Singing for Themselves

For two basic, non-scholarly overviews on the history of women in rock and pop, I would recommend Gillian G. Gaar's She's a ... an exhaustive source on the topic, Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide (New York: Routledge, ...


Author: Patricia Spence Rudden

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808699

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

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Singing for Themselves: Essays on Women in Popular Music is a fresh look at a topic that has attracted increasing interest in recent years. In this collection, scholars from a number of disciplines look at various artists and movements and come to some new conclusions about the ways in which female artists have contributed to the past four decades of pop, rock, blues and punk. From new looks at major artists Etta James, Laura Nyro and Patti Smith to later figures Ferron, Bjørk, and Melissa Etheridge, these chapters suggest new ways to view—and hear—music that is already part of our culture. Essays on the Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks and Destiny’s Child prove that the girl-groups tradition is alive and well, but with additional new dimensions, and a three-essay section on Joan Jett and the Riot Grrrls phenomenon sheds new light on their implications for feminist artistic expression. The final piece, an annotated bibliography of academic writing on women in rock, helps make this collection a useful addition to the library of students of popular music, while the solid research and accessibility of the text make this a good choice for the general reader as well as the seasoned scholar. "If you think that adoration of certain pop music is a guilty pleasure, not worthy of higher intellectual aspirations, then Singing For Themselves offers absolution. It's far from trivial to ponder the Tao of Canadian singer Ferron, the classical allusions of Laura Nyro's lyrics, the postfeminist booty-shaking of Destiny's Child, or the historical milieu that turned Jamesetta Hawkins into blues great Etta James. Reading these essays made me want to go right back to the music - feeling wiser, yes, but also validated in the desire to go as deep as any song or singer can take me." Michele Kort, author of Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro, and senior editor at Ms. magazine "I've read Singing for Themselves: Essays on Women in Popular Music, and am happy to provide an endorsement. Singing for Themselves is a consistently interesting collection of new essays on women and popular music. The collection is all the more welcome for being so current. It mixes essays on recent phenomena (such as electronic/punk group Le Tigre and the Dixie Chicks' stirring of political controversy) with new perspectives on canonical figures like Patti Smith or Etta James. The essays gathered here are written with clear commitments, but all are marked by care and scholarly rigour. I found the interdisciplinary breadth of Singing for Themselves refreshing; new avenues for research are opened up here, and new theoretical paradigms are explored." Will Straw, PhD, Acting Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies "Opening this book was like opening the door onto a surprise party. Everyone I've ever wanted to meet was in there, including myself!" Ferron

All About the History of Rock and Pop Music

In addition to the puzzles, author Donald Moore includes instructions and use suggestions, helpful word lists, a bibliography and, at the end, complete solutions.


Author: Donald Moore

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0898987148

Category: Music

Page: 39

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From the Fifties to the Super Rock Stars, from the British Invasion to America's own most recently famous, these 20 puzzles present a broad overview. Special feature: permission is granted for reproducing the puzzles for in-class use! In addition to the puzzles, author Donald Moore includes instructions and use suggestions, helpful word lists, a bibliography and, at the end, complete solutions.

The Rock History Reader

When the last technological media upheaval occurred—at the beginning of the '80s with MTV—rock and black pop were seen as ... Woodstock '99 favorites Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock and Insane Clown Posse all mimic the misogyny that hard-core ...


Author: Theo Cateforis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136201011

Category: Music

Page: 400

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The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context. This second edition includes new readings on the early years of rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as entries on payola, mods, the rise of FM rock, progressive rock and the PMRC congressional hearings. In addition, there is a wealth of new material on the 2000s that explores such relatively recent developments as emo, mash ups, the explosion of internet culture and new media, and iconic figures like Radiohead and Lady Gaga. With numerous readings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures, and the meaning of musical value, The Rock History Reader continues to appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.

Enter Culture Exit Arts

Thus, they are instrumental in creating the canon and the 'official' history for pop-rock. Despite all this, close reading of all the articles suggests that the basic ways in which these evaluations of pop-rock are carried out are more ...


Author: Semi Purhonen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351728034

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Key debates of contemporary cultural sociology – the rise of the ‘cultural omnivore’, the fate of classical ‘highbrow’ culture, the popularization, commercialization and globalization of culture – deal with temporal changes. Yet, systematic research about these processes is scarce due to the lack of suitable longitudinal data. This book explores these questions through the lens of a crucial institution of cultural mediation – the culture sections in quality European newspapers – from 1960 to 2010. Starting from the framework of cultural stratification and employing systematic content analysis both quantitative and qualitative of more than 13,000 newspaper articles, Enter Culture, Exit Arts? presents a synthetic yet empirically rich and detailed account of cultural transformation in Europe over the last five decades. It shows how classifications and hierarchies of culture have changed in course of the process towards increased cultural heterogeneity. Furthermore, it conceptualizes the key trends of rising popular culture and declining highbrow arts as two simultaneous processes: the one of legitimization of popular culture and the other of popularization of traditional legitimate culture, both important for the loosening of the boundary between ‘highbrow’ and ‘popular’. Through careful comparative analysis and illustrative snapshots into the specific socio-historical contexts in which the newspapers and their representations of culture are embedded – in Finland, France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK – the book reveals the key patterns and diversity of European variations in the transformation of cultural hierarchies since the 1960s. The book is a collective endeavour of a large-scale international research project active between 2013 and 2018.

Roll Over Adorno

... that the current musical culture is merely yet another moment in the ongoing cyclical history of pop/rock (where, ... and the Beach Boys was for some no choice at all), the difference between the immediate post–rock 'n' roll period ...


Author: Robert Miklitsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791481875

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Moves from Beethoven to Buffy to examine the blurred nexus of elite and popular culture in the twenty-first century.

She Bop

Adding a feminist perspective to her incredibly detailed knowledge of the stars and their music, and including an abundance of personal interviews, Lucy O'Brien tells these women's stories and their struggle not only for acceptance, but ...


Author: Lucy O'Brien

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120217935

Category: Music

Page: 464

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"Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Yet nearly eighty years after Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith first blazed the trail, have their female successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve?" "The first hands-on history of women in rock, pop and soul, She Bop tells it like it is - on stage, on camera and working in a male-dominated industry. Adding a feminist perspective to her incredibly detailed knowledge of the stars and their music, and including an abundance of personal interviews, Lucy O'Brien tells these women's stories and their struggle not only for acceptance, but also for recognition and success, in a culture they are still striving to call their own. She Bop traces the different stages of women's progress in the music industry, from the early years of ragtime and the Jazz Age up to the present."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Glam Rock

To my mind, “Teenage Rampage” could not have offered a more thrilling introduction to pop music's “power and ... night fixture by enthusiastically embracing producer Mike Leander's belief that “glam rock was all about putting on a show.


Author: Simon Philo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271487

Category: Music

Page: 236

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Glam Rock investigates the origins, development and impact of an under-valued and misunderstood musical genre. Exploring artistic, political, psychological, sexual, and commercial contexts, this book develops the transatlantic cultural history of this unique movement in popular music with fresh depth and connections.

Children s Books in Print


Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015054040194

Category: Children's literature

Page: 1662

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Cambridge English for Schools 3 Student s Book

A ( very short ) history of THE BEATLES The Beatles were probably the most important pop and rock group of all time . They were together for only eight years , but their influence has lasted much longer . The Beatles came from Liverpool ...


Author: Andrew Littlejohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521421713

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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This course for young students is a success story all over the world, winning praise for its innovative approach that really does work. The Teacher's Book is clear and comprehensive and includes an 'A-Z of Methodology' reference section. Videos and tests are also available for all levels of the course. Levels 1-4 contain around 80 hours of class work depending on the various options used. The Starter Level provides around 40-60 hours of class work.

Rock in the Musical Theatre

Immersion begins with listening to rock music, learning about rock history and its purveyors (not just artists, ... Before moving forward, let's specify how I will use the terms “popular music,” “rock 'n' roll,” “rock,” and “pop.


Author: Joseph Church

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190943493

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Today's musical theatre world rocks. Now that rock 'n' roll music and its offshoots, including pop, hard rock, rap, r&b, funk, folk, and world-pop music, are the standard language of musical theatre, theatre singers need a source of information on these styles, their origins, and their performance practices. Rock in the Musical Theatre: A Guide for Singers fills this need. Today's musical theatre training programs are now including rock music in their coursework and rock songs and musicals in their repertoires. This is a text for those trainees, courses, and productions. It will also be of great value to working professionals, teachers, music directors, and coaches less familiar with rock styles, or who want to improve their rock-related skills. The author, an experienced music director, vocal coach, and university professor, and an acknowledged expert on rock music in the theatre, examines the many aspects of performing rock music in the theatre and offers practical advice through a combination of aesthetic and theoretical study, extensive discussions of musical, vocal, and acting techniques, and chronicles of coaching sessions. The book also includes advice from working actors, casting directors, and music directors who specialize in rock music for the stage.