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A New Orleans Trumpeter in a New York Band

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/9780195090222.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Louis Armstrong's brief tenure in Henderson's band forms a crucial moment in the history of jazz. Many jazz historians have argued that Armstrong's hot solos caused Henderson's band to sound passé, ... More


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

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

If Benny Goodman was the “King of Swing”, then Fletcher Henderson might be considered the power behind the throne. Not only did Henderson arrange the music that fueled Goodman's success, he also ... More


Louis Armstrong and the Great Migration

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at how American music making has been formed by internal migration, particularly the Great Migration, focusing on Louis Armstrong, a jazz performer and one of the most celebrated ... More


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


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

Floyd Levin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author of this book, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. This book, which contains works published mostly ... More


Shared Memory

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/9780300103847.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the memory that the cultures surrounding jazz music creates. Though these two kings of jazz, Paul Whiteman and Louis Armstrong, were sovereign in their respective kingdoms, ... More


Uneasy Lies the Head

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/9780300103847.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter notes the rise in fame of both Paul Whiteman and Louis Armstrong, noting how the title of “King of Jazz” affected their careers, how Whiteman was dethroned in 1949 by Louise Armstrong as ... More


Louis Armstrong Loves Guy Lombardo

Elijah Wald

in Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271036
eISBN:
9780520951358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271036.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Louis Armstrong often referred to Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians as his favorite band, but this fact is rarely cited and almost never pursued. Critics and historians who celebrate African American ... More


Dissemination: Morton, La Rocca, and Armstrong

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the dissemination of jazz from New Orleans outward. It shows how Jelly Roll Morton (Creole), Nick La Rocca (white), and Louis Armstrong (black) spread the carnivalesque values ... More


The Seven-year Challenge to Complete the Louis Armstrong Statue

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/9780520213609.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents an account of the seven-year challenge to complete a statue honoring Louis Armstrong, who is considered as the first and greatest celebrity of jazz. It discusses the fund that ... More


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