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Georgia Skin Game

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

Morton was a contradictory man, a “puzzingly” complex man. At pne point in his career Morton made records for a folklore collection and tackled it with many indigenous songs. The first slaves brought ... More


Isabel Morse Jones: “Gershwin Analyzes Science of Rhythm” (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0061
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Isabel Morse Jones article titled Gershwin Analyzes Science of Rhythm, which was published in the February 7, 1937, issue of the Los Angeles Times. Jones' article ... More


The 1950s: “Marry the Man Today”

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter examines the female duet in the formally integrated musical that was typical in the 1950s: West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and Wonderful Town. In the 1950s, most musicals used the ... More


Epilogue: The End of an Era

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The epilogue is a short summation of the discussions explored throughout the book. The book’s focus has been on the early lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This duo were together a defining ... More


John Kander: Born: March 18, 1927, Kansas City, Missouri

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of John Kander. It starts with an extended commentary of his career, and also gives details on productions, with data and song information. Kander attended Oberlin ... More


West Side Story & Gypsy

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

Some call these vastly different shows the culmination of an era in that their vitally story-oriented artistry tops off the epoch of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Others see the pair as the start of the ... More


Something to Dance About

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the musicals of the 1950s. The era was marked by the death of the revue with the advent of television; the collaborations between Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green; ... More


Good-Time Merry-Go-Round: Life after Elvis

Roben Jones

in Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734010
eISBN:
9781604734027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734010.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the impact of Elvis’s sessions on the studio and the group. Throughout 1969, the studio phones rang almost constantly with people booking sessions. Another Elvis connection was ... More


New Blues in the Mississippi Delta

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the musical style of TopNotch the Villain, a hip-hop artist from the Mississippi Delta. It explains that TopNotch’s freestyle technique reveals the rhythms of blues music, the ... More


Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Marc Napolitano

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Lionel Bart’s Oliver! is one of the most popular English musicals of all time, and it remains the most significant English musical produced during the “golden age” of the Broadway musical. However, ... More


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