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The Resource Love for sale : popular music in America, David Hajdu

Love for sale : popular music in America, David Hajdu

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Love for sale : popular music in America
Title
Love for sale
Title remainder
popular music in America
Statement of responsibility
David Hajdu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
David Hajdu begins Love for Sale, his personal history of pop music, in an unexpected place - not with nostalgic reminiscences of the 45s of his youth but with the sheet-music era at the end of the nineteenth century. It was not so much the beginning of popular music - many songs were already popular - as it was the beginning of the popular music industry. And if he's going to understand what his 45s meant to him, this is the place to start: the rise of Tin Pan Alley, of minstrelsy, of million-copy sellers and one-hit wonders and cultural arbiters decrying the baseness, simplicity, and signs of the end of times in popular music. From there, Hajdu takes us on more unexpected routes through the history of pop music - back to Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of records... and to his grandmother's collection of Italian crooners on shellac records that young Hajdu liberated from her New Jersey basement. And neither Italians nor New Jersey are incidental to his story - not just because of Frank Sinatra but because Hajdu's mum, a waitress in a chrome-clad diner on Route 22, helped shape the fate of a budding young music critic by introducing him to one of the diner's most prominent patrons, the writer of the timeless song 'I'm from New Jersey.'
Summary
A personal, idiosyncratic history of pop music by the music critic for The Nation traces the sheet-music era at the end of the 19th century and the invention of records through favorite chart-topping songs and the ways his mother shaped him as an aficionado
Writing style
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10530313
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hajdu, David
Dewey number
781.64
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Popular music
Target audience
adult
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pop music in America
Label
Love for sale : popular music in America, David Hajdu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057313839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780374170530
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016017769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)960019986
Label
Love for sale : popular music in America, David Hajdu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057313839
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780374170530
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016017769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)960019986

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