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A Paradox of the Race?

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

After Armstrong's departure from the band in late 1925, his music still represented a musical and social challenge in that his style presented an exciting but perhaps threatening foil to the Paul ... More


“Just the Facts, Ma'am”: Musical Style Change and Markedness in the Police Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Using the notion of musical style topics (Agawu 1992, Ratner 1980, and Monelle 2000), this chapter traces the evolution of musical style and its effect on meaning in the genre of the police drama. ... More


George Gershwin and African American Music

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter details Gershwin's early contacts with African American music and musicians. His Blue Monday Blues of 1922, a failed attempt at writing an operatic scene about Negro characters, is sung ... More


“Gershwin Bros.” (1925)

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/9780195327113.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the success of George and Ira Gershwins during the 1920s. George composed the tunes while Ira wrote the lyrics. George's success was attributed to the commercial success of ... More


Mamie's Blues

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/9780195083491.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular

“Mamie's Blues” was, at first, an almost incidental part of Morton's memories about New Orleans. He later made it into one of his most beautiful blues, with a gentleness and delicacy that was unique. ... More


The Murder Ballad …

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/9780195083491.003.0023
Subject:
Music, Popular

“Wolverine Blues” is one of Jelly Roll Morton's most successful records. It contains some of the very best in this series, but it had one weird lapse, and he played a part of it better than his other ... More


Original Jelly Roll Blues …

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/9780195083491.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Popular

There is a story that during the 1930s when Morton was in the audience when a swing band performed his song “King Porter Stomp” he was disappointed with their rendition and went up to the stage, ... More


Dinah Washington: “The Queen”

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/9780195083491.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Popular

Dinah Washington (real name: Ruth Jones) was raised on praise music and was a member of church choir as a pianist before she was fifteen years old. She became a jazz performer by winning an amateur ... More


Philippikos and the Greens

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role played by the circus faction called the Greens in getting rid of Philippikos and replacing him with a civilian official, Artemios the secretary, as emperor of Byzantium ... More


Black Music before Jazz

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the evolution of African American music over the centuries of black presence in the Americas. It details African characteristics that remained in spite of slavery, and ... More


Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Ronald D. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The role of folk music, broadly defined, during the trying years of the Great Depression in the United States, 1929–40, with a particular focus on the role of left-wing political groups and ... More


Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

John W. Troutman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Since the nineteenth century, the distinct tones of kika kila, the Hawaiian steel guitar, have defined the island sound. Here historian and steel guitarist John W. Troutman offers the instrument's ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


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


The Problem and the Institutional Framework

Kent Jones

in The Doha Blues: Institutional Crisis and Reform in the WTO

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378825
eISBN:
9780199852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378825.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Unlike the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which served as a “provisional agreement”, had no fixed set of members, and was not recognized as a bona fide international organization, the ... More


“The Lights of Albuquerque”<sup>1</sup>

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The epilogue reflects on what has changed since the years when the fieldwork for the book was carried out, providing updates on key interlocutors and musicians in the book. This includes discussion ... More


In the “Side Room”: Eating with the Maynards and the Burgesses

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter attempts to discover the cultural significance attached to food choices. The taken for granted-ness of food choices also can make the broader cultural meanings difficult to reconstruct. ... More


From The French Doll to Our Nell (1922)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

On February 20, 1922, two shows opened on Broadway—The French Doll at the Lyceum and For Goodness Sake at the Lyric—that featured some new songs by Gershwin. For Goodness Sake, which ran for 103 ... More


L. A. Jelly, 1917–1923

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The story of Jelly Roll Morton's odyssey is set against the historical backdrop of the Great Migration. He did not simply get on the bandstand and play music. Instead, he was often responsible for ... More


Mud, Blood, and the Blues: Hurricane Katrina and the Flood waters of the African Diaspora

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter builds on the relationship between water and trauma beginning with the Middle Passage, and specifically reads floods as an extended metaphor for African American life on the Mississippi ... More


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