Freedom girls : voicing femininity in 1960s British pop /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States, p.1 online resource (ix, 323 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01071422, (OCoLC)fst01178528, (OCoLC)fst01200490, (OCoLC)fst01736271, 1961-1970, 20th century., fast, Femininity in music., Femininity in popular culture, Femininity in popular culture., Great Britain, Great Britain., History, History and criticism., Popular music, Popular music., Women singers, Women singers.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction. Vocal Manners for Moderns -- Part I. Ordinary, Extraordinary Voices. Chart Chicks and Gear Girls : The Limits of Mod Femininity ; "A girl in a million, just like a million" : Sandie Shaw and Ordinary Girlhood ; Sounding Like Liverpool : Region, Memory, and Cilla Black's Accent -- Part II. England meets Jamaica's Lollipop Girl : Millie Small, Voice, and Migration ; Race, Self-Invention, and Dusty Springfield's Voice -- Part III. Voice, Age, and Sex. The Last Remaining Virgin in London : Lulu, Whiteness, and Youth ; Sex, Freedom, and Marianne Faithfull's Voice at the Twilight of the Sixties ; Remembering Rock and Roll with P.P. Arnold -- Epilogue."This introduction positions the history of girl and young women singers in the 1960s in the context of broader histories of vocal training; ideas about voice, respectability, and expressivity; and the models of youthful femininity that were emergent in 1960s Britain. It connects this study to the emerging field of Voice Studies and provide an overview of the book's chapters"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 01, 2021).