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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


New York, 1907–1910

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1907, Scott Joplin arrived in New York and stayed in the Tenderloin — its center for entertainment. Rose Leaf Rag is another outstanding ragtime composition of Joplin. The author argues that after ... More


Treemonisha, 1910–1911

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

The formation of the Clef Club was the most important event in 1910 for New York's black musicians headed by James Reese Europe. In 1911, Scott Joplin published the piano-vocal score of his opera ... More


The Legacy of Scott Joplin

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author posits that although Scott Joplin was only forty-nine and underprivileged when he died, he was already of a generation whose time had passed. Joplin was a focus for much of the ragtime ... More


The Ragtime Dance, 1899–1901

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101089
eISBN:
9780199853120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101089.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

John Stark was a music publisher who played an important role in the Scott Joplin story. He believed in ragtime, as he equaled the best piano rags to classical music. One of the reasons for the low ... More


Epilogue

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Show Boat's legacy is assessed by comparison with recent Broadway musicals that use interracial casts and racially-marked popular music styles. Ragtime, Hairspray, and Memphis ... More


Charles Ives's Four Ragtime Dances and “True American Music”

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/9780520254862.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Charles Ives and his relationship to ragtime, which was the leading popular music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Ives is a composer who was at the center of the ... More


The Bolden Legend

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jazzmen promoted Buddy Bolden as the legendary first man of jazz. Willy Cornish played with Bolden. Cornish was in a photograph of Bolden’s original band. Bunk Johnson too claimed to have played with ... More


Dancing mad! The modernisation of popular dance

Allison Abra

in Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994334
eISBN:
9781526128218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994334.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the early development of modern ballroom dancing in Britain, from its origins in the ragtime era prior to the First World War through the dance craze that came with the peace. It ... More


“I'm Tore Down”: Lynching and the Birth of a Blues Tradition

Adah Cussow

in Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310978
eISBN:
9780226311005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the lynching's inflicted terror in both the blues lyric and blues autobiographical tradition. It also addresses the linkage between southern lynching and blues song. Any given ... More


After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Maureen A. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After the Rite: Stravinsky’s Path to Neoclassicism (1914–25) traces the evolution of Stravinsky’s compositional process with excerpts from Rossignol, Three Pieces for String Quartet, Renard, Histoire ... More


Explosions: April 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

On 2 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson urged Congress to enter the European war, and Congress voted to do so on Friday, 6 April. On the 15th of that month, Victor released the Original Dixieland ... More


New York, 1907

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Joplin arrived in New York in the early summer, intent upon establishing contacts with publishers and securing backers for his new opera, on which he was still working. He moved into a boarding house ... More


Treemonisha, 1910–1911

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

In 1910, John Stark closed his New York office and returned to St. Louis. James Reese Europe formed the Clef Club for New York’s African American musicians and put them in the forefront for providing ... More


Legacy, Part 2: Revival and Recognition, 1941–1980s

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

The Yerba Buena Jazz Band’s efforts to recover the roots of jazz in 1941 initiated a ragtime and Scott Joplin revival. The first research article about Joplin appeared in 1944, and in 1948 Fisk ... More


An Approach to Musical Theater, 1899–1900

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Joplin was not satisfied with being a composer of piano rags, marches, and songs; he sought success and recognition in musical theater. His first effort in this direction—probably an early version of ... More


The Ragtime Dance, 1902

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

A later version of the stage work that Joplin had performed in 1899 and 1900 finally reached print in the spring of 1902. At the insistence of his daughter Eleanor, John Stark published it under the ... More


Stravinsky’s Improvisatory Style

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Stravinsky’s improvisatory style as it evolves from his experimentation with the pianola to his search for new models in the music of “ragtime.” Stravinsky considered Ragtime ... More


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