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Echo and Reverb
Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960
Peter Doyle

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• Harnessing the Echo
• “Way Out There”: Hillbilly, Blues and Jazz
• “Blue Shadows on the Trail”: Space and Place in the Imagined West
• “And as the Sun Sinks Slowly in the West . . .”: Sobbing Guitars, Distant Horizons and the Acoustics of Otherness
• “How Near, How Far?”: Inner Voices, Weird Space and the Ghostly West
• “Off the Wall”: Blues Recording at Sun and Chess Studios, 1947–1954
• “Train I Ride . . .”: Rock ’n’ Roll Echo
• “Train Kept a Rollin’”: Popular Music’s New Territories
• Conclusion: “Race with the Devil”
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Discography
• Index

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