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Sweet air : modernism, regionalism, and American popular song

Author: Edward P Comentale
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013]
Series: Music in American life.
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Sweet Air rewrites the history of early twentieth-century pop music in modernist terms. Tracking the evolution of popular regional genres such as blues, country, folk, and rockabilly in relation to the growth of industry and consumer culture, Edward P. Comentale shows how this music became a vital means of exploring the new and often overwhelming feelings brought on by modern life. Comentale examines these rural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012042309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Comentale
ISBN: 0252094573 9780252094576
OCLC Number: 841908946
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction From a Basement on Long Island to a Mansion on the Hill""; ""Chapter One Lord, It Just Won�t Stop!: Work and Blues in the Industrial Delta""; ""Chapter Two Thought I Had Your Heart Forever: Death, Detachment, and the Modernity of Early""; ""Chapter Three “A Rambling Funny Streak�: Woody Guthrie, Revolutionary Folk Song, and the Migrant""; ""Chapter Four Four Elvises: On the Dada Possibilities of Midcentury Rock and Roll and Modern Fan""; ""Chapter Five ()""
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: Edward P. Comentale.

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