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Trickster Gods and Rapparees: (1650–1900)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

A jigging competition between two young men near the village of Frogmore, South Carolina, in 1951, asks how the jig, an Irish folk dance, became associated with a “Negro” style of dancing, and was ... More


“I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cries”: The Role of Dr. Watts Hymns in the Musical Acculturation of African Americans

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Not only in Dr. Watts hymns, but also in spirituals, blues, gospel, rhythm and blues, and jazz, African–European encounters have shaped a persisting core of relationships between language and music. ... More


God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919772
eISBN:
9780199345595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This book tells the surprising story of “God Bless America.” It begins with the song’s early history, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin and its premiere performance by Kate Smith in 1938, ... More


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


Kenny Clarke’s Journey between “Black” and “Universal” Music

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on bebop cofounder Kenny Clarke, who resided in Paris from 1956 until his death in 1985. Clarke became the cornerstone of the Parisian jazz scene. He was the house drummer for ... More


Introduction

Hannah Kosstrin

in Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

The Introduction establishes Anna Sokolow’s choreography among revolutionary spectatorial currents of the 1930s international Left as it aligned with Jewish peoplehood and shows how these values ... More


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