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Published: 24 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376804-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7680-4
Book Chapter

By Derek P. McCormack
Series: Elements
Published: 29 June 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371731-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7173-1
Series: The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-079
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
Published: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478025887-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2588-7
... Chapter 7 examines the roots of furlough programs in the Jim Crow South. In the first half of the twentieth century, southern governors and wardens allowed the temporary release of large numbers of prisoners, and these efforts were supported by the public and the press. In a context where...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 22 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027881-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2788-1
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027713-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... what standards the cassette release called for and what level of recognition it deserved. The cassette undermined the distinction between demo tape and finished product, lending a sense of contingency to music releases that would become familiar in the digital age. Music zines that offered to review...
Published: 23 October 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8486-1
Book Chapter

By Rob Drew
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... gatekeeping cassettes release music press ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... As references to R&B began to reenter the lexicon, Larry Levan delivered mix after mix that fed into the resurgent groove. Released on West End in early 1981, “Heartbeat” became a standout release. Tee Scott came as close as anyone to keeping pace with Levan. Continuing to mesh innovative...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The convergence of punk and dance gathered momentum during 1981 when local New York bands Liquid Liquid and ESG released their debuts on 99 Records. During a prolific year, ZE Records came out with releases by Cristina, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Gichy Dan, Material, and the Waitresses...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027713-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2771-3
... This chapter considers the cassette's contribution to the careers of independent rock musicians in relation to the music industry's favored formats. Although cassette releases helped launch many indie careers, they most often were understood as promotional instruments. Musicians valued...
Book Chapter

By Anand Pandian
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375166-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... This chapter examines the marketing and release of a Tamil film that proved a resounding flop, taking the rise and fall of expectation as a window into negotiations of fate in creative and commercial production. fate production marketing commodity audience ...
Series: Studies in the Grateful Dead
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027614-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2761-4
.... The Dead were finally able to produce a distinctive form of recorded liveness with the release of Live/Dead in 1969, an artistic achievement and a critical success made possible by 16-track recording and mixing technologies. Subsequent live recordings reveal how, by the early 1970s, the Grateful Dead were...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-035
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Released in late 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller dominated the year in pop music and paved the way for the music majors to reenter the field of dance. The turnaround announced itself in March when David Bowie released Let’s Dance , an album coproduced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and gained...
Series: Studies in the Grateful Dead
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027614-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2761-4
... In celebration of the band’s fifteenth anniversary, the Grateful Dead performed a run of concerts at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1980. Whereas the distinctive sound of liveness heard on the band’s earliest commercial live releases owed much...
Series: Studies in the Grateful Dead
Published: 08 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027614-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2761-4
... As the Grateful Dead began to produce and market their archival recordings in the early 1990s, distinctive “languages of liveness” were used to advertise and aestheticize the band’s earliest vault recordings. Produced by Dan Healy, the releases that appeared on the From the Vault series were...
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027508-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
... Chapter 1 focuses on the desire for bodily release that subtly moves throughout a system of narrative flashbacks and anticipations in Toni Morrison’s Sula (1973) and Beloved (1987). The dozen times the author uses the term “easefulness” in her early works provides a key to the utopian map...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... This chapter opens the America portion of the book. We meet Al Green, an American musician-entrepreneur who starts a record company (aNOnym reCOrds) principally aimed at releasing Mapfumo’s music. Green facilitates the process of bringing Mapfumo’s wife and kids to Eugene, Oregon. A young...
Published: 08 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059158-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5915-8
... This chapter traces the organizational history and creative output of Paredon Records, a US-based company created by two veteran Jewish activists with roots in the worlds of folk music and the Old Left, Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber. Founded in 1970, Paredon released fifty records generated...
Published: 02 November 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7516-6
... in the making and release of The Godfather, and his own editing of Apocalypse Now, Murch argues that the practical, spiritual, and emotional orientations expressed by Tamil filmmakers in the book speak to the common concerns of what he calls the global “film tribe.” Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now...