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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

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop StarsHuayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Joshua Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923956
eISBN:
9780226923970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring Peru’s lively music industry and the studio producers, radio DJs, and program directors that drive it, this book is an account of the deliberate development of artistic taste. Focusing on ... More

Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's ShadowAudiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Deirdre Loughridge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226337098
eISBN:
9780226337128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337128.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This book is about the changing audiovisual culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and its significance for the emergence of musical romanticism. The period from Haydn’s early ... More

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Laura Clawson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Sacred Harp choral singing tradition originated in the American South in the mid-nineteenth century, spread widely across the country, and continues to thrive today. Sacred Harp is not performed ... More

Kwaito's PromiseMusic and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Gavin Steingo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226362403
eISBN:
9780226362687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226362687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines kwaito, a form of electronic music that emerged alongside the democratization of South Africa in the mid-1990s and came to represent the voice of the black youth in the ... More

Lonesome Roads and Streets of DreamsPlace, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Andrew S. Berish

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Any listener knows the power of music to define a place, but few can describe the how or why of this phenomenon. This book showcases how American jazz defined a culture particularly preoccupied with ... More

The Lost ParadiseAndalusi Music in Urban North Africa

The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Jonathan Glasser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Patrimony--the idea of a collective, inalienable inheritance--is a powerful way for nation-states to externalize notions of continuity, discreteness, and vigilance against loss. But in the process of ... 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

More Important Than the MusicA History of Jazz Discography

More Important Than the Music: A History of Jazz Discography

Bruce D. Epperson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226067537
eISBN:
9780226067674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226067674.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Today, jazz is considered high art, America's national music, and the catalog of its recordings—its discography—is often taken for granted. But behind jazz discography is a fraught and highly ... More

The Music between UsIs Music a Universal Language?

The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?

Kathleen Marie Higgins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333281
eISBN:
9780226333274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

From our first social bonding as infants to the funeral rites that mark our passing, music plays an important role in our lives, bringing us closer to one another. This book investigates this role, ... More

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