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Family Values in Music? Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's “I'll Be Seeing You'”

David Brackett

in Interpreting Popular Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter compares Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday's recorded renditions of the song I'll Be Seeing You. It highlights the differences in terms of the way the public and music industry treated ... More


Idol Worship in Jazz: Lady Sings the Blues and Hit!

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As a reward for delivering Little Fauss and Big Halsy under budget and under schedule, producer Albert S. Ruddy is selected to adapt The Godfather. Ruddy chooses Furie as his director, but pressures ... More


Billie Holiday: Anatomy of a Tragedy

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer/songwriter who pioneered an innovative way of controlling phrasing and tempo. She was nicknamed “Lady Day” by Lester Young, her friend and musical ... More


The Night I Stopped Singing like Billie Holiday

Toi Derricotte

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses how Toi Derricotte felt close to Billie Holiday although they never met. She had known that Holiday was on drugs and that she was beaten up by men. She knew that that she had ... More


All Men and Flo: Struggling to Survive as an Attorney, 1948–1960

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s law school training and early career as an attorney in New York City. As a black woman, Kennedy did not fit neatly within a legal system in which the most visible ... More


“God Moves in a Mysterious Way”: The Lining OutȔRing Shout Continuum beyond Church Walls

William T. Dargan

in Lining Out the Word: Dr. Watts Hymn Singing in the Music of Black Americans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234482
eISBN:
9780520928923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234482.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

While the primary focus of this book is black Baptist ritual, its general significance extends to non-church forms and contexts that developed in the generations immediately following the ascendancy ... More


Historical Cadence and the Nitty-Gritty Effect

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter two reevaluates the conventional wisdom that African American culture wholly repudiates abstraction, noting the paradoxical fact that music, which is generally considered the most ... More


Jazz Changes

Martin Williams

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This collection of record notes, interviews, portraits, and reviews recalls the Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Dial Record sessions, Langston Hughes reading poetry to the sound of jazz, and Thelonius ... More


Back to Black: Soul

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

With the collapse of the counterculture, the biracial aspirations of rock ’n’ roll and their reproduction in cinema gave way to new forms of separate black and white music and of films about them. ... More


Interpreting Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This book draws from the disciplines of ... More


You'll See Your Castles In Spain Back in Your Own Backyard

in Empire on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311826
eISBN:
9781846315268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311826.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The strange phrase ‘Back in Your Own Backyard’ denoted a return twice (‘Back’ is there twice) and ownership twice, too. The phrase ‘castles in Spain’ was first documented in the West in Le Roman de ... More


Outside the Ellington Constellation: The 1930s and 1940s

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter relates that although Johnny Hodges was primarily associated with Duke Ellington over the course of his career, he made some of his most famous recordings—sometimes under pseudonyms owing ... More


Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Gwen Terry (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be ... More


. Where My Soul Has Gone ~ 1973–1976 ~

Nadine Cohodas

in Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872437
eISBN:
9781469602240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882740_cohodas.25
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how Nina and Andy maintained a relationship beyond their common interest in Lisa. Nina even expressed her gratitude to Andy on the jacket of Emergency Ward “for encouragement and ... More


Scandal in the Courts

Elisabeth Israels Perry

in After the Vote: Feminist Politics in La Guardia's New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199341849
eISBN:
9780190948542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341849.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1930, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized an investigation first into New York City’s lower court system and then into its entire government. The investigation, known by the name of its ... More


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