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Making easy listening : material culture and postwar American recording

Author: Tim J Anderson
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006.
Series: Commerce and mass culture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Making Easy Listening, Tim J. Anderson analyzes the period between the Second World War and the mid-1960s that saw the American music industry engaged in a fundamental transformation in how music was produced and experienced. Anderson presents a social and cultural history of musical production that aims to understand how recording technologies influence musicians', as well as listeners', lives.
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Anderson, Tim J.
Making easy listening.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035679
(OCoLC)62535993
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim J Anderson
ISBN: 9780816696956 0816696950
OCLC Number: 85864273
Description: 1 online resource (xliv, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction : opening tracks --
Managing the recording process and rethinking the recording bans. Buried under the fecundity of his own creations : the first strike of the American Federation of Musicians ; Counterreform and resignation : the second strike of the American Federation of Musicians --
Production, reproduction, and the case of My fair lady. Which voice best becomes the property? stitching the intertext of My fair lady ; Listening to my My fair lady : versioning and the recorded music object --
Stereo, hi-fi, and the modern pleasures of easy listening. A tale of two ears : the concert hall aesthetic and stereo ; Space, the pliable frontier : stereo as the new spatial palette of audio --
Conclusion : the flip side (and a few concluding thoughts).
Series Title: Commerce and mass culture series.
Responsibility: Tim J. Anderson.
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In Making Easy Listening, Tim J. Anderson analyzes the period between the Second World War and the mid-1960s that saw the American music industry engaged in a fundamental transformation in how music was produced and experienced. Anderson presents a social and cultural history of musical production that aims to understand how recording technologies influence musicians', as well as listeners', lives.

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