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Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731224
eISBN:
9781604733310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the phenomenon of American fiddle contests, which now have replaced dances as the main public event where American fiddlers get together. It studies this change and what it means ... More

The Starday StoryThe House That Country Music Built

The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is entirely dedicated to one of the most influential music labels of the twentieth century. In addition to creating the largest bluegrass catalog throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Starday was ... More

That's Got 'Em!The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Mark Berresford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882–1961) is one of the most important, yet unheralded, African American musicians involved in the transition of ragtime into jazz in the early twentieth century. This book ... More

To Do This, You Must Know HowMusic Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

Lynn Abbot and Doug Seroff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036750
eISBN:
9781621039150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036750.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the ... More

Transatlantic Roots MusicFolk, Blues, and National Identities

Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Jill Terry and Neil A. Wynn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents a collection of essays on the debates about origins, authenticity, and identity in folk and blues music. The essays had their origins in an international conference on the ... More

A Trumpet around the CornerThe Story of New Orleans Jazz

A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Samuel Charters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578068982
eISBN:
9781604733181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book tells the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, the book provides a ... More

Up Yon Wide and Lonely GlenTravellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Elizabeth Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033087
eISBN:
9781617033094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033087.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Elizabeth Stewart is a highly acclaimed singer, pianist, and accordionist whose reputation has spread widely not only as an outstanding musician but as the principal inheritor and advocate of her ... More

West African Drumming and Dance in North American UniversitiesAn Ethnomusicological Perspective

West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

George Worlasi Kwasi Dor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. Since its inception in 1964 at both UCLA and ... More

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