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The Resource Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture, David Hajdu

Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture, David Hajdu

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Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture
Title
Heroes and villains
Title remainder
essays on music, movies, comics, and culture
Statement of responsibility
David Hajdu
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Heroes and Villains is the first collection of essays by David Hajdu, the award-winning author of The Ten-Cent Plague, Positively 4th Street, and Lush Life. Eclectic and controversial, Hajdu's essays take on topics as varied as pop music, jazz, the avant-garde, comic books, and our downloading culture."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
"Heroes and Villains is the first collection of essays by David Hajdu, the award-winning author of The Ten-Cent Plague, Positively 4th Street, and Lush Life. Eclectic and controversial, Hajdu's essays take on topics as varied as pop music, jazz, the avant-garde, comic books, and our downloading culture."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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336414
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DLC
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Hajdu, David
Dewey number
781.64
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Popular music
  • Musicians
  • Jazz musicians
Target audience
adult
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essays on music, movies, comics, and culture
Label
Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture, David Hajdu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Foreword by David Yaffe -- Part I. B's world. Billy Eckstine: the man who was too hot -- Part II. Whose standards? Mos Def and the American songbook ; Rodgers and Hart ; Sammy Davis, Jr.: two lives ; Anita O'Day ; Bobby Darin: Roman candle ; Susannah McCorkle -- Part III. Blues and the abstract truth. A hundred years of blues ; Alan Lomax ; Dinah Washington: queen ; Ray Charles -- Part IV. Growing up. Elvis Costello at fifty ; Brian Wilson and the lost masterpiece ; Sting the lutenist ; Joe Sacco and Daniel Clowes ; The white stripes ; Abbey Lincoln and Mark Murphy ; Three women in pop: Taylor Swift, Beyonc⢥, and Lucinda Williams -- Part V. Cultural machinery.The blogging of American pop ; Myspace ; The music of Starbucks ; Rick Rubin and Kanye West ; Open-source remixing -- Part VI. Life with the lions. Woody Guthrie: Ramblin' man ; Will Eisner ; Elvis and the Colonel ; Ken Burns and the great men of jazz ; John Lennon: the life ; Paul McCartney's chaos and creation ; Joni Mitchell's shine ; Wynton Marsalis -- Part VII. Otherwise engaged. Harry Partch ; Elmer Fudd ; Jules Feiffer at The Village Voice ; Michel Petrucciani ; John Zorn ; Josh Groban ; Walt Whitman and Fred Hersch: the jazz Leaves of grass ; Marjane Satrapi
Control code
000044475755
Extent
xii, 336 p.
Isbn
9780306818332
Lccn
2009026583
Label
Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture, David Hajdu
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Foreword by David Yaffe -- Part I. B's world. Billy Eckstine: the man who was too hot -- Part II. Whose standards? Mos Def and the American songbook ; Rodgers and Hart ; Sammy Davis, Jr.: two lives ; Anita O'Day ; Bobby Darin: Roman candle ; Susannah McCorkle -- Part III. Blues and the abstract truth. A hundred years of blues ; Alan Lomax ; Dinah Washington: queen ; Ray Charles -- Part IV. Growing up. Elvis Costello at fifty ; Brian Wilson and the lost masterpiece ; Sting the lutenist ; Joe Sacco and Daniel Clowes ; The white stripes ; Abbey Lincoln and Mark Murphy ; Three women in pop: Taylor Swift, Beyonc⢥, and Lucinda Williams -- Part V. Cultural machinery.The blogging of American pop ; Myspace ; The music of Starbucks ; Rick Rubin and Kanye West ; Open-source remixing -- Part VI. Life with the lions. Woody Guthrie: Ramblin' man ; Will Eisner ; Elvis and the Colonel ; Ken Burns and the great men of jazz ; John Lennon: the life ; Paul McCartney's chaos and creation ; Joni Mitchell's shine ; Wynton Marsalis -- Part VII. Otherwise engaged. Harry Partch ; Elmer Fudd ; Jules Feiffer at The Village Voice ; Michel Petrucciani ; John Zorn ; Josh Groban ; Walt Whitman and Fred Hersch: the jazz Leaves of grass ; Marjane Satrapi
Control code
000044475755
Extent
xii, 336 p.
Isbn
9780306818332
Lccn
2009026583

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