Monday, October 04, 2004

Bad Music

Bad Music, The Music We Love to Hate edited by Christopher J. Washburn and Maiken Derno is a wonderful if a tad too scholarly volume of essays about music that so-called sophisticated folks can't stand. Kenny G, bad folk music, over the top country, Bad world music all take their turn under the scholar's microscope and the scholar often ends up defending the music against snobbish critics and their wry contempt.
Routledge also has a wonderful book on the world culture of yodeling. It's call Yodel-ay-Ee-Oooooo by Bart Plantenga and is a hoot from Intro to Footnotes.

Mister Nouse

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