Shake it up : great American writing on rock and pop from Elvis to Jay Z
(Book - Hardback)

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New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2017].
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xv, 601 pages ; 22 cm
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Medford Library Branch
781.66 SHA 2017
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Published
New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2017].
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"A Library of America Special Publication."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar's Shake It Up invites the reader into the tumult and excitement of the rock revolution through fifty landmark pieces by a supergroup of writers on rock in all its variety, from heavy metal to disco, punk to hip-hop. Stanley Booth describes a recording session with Otis Redding; Ellen Willis traces the meteoric career of Janis Joplin; Ellen Sander recalls the chaotic world of Led Zeppelin on tour; Nick Tosches etches a portrait of the young Jerry Lee Lewis; Eve Babitz remembers Jim Morrison. Alongside are Lenny Kaye on acapella and Greg Tate on hip-hop, Vince Aletti on disco and Gerald Early on Motown; Robert Christgau on Prince, Nelson George on Marvin Gaye, Luc Sante on Bob Dylan, Hilton Als on Michael Jackson, Anthony DeCurtis on the Rolling Stones, Kelefa Sanneh on Jay Z. The story this anthology tells is a ongoing one: "it's too early," editors Jonathan Lethem and Kevin Dettmar note, "for canon formation in a field so marvelously volatile--a volatility that mirrors, still, that of pop music itself, which remains smokestack lightning. The writing here attempts to catch some in a bottle."--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dettmar, K. J. H., & Lethem, J. (2017). Shake it up: great American writing on rock and pop from Elvis to Jay Z . Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dettmar, Kevin J. H., 1958- and Jonathan, Lethem. 2017. Shake It Up: Great American Writing On Rock and Pop From Elvis to Jay Z. Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dettmar, Kevin J. H., 1958- and Jonathan, Lethem. Shake It Up: Great American Writing On Rock and Pop From Elvis to Jay Z Library of America, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dettmar, Kevin J. H., and Jonathan Lethem. Shake It Up: Great American Writing On Rock and Pop From Elvis to Jay Z Library of America, 2017.

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