"She's So Fine: Reflections on Whiteness, Femininity, by Laurie Stras

By Laurie Stras

She's So fantastic explores the song, reception and cultural importance of Nineteen Sixties lady singers and woman teams within the US and the united kingdom. utilizing methods from the fields of musicology, women's experiences, movie and media reviews, and cultural stories, this quantity is the 1st interdisciplinary paintings to hyperlink shut musical readings with rigorous cultural research within the therapy of artists similar to Martha and the Vandellas, The Crystals, The Blossoms, Brenda Lee, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Tina Turner, and Marianne Faithfull. presently to be had stories of Sixties lady groups/girl singers fall into certainly one of 3 different types: industry-generated debts of the music's creation and revenues, sociological commentaries, or omnibus chronologies/discographies. She's So positive, in contrast, specializes in essentially outlined issues through case experiences of chosen artists. inside this analytical instead of traditionally finished framework, this booklet offers new learn and unique observations at the 60s woman group/girl singer phenomenon.

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