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Turn the Beat Around : The Rise and Fall of Disco

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ISBN-10: 0865479526

ISBN-13: 9780865479524

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Shapiro

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A long-overdue paean to the predominant musical form of the 70s and a thoughtful exploration of the culture that spawned it Disco may be the most universally derided musical form to come about in the past forty years. Yet, like its pop cultural peers punk and hip hop, it was born of a period of profound social and economic upheaval. In Turn the Beat Around, critic and journalist Peter Shapiro traces the history of disco music and culture. From the outset, disco was essentially a shotgun marriage between a newly out and proud gay sexuality and the first generation of post-civil rights African Americans, all to the serenade of the recently developed synthesizer. Shapiro maps out these…    
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Book details

Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 369
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English