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Signed First Edition - Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop
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Signed First Edition - Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop (Hardback)

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THE MUST-READ MUSIC BOOK OF 2022


The prequel to Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah, Let's Do It is the only book that brings together all genres to tell the definitive story of the birth of Pop, from 1900 to the mid-fifties.


'Who would be brave - or foolish - enough to write a history of pop music? . . . One of the few people capable of undertaking this huge task is Bob Stanley.' - SUKHDEV SANDHU, GUARDIAN


Pop music didn't begin with the Beatles in 1963, or with Elvis in 1956, or even with the first seven-inch singles in 1949. There was a pre-history that went back to the first recorded music, right back to the turn of the century....


Who were the earliest record stars, and were they in any meaningful way 'pop stars'? Who were the likes of George Gershwin writing songs for? Why did swing, the hit sound for a decade or more, become almost invisible after World War II? And how did a parallel black popular culture slowly work its way into the white mainstream?


The prequel to Bob Stanley's universally acclaimed Yeah Yeah Yeah, Let's Do It is the first book to tell the definitive story of the birth of pop, from the invention of the 78 rpm record at the end of the nineteenth century to the beginnings of rock and the modern pop age. Taking in superstars such as Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra alongside the unheralded songwriters and arrangers behind some of our most enduring songs, Stanley paints an aural portrait of pop music's formative years in stunning clarity, uncovering the silver threads and golden needles that bind the form together.


Bringing the eclectic, evolving world of early pop to life - from ragtime, blues and jazz to Broadway, country, crooning and beyond - Let's Do It is essential reading for all music lovers.


'It's entirely possible that the last person to have listened to everything - everything in pop, at least - is Bob Stanley.' - NEW STATESMAN



Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 05/05/2022 ISBN-13: 2369537082230  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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