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Mondo exotica : sounds, visions, obsessions of the cocktail generation

Mondo exotica : sounds, visions, obsessions of the cocktail generation

Author: Francesco Adinolfi
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An encyclopedic account of the sounds and obsessions of the Space Age/Cold War period and the renewed interest in them evident in contemporary music and design.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Adinolfi
ISBN: 9780822341321 0822341328 9780822341567 0822341565
OCLC Number: 1091972792
Description: xii, 361 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Karen Pinkus vii1. The Tiki Hour 12. Mondo Exotica 173. Exotic Fragments 344. The Laboratory of Dr. Les Baxter 455. Martin Denny: The Frog and the Prince 576. The Age of the Grand Expositions 677. Cocktails All Around 788. The Tribes of Exotica 969. A Venus in the Lounge 11110. Destination: Space-Age Pop 12111. The Moon in Stereo 14512. Crime Jazz 16813. Shaken and Stirred 18014. Italian Style, from Spies to Exotica-Erotica 19215. Italy's Exotic Adventures 21116. Lounge Italia 22617. La Dolce Vita 23518. Hangovers? 262Notes 267Discography 307Index 355
Other Titles: Mondo exotica: suoni, visioni e manie della generazione cocktail.
Responsibility: Francesco Adinolfi ; edited and translated by Karen Pinkus with Jason Vivrette.
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"Crammed with facts about sounds, composers, their histories, reminiscences and a whole lot more, Adinolfi has more than done his research, which , in such a odd, diverse, and obscure field of music, Read more...

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