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Creating Jazz CounterpointNew Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues$
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Vic Hobson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039911

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.001.0001

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Cracking-up a Chord

Cracking-up a Chord

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(p.47) 4 Cracking-up a Chord
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Creating Jazz Counterpoint
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Vic Hobson

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0004

This chapter discusses the relationship between African American song and barbershop harmonic practices using Sigmund Spaeth’s fundamental barbershop cadences and the New Orleans folklore transcriptions of R. Emmet Kennedy. This chapter also discusses the widespread practice of quartet singing among New Orleans musicians and confirms that Buddy Bolden and his band sang in a “barroom quartet.” Bolden is said to have picked off the notes that the quartet sang on his cornet.

Keywords:   Barbershop harmony, Sigmund Spaeth, Quartet, R. Emmet Kennedy, African American

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