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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

Remains of RitualNorthern Gods in a Southern Land

Remains of Ritual: Northern Gods in a Southern Land

Steven M. Friedson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226265049
eISBN:
9780226265063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265063.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book on musical experience in African ritual focuses on the Brekete/Gorovodu religion of the Ewe people. It presents a multifaceted understanding of religious practice through a historical and ... More

The Republic of LoveCultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

Martin Stokes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775050
eISBN:
9780226775074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775074.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the heart of this book are the voices of three musicians—queer nightclub star Zeki Müren, arabesk originator Orhan Gencebay, and pop diva Sezen Aksu—who collectively have dominated mass media in ... More

The Shadow and the ActBlack Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Walton M. Muyumba

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their ... 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

Subversive SoundsRace and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Charles B. Hersch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, ... 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

Tristan's ShadowSexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the late nineteenth century, Richard Wagner dominated the German opera stage not just aesthetically, in terms of the way opera was written and performed, but also philosophically, providing the ... More

The Virtual HaydnParadox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist

The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist

Tom Beghin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226156774
eISBN:
9780226195353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195353.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Written from the perspective of Historically Informed Performance, Haydn at the Keyboard investigates various webs of communication in Joseph Haydn’s repertoire for solo keyboard. Communication ... More

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