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Download or read book Crooner written by Alex Coles and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2023-07-24 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An intimate history of the crooner in popular music from the 1950s to the present. In this book, Alex Coles explores the history of the crooner—someone who sings close to the mic in a soft style—in popular music from the 1950s to the present. Each chapter focuses on how one song by one artist contributes to the image of the crooner in the popular imagination. The book describes the rich diversity of crooners throughout music history, including artists in disco, rock, hip-hop, and more such as Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, Barry White, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Tom Waits, Grace Jones, Ian McCulloch, Nick Cave, and Nas. Ultimately, Coles shows how the crooner continues to connect listeners with their hidden feelings.
Download or read book The Crooner written by Aubrey Priest and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008-04 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten friends go on a trip to Las Vegas looking for the fun excitement, women and the pure rush of living the high life in Sin City. One of the ten men has a dark secret that will cast them into the depths of Hell as they find themselves trapped in the underbelly of the city that never sleeps. Their friendship is replaced by a profound brotherhood as they fight to stay alive while playing a deadly and unrelenting game of cat and mouse with killers around every corner and people conspiring against them at every turn. Trained assassins want the ten men dead while the leader of a terrorist sleeper cells seeks vengence against the assasins. The FBI and Las Vegas PD are driven to stop the bad guys before they kill again. Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows is the biggest threat to them all, The Crooner.
Book Synopsis Soundtrack Available by : Arthur Knight
Download or read book Soundtrack Available written by Arthur Knight and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2001-12-03 with total page 503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the silent era to the present day, popular music has been a key component of the film experience. Yet there has been little serious writing on film soundtracks that feature popular music. Soundtrack Available fills this gap, as its contributors provide detailed analyses of individual films as well as historical overviews of genres, styles of music, and approaches to film scoring. With a cross-cultural emphasis, the contributors focus on movies that use popular songs from a variety of genres, including country, bubble-gum pop, disco, classical, jazz, swing, French cabaret, and showtunes. The films discussed range from silents to musicals, from dramatic and avant-garde films to documentaries in India, France, England, Australia, and the United States. The essays examine both “nondiegetic” music in film—the score playing outside the story space, unheard by the characters, but no less a part of the scene from the perspective of the audience—and “diegetic” music—music incorporated into the shared reality of the story and the audience. They include analyses of music written and performed for films, as well as the now common practice of scoring a film with pre-existing songs. By exploring in detail how musical patterns and structures relate to filmic patterns of narration, character, editing, framing, and mise-en-scene, this volume demonstrates that pop music is a crucial element in the film experience. It also analyzes the life of the soundtrack apart from the film, tracing how popular music circulates and acquires new meanings when it becomes an official soundtrack. Contributors. Rick Altman, Priscilla Barlow, Barbara Ching, Kelley Conway, Corey Creekmur, Krin Gabbard, Jonathan Gill, Andrew Killick, Arthur Knight, Adam Knee, Jill Leeper, Neepa Majumdar, Allison McCracken, Murray Pomerance, Paul Ramaeker, Jeff Smith, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi
Book Synopsis Hollywood Italians by : Peter E. Bondanella
Download or read book Hollywood Italians written by Peter E. Bondanella and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Book Synopsis Music of the Great Depression by : William H. Young
Download or read book Music of the Great Depression written by William H. Young and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2005-02-28 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prior to the stock market crash of 1929 American music still possessed a distinct tendency towards elitism, as songwriters and composers sought to avoid the mass appeal that critics scorned. During the Depression, however, radio came to dominate the other musical media of the time, and a new era of truly popular music was born. Under the guidance of the great Duke Ellington and a number of other talented and charismatic performers, swing music unified the public consciousness like no other musical form before or since. At the same time the enduring legacies of Woody Guthrie in folk, Aaron Copeland in classical, and George and Ira Gershwin on Broadway stand as a testament to the great diversity of tastes and interests that subsisted throughout the Great Depression, and play a part still in our lives today. The lives of these and many other great musicians come alive in this insightful study of the works, artists, and circumstances that contributed to making and performing the music that helped America through one of its most difficult times. The American History through Music series examines the many different styles of music that have played a significant part in our nation's history. While volumes in this series show the multifaceted roles of music in our culture, they also use music as a lens through which readers may study American social history. The authors present in-depth analysis of American musical genres, significant musicians, technological innovations, and the many connections between music and the realms of art, politics, and daily life.
Book Synopsis The Rise of the Crooners by : Michael R. Pitts
Download or read book The Rise of the Crooners written by Michael R. Pitts and published by Studies and Documentation in t. This book was released on 2002 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Rise of the Crooners examines the historical trends and events that led to the emergence of the crooning style. In the introduction Ian Whitcomb, a successful popular music vocalist for almost forty years, provides a personal perspective on this phenomena. In addition, the lives and careers of six pioneers of the style - Gene Austin, Russ Columbo, Bing Crosby, Nick Lucas, Johnny Marvin, and Rudy Vallee - are covered at length. With the exception of the entry devoted to Crosby, possibly the greatest entertainer of the past century, the biographies (appended by lengthy bibliographies and discographies) are more thorough and up-to-date than any treatment in print about these seminal artists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Book Synopsis Jazz and American Culture by : Michael Borshuk
Download or read book Jazz and American Culture written by Michael Borshuk and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2023-11-30 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores jazz as a cultural lodestone and source of critical inquiry for over a century.
Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1944-02-05 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Download or read book Hearing Luxe Pop written by John Howland and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Hearing Luxe Pop explores a deluxe-production aesthetic that has long thrived in American popular music. John Howland presents an alternative music history that centers on shifts in timbre and sound through innovative uses of media, orchestration, and arranging. He travels from symphonic jazz to the Great American Songbook; teenage symphonies of the Motown label and 1960s girl groups to the emerging "countrypolitan" sound of Nashville; the sunshine pop and baroque pop of the Beach Boys to the blending of soul and funk into 1970s disco; the hip-hop-with-orchestra events of Jay-Z and Kanye West to indie rock bands with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The luxe aesthetic merges popular-music idioms with lush string orchestrations, big-band instrumentation, and symphonic instruments. This book attunes readers to hearing the discourses that gathered around the music and its associated images, and in turn examines pop's relations to aspirational consumer culture, spectacle, theatricality, glamour, sophistication, cosmopolitanism, and "classy" lifestyles"--
Book Synopsis The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo by : Dannah Gresh
Download or read book The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo written by Dannah Gresh and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over 90,000 copies sold! Devotions designed to help mothers and daughters grow closer to God and each other 365 daily devotional readings Discussion questions Mother/daughter activities Great for conversation starters Perfect for tweens and young teens Moms, do you want to connect with your daughter and God at the same time? Girls, do you ever wonder if your mom knows what it’s like to be in your shoes? This devotional is uniquely designed to help mothers and daughters grow closer to each other while they grow closer to God. Written by best-selling tween and teen author Dannah Gresh with Janet Mylin, each devotion includes a Bible passage and an activity or discussion question to help moms and daughters apply the lesson to their lives. Topics for the devotions are centered around issues that best-selling author Dannah Gresh is known for addressing through her books and mother-daughter conferences. Topics include modesty, purity, self-esteem, handling emotions, witnessing, living the faith, and more. Throughout this book, there are also tips for meditating on God’s Word, easy-to-swallow theology lessons, some craft activities, and even a few recipes to serve as reminders of Scripture. After 365 days, mother and daughter are sure to see a difference in their relationship with God and each other.
Book Synopsis Music, Sound, and Technology in America by : Timothy D. Taylor
Download or read book Music, Sound, and Technology in America written by Timothy D. Taylor and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-19 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader collects primary documents on the phonograph, cinema, and radio before WWII to show how Americans slowly came to grips with the idea of recorded and mediated sound. Through readings from advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, popular fiction, correspondence, and sheet music, one gains an understanding of how early-20th-century Americans changed from music makers into consumers.
Book Synopsis ÒOnly If You Are Really InterestedÓ by : Nicholas P. Greco
Download or read book ÒOnly If You Are Really InterestedÓ written by Nicholas P. Greco and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-06-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the keys to the enduring popularity of the British singer Morrissey is his carefully crafted enigmatic persona. This critical book examines the role of enigma in the celebrity’s public life, exploring how a level of mystery is maintained through television interviews, videos, reviews and concerts, as well as through his music and lyrics. Of particular interest is the way in which enigma stimulates interest and desire in his audience, and how the artist manipulates traditional modes of masculinity and the conventions of pop music to further cultivate enigma.
Book Synopsis Musicmakers of Network Radio by : Jim Cox
Download or read book Musicmakers of Network Radio written by Jim Cox and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before television, radio was the sole source of simultaneous mass entertainment in America. The medium served as launching pad for the careers of countless future stars of stage and screen. Singers and conductors became legends by offering musical entertainment directly to Americans in their homes, vehicles, and places of work and play. This volume presents biographies of 24 renowned performers who spent a significant portion of their careers in front of a radio microphone. Profiles of individuals like Steve Allen, Rosemary Clooney, Bob Crosby, Johnny Desmond, Jo Stafford, and Percy Faith, along with groups such as the Ink Spots and the King’s Men, reveal the private lives behind the public personas and bring to life the icons and ambiance of a bygone era.