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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-166
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
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By Allison McCracken
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
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Book Chapter

By Allison McCracken
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
... This chapter describes the cultural anxieties and rehabilitation of the crooner persona, then discusses the complex reasons for early crooners’ popularity and the ensuing backlash against them that precipitated the establishment of new middle-class vocal norms for white male popular (“pop...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 02 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375326-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7532-6
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By Jean Ma
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... film songs were regularly dubbed by other singers, such as the famed pop star Yao Lee, who collaborated with Chung as a behind-the-scenes singer in a large number of productions. Precisely for this reason, these films shed light on the ambivalent location of the voice in songstress films—at once...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
... is invariably spoken about as always already inferior to all male singers. The chapter comments on the contrast between working-class musical aesthetics and practices and the overwhelmingly bourgeois sense of taste that has ruled accounts of pop music. Ernestina Reyes Operation Bootstrap migration...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
.... Fernández countered by adopting a glamorous diva stance. Yet there is no doubt it was her voice’s powerful effect that made her into a pop music star internationally, and also the ideal symbol for the Popular Democratic Party in the 1950s and 1960s. This culminated in a career as politician, when she...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
... Lucecita Benítez is, arguably, Puerto Rico’s most gifted and iconic singer, male or female, and one of the greatest of Latin American twentieth-century pop voices. While she is typically regarded as difficult or intuitive, or perpetually in the throes of multiple personal difficulties...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 13 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373469-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7346-9
... Myrta Silva created two personas to represent her artistic endeavors. One was Myrta Silva, using her own name, which began as the prototypical nymphet at the service of male fantasy, and developed into powerful placeholder of the nothingness all successful pop vocal execution represents...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373773-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7377-3
... Chapter 4 examines the trajectory of Sandro, who began his professional career as a rock and roll singer before helping to invent a new genre known as balada . Sandro’s career unfolded in the context of a dramatic and sustained expansion of the global record business that began in the late...