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By Rob Drew
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... gatekeeping cassettes release music press ...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027713-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... This chapter considers the clash between the radical accessibility of the cassette and the critical discernment of the music press in the 1980s. As cassette labels sprang up across the US and the UK, they gained the notice of many music zines and radio stations, yet critics struggled to discern...
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By Nick Salvato
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374473-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7447-3
... in the lounge music of the mid-twentieth century, as practiced with seeming “effortlessness” by such crooners as Dean Martin. Turning the reactionary politics of lounge music on its ear and addressing pressing, contemporary economic inequities, Len Jenkin’s performance piece, The Dream Express , provides...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
..., ethnicity, race, age, and gender. His voice and persona combined aspects of Victorian and modern urban cultures: simple melodies and jazz music, technology and sensuality, gentlemanly romantic idealism and contemporary erotic desire, femininity and masculinity, public and private. The chapter also analyzes...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... This chapter describes the Blacks Unlimited at the peak of their success. Mapfumo is receiving strong international press and excellent bookings, including at the WOMAD festival in the UK and elsewhere. The band solidifies its three-mbira sound and releases one of its finest albums ever...
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By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... Brigade Thomas Mapfumo Shona Ndebele In this chapter, Mapfumo deals with the complexities of keeping his band on top within a fast-changing Zimbabwean music market, and developing an international reputation. Money is a constant issue, especially as Mapfumo family members become more and more...
Published: 03 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002123-033
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0212-3
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-073
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
..., especially Standard Oil Company. While historians have since discounted the assumptions that the war was promoted by oil companies and that the Chaco territory in dispute contained significant oil reserves, these were common notions at the time in the popular press. Marof’s most famous work concluded...