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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 31187–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.311009
Published: 01 March 2019
...Petra Rivera-Rideau; Jericko Torres-Leschnik Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s song “Despacito” shattered numerous records to become one of the most successful Spanish-language songs in U.S. pop music history. Declared 2017’s “Song of the Summer,” the “Despacito” remix featuring Justin Bieber prompted...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 31373–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.313009
Published: 03 September 2019
... positioning in a greater lineage of popular music history. This article analyzes the timbre of E. PIANO 1 by combining ethnographic study of musician language with visual analysis of spectrograms, a novel combination of techniques that links acoustic specificity with social context. The web of connections...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321137–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.137
Published: 01 March 2020
...Joseph M. Thompson Peter La Chapelle , I'd Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2019 . 336 pp. © 2020 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 30471–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.300404
Published: 04 December 2018
..., asking us to contribute to a list of the songs we had seen performed. This was no mean feat, given that Mac and his musicians had delivered more than 200 tunes of this take on American musical history with the underlying theme of “how communities are built as a result of being torn apart.” We had all...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 313145–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.313012
Published: 03 September 2019
... . Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out . Milwaukee : Backbeat Books , 2016 . 592 pages. 1. Heather Love, Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History . (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007). 2. Kath Weston, “Get Thee to a Big City: Sexual Imaginary...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 32178–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.78
Published: 01 March 2020
... since the early 1970s, when the notion of singer-songwriter was extended to country music and blues, among other genres. 16 Thus, Tim Wise rightly points out that the term “singer-songwriter” should be considered not as a genre but as a “popular music format.” 17 By revisiting the history of...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 32126–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.26
Published: 01 March 2020
...David A. McDonald In the fall of 2012 Palestinian hip-hop group DAM released a provocative music video titled, “If I Could Go Back in Time,” focusing on so-called “honor crimes.” Despite widespread support for their previous work, “If I Could Go Back in Time” drew considerable criticism for de...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 31395–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.313010
Published: 03 September 2019
..., mainstream British popular music, JA-R&B is often relegated to a side note in the histories of Jamaican ska/reggae and British blues. This essay recuperates the production, emulation, consumption and mediation of JA-R&B into a broader narrative of the British R&B boom, a phenomenon often...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2018; 304177–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2018.300412
Published: 04 December 2018
... Studio to record songs that would be featured on the album Harvest . Today, Nashville’s New West Records represents country-inspired Canadian musicians Daniel Romano and Corb Lund. These artists make up part of a notable history of northerners blending North American identities through country music. A...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 32144–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.44
Published: 01 March 2020
... University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 In addition to incorporating meaningful settings into the music video, DAM further nuances the history of the occupation by making explicit lyrical reference to historical...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2019; 31473–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2019.31.4.73
Published: 01 December 2019
... typology of authenticity, and how this typology recasts authenticity as authentication. I then place Sahm's appropriation of a Chicano identity within a longer history of racial crossing in American popular music before providing historical context for each artist, and for each version of the song. Finally...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321143–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.143
Published: 01 March 2020
... N atalie F arrell is a Ph.D. student in music history/theory at the University of Chicago. Her work has been published in Music and Letters and The Flutist Quarterly , and she has presented in conferences across the Midwest and Toronto. In 2017, she received a grant from the Eastman School...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321123–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.123
Published: 01 March 2020
... exactly the same sounds as Led Zeppelin, then they recreate (in reverse) the same erasure of musical history that enabled Zeppelin to be credited with originating “cock rock” even as they copied Janis Joplin and Big Mama Thornton and Bessie Smith. The struts and howls of Lez Zeppelin reveal the mystery...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321130–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.130
Published: 01 March 2020
... throughout the course of the text, but the switch occurs at different points in the course of world history and in the lifespan of each twentieth-century popular music genre. Are there actually three stages to consider: the disciplinary, the transitional, and the biopolitical? Nealon frequently alludes to...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 32110–25 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.10
Published: 01 March 2020
... True Tunes Etcetera and its internationally distributed magazine and website, True Tunes News and TrueTunes.com , from 1989–2000. Thompson is a frequent writer for various music publications and websites; his book Raised by Wolves is an important history of Christian rock. 2 Our on-stage...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321106–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.106
Published: 01 March 2020
...-hop. 9 These arguments include discussions largely centered on performance, independent subcultures, and in the case of hip-hop, history and race. The areas of authenticity in electronic music are less addressed. One major work is by Sarah Thornton, who explores club music and club culture as...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 3214–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.4
Published: 01 March 2020
... inviting a re-hearing of the history of popular music.   Celia is first and foremost a love letter from Kidjo to the late Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz. The latter's career was long and legendary, from early success in 1950s Cuba fronting the Sonora Matancera, through a 70s stint in the New York...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 3211–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.1
Published: 01 March 2020
... journalism & communication and Africana studies at Lehigh University. He researches structural and institutional inequities within the global popular music industry, including the history and racial politics of the GRAMMY Awards. He's also an active writer and critic with recent bylines in The Atlantic...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 32157–77 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.57
Published: 01 March 2020
...Reem M. Hilal This paper explores the way in which hip hop artists Iraqi British Lowkey, Iraqi Canadian Narcy, and the Palestinian crew DAM deploy music to challenge narratives of terrorism that are constructed to achieve political objectives and consequently obfuscate geopolitical inequities...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies. 2020; 321133–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jpms.2020.32.1.133
Published: 01 March 2020
... sailors to crash upon the shores of the islands where the Sirens lived. Orpheus, like white-noise devices millennia later, helped the Argonauts bypass the Sirens by matching the Sirens' “fatal, mind-captivating voices” (3) with his own music, drowning out their seductive call. Hagood is quick to remind...