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The Resource Other voices : hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s, Michael Brocken

Other voices : hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s, Michael Brocken

Label
Other voices : hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s
Title
Other voices
Title remainder
hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brocken
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Other Voices exists as a history of the disparate and now partially hidden musical strands that contributed to Liverpool's musical countenance. It is also a critique of Beatles-related institutionalized popular music mythology. Via a critical historical investigation of several thus far partially hidden popular music activities in pre- and post-Second World War Liverpool, Michael Brocken reveals different yet intrinsic musical and socio-cultural processes from within the city of Liverpool. By addressing such 'scenes' as those involving dance bands, traditional jazz, folk music, country and western, and rhythm and blues, together with a consideration of partially hidden key places and individuals, and Liverpool's first 'real' record label, an assemblage of 'other voices' bears witness to an 'other', seldom discussed, Liverpool." "By doing so, Bracken - born and raised in Liverpool - asks questions about not only the historicity of the Beatles-Liverpool narrative, but also about the absence of historiography concerning disparate popular music activity within the city of Liverpool. In turn, he questions Liverpool's image as a 'music' city - what does this latter expression really mean? And 'from what genres of music does this apparently 'natural' musical font spring? Such questions ultimately bear crucially on issues relating to scenes, locality, race and identity, and periodization: all matters currently of great interest to the popular music researcher; in turn the veracity of institutionalized popular music histories is also brought into question."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
781.6409427/53
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3492
LC item number
.B76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ashgate popular and folk music series
Label
Other voices : hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s, Michael Brocken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Looking back, not through : an overview : 'Beatlesology' and historicism -- Antediluvian images? : popular music and parochial space in inter-war Liverpool -- Jazz, the Cavern, and skiffle -- Oral histories, public and private spaces : the partially-hidden histories of Joe Flannery and Gardner Road, 1961-62 -- I like your hat : country music and Liverpool -- Some other guys : R&B in Liverpool -- 'Mist over the Mersey' : folk scenes on Merseyside -- Cabaret : reality amid the fake -- Taste-makers, reception, word-of-mouth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780754699170
Lccn
2009030046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn720044807
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Other voices : hidden histories of Liverpool's popular music scenes, 1930s-1970s, Michael Brocken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Looking back, not through : an overview : 'Beatlesology' and historicism -- Antediluvian images? : popular music and parochial space in inter-war Liverpool -- Jazz, the Cavern, and skiffle -- Oral histories, public and private spaces : the partially-hidden histories of Joe Flannery and Gardner Road, 1961-62 -- I like your hat : country music and Liverpool -- Some other guys : R&B in Liverpool -- 'Mist over the Mersey' : folk scenes on Merseyside -- Cabaret : reality amid the fake -- Taste-makers, reception, word-of-mouth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780754699170
Lccn
2009030046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn720044807
  • UtOrBLW

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