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Author Toft, Robert.
Title Hits and misses : crafting top 40 singles, 1963-1971 / Robert Toft.
Imprint New York : Continuum, 2011.

Subject Popular music -- 1961-1970 -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 174 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes discography.
Contents Introduction; Acknowledgements; Part I: The Song; 1. Telling a Story; 2. Prosodic Tunes; 3. Guitar-Based Modalities; Part II: The Recorded Work; 4. Bel Canto: The Unbroken Tradition; 5. Invention and Arrangement; 6. Transforming a Demo; 7. Hit-and-Miss Affair; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary Hits and Misses examines a selection of songs and recordings through the lens of textual criticism and delineates the creative process as it unfolds from the initial conception of a song to the final mix presented on disc. The book takes as its subject top 40 singles released between 1963 and 1971 in the USA, Britain, and Canada, and considers the songs themselves and their transformation in the studio.€Robert Toft€studies the methods by which recordists (songwriters, arrangers, band members, producers, and engineers) impart their ideas to audiences. €. The first part of the boo.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441116857 (electronic bk.)
1441116850 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 690177206
Additional Format Print version: Toft, Robert. Hits and misses. New York : Continuum, 2011 9780826423214 (DLC) 2010004156 (OCoLC)503308172