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Dancing in your head : jazz, blues, rock, and beyond

Author: Gene Santoro
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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" ... The pieces in Dancing In Your Head examine the historical roots of today's popular music while offering insight into performers and trends that dominate the current scene."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Santoro
ISBN: 0195101235 9780195101232
OCLC Number: 33481947
Description: xi, 308 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Phonograph blues --
Hellhound on his trail --
Lift every voice and sing --
Doing it to death --
Take it to the river --
Born on the Bayou --
New Orleans's hidden treasures --
Soul queen of New Orleans --
Uptown --
Country comforts --
Androgyne with a lariat --
Even cowgirls get the blues --
Austin's Eraserhead --
The Layla sessions --
Beckology --
Rockin' in the free world --
Still alive : the Grateful Dead --
New York Lou --
On the border --
Payola guys --
Turn on your love light --
Rock vaudeville --
Good day at Black Rock --
The godfathers of rap --
Don't believe the hype --
Mr. ambience --
Them ol' Bahamas blues --
Dancing in your head --
The Blackwell project --
E.S.P. --
Rolling with the tape --
The serpent's tooth --
Prince of darkness --
Notes from underground --
Hidden histories --
Gunther Schuller's memory place --
Preservation Hall comes to Carnegie --
Nature boy --
The two Oscars --
The gypsy king --
The wizard of Waukesha --
A box of Mr. overdub --
Collier's Ellington follies --
Epitaph --
Mingus's Sancho Panza --
Rahsaan to the moon --
Space is the place --
Surfing on the keys --
Music by association --
Unplugging the enlightenment --
Child is father to the music --
In and out of the tradition --
The knitting factory --
Monk goes downtown --
The nurturer --
The Clark Kent of the electric guitar --
Downtown scenes --
Fractured fairy tales --
Caos totale --
On the street where you live --
East Village jumpcuts --
Naked city --
A star is made --
Master of tributes --
The Big Apple avant-garde.
Responsibility: Gene Santoro.

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This work gathers together Gene Santoro's wide-ranging essays on music that have appeared in "The Nation" and "The New York Times", as well as other journals.  Read more...

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sparkling 65 strong collection of essays ... Santoro has the ability to make one want to hear more of the music about which he writes and to join him in his adventurings. * Stage & Television Today *

 
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