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The Northern Soul Scene by Sarah E. Raine et al. (eds.) (2019)

The Northern Soul Scene by Sarah E. Raine et al. (eds.) (2019)

Only a few recent local dance scenes gained enough influence on a global scale, so they could be called some sort of movement; with powerful and addictive rhythms, strong horn sections, strings, highly emotional (shouted) lyrics, an overall richly decorated studio sound, a positive outlook (in the lyrics), a genre of late-1960s soul music, played […]

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters by Paul E. Winters (2016)

Vinyl Records and Analog Culture in the Digital Age: Pressing Matters by Paul E. Winters (2016)

Not just the die-hard fans and collectors of vinyl recordings will be interested in this new book by Paul E. Winters. Since actually the whole idea of conserving the products of popular culture (which includes recorded sound and music) is carefully examined here. This goes along with analysis of the marketing ideas and promises used […]