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Freedom Girls: Voicing Femininity in 1960s British Pop

Freedom Girls: Voicing Femininity in 1960s British Pop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Apolloni, Alexandra M.

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Freedom Girls: Voicing Femininity in 1960s British Pop shows how the vocal performances of girl singers in 1960s Britain defined-and sometimes defied-ideas about what it meant to be a young woman in the 1960s British pop music scene. The singing and expressive voices of Sandie Sh...aw, Cilla Black, Millie Small, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Marianne Faithfull, and P.P. Arnold, reveal how vocal sound shapes access to social mobility, and consequently, access to power and musical authority. The book examines how Sandie Shaw and Cilla Black's ordinary girl personas were tied to whiteness and, in Black's case, her Liverpool origins. It shows how Dusty Springfield and Jamaican singer Millie Small engaged with the transatlantic sounds of soul and and ska, respectively, transforming ideas about musical genre, race, and gender. It reveals how attitudes about sexuality and youth in rock culture shaped the vocal performances of Lulu and Marianne Faithfull, and how P.P. Arnold has re-narrated rock history to center Black women's vocality. Freedom Girls draws on a broad array of archival sources, including music magazines, fashion and entertainment magazines produced for young women, biographies and interviews, audience research reports, and others to inform analysis of musical recordings (including such songs as As Tears Go By, Son of a Preacher Man, and others) and performances on television programs such as Ready Steady Go!, Shindig, and other 1960s music shows. These performances reveal the historical and contemporary connections between voice, social mobility, and musical authority, and demonstrate how singers used voice to navigate the boundaries of race, class, and gender.
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ISBN 9780190879907
Released NZ 24 Feb 2022
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780190879907
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 24 Feb 2022
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Apolloni, Alexandra M.
Category Theory Of Music & Musicology
Elements Of Music (Eg Harmony, Melody, Etc)
Easy Listening, MOR Music
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 782.42164082094109046
Weight 492g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Popular music - History and criticism - 1961-1970 - Great Britain, Women singers - Great Britain, Femininity in music, Femininity in popular culture - History - 20th century - Great Britain
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly