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The Big Bang and Real Jazz

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the Netherlands' introduction to African American blues music. Most people believe that that the Netherlands' first became acquainted with African American blues music in the ... More


Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Wim Verbei

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G. Boom (1920–1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship originally titled The Blues: Satirical Songs of the ... More


“Slang” for Snakes

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Frans Boom as an avid collector of blues records and his correspondence with publicist, jazz critic, and musicologist Will Gilbert. By the end of 1940, an exchange of ... 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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