Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 1918-1964 (Paperback)

Chris Bourke

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Bringing to life the musical worlds of New Zealanders both at home and out on the town, this history chronicles the evolution of popular music in New Zealand during the 20th century. From the kiwi concert parties during World War I and the arrival of jazz to the rise of swing, country, the Hawaiian sound, and then rock’n’roll, this musical investigation brings to life the people, places, and sounds of a world that has disappeared and uncovers how music from the rest of the world was shaped by Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders into a melody, rhythm, and voice that made sense on these islands.

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Chris Bourke is a writer, journalist, editor, and radio producer. He is a former editor of two of New Zealand’s leading music magazines, Rip It Up and Real Groove, as well as a staff writer and arts & books editor at the New Zealand Listener and producer of Radio New Zealand’s Saturday morning national radio program. He is the author of Something So Strong, the definitive biography of Crowded House.

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