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Author Macias, Anthony F.

Title Mexican American mojo : popular music, dance, and urban culture in Los Angeles, 1935-1968 / Anthony MacĂ­as.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  781.6408 MACI    Available
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Description xvi, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Series Refiguring American music
Refiguring American music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-368) and index.
Contents Mojo in motion : the swing era -- The drape shape : intercultural style politics -- Boogie woogie breakthrough : the rhythm and blues era -- Come on, let's go : the rock and roll era -- Con sabor Latino : Latin jazz, the mambo, and Latin holidays in Los Angeles.
Summary This is a study of the creation of jazz, swing and R & B music within the multicultural, multi-ethnic terrain of Los Angeles. It presents a lively account of Mexican American urban culture in wartime and postwar LA as seen through the evolutions of dance styles, nightlife and - above all - popular music.
Subject Popular music -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Music -- History and criticism.
Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780822343394 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0822343398 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780822343226 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0822343223 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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