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Popular music owes greatly to the spirit of rebellion. In all of its diversified, experimental, modern-day micro-genres, music's roots were first watered by good old-fashioned social dissension- its incendiary heights pushed heavenward by radicals and rogue revolutionaries. And perhaps none are more influential and non-conformist than women. Always first in line to give convention a sound thrashing, women in music have penned sonic masterpieces, championed sweeping social movements, and breathed life into sounds yet unimagined. Today's guitar-wielding heroines continue to blaze the trail, tapping reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.

Women Icons of Popular Music puts the limelight on 24 legendary artists who challenged the status quo and dramatically expanded the possibilities of women in the highly competitive music world. Using critical acclaim and artistic integrity as benchmarks of success, this can't-put-down resource features rich biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R&B, soul, indie, and hip-hop. It goes beyond the shorter, less detailed biographical information found in many women in rock compendiums by giving readers a more in-depth understanding of these artists as individuals, as well as providing a larger context-social, musical, political, and personal-for their success and legacy.

Highlighted in sidebars throughout are related trends, movements, events, and issues to give readers a broad perspective of the defining moments in music and pop culture history. With discographies, illustrations, and a print and electronic resource guide, Women Icons of Popular Music is a rousing, insightful resource for students and music fans alike.

Book News Annotation:

In this two-volume set, 24 profiles of women in popular music are presented, including Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Carole King, Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Ross, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, the Indigo Girls, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, and Debbie Harry. Havranek, a music journalist, describes their lives, careers, impact, motivation, creative process, and aspects such as social consciousness, business acumen, and image. Sidebars of other topics are included, such as the Dixie Chicks, Lilith Fair, and MTV. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Tori Amos

Joan Baez

Mary J. Blige

Patsy Cline

Ani DiFranco

Aretha Franklin

Janis Joplin

Carole King

Madonna

Joni Mitchell

Diana Ross

Patti Smith

Tina Turner

Synopsis:

This two-volume set showcases the heroines who blazed the trail, tapping into musical reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.

Synopsis:

Popular music owes greatly to the spirit of rebellion. In all of its diversified, experimental, modern-day micro-genres, music's roots were first watered by good old-fashioned social dissension- its incendiary heights pushed heavenward by radicals and rogue revolutionaries. And perhaps none are more influential and non-conformist than women. Always first in line to give convention a sound thrashing, women in music have penned sonic masterpieces, championed sweeping social movements, and breathed life into sounds yet unimagined. Today's guitar-wielding heroines continue to blaze the trail, tapping reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.

About the Author

CARRIE HAVRANEK has written about music for The Village Voice, Salon, Paste and Performing Songwriter, and as a contributor to Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 (Schirmer, 2004). She received an M.A. from New York University and teaches writing at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313340833
Author:
Havranek, Carrie
Publisher:
Greenwood
Subject:
Women singers
Subject:
Women rock musicians.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Pop
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Women Icons of Popular Music: The Rebels, Rockers, and Renegades < /p>
Series Volume:
The Rebels, Rockers,
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
10.30x7.20x1.70 in. 3.30 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Pop Vocal
Biography » Composers and Musicians
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General

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Product details 568 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313340833 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Tori Amos

Joan Baez

Mary J. Blige

Patsy Cline

Ani DiFranco

Aretha Franklin

Janis Joplin

Carole King

Madonna

Joni Mitchell

Diana Ross

Patti Smith

Tina Turner

"Synopsis" by , This two-volume set showcases the heroines who blazed the trail, tapping into musical reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.
"Synopsis" by , Popular music owes greatly to the spirit of rebellion. In all of its diversified, experimental, modern-day micro-genres, music's roots were first watered by good old-fashioned social dissension- its incendiary heights pushed heavenward by radicals and rogue revolutionaries. And perhaps none are more influential and non-conformist than women. Always first in line to give convention a sound thrashing, women in music have penned sonic masterpieces, championed sweeping social movements, and breathed life into sounds yet unimagined. Today's guitar-wielding heroines continue to blaze the trail, tapping reservoirs and soundscapes still unknown to their male counterparts- hell hath no fury like a woman with an amplifier.
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