Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Music

Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Music

by George Plasketes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317079866
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

George Plasketes is Professor of Radio-Television-Film and Popular Culture in the Department of Communication&Journalism at Auburn University, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: like a version, George Plasketes; Part 1 Front Cover: Treatise: Further reflections on 'the cover age': a collage and chronicle, George Plasketes. Part 2 Under the Covers: History, Ideology, Identity: Charting cultural change, 1953–1957: song assimilation through cover recording, B. Lee Cooper; The cover song as historiography: marker of ideological transformation, Sheldon Schiffer; Cover up: emergent authenticity in a Japanese popular music genre, Christine R. Yano. Part 3 The Song Remains the Same? Song and Album: From junk to Jesus: recontextualizing 'The Pusher', Andrew G. Davis; David Bowie' Pin-Ups: past as prelude, Stuart Lenig. Part 4 Look What They've Done to My Song: Gender, Identity, Media Makeovers: Queering Cohen: cover versions as subversions of identity, Erik Steinskog; Covering and un(covering) the truth with 'All Along the Watchtower': from Dylan to Hendrix and beyond, Russell Reising; The same yet different/different yet the same: Bob Dylan under the cover of covers, Greg Metcalf. Part 5 Don't Forget to Dance: Technique and Techno Transformations: 'Hide and seek': a case of collegiate a capella 'microcovering', Joshua S. Duchan; The mashup mindset: will pop eat itself?, Dave Tough; Camp transitions: genre adaptation and the HI-NRG/dance cover version, Lee Barron. Part 6 Contemplating Covers: In defense of cover songs: commerce and credibility, Don Cusic; Artist intentions: a case for quality covers, Remy Miller; Part 7 Back Cover: Epilogue: Appreciating cover songs: stereophony, Deena Weinstein; Bibliography; Index.


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