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The Persistence of “That Da-Da Strain”: The Modernist Travels of “Da”

John Melillo

John Melillo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, USA. He researches and teaches modern and contemporary literature, poetry, and sound studies. Melillo also makes noise/music under the name Algae & Tentacles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Poetics of Noise from Dada to Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

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... and recorded 1920’s “Crazy Blues,” a song written by the black composer and entrepreneur Perry Bradford. Bradford tirelessly argued to executives at the Okeh label that the song could be a hit with both black and white audiences, and he was right....

Projective Versification, Sound Recording, and Technologizing the Body

John Melillo

John Melillo is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona, USA. He researches and teaches modern and contemporary literature, poetry, and sound studies. Melillo also makes noise/music under the name Algae & Tentacles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Poetics of Noise from Dada to Punk

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

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... of John Cage and Edgard Varèse, Jean-Francois Lyotard argues that “what we call music never stops becoming, or becoming again, an art of sound, a competence to sound” (Lyotard 1991: 178). Though Lyotard is making a general comment about music...

Bert Jansch’s L.A. Turnaround (1974)

John Perry

John Perry played guitar in the band The Only Ones. He is also the author of the acclaimed book about The Who, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... players; the rhythm of his vocals can seem strangely at odds with his guitar phrasing. In fact, his timing is just fine but his way of phrasing around the beat can be disconcerting. Of his old pal John Renbourne, Jansch simply said: “[his]...

Introduction

Scary Monsters : Monstrosity, Masculinity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... was outlined by Tim Carrigan, Bob Connell and John Lee in their influential 1985 article. While acknowledging that masculinity is plural and multiple, as well as being subject to change over time and space, the term ‘hegemonic masculinity’,...

Jimi Hendrix's Electric Ladyland

John Perry

John Perry played guitar in the band The Only Ones. He is also the author of the acclaimed book about The Who, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Electric Ladyland is one of the greatest guitar albums ever made. During the recording process, Jimi Hendrix at last had time and creative freedom to pursue the sounds he was looking for. In this remarkable and entertaining book, John...

Crooning

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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... Crosby was followed by others (including Russ Columbo, Perry Como and Dean Martin), whose distinctive voices responded well to the microphone, but who themselves had few successors as the genre declined in popularity among mainstream...

Reggae in Ghana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... also makes regular trips to Ghana. He has collaborated and performed with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Bono and John Legend and was named one of Africa’s Top 10 global stars by CNN.Rocky Dawuni was born in Accra, but his family is from...