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Hollow: “Cactus Tree” and the Signs of Freedom

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In the midst of Henry James’s magnificent heartbreak of a novel, The Portrait of a Lady, there is a curious turn of phrase—a phrase, you could say, for conjuring. Famously, Portrait is a novel about a young woman granted an almost unlimited...

Guitar-Based Modalities

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...During the 1960s, as the guitar became a pervasive force in popular music, harmonic practices emerged that were based more on the technical proficiency of self-taught guitarists than on traditional principles of harmony. The ease with which...

Prelude: City Scale

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Whether we dig Instant Theater or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that San Francisco, with its Mime Troupe, Tape Music Center, Contemporary Dancers and far-out Happenings, is becoming...

Onitsha

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 296,004 (1996)Hugging the eastern bank of the Niger River, the Nigerian city of Onitsha is reputed to have the largest popular music market in Africa. Before the Nigerian civil war (1967–70), popular music bands playing live...

Field Recording and the Production of Place

Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction 1955. The advent of rock (Peterson 1990), but also a significant year in the histories of world music and of field recording. That same year, Columbia Records released The Columbia World Library of Folk and Primitive Music...

Loops, Memories, and Meanings

Over and Over : Exploring Repetition in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I am not looking for balance in this chapter: I am making a negative case. I know the issues are complex but I want to draw attention to implications that are usually ignored or glossed over. I think the short loop—the obvious loop...

Landó

Heidi Carolyn Feldman

Heidi Feldman is an AAUW American Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at University of California, San Diego’s Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, USA. She served as Volume Editor for the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World from 2010 to 2017. In 2007, her book, Black Rhythms of Peru: Reviving African Musical Heritage in the Black Pacific, earned the International Association for the Study of Popular Music-U.S.’s Woody Guthrie Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Peruvian landó, nearly forgotten by the mid-twentieth century, was recreated during the Afro-Peruvian music revival of the 1960s and 1970s. Since then, it has been popularly considered the most ‘African’ of Afro-Peruvian music and dance...

The Authorities

Julia Sneeringer

Julia Sneeringer is Associate Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of Winning Women's Votes: Propaganda and Politics in Weimar Germany (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany : Hamburg from Burlesque to The Beatles, 1956-69

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Portions of this chapter originally appeared as “Sites of Corruption, Sites of Liberation: Hamburg-St. Pauli and the Contested Spaces of Early Rock‘n’Roll,” Contemporary European History 26:2 (May 2017), 313–37. Copyright Cambridge...

Band on the ruins: Meditations on music and motion

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Chicago roots—late ’50s, early ’60s I was a budding high-school beatnik who read Kerouac’s On the Road in 1957, and with my Russian-born partner in crime, Alex, read poetry, frequented jazz clubs, and sowed our version of bohemian...
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...The French singer-songwriter George Brassens developed a unique style through a turbulent time in his country’s history. Born in 1921 on the French Mediterranean coast, Brassens developed a passion for singing as a youth, influenced by his...