Good Booty

Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music
Author(s): Ann Powers
Original Publish Date: Aug 15, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100120277
Released: Aug 15, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062675552
Narrator/s: Teri Schnaubelt
Publisher: HarperAudio
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In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPRA??s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race. In Good Booty, Ann Powers explores how popular music became AmericaA??s primary erotic art form. Powers takes us from nineteenth-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York to the teen scream years of mid-twentieth century rock-and-roll to the cutting-edge adventures of todayA??s web-based pop stars. Drawing on her deep knowledge and insights on gender and sexuality, Powers recounts stories of forbidden lovers, wild shimmy-shakers, orgasmic gospel singers, countercultural perverts, soft-rock sensitivos, punk Puritans, and the cyborg known as Britney Spears to illuminate how eroticismA??not merely sex, but love, bodily freedom, and liberating joyA??became entwined within the rhythms and melodies of American song. This cohesion, she reveals, touches the heart of America's anxieties and hopes about race, feminism, marriage, youth, and freedom. In a survey that spans more than a century of music, Powers both heralds little known artists such as Florence Mills, a contemporary of Josephine Baker, and gospel queen Dorothy Love Coates, and sheds new light on artists we think we know well, from the Beatles and Jim Morrison to Madonna and BeyoncA©. In telling the history of how American popular music and sexuality intersectA??a magnum opus over two decades in the makingA??Powers offers new insights into our nation psyche and our soul.

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Author(s): Ann Powers
Narrator(s): Teri Schnaubelt
Product Number DD31692
Released: Jun 27, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538417249
Author(s): Ann Powers
Product Number EB00685308
Released: Aug 15, 2017
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Publisher: Dey Street Books
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