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作者 Jacobson, Marion
書名 Squeeze This! : A Cultural History of the Accordion in America
出版項 Baltimore : University of Illinois Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9780252093852 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (294 pages)
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系列 Folklore Studies in Multicultural World Ser
Folklore Studies in Multicultural World Ser
附註 Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Advent of the Piano Accordion -- 2. Squeezebox Bach: The Classical Accordion -- 3. Squeezebox Rock: The Rise and Fall of the Accordion in American Popular Culture -- 4. Crossover Accordionists: Viola Turpeinen, John Brugnoli, and Frank Yankovic -- 5. New Main Squeeze: Repositioning the Accordion in the Music Industry -- 6. Out of the Closet: Reimagining the Accordion in American Popular Culture -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- Color illustrations appear after page 90 -- back cover
Squeeze This! is the first history of the piano accordion and the first study of the accordion as a uniquely American musical and cultural phenomenon. Ethnomusicologist and accordion enthusiast Marion Jacobson traces the changing idea of the accordion in the United States and its cultural significance over the course of the twentieth century. She focuses on key moments of transition, from the introduction of elaborately decorated European models imported onto the American vaudeville stage and the instrument's celebration by ethnic musical communities and mainstream audiences alike, to its later denigration and novelty performances by the likes of "Weird Al" Yankovic as well as a recent revival within contemporary cabaret acts and pop groups. Loaded with dozens of images of gorgeous instruments and enthusiastic performers and fans, this book represents the accordion in a wide range of popular and traditional musical styles, revealing the accordion culture in America
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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
鏈接 Print version: Jacobson, Marion Squeeze This! : A Cultural History of the Accordion in America Baltimore : University of Illinois Press,c2012 9780252036750
主題 Accordion - United States - History
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