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The ballad in American popular music : from Elvis to Beyoncé

Author: David Joel Metzer
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first book to explore the ballad's history and emotional appeal, surveying seventy years of the genre in modern America.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Joel Metzer
ISBN: 9781107161528 1107161525
OCLC Number: 989039601
Description: ix, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : What is a ballad? --
1. The 1950s --
Interlude I : Patsy Cline, "Crazy" --
2. The soul ballad --
Interlude II : It still hurts... --
3. The power ballad --
Interlude III : Sarah McLachlan, "Angel" --
Interlude IV : Hip hip ballads --
4. Indie ballads --
Interlude V : Confess --
Conclusion : Goodbye.
Responsibility: David Metzer.

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