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Introduction: Migrating Jazz People and Identities

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the migratory experiences of musicians and their music through case studies of African American jazz ... More


Kenny Clarke’s Journey between “Black” and “Universal” Music

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on bebop cofounder Kenny Clarke, who resided in Paris from 1956 until his death in 1985. Clarke became the cornerstone of the Parisian jazz scene. He was the house drummer for ... More


Inez Cavanaugh: Creating and Complicating Jazz Community

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter excavates the life story of Inez Cavanaugh, a woman about whom little is known in jazz scholarship but whose contributions were significant to the creation and maintenance of a jazz ... More


Ceci n’est pas jazz: The Battle for Ownership

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about the transformations that jazz went through during the 1980s when there was a resurgence of the classic jazz of the 1940s and 1950s. This era has been termed the neoclassical ... More


Jazz at Home in France: French Jazz Musicians on the Warpath to “Authentic” Jazz

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates the performance of authenticity in French jazz criticism and the perspectives of French jazz musicians. From the 1930s through the postwar era, French jazz discourse ... More


“You play and I'll dance”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Prominent use of black performers in “The Carioca” suggested to some in the African American community that Fred Astaire's future films might provide further openings for black song-and-dance talent ... More


Do All we could to Get What we Felt Belonged to us by the Laws of Nature: Selling Real Negro Melodies and Marketing Authentic Black Rhythms

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, by embracing and selling racial difference, black musicians were able to become leading cultural innovators, symbols of modern black representation, and central players in ... More


Coda: Beyond Color-Blind Narratives: Reading behind the Scenes of Paris Blues

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the film Paris Blues (1961) to foreground several key points expressed in the present volume. It connects the fictional jazz diasporas of Paris Blues to the very real lives of ... More


“No One Sings as Convincingly as the Darkies Do”: Song and Diversity

Peter Gough and Peggy Seeger

in Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039041
eISBN:
9780252097010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039041.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines diversity in the Federal Music Project (FMP) programs. Throughout much of the country, the FMP engaged African American musicians to perform spirituals and other traditional ... More


Performing Jazz Diaspora with Sidney Bechet

Rashida K. Braggs

in Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the later life and career of New Orleans-style clarinetist and saxophonist Sidney Bechet. The 1949 International Jazz Festival in Paris drew Bechet from New York, seducing him ... More


Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Leta Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural ... More


Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but this book argues that his work as a ... More


“Let's Go Out to the Programs” (1952–1959)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The seven years between 1952 and 1959 were an extraordinarily rich period for the Dixie Hummingbirds and also for African American cultural history. African American artists of every kind continued ... More


Introduction

K. Heather Pinson

in The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734942
eISBN:
9781621034438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734942.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the subject of study in this book, which is the photographs of jazz musicians and how these photos have come to represent the genre as a whole. Some of the photographs ... More


“My Record Will Be There” (1950–1951)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The early 1950s were exciting times for gospel and for African American musical performers of all kinds. Record sales were healthy. Radio stations were spreading the music beyond color lines. Artists ... More


Jazz Diasporas: "Race, Music, and Migration in Post-World War II Paris"

Rashida K. Braggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279346
eISBN:
9780520963412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279346.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the close of the Second World War, waves of African American musicians migrated to Paris, eager to thrive in its reinvigorated jazz scene. This book challenges the notion that Paris was a ... More


“Move On Up a Little Higher” (1945–1949)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The years after World War II were glory days for African American gospel as inventive performers started seriously to build on tradition. An overall healthy economy spawned thriving record and radio ... More


. The Early Years: From Slavery to Freedom

Philip R. Ratcliffe

in Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030086
eISBN:
9781617030093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Mississippi John Hurt's family background and early years. Topics covered include Hurt's slave ancestors; his birth on March 8, 1892, the last of ten children born to Isom and ... More


From Black Belt to Bronzeville

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

in Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter traces the complex interplay of race, geography, and cultural criticism that permeated the Renaissance as a whole. Beginning with the categorization of the neighborhood as the Black Belt ... More


. Rediscovery and Sweet Success

Philip R. Ratcliffe

in Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030086
eISBN:
9781617030093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030086.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the rediscovery of Mississippi John Hurt by aspiring young guitar player Tom Hoskins. It covers Hoskins' search for Mississippi John Hurt; the contract drawn up between Hurt ... More


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