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Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Christopher Wilkinson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience, dominated by those involved with the coal ... More

78 BluesFolksongs and Phonographs in the American South

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

John Minton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110195
eISBN:
9781604733273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When record men first traveled from Chicago or invited musicians to studios in New York, these entrepreneurs had no conception how their technology would change the dynamics of what constituted a ... More

Creating Jazz CounterpointNew Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Vic Hobson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores how the blues became a part of New Orleans jazz. In so doing it demonstrates how the principles of barbershop harmony were applied to the instrumentation of a jazz band to produce ... More

Creole TromboneKid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

John McCusker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036262
eISBN:
9781617036279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Edward “Kid” Ory (1886–1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. This book tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a ... More

Downhome GospelAfrican American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Jerrilyn McGregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. It examines African American sacred music ... More

Free Jazz/Black Power

Free Jazz/Black Power

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Free Jazz/Black Power is a treatise on the racial and political implications of jazz and jazz criticism published in 1971 by two French jazz critics, Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli. The goal ... More

The Guitar in AmericaVictorian Era to Jazz Age

The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Jeffrey J. Noonan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a history of the guitar from America’s late Victorian period to the Jazz Age. The narrative traces America’s BMG (banjo, mandolin, and guitar) community, a late nineteenth-century ... More

Jazz DiplomacyPromoting America in the Cold War Era

Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

Lisa E. Davenport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732689
eISBN:
9781604733440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732689.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz as an instrument of global diplomacy transformed superpower relations in the Cold War era and reshaped democracy’s image worldwide. This book tells the story of America’s program of jazz ... More

The Jazz ImageSeeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Heather K. Pinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Typically, a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal prerequisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to ... More

The Melody ManJoe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

Bruce Bastin and Kip Lornell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032769
eISBN:
9781617032776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032769.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Joe Davis, the focus of this book, enjoyed a 50-year career in the music industry, which covered nearly every aspect of the business. He hustled sheet music in the 1920s; copyrighted compositions by ... More

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