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The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá DrummingAesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Batá Drumming: Aesthetics, Transmission, Bonding, and Creativity

Kenneth Schweitzer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036699
eISBN:
9781621030065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036699.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

An iconic symbol and sound of the Lucumí/Santería religion, Afro-Cuban batá are talking drums that express the epic mythological narratives of the West African Yoruba deities known as orisha. By ... More

The BerimbauSoul of Brazilian Music

The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

Eric A. Galm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734058
eISBN:
9781604734065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This study explores its stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse ... More

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

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern CaliforniaModern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Mark F. DeWitt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. These are names that are familiar to many fans of Cajun music and zydeco, and they have one other ... More

Charley PattonVoice of the Mississippi Delta

Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

Robert Sacré (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816139
eISBN:
9781496816177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in 1934, a team of blues experts gathered five thousand miles from Dockery Farms at the University of Liege in Belgium to honor the life and music of the most ... More

Chocolate SurrealismMusic, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory, and History in the Circum-Caribbean

Njoroge Njoroge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806895
eISBN:
9781496806932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806895.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chocolate Surrealism: Music, Movement, Memory and History is a (w)holistic historiography of the circum-Caribbean region. The book highlights connections among the production, performance, and ... 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

Creating the Jazz SoloLouis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Vic Hobson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing on the streets of New Orleans with a barbershop quartet was foundational to his musicianship. However, up to now, there has been no ... 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

Geographies of CubanidadPlace, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Geographies of Cubanidad: Place, Race, and Musical Performance in Contemporary Cuba

Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462395
eISBN:
9781626746886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462395.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Derived from the nationalist writings of José Martí, the concept of Cubanidad (Cubanness) has always imagined a unified hybrid nation where racial difference is nonexistent and nationality trumps all ... 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

Greek Music in America

Greek Music in America

Tina Bucuvalas (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Greek Music in America: A Reader provides a foundation for understanding the scope, practice, and development of Greek music in America through essays by the principal scholars in the field. This is ... 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

The High-Kilted MusePeter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Murray Shoolbraid (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734171
eISBN:
9781621034094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1832 the Scottish ballad collector Peter Buchan of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, presented an anthology of risqué and convivial songs and ballads to a Highland laird. When Professor Francis James ... 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

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