Widening the Horizon (Paperback)

Exoticism in Post-War Popular Music

By Philip Hayward (Editor)

John Libbey & Company, 9781864620474, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 1999

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During the 1950s and early 1960s, the musical exotica produced by performers such as Les Baxter, Martin Denny, and Arthur Lyman enjoyed international success. Widening the Horizon is the first in-depth analysis of the music and its cultural context.

About the Author

Philip Hayward, head of the Department of Media, Communication and Music Studies at Macquarie University (Sydney), is editor of the Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, and of several books including Music at the Borders and From Pop to Punk to Postmodernism.