Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

by George Plasketes (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409441762
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Series: Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

George Plasketes is Professor of Radio-Television-Film & Popular Culture at Auburn University in Alabama, USA. He is the author of B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones (2009) and editor of the cover collection Play It Again (2010), both part of the Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the first cut is the deepest, George Plasketes; Lubbock or leave it: Buddy Holly, Norman Petty and The ’Chirping’ Cricket, George H. Lewis; Good time rollers: Little Richard and Huey ’Piano’ Smith, B. Lee Cooper and William L. Schurk; Joan Baez: the classic 1960s folk heroine, Jerome Rodnitzky; From Roger and Out into Dang Me/Chug A Lug: Roger Miller’s debut, Don Cusic; Midnight in Memphis with the wicked Pickett, B. Lee Cooper; Jackson C. Frank: play the game of carnival, Edward Whitelock; What time has told me about Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left, Kevin Holm-Hudson; The voice of 'the quiet one': George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Ian Inglis; ’That’s it’: Willis Alan Ramsay, the ballad of a cosmic cowboy, George Plasketes; New York Dolls: ’Ridin’ right on the subway train’, Thomas M. Kitts; Warren Zevon: Asylum IconocLAst, George Plasketes; ’Chasing after vengeance’: Elvis Costello’s initial aim, David Janssen; Alive on Arrival from meridian to Manhattan: Steve Forbert as Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and the next ’new Dylan’, George Plasketes; Ready for the House: Jandek’s inert unveiling, Nicole Marchesseau; Rickie Lee Jones: ’acquired a cool and inspired sorta jazz’, George Plasketes; Metallica kills, Deena Weinstein; ’ I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life’: Pearl Jam’s Ten and the road to authenticity, Marcello Giovanelli; LeAnne Rimes Blue: a country star in the making, Sarita M. Stewart; Third Eye Blind: reluctantly voicing the 1990s, Joshua D. Hillyer; Dap-Dippin’ independent tradition: the rebirth of rhythm and blues, Andrew G. Davis; Pilfering the past or postmodern punks?: The Libertines’ Up the Bracket, Micah Rueber; Cinematic fantastic sampledic funky found-sound sifting: The Go! Team’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike, George Plasketes and Rivers Plasketes; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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