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Four Parts, No Waiting

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Four Parts, No Waiting by Gage Averill Book Summary:

Four Parts, No Waiting investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion of the first craze for Austrian four-part close harmony in the 1830s, Averill traces the popularity of this musical form in minstrel shows, black recreational singing, vaudeville, early recordings, and in the barbershop revival of the 1930s. In his exploration of barbershop, Averill uncovers a rich musical tradition--a hybrid of black and white cultural forms, practiced by amateurs, and part of a mythologized vision of small-town American life. Barbershop harmony played a central -- and overlooked -- role in the panorama of American music. Averill demonstrates that the barbershop revival was part of a depression-era neo-Victorian revival, spurred on by insecurities of economic and social change. Contemporary barbershop singing turns this nostalgic vision into lived experience. Arguing that the "old songs" function as repositories of idealized social memory, Averill reveals ideologies of gender, race, and class. This engagingly-written, often funny book critiques the nostalgic myths (especially racial myths) that have surrounded the barbershop revival, but also celebrates the civic-minded, participatory spirit of barbershop harmony. The contents of the CD have been replaced by a companion website with helpful links, resources, and audio examples.

Four Parts, No Waiting:A Social History of American Barbershop Quartet

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Four Parts, No Waiting:A Social History of American Barbershop Quartet by Gage Averill Book Summary:

Four Parts, No Waiting investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion of the first craze for Austrian four-part close harmony in the 1830s, Averill traces the popularity of this musical form in minstrel shows, black recreational singing, vaudeville, early recordings, and in the barbershop revival of the 1930s. In his exploration of barbershop, Averill uncovers a rich musical tradition--a hybrid of black and white cultural forms, practiced by amateurs, and part of a mythologized vision of small-town American life. Barbershop harmony played a central -- and overlooked -- role in the panorama of American music. Averill demonstrates that the barbershop revival was part of a depression-era neo-Victorian revival, spurred on by insecurities of economic and social change. Contemporary barbershop singing turns this nostalgic vision into lived experience. Arguing that the "old songs" function as repositories of idealized social memory, Averill reveals ideologies of gender, race, and class. This engagingly-written, often funny book critiques the nostalgic myths (especially racial myths) that have surrounded the barbershop revival, but also celebrates the civic-minded, participatory spirit of barbershop harmony. The contents of the CD have been replaced by a companion website with helpful links, resources, and audio examples.

70 and Beyond

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70 and Beyond by Annè DuBois Book Summary:

This rare and unique e-Book documents four generations of DuBose’s. The major personalities that begin this journey of talent and destiny fulfillment are two dynamic brothers who are now living in their golden years of 70 and Beyond. Clifford and Jonathan "Papa Joe" DuBose, both grew up in the back hills of Montevallo, Alabama. Both like many boys played games and ball in the streets during the week and sing the songs of Zion in church on Sunday. But little did either of them know that there natural born gifts would bring them or their offspring before the worlds stage in various national or international forums. This publishing is about establishing traditions to be passed down to the many generations to come. And lastly, honoring those who we connected with that joined the movement of music by giving your time and life to promoting soul/quartet music.For current accounts of the evolution visit 70 and Beyond Video & Audio Blog. 70 and Beyond Moving Forward

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

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Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World by John Shepherd Book Summary:

Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.

Valuing Musical Participation

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Valuing Musical Participation by Professor Stephanie Pitts Book Summary:

Increasingly, it is becoming evident that those involved in socio-musical studies must focus their investigative lens on musical practice and articulation of the self, on music and community involvement and on music as a social medium for social relationships. What motivates people to be involved in musical performance, and how do they articulate these needs and drives? What do performers gain from their involvement in musical activities? How do audience members perceive their relationship to the performer, the music and the event? These questions and many more are addressed here with the benefit of detailed empirical work, including case studies of a chamber music festival and a contemporary music summer school. Pitts investigates the value of musical participation for performers and audience members in a range of contexts, using a multi-disciplinary approach to place new empirical data in the framework of existing theory and literature. Themes examined include: the shared musical experience; the social structures of performing societies; how people identify with music; the values implicit in musical preferences; the social responsibilities of the performer; the audience view of concerts and festivals; the social power of music and educational implications and responsibilities. Pitts draws upon literature from musicology, sociology and psychology of music, ethnomusicology, music education and community music to demonstrate the diversity of enquiry about musical behaviours. The conclusions of the book are based upon empirical evidence gleaned through case studies, with the data integrated thematically throughout, to enable a greater depth of discussion than individual studies usually permit.

American Music

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Popular History Now and Then

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Popular History Now and Then by Barbara Korte Book Summary:

The present boom in popular history is not unprecedented. The contributions to this volume investigate peaks of historical interest which favour popular approaches from around 1800 to the present. They analyse the media, genres and institutions through which historical knowledge has been disseminated -- from artefacts to the archive, from poetry to photography, from music to murals, and from periodicals to popular TV series. They ask how major traditions in the popular imagery of the past have evolved and changed over time. Cultural contexts covered in the book include Western and Southern Europe, the United States and West Africa. Contributors come from a range of disciplines, including history, literary and cultural studies, musicology as well as social and cultural anthropology.

Contemporary Authors

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Contemporary Authors by Gale Group,Scot Peacock,Terrie M. Rooney Book Summary:

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Diane Arbus Nina Kiriki Hoffman Michael Moore

Contemporary Authors

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The Writers Directory

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The Writers Directory by Miranda H. Ferrara Book Summary:

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Powerful Voices

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Powerful Voices by Joshua Samuel Duchan Book Summary:

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Roots Music

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Roots Music by Mark F. DeWitt Book Summary:

The eight volumes in this series span the range of the world's popular music genres from rap, hip hop, soul and jazz, to roots, electronica, dance and club music. Each volume editor has contributed an introductory essay which constitutes a broad overview of the specific group of genres.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production

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Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production by John Shepherd,David Horn,Dave Laing,Paul Oliver,Peter Wicke Book Summary:

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.

Membership Directory

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Membership Directory by Society for American Music Book Summary:

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology by Derek B. Scott Book Summary:

The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The Ashgate Research Companion is designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companion's editor brings together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field.

Membership Directory and Handbook

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Membership Directory and Handbook by Society for American Music Book Summary:

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International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music

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International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music by N.A Book Summary:

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Notes

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Notes by Music Library Association Book Summary:

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The Bulletin of the Society for American Music

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Chorus and Community

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Chorus and Community by Karen Ahlquist Book Summary:

Looks at choruses not only as a source of music, but as organizations that come together for aesthetic, social, political, and religious purposes. This volume discusses groups, including an East African chorus; groups from 19th century England, Germany, and America; early twentieth-century Russian Menonites; Soviet workers' clubs; and more.

Bibliographic Index

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Hearing Orientality in (white) America, 1900-1930: Part 2 (Chapters 4-7)

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Hearing Orientality in (white) America, 1900-1930: Part 2 (Chapters 4-7) by Robert C. Lancefield Book Summary:

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Choice

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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

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Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America by Gary S. Cross Book Summary:

Discussed how Americans spend their free time and entertain themselves. Essays present perspectives in the fields of American and cultural studies, sociology, recreation, sports, leisure studies, auctions, bloodsports, shopping malls, and theme parks.

The Gold Medal Standard

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The Gold Medal Standard by Bob Arnold Book Summary:

If you've always loved music, but you wondered WHY you always loved music, this book can give you some answers. The research the author has done into what makes music such a dominant and powerful part of most people's lives will make you a better, more in-formed listener, and a much better performer - if that's what you're driven to do. You'll find that music has actually been around longer than spoken language. And you'll discover the many benefits of music for people who have mental and physical illnesses, and also how music can make YOU a healthier human being. You'll also re-discover some memories about what first turned you on to the music you love, and who some of the performers were that made you a fan of their music for life. If you've never heard of The Vocal Majority Chorus and its smaller vocal ensembles, I think you'll find it fascinating to learn why this organization of both amateur and professional singers has captured the admiration of millions of fans throughout the world. You'll learn what this organization did in its first twenty years that set into motion their well-earned reputation as the most prolific popular recording and performing choral group in the world? The lessons learned during the author's 45 years of being associated with this organization can be of enormous benefit to anyone who wants their own group to be the best they can be. It's a virtual how-to history of what it takes to become the Gold Medal Standard for community choral organizations.

Forthcoming Books

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Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny Book Summary:

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The American Music Research Center Journal

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Post-colonial Distances

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Post-colonial Distances by Beverley Diamond,Denis Crowdy,Daniel Mark Downes Book Summary:

This anthology emanated from a conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, that brought together popular music scholars, folklorists and ethnomusicologists from Canada and Australia. Implicit in that conference and in this anthology is the comparability of the two countries. Their 'post-colonial' status (if that is indeed an appropriate modifier in either case) has some points of similarity. On the other hand, their 'distance' - from hegemonic centres, from colonial histories - is arguably more a matter of contrast than similarity. Canada and Australia are similar in various regards. Post-colonial in the sense that they are both former British colonies, they now each have more than a century of stature as nation states. By the beginning of the 21st century, they are each modest in size but rich in ethnocultural diversity. Nonetheless, each country has some skeletons in the closet where openness to difference, to indigenous and new immigrant groups are concerned. Both countries are similarly both experiencing rapid shifts in cultural makeup with the biggest population increases in Australia coming from China, India, and South Africa, and the biggest in Canada from Afro-Caribbean, South Asian countries, and China. The chapters in this anthology constitute an important comparative initiative. Perhaps the most obvious point of comparison is that both countries create commercial music in the shadow of the hegemonic US and British industries. As the authors demonstrate, both proximity (specifically Canada's nearness to the US) and distance have advantages and disadvantages. As the third and fourth largest Anglophone music markets for popular music, they face similar issues relating to music management, performance markets, and production. A second relationship, as chapters in this anthology attest, is the significant movement between the two countries in a matrix of exchange and influence among musicians that has rarely been studied hitherto. Third, both countries invite comparison with regard to the popular music production of diverse social groups within their national populations. In particular, the tremendous growth of indigenous popular music has resulted in opportunities as well as challenges. Additionally, however, the strategies that different waves of immigrants have adopted to devise or localize popular music that was both competitive and meaningful to their own people as well as to a larger demographic bear comparison. The historical similarities and differences as well as the global positionality of each country in the early 21st century, then, invites comparison relating to musical practices, social organization, lyrics as they articulate social issues, career strategies, industry structures and listeners.

The Schmitt Brothers

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The Schmitt Brothers by P T Rivers Book Summary:

In 1951, the Schmitt Brothers won an international singing competition, besting the top 40 quartets in the U.S. and Canada. They blasted to fame in 18 short months and didn't stop singing for 35 years-making them the first to win on their first try and the longest performing quartet to retain its original members. But there's more to the story. The Schmitt Brothers were really brothers-from a family of 17. They were devoted husbands and fathers-with 35 children among them. They were businessmen and civic leaders-who never missed an opportunity to serve and promote their community. They traveled more than 2 million miles and performed in 3,000 programs including the Ed Sullivan, Arthur Godfrey and Lawrence Welk shows as well as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and the top stages in the country. The Schmitt Brothers were capable of perfectly blending delicate tones, thundering crescendos, cascading decrescendos and chords that-if you didn't know better-made you think there was an entire orchestra backing them up. For everyone who heard the Schmitt Brothers, the magic of their singing brought harmony and joy to all who knew them. This is their amazing story.

American Book Publishing Record

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Journal of Folklore Research

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Folklore Forum

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American Popular Music

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American Popular Music by Glenn Appell,David Hemphill Book Summary:

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY offers an innovative approach to popular music appreciation. The book treats major cultural sources, including African American, Latino, and European American styles and artists, in chronological fashion while also investigating less-visible cultural influences. The history of popular music in America offers an excellent example of cultural exchange. No other college textbook in publication addresses the subject of American popular music from a multicultural perspective in this thorough manner.

S.E.M. Newsletter

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Ethno-musicology

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The British National Bibliography

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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells Book Summary:

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The Best of Barber Shop

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The Best of Barber Shop by Alfred Publishing Staff,Belwin-Mills Publishing Book Summary:

Sing-along favorites including California Here I Come * Moonlight Bay * My Buddy Smiles * Sweet Adeline and more.

Bibliographic Guide to Music

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Bibliographic Guide to Music by New York Public Library. Music Division Book Summary:

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