Paolo Conte: Italian 'Arthouse Exotic'

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Show simple item record Mitchell, T 2009-08-20T14:36:29Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Popular Music, 2007, 26 (3), pp. 489 - 496
dc.identifier.issn 0261-1430
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Paolo Conte is the most internationally successful of the Italian singer-songwriters who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. He is also among the most idiosyncratic, eclectic and unusual exponents of what Franco Fabbri has defined as the canzone d autore (author s song). Nonetheless he remains a rather arcane, cult figure in the Anglophone world an example of what Simon Frith has called the unpopular popular . A combination of apparent opposites the provincial and the cosmopolitan his music appropriates a global sweep of influences without being definable as world music . Characteristics of both his rough, untrained singing style and wry, ironic and opaque compositions have strong affinities with US singer-songwriters like Tom Waits and Randy Newman, and he draws heavily on early American jazz influences, although he remains quintessentially Italian. This makes him difficult to categorise in the world music market.
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1017/S0261143007001390
dc.title Paolo Conte: Italian 'Arthouse Exotic'
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Popular Music
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 26
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 489 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 496 en_US FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 890011
dc.percentage 100 en_US Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General Collection (ID: 346) [2015-05-15T14:11:52+10:00]
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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