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Supremely American : popular song in the 20th century : styles and singers and what they said about America

Author: Nicholas E Tawa
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fit within the context of the larger 20th Century society are considered and explained clearly and fruitfully. Songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era are considered primarily in terms of song-types and their relation to the times. Post World  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas E Tawa
ISBN: 0810852950 9780810852952
OCLC Number: 56613725
Description: xvi, 331 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preliminary considerations --
A closer look at the jazz age --
Swing time --
Change : different music cultures come to the fore --
White-American and British songs in a decade of turmoil --
Black-American music comes to the fore in the 1960s --
Out of the seventies --
The eighties and nineties --
A temporary ending.
Responsibility: Nicholas Tawa.
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