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‘Sweet and Hot’: Learning to Signify with Style, 1929–1931

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the earliest recordings of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy that were made during the period 1929–1931. The chapter shows how Kirk inherited the Clouds of Joy from the Texan ... More


Troublesome Recordings: Jazz Styles, Masks, and Race

George Burrows

in The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy and establishes how their recordings represent a usefully troublesome body of work for illuminating prevailing conceptions of jazz that ... More


The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

George Burrows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199335589
eISBN:
9780190948047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199335589.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the first book-length study of the recordings of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy. This all-black band found nationwide fame in the later 1930s and came to exemplify the Kansas City style of ... More


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