Vanilla Pop: Sweet Sounds from Frankie Avalon to Abba

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This pop culture history serves up the soda fountain sound of the musical form that pervaded popular culture from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s: vanilla pop. The argument that vanilla, rather than being the absence of flavour, is a unique, identifiable, and under-appreciated characteristic of pop music is presented. Paying tribute to vanilla pop's mild-mannered, soft, soothing, sweet-tempered vision, the key components of this sound that freshens the ear with its extreme studio processing, high-register vocals, and ...

Vanilla Pop: Sweet Sounds from Frankie Avalon to Abba 2005, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781556525438

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