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Sincerely Yours: The Trouble with Sentimentality and the Ban on Crooners

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 6 examines the BBC's 1942 “ban on crooners,” an act of reform by highbrow idealists within the Corporation, which distilled wartime concerns with popular music, mass culture, and masculinity. ... More


A Freak Deferred: Johnnie Ray Navigates Innovation and Convention

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter argues that the deaf, bisexual, and racially progressive white crooner Johnnie Ray was successful in the early 1950s because his “freak” persona endeared him to audiences fascinated by ... More


Assimilating and Domesticating Jazz in 1950s American Variety Television: Nat King Cole’s Transformation from Guest Star to National Host

Kristin McGee

in Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199347650
eISBN:
9780199347698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter investigates how variety television supported the role of jazz artists in the conservative postwar era, as rock and roll superseded jazz’s prominence. Hosts such as the crossover jazz ... More


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