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Chiaroscuro: Coltrane's American Songbook

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

As exemplified by the Africanisms of modernist concert music, music is a venue in which this question has historically been raised with particular urgency. This chapter pursues the question of what ... More


Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whatever audiences craved, whether it was gorgeous girls, catchy tunes, the latest dance craze, or zany humor, the Ziegfeld Follies gave it to them. The producer of the Follies, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., ... More


Epilogue: The End of an Era

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The epilogue is a short summation of the discussions explored throughout the book. The book’s focus has been on the early lives of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. This duo were together a defining ... More


The Rise of the Trio: 1943–1946

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the musical output of the King Cole Trio in the peak years of 1943 to 1946 and breaks down the different kinds of songs they favored. Although they were first famous for jivey ... More


Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Will Friedwald

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is the first true critical biography of Nat King Cole, the seminal 20th-century jazz pianist, popular singer, and African American cultural icon. It draws on many decades of research, ... More


Introduction: Of Falling Blossoms and Paper Moons

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The introduction starts with the basic facts and statistics of Nat King Cole’s career, his rather overwhelming string of chart hits that established him as the most popular of all popular singers ... More


Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein

Gary Rosen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199733484
eISBN:
9780190259891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733484.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, “the unrivaled king of copyright infringement plaintiffs,” opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As the ... More


The Birth of the Trio: 1937–1943

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

After Cole worked a series of gigs with Shuffle Along producer Flournoy Miller, a local restaurant owner hired him to bring a group to the Swanee Inn, which could accommodate only three musicians. ... More


Entr’acte: Trio to Quartet to Solo, 1948–1951

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

In spring 1948, Capitol Records finally releases “Nature Boy” (at the time of Cole’s marriage to his second wife, Maria Hawkins Ellington). The song is a blockbuster, remaining #1 on the pop charts ... More


Postscript: The Afterlife: 1965 and Beyond

Will Friedwald

in Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190882044
eISBN:
9780190882075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882044.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

During Christmas 1964, three members of the Cole family were in the hospital: Nat, in Los Angeles, and his father, in Chicago, were essentially on their deathbeds, but Nat’s oldest child, Carole was ... More


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