Interpreting Popular Music

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CUP Archive, 1995 - Chansons anglaises - Analyse et appréciation - 260 pages
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In this book David Brackett demonstrates that there is no one way of interpreting popular music but that different types of popular music use different types of rhetoric, refer to different arguments about musical complexity and familiarity and draw upon different senses of history and tradition. He crosses the disciplines of contemporary cultural studies and music theory to demonstrate how listeners form their evaluations of popular songs and how they come to attribute a rich variety of meanings to them. Issues such as authorship, reception, musical codes, and different modes of representing and describing music are explored in the context of recordings made by Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Hank Williams, James Brown, and Elvis Costello. In analyzing their music and lyrics. David Brackett shows how interpretations of songs develop in specific cultural and historical contexts.
  

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Contents

Family Values in Music? Billie Holidays and Bing Crosbys
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When youre lookin at Hank youre looking at country
75
James Browns Superbad and the doublevoiced utterance
108
Writing music dancing and architecture in Elvis Costellos
157
the citizens of Simpleton
199

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About the author (1995)

David Brackett is Assistant Professor of Music at SUNY, Binghamton.

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