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Genre in Popular Music

Genre in Popular Music

Fabian Holt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who ... More

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Bob Gluck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226180762
eISBN:
9780226303390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303390.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book explores the performances of Miles Davis’s “Lost” Quintet, 1968-1970, to illuminate the unfolding of Davis’s musical thinking during a period of personal transition. A careful listening ... More

Paris BluesAfrican American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Andy Fry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

France has long been credited with welcoming African Americans and their music: into its venues, into its compositions, into its writing. Yet the reception of jazz is much more complicated than that ... More

The Sounds of CapitalismAdvertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

Timothy D. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226791159
eISBN:
9780226791142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226791142.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From the early days of radio through the rise of television after World War II to the present, music has been used more and more often to sell goods and establish brand identities. And since at least ... More

Thug LifeRace, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Michael P. Jeffries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop ... More

Top 40 DemocracyThe Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Eric Weisbard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

American popular music history takes a new shape when the force behind the hits – radio airplay – claims center stage. The 1950s Top 40 hits approach structured rival formats, too, by the 1970s: ... More

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