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MUSS2125 Module Reading List

Music, Culture, Politics: the Long Sixties, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Stan Erraught
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

MUSS2125 Reading List 21/22

Week 1

Cantwell, Robert – When We Were Good, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997

 Frith, Simon – “Why do Songs Have Words?” In Music for Pleasure, (London: Polity, 1988) 105- 128

Hadju, David – Positively 4th Street, (London: Bloomsbury, 2001)

 Hentoff, Nat – “Bob Dylan, the Wanderer” in The New Yorker, October 24th 1964   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MH 24/02/2022) 

 Marcus, Greil – Invisible Republic (or The Old Weird America) (London: Picador, 1997) (Chapter 4)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Moore, Allan – “Authenticity as Authentication” in Popular Music (2002 Vol1/2)

Week 2

Coates, Norma – “Teenyboppers, Groupies, and Other Grotesques: Girls and Women and Rock Culture in the 1960s and early 1970s” in The Journal of Popular Music Studies (15:1) 2003 pp 65-94   Available online 

McClary, Susan – Feminine Endings: music, gender and sexuality, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 1991/ 2000

O’Brien, Lucy – She Bop II, London: Continuum, 2002

 Smith, Patricia Julia – “Ask Any Girl: Compulsory Heterosexuality and Girl Group Culture in Dettmar and Richey – Reading Rock and Roll, New York: Columbia University Press 1999, pp93-124.

 Whiteley, Shiela – Women and Popular Music, London, Routledge 2000

 Whiteley, Shiela - (Ed.) - Sexing the Groove: Popular Music and Gender, London: Routledge, 1997

Warwick, Jacqueline – “He’s Got the Power: The politics of production in girl group music” in Whiteley, Bennett and Hawkins (Eds.) Music, Space and Place, London: Ashgate 2004, pp191-200.

Wolin, Ada – Golden Hits of the Shangri-Las, (33 1/3 series) London: Bloomsbury 2019

Week 3

Cosgrove, Stuart – Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul, Edinburgh: Polygon, 2017

Frith, Simon – “Review of Hoskyns - Say it One Time for the Brokenhearted” in Popular Music, Volume 9, Issue 2, May 1990 pp. 249-250

Gaines M. Foster -“Guilt Over Slavery: A Historiographical Analysis” The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 56, No. 4 (Nov., 1990), pp. 665-694

Guralnick, Peter - Sweet Soul Music, Edinburgh: Canongate, 1986/2002 (Chapter 3)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hershey, Gerri – Nowhere to Run, London: Pan 1995

Hoskyns, Barney – Say it One Time for the Brokenhearted, Glasgow: Fontana-Collins, 1987

Ward, Brian – Just my Soul Responding, London: UCL Press 1998 • Woodward, C. Vann –The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Oxford: OUP, 2002

Week 4

Gillett, Charlie – The Sound of the City, New York: Pantheon, 1983

MacDonald, Ian – Revolution in the Head, London: Pimlico, 1994,1995 (Introduction)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Whiteley, Shiela – The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counterculture, London: Routledge, 1992

Bang, Lester (Morthland ed.) – Mainlines, Blood feasts and Bad Taste, London: Seprpent’s Tail 2002

Cohn, Nik – AWopBopaLooBopaLopBamBoom, London: Paladin 1970

Norman, Philip –Shout! The True Story of the Beatles, London: Corgi 1982

Melly, George – Revolt into Style, Oxford 1989

Week 5

Glass, James M. – “Yippies” The Critique of Possessive Individualism, the Political Quarterly 43:1 1972

Hall, Stuart. “The Hippies—An American ‘Moment’.” Student Power. Ed. Julian Nagel, Merlin Press, 1969. 170–202.

Moist, Kevin M. – Introduction – Global Psychedelia and Counter Culture, Rock Music Studies 5:3 197-204 2018

Nuttall, Jeff – Bomb Culture, London: Paladin 1970


Week 6

Wilmer, Val - As Serious as You Life, Serpent's Tail 1999 (Chapter 1)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 Abel, Mark – Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured TIme, Chicago: Haymarket 2015

Baskerville, John D. – “Free Jazz, A Reflection of Black Power Ideology” in Journal of Black Studies 24:4 (1994) 484-497.

Bird, Joshua –”Climbing Aboard the Mothership: An Afrofuturistic Reading of Parliament-Funkadelic” in Occam’s Razor 3 (2013)

Carles and Comolli – Free Jazz/ Black Power (trans. Pierrot) Jackson Miss: University Press of Mississippi 1971/2015

Dery, Mark - "Black to the Future: Interviews with Samuel R. Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose" (FLAME WARS: THE DISCOURSE OF CYBERCULTURE) Durham, NC: Duke University Press 1994

Francesconi, Robert – “Free Jazz and Black Nationalism: A Rhetoric of Musical Style” in Critical Studies in Mass Communication 3(1986) 36-49

Gridley, Mark – “Misconceptions in Linking Free Jazz with the Civil Rights Movement” College Music Symposium 47 (2007) 139-155

Harker, Brian – In Defense of Context in Jazz History: A response to Mark Gridley” College Music Symposium 48 (2208) 157-159

Jones, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka) – Blues People: Negro Music in White America, Wesport CT: Greenwood Press, 1963

Lewis, George E. – A Power Stronger than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008

Week 7

Armstrong, Elizabeth and Crage, Suzanna – “The making of the stonewall myth” in American Sociological Review 2006, VOL. 71 (October:724–751)

Elvia R. Arriola – “Faeries, Marimachas, Queens, and Lezzies: The Construction of Homosexuality before the 1969 Stonewall Riots”, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, 5(1), 33-77.(1995).

Boyd, Joe – White Bicycles: making Music in the 1960s, London: Serpent’s Tail,, 2006

Dyer, Richard – “In Defence of Disco”, Gay Left 7 1979   

Kaye, Lenny – Review of The Stooges, Fusion September 1969   Available online 

Lawrence, Tim -“Disco and the Queering of the Dancefloor” Cultural Studies, 25:2, 230-243, 2011

Marcus, Greil – Mystery Train, Harmondsworth, Penguin 1975

Shapiro, Peter – Turn the Beat Around, (London: Faber 2005) (introduction + Chapter 1)  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Warner, Simon – “Reporting Woodstock: some contemporary press reflections on the festival” in Bennett Ed. Remembering Woodstock, (London: Routledge 2017).

Wright, Julie L. – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ‘60s: the Opposing Gazes of Woodstock and Gimme Shelter” in The Music Documentary, Halligan et al eds. (London: Routledge 2013)

This list was last updated on 10/01/2022