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The Resource Real men don't sing : crooning in American culture, Allison McCracken

Real men don't sing : crooning in American culture, Allison McCracken

Label
Real men don't sing : crooning in American culture
Title
Real men don't sing
Title remainder
crooning in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Allison McCracken
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The crooner Rudy Vale's soft, intimate, and sensual vocal delivery simultaneously captivated millions of adoring fans and drew harsh criticism from those threatened by his sensitive masculinity. Although Valle and other crooners reflected the gender fluidity of late-1920s popular culture, their challenges to the Depression era's more conservative masculine norms led cultural authorities to stigmatize them, as gender, and sexual deviants. In Real Men Don't Sing Allison McCracken outlines crooning's history from its origins in minstrelsy through, its development, as the microphone sound most associated with white recording artists, band singers, and radio stars She charts early crooners' rise and fall between 1925 and l934, contrasting Rudy Valle with Brig Crosby to demonstrate how attempts to contain crooners created and dictated standards of white masculinity for male singers. Unlike Valle, Crosby survived the crooner backlash by adapting his voice and persona to adhere to white middle-class masculinity of youthful romantic white male singers. Crooners, McCracken shows, not only were the first pop stars: their short-lived yet massive popularity fundamentally changed American culture
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NcD/DLC
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1968-
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McCracken, Allison
Dewey number
782.42164/0811
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Refiguring American music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crooning
  • Male singers
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Crooning
  • Male singers
  • Popular music
  • United States
Label
Real men don't sing : crooning in American culture, Allison McCracken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting over a song : crooning, performance, and audience in the acoustic era, 1880-1920 -- Crooning goes electric : microphone crooning and the invention of the intimate singing aesthetic, 1921-1928 -- Falling in love with a voice: Rudy Vallée and his first radio fans, 1928 -- "The mouth of the machine" : the creation of the crooning idol, 1929 -- "A supine sinking into the primeval ooze" : crooning and its discontents, 1929-1933 -- "The kind of natural that worked? : the crooner redefined, 1932-1934 (and beyond)
Control code
ocn894746159
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 429 pages
Isbn
9780822359173
Lccn
2015010107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o894746159
  • (OCoLC)894746159
Label
Real men don't sing : crooning in American culture, Allison McCracken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Putting over a song : crooning, performance, and audience in the acoustic era, 1880-1920 -- Crooning goes electric : microphone crooning and the invention of the intimate singing aesthetic, 1921-1928 -- Falling in love with a voice: Rudy Vallée and his first radio fans, 1928 -- "The mouth of the machine" : the creation of the crooning idol, 1929 -- "A supine sinking into the primeval ooze" : crooning and its discontents, 1929-1933 -- "The kind of natural that worked? : the crooner redefined, 1932-1934 (and beyond)
Control code
ocn894746159
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 429 pages
Isbn
9780822359173
Lccn
2015010107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o894746159
  • (OCoLC)894746159

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