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Putting popular music in its place

Author: Charles Hamm
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : 1st pbk. version

These essays by Charles Hamm focus on the context of popular music and its interrelationships with other styles and genres. Specific topics include anti-slavery sentiment, rock 'n' roll and soul  Read more...


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Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Hamm
ISBN: 0521028612 9780521028615
OCLC Number: 1115109950
Description: xii, 390 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Modernist narratives and popular music; 2. Rock and the facts of life; 3. Changing patterns in society and music: the US since World War II; 4. 'If I Were a Voice': or, the Hutchinson family and popular song as political and social protest; 5. Some thoughts on the measurement of popularity in music; 6. Elvis, a review; 7. Home cooking and American soul in black South African popular music; 8. Rock 'n' roll in a very strange society; 9. African-American music, South Africa and apartheid; 10. 'The constant companion of man': Separate Development, Radio Bantu and music; 11. Privileging the moment of reception: music and radio in South Africa; 12. Music and radio in the People's Republic of China; 13. Towards a new reading of Gershwin; 14. A blues for the ages; 15. Graceland revisited; 16. Dvorak in America: nationalism, racism and national race; 17. The last minstrel show?; 18. The Role of Rock, a review; 19. Genre, performance and ideology in the early songs of Irving Berlin; 20. Epilogue: John Cage revisited; Index.
Responsibility: Charles Hamm.


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'Although its scholarship, on its unique terms, is impeccable, this is not a book for a handful of scholars; it is a book about human survival - a green book in a grey world.' Musical Times 'Charles Read more...

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