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Men, Machines, and Music in the Space-Age 1950s

Timothy D. Taylor

Timothy D. Taylor is Asssistant Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is author of Global Pop: World Music, World Markets, also published by Routledge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Strange Sounds : Music, Technology, & Culture

Taylor & Francis Group, 2001

Scholarly Books

...If in France there was, by and large, optimism over technology in the postwar era, spending some time examining American ambivalence and anxiety over technology in the same era provides a useful comparison. To understand space-age pop...

Exotica

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...During the 1950s a musical genre referred to as exotica came to prominence in the United States, marking an unprecedented wave of musical and cultural exoticisms in popular music. Overnight, composers such as Les Baxter, Martin Denny...

Technostalgia

Timothy D. Taylor

Timothy D. Taylor is Asssistant Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is author of Global Pop: World Music, World Markets, also published by Routledge. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Strange Sounds : Music, Technology, & Culture

Taylor & Francis Group, 2001

Scholarly Books

...If you have seen television, magazines, or newspapers, visited websites, or heard music, you are probably aware that we are in the midst of a 1950s and early 1960s revival. There was a 1950s revival before, in the 1970s, when, for example...

Easy Listening

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Easy listening’ refers to a range of accessible, highly polished music that celebrates professionalism and populism. First heard as background music on North American radio in the 1940s, it evolved into a genre for marketing LP albums...