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• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1847652417
• ISBN-13 :_9781847652416

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• Description : Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone. It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music establishment in particular. Its pioneer exponent, Elvis, eventually become respectable in the eyes of straight society but he was the exception. 1950s rockabilly was a spontaneous outburst of spirited three-chord songs, tiny record labels, primitive studios, fiercely partisan audiences and wild-eyed, driven performers who weren't even sure that their musical careers would last the week. The book charts the rise (and fall) of the original 50s wave of rockabillies. It will also follow the progress of the music, in clubs, on radio, TV and film, pinpointing the key record labels and important regional centres, showing how fashions eventually changed and left rockabilly high and dry, far too wild and primitive in an era of smoother sounds. Dcharn traces the music to its Memphis roots. [...] by Publisher : 'Profile Books'



• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_269 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1847659411
• ISBN-13 :_9781847659415

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• Description : Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society. Over several centuries and across international borders, VULGAR TONGUES is the story of how the English language of Shakespeare's day fragmented and twisted into all kinds of shapes, as people like pickpockets, beggars, sailors, musicians, gangsters, whores, politicians, gypsies, soldiers, gays and lesbians, policemen, rappers, cockneys, biker gangs and circus folk seized the King's or Queen's English by the throat and took it to places it would probably regret in the morning. [...] by Publisher : 'Serpent's Tail'



• Author :_Max Decharne
• Pages :_189 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781842435328
• ISBN-13 :_1842435329

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• Description : Containing thousands of examples of hipster slang drawn from pulp novels, classic noir and exploitation films, blues, country and rock'n'roll lyrics and other related sources from the 1920s to the 1960's, Straight From the Fridge, Dad lays down the righteous jive, perfect for all hipsters, B-girls, weedheads, moochers, shroud-tailors, bandrats, top studs, gassers, snowbirds, trigger-men, grifters and long gone daddies... [...] by Publisher : 'No Exit Press'



• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105026629597

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• Description : The Big Sleep, The Godfather, Little Caesar, LA Confidential—behind these classic films there’s a story waiting to be told, and pulp novels, bank robbers, and serial killers have all played a part in shaping crime cinema. But after Hollywood throws these elements into the blender—along with the demands of censors, backers, and the frequently rampant egos of stars and directors—the finished film often bears little resemblance to its source. Real crimes are often considered by filmmakers to be too brutal, and their perpetrators too unattractive. When Sam Peckinpah filmed The Getaway, for instance, the novel’s pessimistic ending had to be changed to suit the tastes of its glittering stars, Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. Packed with fascinating facts and anecdotes, Hardboiled Hollywood delves into the origins of the greatest crime films ever, placing them in the context of their times and the studio system that produced them. [...] by Publisher : 'No Exit Pr'



• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_402 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1847945902
• ISBN-13 :_9781847945907

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• Description : Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been one inescapable constant: murder. It winds through the heart of the capital as surely as the River Thames. Capital Crimes tells the story of crime and punishment in the city, ­from the killing of infamous 'questmonger' Roger Legett during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 through to the hanging of Styllou Christofi in 1954. Along the way we encounter such shocking characters as railway murderer Franz Muller, the âe~baby farmersâe(tm) of Finchley and the notorious political assassin John Bellingham. Some are well known, some obscure; the lives and fates of all, however, have much to tell us, providing a glimpse into the workings of Londonâe(tm)s mysterious underworld and reminding us that dark deeds are not so far removed from everyday life as we would perhaps like to believe. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_391 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780297847694
• ISBN-13 :_0297847694

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• Description : Seminal book about the cultural explosion in Britain from the 1960s to the 1980s, centring around the King's Road in London. [...] by Publisher : 'Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited'



• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_OCLC:58039368

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• Author :_Max Décharné
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781605980768
• ISBN-13 :_1605980765

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• Description : An in-depth look at the inspiration behind the greatest crime films ever made. [...] by Publisher : ''

Slang

2012-09-01 | Social Science


• Author :_Michael Adams
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199986533
• ISBN-13 :_9780199986538

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• Description : Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art. In Slang: The People's Poetry, Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question "What is Slang" and defending slang--and all forms of nonstandard English--as integral parts of the American language. Why is an expression like "bed head" lost in a lexical limbo, found neither in slang nor standard dictionaries? Why are snow-boarding terms such as "fakie," "goofy foot," "ollie" and "nollie" not considered slang? As he addresses these and other lexical curiosities, Adams reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are "down with it" from those who are "out of it." Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines--indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as "bad" language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang's playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'

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