The Music Between Us

The Music Between Us

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  • Author: Kathleen Marie Higgins
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226333280
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 291

A commentary on the communicative universality of music citing real-world examples from rituals, education, work, and healing.


Between Norteño and Tejano Conjunto

Between Norteño and Tejano Conjunto

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  • Author: Luis Díaz-Santana Garza
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1793638993
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 173

Between Norteño and Tejano Conjunto analyzes the origin, evolution, and dissemination of the norteño and tejano conjunto. This group represents a marginalized local identity that was transformed primarily into an identity of the northeast. It then gave way to the whole of northern México and the American Southwest, and was later assimilated internationally as a mainstream genre. This book provides a long-term historic vision of conjunto and the various musical forms it uses, such as polka, corrido, or canción (song), and, more recently, bolero and cumbia, as well as its transformations and contributions to other musical cultures.


Country Soul

Country Soul

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  • Author: Charles L. Hughes
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469622440
  • Category : Music
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 277

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters, musicians, and producers in the recording studios of Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama--what Charles L. Hughes calls the "country-soul triangle." In legendary studios like Stax and FAME, integrated groups of musicians like Booker T. and the MGs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section produced music that both challenged and reconfirmed racial divisions in the United States. Working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Willie Nelson, these musicians became crucial contributors to the era's popular music and internationally recognized symbols of American racial politics in the turbulent years of civil rights protests, Black Power, and white backlash. Hughes offers a provocative reinterpretation of this key moment in American popular music and challenges the conventional wisdom about the racial politics of southern studios and the music that emerged from them. Drawing on interviews and rarely used archives, Hughes brings to life the daily world of session musicians, producers, and songwriters at the heart of the country and soul scenes. In doing so, he shows how the country-soul triangle gave birth to new ways of thinking about music, race, labor, and the South in this pivotal period.


Musicophilia

Musicophilia

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  • Author: Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373495
  • Category : Psychology
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 448

What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.


The Spaces Between Us

The Spaces Between Us

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  • Author: Michael S. A. Graziano
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190461012
  • Category : Medical
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 217

"Hidden beneath consciousness, the brain mechanisms of personal space affect every aspect of our lives - social, emotional, cultural, and practical"--


This Thing Between Us

This Thing Between Us

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  • Author: Gus Moreno
  • Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals
  • ISBN: 0374722838
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 149

"A surreal excursion into heartache and horror narrated by a man undone by grief . . . Along with allusions to Rod Serling and The Exorcist, there are shades of H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, zombie literature and, at least once, A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . . . You don't want to read this book right before bed." —Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review “This intense cosmic horror with a touch of Mexican American folklore is incredibly creepy and moving.” —Margaret Kingsbury, BuzzFeed It was Vera’s idea to buy the Itza. The “world’s most advanced smart speaker!” didn’t interest Thiago, but Vera thought it would be a bit of fun for them amidst all the strange occurrences happening in the condo. It made things worse. The cold spots and scratching in the walls were weird enough, but peculiar packages started showing up at the house—who ordered industrial lye? Then there was the eerie music at odd hours, Thiago waking up to Itza projecting light shows in an empty room. It was funny and strange right up until Vera was killed, and Thiago’s world became unbearable. Pundits and politicians all looking to turn his wife’s death into a symbol for their own agendas. A barrage of texts from her well-meaning friends about letting go and moving on. Waking to the sound of Itza talking softly to someone in the living room . . . The only thing left to do was get far away from Chicago. Away from everything and everyone. A secluded cabin in Colorado seemed like the perfect place to hole up with his crushing grief. But soon Thiago realizes there is no escape—not from his guilt, not from his simmering rage, and not from the evil hunting him, feeding on his grief, determined to make its way into this world. A bold, original horror novel about grief, loneliness and the oppressive intimacy of technology, This Thing Between Us marks the arrival of a spectacular new talent.


Music to My Years

Music to My Years

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  • Author: Cristela Alonzo
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501189212
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 304

"In this memoir full of humor and heart, comedian, writer, and producer Cristela Alonzo tells personal stories of growing up as a first-generation Mexican American in Texas and following her dreams to pursue a career in comedy" -- From book jacket flap.


Frankly, Just Between Us

Frankly, Just Between Us

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  • Author: Vincent Falcone
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780634094989
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 262

Chronicling Falcone's career from his days at Syracuse University and tuning pianos to playing piano and conducting for music icon Sinatra, this volume contains many great stories about playing and conducting for some larger-than-life music personalities of the '70s, '80s and today.


Between the Lines

Between the Lines

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  • Author: Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451635818
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.


The Product of Our Souls

The Product of Our Souls

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  • Author: David Gilbert
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 146962270X
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 308

In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe and other African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as "black music." Gilbert shows how Europe and others used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging many of the nation's preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity and setting off a musical craze in the process. Gilbert sheds new light on the little-known era of African American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance. He demonstrates how black performers played a pioneering role in establishing New York City as the center of American popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, and shows how African Americans shaped American mass culture in their own image.