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Author Anderson, Tim J
Title Making Easy Listening : Material Culture and Postwar American Recording
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2006
©2006
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Descript 1 online resource (282 pages)
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Series Commerce and Mass Culture
Commerce and Mass Culture
Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Opening Tracks -- Part I. Managing the Recording Process and Rethinking the Recording Bans -- 1. Buried under the Fecundity of His Own Creations: The First Strike of the American Federation of Musicians -- 2. Counterreform and Resignation: The Second Strike of the American Federation of Musicians -- Part II. Production, Reproduction, and the Case of My Fair Lady -- 3. Which Voice Best Becomes the Property? Stitching the Intertext of My Fair Lady -- 4. Listening to My My Fair Lady: Versioning and the Recorded Music Object -- Part III. Stereo, Hi-Fi, and the Modern Pleasures of Easy Listening -- 5. A Tale of Two Ears: The Concert Hall Aesthetic and Stereo -- 6. Space, the Pliable Frontier: Stereo as the New Spatial Palette of Audio -- Conclusion: The Flip Side (and a Few Concluding Thoughts) -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W
In Making Easy Listening, Tim J. Anderson analyzes the period between the Second World War and the mid-1960s that saw the American music industry engaged in a fundamental transformation in how music was produced and experienced. Anderson presents a social and cultural history of musical production that aims to understand how recording technologies influence musicians', as well as listeners', lives
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Anderson, Tim J. Making Easy Listening : Material Culture and Postwar American Recording Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2006 9780816645176
Subject Sound recording industry -- United States -- History.;Sound recordings -- Production and direction -- United States.;Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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