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Simply Full of Jazz: (Twenties)

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/9780195390827.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the “Jimtown Fisticuffs” challenge dance between Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles in the 1921 Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle black musical comedy Shuffle Along, which ... More


A Personal View of the Musicians

Floyd Levin

in Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the stories of several popular jazz musicians. The accounts in this chapter are from the author's personal encounters with these individuals. Some of these musicians began ... More


Modernism and the “Jazz Age”

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazz was the single most discussed musical genre of the United States during the 1920s, coming to represent the decade as a whole. The “Jazz Age” evoked rapid mechanization and the giddy good life of ... More


South Side Jazz: Cultural Context

William-Howland Kenney

in Chicago Jazz: A Cultural History, 1904-1930

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092608
eISBN:
9780199853168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092608.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When New Orleans' red light district closed down in the 1920s, Chicago felt a surge in the hustle and bustle of the entertainment world. It became a competition site, and particularly for the South ... More


The Weekly Regge: Cosmopolitan Music and Race-Conscious Moves in a “World a Jazz,” 1910s–1930s

Lara Putnam

in Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835821
eISBN:
9781469600246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838136_putnam.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the creation of black-identified music and dance in the Jazz Age by Caribbeans on the move, with special attention to Kingston, Harlem, Panama, and Port Limón, Costa Rica. Out ... More


Silk Stockings and Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

Sharon McConnell-Sidorick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632957
eISBN:
9781469632971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632957.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1920s Jazz Age is remembered for flappers and speakeasies, not for the success of a declining labor movement. A more complex story was unfolding among the young women and men in the hosiery mills ... More


Civilization on Trial

Joshua Berrett

in Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103847
eISBN:
9780300127478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103847.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at Paul Whiteman's success in Atlantic City, and Louis Armstrong's landing of a part in King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band as second cornet. It notes that for all the dynamic modernism ... More


Jazz

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers how in America's postwar years, the idea of Negro music (Jazz) as a somehow natural response to centuries of official oppression had currency not just with self-defined ... More


Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores the role played by the devil figure within an evolving blues tradition. It pays particular attention to the lyrics of recorded blues songs, but it also seeks to tell a story about ... More


That Ghastly Saxophone

Felix Harcourt

in Ku Klux Kulture: America and the Klan in the 1920s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226376158
eISBN:
9780226376295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376295.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Ku Klux Klan in the context of American music history, arguing that the idea of the 1920s as “Jazz Age” is a pernicious cultural myth. Many vocally hated jazz, with Klan ... More


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