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Making the Scene in the Garden State : Popular Music in New Jersey from Edison to Springsteen and Beyond / Dewar MacLeod.

Author/Creator:
MacLeod, Dewar, author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (206 p.) : 20 images; some color
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Making the Scene in the Garden State explores New Jersey's rich musical heritage through stories about the musicians, listeners and fans who came together to create sounds from across the American popular music spectrum. The book includes chapters on the beginnings of musical recording in Thomas Edison's factories in West Orange; early recording and the invention of the Victrola at Victor Records' Camden complex; Rudy Van Gelder's recording studios (for Blue Note, Prestige, and other jazz labels) in Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs; Zacherley and the afterschool dance television show Disc-o-Teen, broadcast from Newark in the 1960s; Bruce Springsteen's early years on the Jersey Shore at the Upstage Club in Asbury Park; and, the 1980s indie rock scene centered at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Concluding with a foray into the thriving local music scenes of today, the book examines the sounds, sights and textures of the locales where New Jerseyans have gathered to rock, bop, and boogie.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Introduction: Making Scenes
1 Thomas Edison and the First Recording Studio
2 The Victor Talking Machine Company and the Scene at Home
3 Jazz at the Cliffside: The Studios of Rudy Van Gelder
4 Transylvania Bandstand and Rockin' with the Cool Ghoul
5 The Upstage Club and the Asbury Park Scene
6 "Drums Along the Hudson": The Hoboken Sound
Conclusion: Making the Scene in the Twenty-First Century
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780813574691
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813574691 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.