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Hole in Our Soul The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music

ISBN-10: 0226039595
ISBN-13: 9780226039596
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Martha Bayles
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Description: From Queen Latifa to Count Basie, Madonna to Monk, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music traces popular music back to its roots in jazz, blues, country, and gospel through the rise in rock 'n' roll and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 461
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

From Queen Latifa to Count Basie, Madonna to Monk, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music traces popular music back to its roots in jazz, blues, country, and gospel through the rise in rock 'n' roll and the emergence of heavy metal, punk, and rap. Yet despite the vigor and balance of these musical origins, Martha Bayles argues, something has gone seriously wrong, both with the sound of popular music and the sensibility it expresses. Bayles defends the though, affirmative spirit of Afro-American music against the strain of artistic modernism she calls 'perverse.' She describes how perverse modernism was grafted onto popular music in the late 1960s, and argues that the result has been a cult of brutality and obscenity that is profoundly anti-musical. Unlike other recent critics of popular music, Bayles does not blame the problem on commerce. She argues that culture shapes the market and not the other way around. Finding censorship of popular music "both a practical and a constitutional impossibility," Bayles insists that "an informed shift in public tastes may be our only hope of reversing the current malignant mood."

Acknowledgments
The Weird Music of the New World
Introduction
Why Music Is the Wild Card
The Three Strains of Modernism
The Obstacle of Race
The Taint of Commerce
Cubists and Squares: Jazz as Modernism
From Rock 'n' Roll to Rock
The Strange Career of 1950s Rock 'n' Roll
Rock 'n' Rollers or Holy Rollers?
Reaction and Revitalization
Another Country Heard From
Blues, Blacks, and Brits
Inspiration and Polarization
Words and Music: The Rise of the Counterculture
Art and Religion, 1960s Style
Hard Rock Becomes a Hard Place
Soul Loses Its Soul
The Triumph of Perversity
Their Art Belongs to Dada
Punk: The Great Avant-Garde Swindle
High on High Tech
Rap: Trying to Make it Real (Compared to What?)
You Don't Miss Your Water (Till Your Well Runs Dry)
Coda: Escape from Postmodernism
Notes
Index

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