what it says it will do, and the history of rock n roll in America is such an interesting one If you l...

  8. says:

    In All Shook Up, Glenn C Altschuler examines the changing times of the 1950s through the lens of popular music During the 1950s it seemed that nothing was truly safe from change McCarthyism and anti communism changed labor unions and politics Suburban construction changed the demographics of cities A tired seamstress on a bus changed how people used public transportation The swivel of a man s hips and the twang of a guitar changed music forever.Altschuler focuses his chapters on rock n r In All Shook Up, Glenn C Altschuler examines the changing times of the 1950s through the lens of popular music During the 1950s it seemed that nothing was truly safe from change McCarthyism and anti communi...

  9. says:

    OG reading this for a music history class Does a good job of articulating the role of music in sexual and racial politics, but I found it a little plodding.

  10. says:

    Alschuler s book, written as part of the Pivotal Moments in American History series, present rock and roll s birth, from Alan Freed, from Sun Studios, from the Mississippi Delta and how it burst onto the post WWII scene and changed American culture and society forever.It explores how both society influenced the music, and how music influenced society, as presented in the clear split between the Pat Boone Frank Sinatra followers, and disruptive, raucous, loud music and fans of Elvis, Jerry Lee Le Alschuler s book, written as part of the Pivotal Moments in American History series, present rock and roll s birth, from Alan Freed, from Sun Studios, from the Mississippi Delta and how it burst onto the post WWII scene and changed American culture and society forever.It explores how both society influenced the music, and how music influenced society, as presented in the clear split between the Pat Boone Frank Sinatra followers, and disruptive, raucous, loud music and fans of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley and The Comets, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry among others...

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