The show must go on! : popular song in Britain during the First World War

Mullen, John, 1960- author
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  • Creator John Mullen
  • Format Books
  • Publication Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington : Ashgate, [2015]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 250 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781472441584, 1472441583, 9781472441591, 1472441591, 9781472441607, 9781472441614
  • OCLC ocn903436714

Notes

  • Originally published in French as Chanson populaire en Grande-Bretagne pendant la Grande Guerre 1914-1918 in 2012.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index.
  • Translated from the French.

Contents

  • Introduction: Battles, Society and Entertainment -- Portrait of an Industry : Producing Popular Music, 1914-1918 -- A Star in Focus 1 : Harry Lauder -- 'Scottish ambassador'? -- A Patchwork of Genres -- A Star in Focus 2 : Vesta Tilley -- The Woman Who Played Men -- The Songs and Their Content -- A Star in Focus 3 : Marie Lloyd -- 'Our Marie' -- If you were the only girl in the world' : Women, Men and Love in Music-hall Song -- A Star in Focus 4 : Harry Champion -- 'the spirit of the poorer parts of London' -- Songs about the War : Elite Voices and People's Voices -- 'I want to go home ' : Soldiers' Songs and Other Non-commercial Songs