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Time, Tradition, Performance, and the Aesthetic Object: Repetition

Julia Simon

in Time in the Blues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

The final chapter addresses the temporality of a genre based on tradition. Working from conceptions of tradition gleaned from the epic and historical chronicle, and of modern anxieties about the ... More


Jinx Blues: The 1941–42 Fisk-Library of Congress Sessions

Daniel Beaumont

in Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395570
eISBN:
9780190268060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395570.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the events pertaining to the 1941 Fisk-Library of Congress recording sessions, a project that came about from a study proposed by John Wesley Work III with respect to the 1940 ... More


The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More


Waiting: Longing, Prison, Addiction, and the Enduring Present

Julia Simon

in Time in the Blues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

This chapter examines the phenomenon of waiting and, in particular, the extreme experience of prison time doing hard labor in the Jim Crow South. The forms of waiting that are created musically echo ... More


Ora Dell Graham: A Little Black Girl from Mississippi

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the recordings of Ora Dell Graham. In the fall of 1940, the year she turned twelve, Ora Dell stood before her classmates in her school auditorium. As John A. Lomax operated a ... More


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