She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul (Google eBook)

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A&C Black, Oct 16, 2003 - Social Science - 544 pages
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Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only way to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse?
This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
FROM BLUES TO THE JAZZ AGE
9
DREAM BABES IN 1950S POP
39
MOTOWN SPECTOR AND 1960S SVENGALIS
66
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ROCK CHICK?
99
PUNK PERFORMANCE ART AND PMT POP
132
FEMALE SINGERSONGWRITERS OF THE GRAND HOTEL
179
MADONNA MANIPULATION AND MTV
210
HEAR MY VOICE WOMEN IN WORLD MUSIC
350
THE ENEMY WITHIN WOMEN AND PROTEST POP
382
NUTS N BOLTS AND ALL THE NECESSARIES
412
THE NEW GENERATION
459
Notes
493
Selected Discography
508
Selected Bibliography
510
Index of Names
513

ARTISTRY ANDROGYNY AND THE LESBIAN QUESTION
249
DECONSTRUCTING THE DISCO DIVA
278
THE TRUE STORY OF WOMEN IN RAP AND REGGAE
315

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About the author (2003)

Lucy O'Brien is the author of two previous books - the bestsellers Annie Lennox (1991) and Dusty (1989, 1999). She has contributed to The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Observer, Marie Claire, Q Magazine, New Musical Express, and The Face, and worked extensively in TV and radio both as guest pundit and producer.

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