Abstract

Posthumous duets—performances involving a dead singer and a living one—have become ubiquitous in popular music. As the case of Natalie and Nat “King” Cole’s “Unforgettable” makes clear, all sound recording harnesses the productive capacities of both living and dead, patterned through specific forms of co-laboring, or “deadness.”

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 14-38
Launched on MUSE
2010-03-05
Open Access
N
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