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Baade, Christina L
Victory through harmony : the BBC and popular music in World War II / Christina L. Baade
Alternate Title BBC and popular music in World War II
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ML68 .B33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Radio and music -- Great Britain
Subject British Broadcasting Corporation -- History
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war
Popular music -- Great Britain -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism
Physical Description viii, 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index
Contents Uplift, dance music, and the BBC in interwar Britain -- "In tempore belli" : popular music for morale in the phony war -- Music while you work : discipline, dance music, and workers in wartime -- Between blitzkrieg and call-up : BBC dancing club, masculinity, and the dance band scheme -- Radio rhythm club : race, authenticity, and the British swing boom -- Sincerely yours : the trouble with sentimentality and the ban on crooners -- Calling the British forces in Malta : broadcasting femininity abroad and at home -- "Invasion year" : Americans in Britain, americanization, and the dance -- Music backlash

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