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Heroes and villains : essays on music, movies, comics, and culture

Author: David Hajdu
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
"Heroes and Villains is the first collection of essays by David Hajdu, the award-winning author of The Ten-Cent Plague, Positively 4th Street, and Lush Life. Eclectic and controversial, Hajdu's essays take on topics as varied as pop music, jazz, the avant-garde, comic books, and our downloading culture."--Jacket

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hajdu, David.
Heroes and villains.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009026583
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hajdu
ISBN: 9780786745869 078674586X 9780786751044 0786751045
OCLC Number: 607903065
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2009
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword / by David Yaffe --
B's world. Billy Eckstine: the man who was too hot --
Whose standards? Mos Def and the American songbook ; Rodgers and Hart ; Sammy Davis, Jr.: two lives ; Anita O'Day ; Bobby Darin: Roman candle ; Susannah McCorkle --
Blues and the abstract truth. A hundred years of blues ; Alan Lomax ; Dinah Washington: Queen ; Ray Charles --
Growing up. Elvis Costello at fifty ; Brian Wilson and the lost masterpiece ; Sting the lutenist ; Joe Sacco and Daniel Clowes ; The White Stripes ; Abbey Lincoln and Mark Murphy ; Three women in pop: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Lucinda Williams --
Cultural machinery. The blogging of American pop ; MySpace ; The music of Starbucks ; Rick Rubin and Kanye West ; Open-source remixing --
Life with the lions. Woody Guthrie: Ramblin' man ; Will Eisner ; Elvis and the Colonel ; Ken Burns and the great men of jazz ; John Lennon: The life ; Paul McCartney's Chaos and creation ; Joni Mitchell's Shine ; Wynton Marsalis --
Otherwise engaged. Harry Partch ; Elmer Fudd ; Walt Whitman and Fred Hersch: the jazz Leaves of grass ; Michel Petrucciani ; Philip Glass and Leonard Cohen : The book of longing ; Jules Feiffer at the Village Voice ; John Zorn ; Josh Groban ; Marjane Satrapi.
Responsibility: David Hajdu.
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