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Cajun Swing Era

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The historical and cultural forces pushing together traditional Cajun, hillbilly, western swing, jazz, and American popular music, and the musical synthesis that ensued, form the foundation of this ... More


Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More


Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Nicholas Gebhardt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the changes that took place in popular music in the United States, in the period from 1870 until 1929. It explores the context for those changes and offers an explanation for why ... More


Alec Wilder

Philip Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037603
eISBN:
9780252094842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The music of Alec Wilder (1907–1980) blends several American musical traditions, such as jazz and the American popular song, with classical European forms and techniques. Stylish and accessible, ... More


Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Edward P. Comentale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book rewrites the history of early twentieth-century pop music in modernist terms. Tracking the evolution of popular regional genres such as blues, country, folk, and rockabilly in relation to ... More


Progressive Country Music as Local Music

Travis D. Stimeling

in Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter details the musical, social, ideological, and industrial roots of the Austin music scene through the lens of the emergence of folksinging as a distinctly countercultural act at venues ... More


Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

William Howland Kenney

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Have records, compact discs, and other sound reproduction equipment merely provided American listeners with pleasant diversions, or have more important historical and cultural influences flowed ... More


The Phonograph and the Evolution of “Foreign” and “Ethnic” Records

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Cultural stereotypes in the United States constrained the involvement of immigrants with recorded music while simultaneously opening limited avenues of opportunity, especially for those from ... More


The Gendered Phonograph: Women and Recorded Sound, 1890–1930

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The public history of the early phonograph business echoes with the sounds of its male inventors, entrepreneurs, and recording artists. From the crusty phonograph patriarch, Thomas Edison himself, ... More


African American Blues and the Phonograph: From Race Records to Rhythm and Blues

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Commercial recordings of music made by African Americans, discs designed by record companies to sell to African Americans, finally emerged in the 1920s as a further extension of earlier ethnic music ... More


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