One night on TV is worth weeks at the Paramount [electronic resource] : popular music on early television / Murray Forman.
- Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012.
- Console-ing passions.
Console-ing passions: television and cultural power
1 online resource (422 p.)
- Television broadcasting of music -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Television and music -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- Musical performance has been a part of television since the introduction of the medium. The styles and production requirements of music and of television have long influenced the other. Murray Forman gives the history of this interaction, going back to the early years of television, before the broadcast networks, up through the late fifties. He explores the full range of popular music from show tunes to Latin in a wide variety of television programs, and shows how the standards of presentation and performance developed.
- Introduction: Popular music and the small screen frontier
Music, image, labor: televisionSpre-history
"Hey TV!": musical pioneers and pessimists
The look of music
Music in a sepia tone
Maracas, congas, and castanets
Conclusion: rocking the tv conventions.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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