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What’s Black and White and Heard All Over?

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the start of Dorothy's career. The 1920s saw women in the United States going where they had not gone before — into voting booths, for example. The world of Dorothy's early ... More


Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Charlotte Greenspan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dorothy Fields was best known as a lyricist, one of the few women who played a central role in the great period of American popular song from 1920 to 1960. Fields first became prominent writing the ... More


Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Alyn Shipton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book sheds new light on Cab Calloway's life and career, explaining how he traversed racial and social boundaries to become one of the country's most beloved entertainers. Drawing on first-hand ... More


Cotton Club Stomp 1930–1931

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes Cabell Calloway's career as a member of The Cotton Club Dance Orchestra. Calloway and the Missourians band were hired to come to New York as the house band at the Cotton Club. ... More


Harlem Fuss 1931–1933

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes personnel changes in the Cotton Club Dance Orchestra. As a band leader, Cabell Calloway decided to pick off the weaker members of his band and replaced one-third of his backing ... More


Chuberry Jam 1937–1939

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes changes that befell the Cotton Club Dance Orchestra as a result of the actions of Chu Berry. Berry was a tenor saxophonist who made some of his finest records in Cab Calloway's ... More


Spectacles 1972–1984

Kevin Whitehead

in Play the Way You Feel: The Essential Guide to Jazz Stories on Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190847579
eISBN:
9780190948306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847579.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Between 1972 and 1984, Hollywood produced several lavish jazz-related films. The failure of Lady Sings the Blues to do justice to the life or music of Billie Holiday is detailed. Martin Scorsese’s ... More


Harlem

Ted Gioia

in The History of Jazz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190087210
eISBN:
9780190087227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087210.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the emergence of Harlem as a center of jazz activity in the 1930s. It looks at the distinctive stride piano style that was popular in Harlem, and the work of pianists Fats ... More


Dizzy Atmosphere 1939–1941

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the life of Dizzy Gillespie, the trumpeter of Cotton Club Dance Orchestra. Gillespie's entry into the trumpet section did not fit into the framework that Cab Calloway had ... More


Cruisin’ with Cab 1941–1948

Alyn Shipton

in Hi-de-ho: The Life of Cab Calloway

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195141535
eISBN:
9780190268398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195141535.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the situation with the Cotton Club Dance Orchestra after the death of Chu Berry, and the introduction of a male voice close-harmony group to the band. Everyone in the band was ... More


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