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  • Popular Music Censorship in Africaby Martin Cloonan; Michael Drewett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In Africa, tension between freedom of expression and censorship in many contexts remains as contentious, if not more so, than during the period of colonial rule which permeated the twentieth century. Over the last one hundred years popular musicians have not been free to sing about whatever they wish to, and in many countries they are still not free... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Mythby Adeline Cordier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines the factors... more...

  • ?Rock On?: Women, Ageing and Popular Musicby Abigail Gardner; Ros Jennings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina... more...

  • The Hallelujah Effectby Babette Babich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody acoustically and visually/viscerally, what Nietzsche named the 'spirit of music'. Today, the working of music is magnified and transformed... more...

  • Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Formatby Joost de Bruin; Koos Zwaan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the first series of Pop Idol aired in the UK just over a decade ago, Idols television shows have been broadcast in more than forty countries all over the world. In all those countries the global Idols format has been adapted to local cultures and production contexts, resulting in a plethora of different versions, ranging from the Dutch Idols... more...

  • Jazz & Bluesby Graham Vulliamy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America?s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban environment in Chicago and New Orleans, the author details... more...

  • Rocking Around the Clockby E. Ann Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The first non-stop rock video channel was launched in the US in 1981. As a unique popular culture form, MTV warrants attention, and in this, the first study of the medium, originally published in 1987, Ann Kaplan examines the cultural context of MTV and its relationship to the history of rock music. The first part of the book focuses on MTV as a commercial... more...

  • Rock 'n' Rollby Dave Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    When rock ?n? roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence... more...

  • Tin Pan Alleyby John Shepherd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Tin Pan Alley we see the beginnings of the pop world as we now know it: commercial, constantly capturing, exploiting or even occasionally creating a public mood. The Alleymen were workers as much as artists. This book, first published in 1982, explores how the change occurred, the ways in which songwriters organised themselves to get greater control... more...

  • Popular Musicby Graham Vulliamy; Edward Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ?classical? music. The first section of this guide is devoted to setting out just what those criteria should... more...