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The Artist’s Impression: Ethel Waters as Mimic

Laurie Stras

in The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656397
eISBN:
9780226656427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656427.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The voice has been theorized variously as an expression of collectivity, of individuality, of the raw materiality of the body, and of the practices of culture and identity. The work of the vocal ... More


A New Negro from the Old South

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Henderson came to New York City in 1920 on the threshold of the Harlem Renaissance, an era in which the “New Negro”, as defined by writer Alain Locke, would create a new era of African American ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


Adrian Rollini: Freelance

Ate van Delden

in Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825155
eISBN:
9781496825148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Rollini's side activities while he had a contract with Bert Lown. He was in demand as a party in recording sessions for his musical ideas,his ability to contribute a thorough ... More


Cabin in the Sky

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Cabin in the Sky was one of Latouche’s first major triumphs, an all-black 1940 musical for which he wrote the lyrics: music by Vernon Duke; book by Lynn Root; choreography by George Balanchine and ... More


Richard Crawford “George Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’ (1930)” (1993)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of Richard Crawford's commentaries on George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm, which was published in 1930 in The American Musical Landscape. Crawford notes that this ... More


Under My Skin Musicals and Race, Musicals and Sexuality

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a two-part examination of musicals and their minorities, ethnic and sexual. From Hallelujah! in 1929 through Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather in the 1940s, the musical gave a ... More


Re-Creation

Catherine Tackley

in Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Carnegie Hall further established its position as a venue for popular music performance following Goodman’s concert, as evidenced by the subsequent performances of W. C. Handy, Paul Whiteman, and ... More


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