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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

Boom's BluesMusic, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Wim Verbei

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G. Boom (1920–1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship originally titled The Blues: Satirical Songs of the ... 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 Gaithers and Southern GospelHomecoming in the Twenty-First Century

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Ryan P. Harper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This ethnography examines songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaithers’ Homecoming video and concert series. The Homecomings re-present the “southern gospel” subgenre of gospel music—a musical style popular ... More

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Chris Goertzen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels (1839) was the first collection of southern fiddle tunes and the only substantial one published in the nineteenth century. Knauff's activity could not anticipate our ... 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

Listen to ThisMiles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Victor Svorinich

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461947
eISBN:
9781626740891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461947.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Bitches Brew was released, it was not just another jazz album, but a major single event, with ramifications rippling over the next forty-plus years. Not only did Miles Davis change the face of ... 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

Mississippi John HurtHis Life, His Times, His Blues

Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

Philip R. Ratcliffe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030086
eISBN:
9781617030093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Mississippi John Hurt (1892–1966) was “rediscovered” by blues revivalists in 1963, his musicianship and recordings transformed popular notions of prewar country blues. At seventy-one he moved to ... More

People Get ReadyAfrican American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Kevin Meehan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732818
eISBN:
9781604732825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, ... More

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Lawrence Schenbeck

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book traces the career of racial uplift ideology as a factor in elite African Americans’ embrace of classical music around the turn of the previous century, from the collapse of Reconstruction ... More

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Kip Lornell and Tracey E. W. Laird (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

To borrow words from Stan “The Record Man” Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of America’s most important “regional-sound cities.” Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ... More

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

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

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