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I don't sound like nobody : remaking music in 1950s America

Author: Albin Zak
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2010.
Series: Tracking pop.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1950s marked a radical transformation in American popular music as the nation drifted away from its love affair with big band swing to embrace the unschooled and unruly new sounds of rock 'n' roll. The sudden flood of records from the margins of the music industry left impressions on the pop soundscape that would eventually reshape long-established listening habits and expectations, as well as conventions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zak, Albin.
I don't sound like nobody.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010014120
(OCoLC)605019233
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albin Zak
ISBN: 9780472024544 047202454X 1282882961 9781282882966 9786612882968 6612882964
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 671648362
Description: 1 online resource (x, 308 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Records on the radio --
Shifting currents in the mainstream --
Hustlers and amateurs --
Crossing over --
Surface noise --
"Hail! hail! rock and roll" --
New traditions.
Series Title: Tracking pop.
Responsibility: Albin J. Zak III.

Abstract:

The 1950s marked a radical transformation in American popular music as the nation drifted away from its love affair with big band swing to embrace the unschooled and unruly new sounds of rock 'n' roll. The sudden flood of records from the margins of the music industry left impressions on the pop soundscape that would eventually reshape long-established listening habits and expectations, as well as conventions of songwriting, performance, and recording. When Elvis Presley claimed, "I don't sound like nobody," a year before he made his first commercial record, he unwittingly articulated the era's musical Zeitgeist. The central story line of I Don't Sound Like Nobody is change itself. The book's characters include not just performers but engineers, producers, songwriters, label owners, radio personalities, and fans--all of them key players in the decade's musical transformation [Publisher description]
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