Critical Musicological Reflections: Essays in Honour of by Stan Hawkins

By Stan Hawkins

This choice of unique essays is in tribute to the paintings of Derek Scott at the get together of his 60th birthday. As one of many best lighting in serious musicology, Scott has helped formed the epistemological path for song learn because the past due Eighties. there is not any doubt that the trail taken via the serious musicologist has been a tough one, resulting in new conceptions, interactions, and heated debates in the past twenty years. adjustments in musicology through the final many years of the 20 th century brought on the institution of latest units of theoretical equipment that probed on the social and cultural relevance of song, up to its self-referentiality. all of the students contributing to this publication have performed a job within the basic paradigmatic shift that ensued within the wake of Kerman's demand swap within the Eighties. getting down to handle a variety of methods to theorizing song and promulgating modes of study throughout a variety of repertories, the essays during this assortment may be learn as a coming of age of severe musicology via its energetic discussion with different disciplines equivalent to sociology, feminism, ethnomusicology, heritage, anthropology, philosophy, cultural stories, aesthetics, media stories, movie tune reports, and gender experiences. the quantity presents song researchers and graduate scholars with an updated authoritative connection with all issues facing the kingdom of serious musicology this day.

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Aaliyah. More Than a Woman by Christopher John Farley

By Christopher John Farley

Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that track enterprise rarity: a young person idol who reworked herself right into a seriously acclaimed hip-hop soul artist, a singer who effectively made the transition to actress, and a gorgeous lady who by no means allow the trimmings of star visit her head. Following her striking debut at age 14 with the album Age Ain't Nothin' yet a Number, Aaliyah raised the bar together with her highly influential and bestselling follow-up, One in a Million. She then took her skills to Hollywood, starring within the motion mystery Romeo needs to Die and the hugely expected horror movie The Queen of the Damned. yet quickly after the discharge of her 3rd album in the summertime of 2001, Aaliyah's lifestyles was once minimize brief in a sad airplane crash.

Here is the inspirational tale of the celebrity The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's girl Di" -- a lady who, by the point of her loss of life at age twenty-two, touched legions of lovers world wide together with her haunting voice and...

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Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the by Adeline Cordier

By Adeline Cordier

Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Leo Ferre are 3 emblematic figures of post-war French renowned tune who've been always linked to one another by way of the general public and the media. they've been defined because the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. yet there's extra to the trio than a musical trinity: this new examine examines the standards of cultural and nationwide identification that experience held jointly the parable of the trio considering that its creation.This publication identifies the combo of cultural and historic situations from which the works of those 3 singers emerged. It provides an leading edge research of the correlation among this iconic trio and the evolution of nationwide myths that nurtured the cultural aspirations of post-war French society. It explores the ways that Brel, Brassens and Ferre include the parable of the left-wing highbrow and of the real 'Gaul' spirit, and it discusses the ambiguous angle of post-war French society in the direction of gender kin. The publication takes an unique examine the trio through demonstrating the way it illustrates the preferred illustration of a key factor of French nationwide id: the paradoxical aspiration to either revolution and the upkeep of the established order.

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El economista camuflado ataca de nuevo: Cómo levantar (o by Tim Harford

By Tim Harford

Dentro de diez años, ¿seremos más ricos o más pobres?
¿Por qué no funciona los angeles austeridad? ¿O sí que funciona?
¿Se encuentra los angeles economía fuera de control?

El primer libro de Tim Harford, El economista camuflado, fue un fenómeno mundial que vendió más de un millón de ejemplares. En él, Harford analizaba el mundo a través del prisma de los angeles microeconomía, desde el coste de un capuchino hasta los angeles forma en los angeles que los supermercados exponen sus productos.

Un tiempo después, en un mundo completamente transformado a raíz de l. a. trouble international, regresa el economista camuflado. En este libro Tim Harford amplía el foco para ayudarnos a entender cómo funciona en realidad los angeles economía del mundo, prescindiendo de terminologías huecas. Este libro plantea respuestas a cuestiones como: ¿qué sucedería si se cancelara los angeles deuda de todo el mundo?, ¿por qué los bancos continúan pagando unos bonus de escándalo?, ¿cómo se crea realmente empleo?, o ¿llegarán los países emergentes a controlar l. a. economía mundial?

Con los conocimientos de un auténtico experto y los angeles claridad expositiva de un divulgador, Harford explica lo que está pasando de verdad, más allá de los grandes titulares, y cómo podemos entenderlo.

«La publicación de un nuevo libro de Tim Harford es una gran noticia. Harford consigue que una ciencia árida parezca realmente divertida.»
Malcolm Gladwell, autor del bestseller Fueras de serie

«Tim Harford es un hombre valiente por escribir un libro sobre macroeconomía para lectores no expertos. Afortunadamente también es un hombre divertido.»
Wall road Journal

«Harford aporta vigour e incluso humor a temas generalmente duros, y claridad a aspectos que solo suelen ser comprendidos por una minoría.»
Publishers Weekly

«Harford se aleja de los angeles polémica que envuelve a los angeles macroeconomía y ofrece las claves para entender todos estos debates, utilizando ejemplos que van desde casos extraídos de campos de prisioneros de los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial hasta l. a. obstacle del petróleo de los años setenta. Harford desentraña el tema con enorme claridad e inteligencia.»
The Times

«Leer a Harford es tan divertido como conversar con el tipo más gracioso de una fiesta. Resulta tan entretenido que los lectores llegarán a dominar l. a. macroeconomía sin haberse dado cuenta.»
Financial Times

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I Don't Sound Like Nobody: Remaking Music in 1950s America by Albin Zak

By Albin Zak

"In Albin J. Zak III's hugely unique research, phonograph files aren't simply the medium for disseminating songs yet musical works unto themselves. formed from a mixture of copyright legislations, recording studios and strategies, the expertise of musicians and disc jockeys, the ingenuity and avarice of manufacturers, and the appetites of checklist purchasers, the omnipotent industry Zak describes is an unruly region the place tune of, by means of, and for the folk is made and anointed."
---Richard Crawford, writer of America's Musical lifestyles: A History

"Wrestling readability from the exuberant chaos of early rock 'n' roll, Albin Zak's I do not Sound Like Nobody redefines our figuring out of the list within the shaping of the post–World conflict II soundscape. Zak tracks the tale which extends from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra via Elvis and blood brother Holly to the Beatles and Bob Dylan with tours into dozens of lesser recognized, yet an important, gamers in a online game with few proven ideas. an important addition to the bookshelf."
---Craig Werner, writer of A switch Is Gonna Come: song, Race & the Soul of America

"I do not Sound Like Nobody is a wonderful account of the transformation of yank renowned track within the Nineteen Fifties. Albin Zak insightfully explores what recording truly capacity by way of the method of creating and eating track. His dialogue of the criminal, aesthetic, and business ramifications of adjustments within the recording strategy over the process the Fifties will make well known track students and checklist creditors think again what they believe they find out about the period."
---Rob Bowman, writer of Soulsville, usa: the tale of Stax Records

"Informative, unique, and exciting. via a story that's not merely enlightening but in addition compelling, I do not Sound Like Nobody probes the assets and mechanisms of switch inside of post-war American renowned tune, laying off a cultural and ancient mild at the convergence of musical idioms that created '50s rock and roll."
---Stan Hawkins, writer of Settling the Pop Score

"From the start of the list in the course of the legacy of Presley, the advance of rock and roll, and the Beatles 'stunning arrival at the world's stage,' Albin Zak takes us on a trip of outstanding scholarship. The breadth of assurance and deep exam of recordings and repertoire display the author's reverence and sensitivity to the various dimensions and origins of this complicated musical soundscape."
---William Moylan, writer of Understanding and Crafting the combination: The paintings of Recording

The Fifties marked a thorough transformation in American well known track because the country drifted clear of its love affair with enormous band swing to include the unschooled and unruly new sounds of rock 'n' roll.

The surprising flood of files from the margins of the track left impressions at the pop soundscape that might ultimately reshape fashioned listening conduct and expectancies, in addition to conventions of songwriting, functionality, and recording. while Elvis Presley claimed, "I do not sound like nobody," a yr ahead of he made his first advertisement list, he unwittingly articulated the era's musical Zeitgeist.

The valuable tale line of I do not Sound Like Nobody is switch itself. The book's characters comprise not only performers yet engineers, manufacturers, songwriters, label vendors, radio personalities, and fans---all of them key avid gamers within the decade's musical transformation.

Written in enticing, obtainable prose, Albin Zak's I do not Sound Like Nobody techniques musical and historic problems with the Nineteen Fifties in the course of the lens of recordings and models a compelling tale of the beginning of a brand new musical language. The ebook belongs at the shelf of each smooth song aficionado and each student of rock 'n' roll.

Albin J. Zak III is Professor of track on the collage at Albany, country college of latest York. he's the editor of The Velvet Underground Companion and the writer of The Poetics of Rock: slicing Tracks, Making Records, a groundbreaking research of rock tune creation. Zak is additionally a list manufacturer, songwriter, singer, and guitarist.

Jacket layout by means of Paula Newcomb

Jacket photo © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

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Swingin' the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of by Lewis A. Erenberg

By Lewis A. Erenberg

During the Thirties, swing bands mixed jazz and well known track to create large-scale desires for the melancholy iteration, taking pictures the mind's eye of America's youngsters, song critics, and the tune enterprise. Swingin' the Dream explores that global, the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the state and has saved humans dancing ever since.

"Swingin' the Dream is an clever, provocative learn of the massive band period, mainly in the course of its golden hours within the Nineteen Thirties; no longer purely does Lewis A. Erenberg supply the track its complete due, yet he locations it in a bigger context and makes, for the main half, a believable case for its importance."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington submit booklet World

"An soaking up learn for fanatics and an insightful view of the effect of a big homegrown paintings form."—Publishers Weekly

"[A] attention-grabbing party of the last decade or so during which American renowned tune basked within the solar of a likely unending excessive noon."—Tony Russell, Times Literary Supplement

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The Broadway Sound by Robert Russell Bennett

By Robert Russell Bennett

The striking profession of composer-orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981) encompassed a wide selection of either "legitimate" and well known music-making in Hollywood, on Broadway, and for tv. Bennett is mainly chargeable for what's identified world wide because the "Broadway sound" and for vastly raising the prestige of the theater orchestrator. He labored along Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and Frederick Loewe on a lot of the Broadway canon, ultimately offering orchestrations for all or a part of greater than three hundred musicals among 1920 and 1975. This paintings is the 1st book of Bennett's autobiography, which was once written within the overdue Nineteen Seventies. it is usually 8 of his most vital essays at the artwork of orchestration. George J. Ferencz is professor of track on the college of Wisconsin at Whitewater.

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The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and by T. Austin Graham

By T. Austin Graham

Within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, American authors pioneered a style of musical writing that rather actually resounded past the broadcast web page. Novels won soundtracks, poetry pressured its audiences to sing, and the ostensibly silent act of analyzing grew to become something yet. The nice American Songbooks is the tale of this literature, without delay an summary of musical and authorial perform on the century's flip, an research into the sensory dimensions of studying, and a meditation at the results that the preferred arts have had on literary modernism. The writings of John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and Walt Whitman are heard in a brand new key; the performers and tunesmiths who encouraged them have their tales instructed; and the track of the previous, lengthy out of print and type, is recapitulated and made on hand in electronic shape.

A paintings of feedback located on the crossroads of literary research, musicology, and cultural heritage, The nice American Songbooks demonstrates the significance of learning fiction and poetry from interdisciplinary views, and it indicates new avenues for learn within the dawning age of the electronic humanities.

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