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This and That, or, Swiped Calypsos

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the "calypso craze" of the 1950s and the central figure of the story, Harry Belafonte. Stolen Time is not an exhaustive history of the fad, but rather looks at specific ... More


Popular Folk Music Comes of Age, 1955–1956

Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson (eds)

in Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038518
eISBN:
9780252096426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038518.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the folk music scene from 1955 to 1956. It discusses the formation of the Hillbilly-Folk Record Collectors' Club and launching of the quarterly Hillbilly-Folk Record Journal in ... More


Reimagining Africa: How Black Women Invented the Language of Soul in the 1950s

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how women soul singers Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Odetta developed a language of soul in the late 1950s and early 1960s that was then marketed by record ... More


Survivors (1972–1978)

Aram Goudsouzian

in Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828434
eISBN:
9781469603605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian.21
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Sidney Poitier's life from 1972–1978. These include the decline of Poitier's career and his attempts to revive it when blaxploitation still reigned; his partnership ... More


Surfacing the Caribbean: Black Broadway and Mock Transnational Performance

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 explores musical theater’s response to the calypso craze, reconstructing the production history of the musical Jamaica (1957) within the context of other Broadway Caribbeana such as House ... More


Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Shane Vogel and Shane Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1956 Harry Belafonte’s Calypso became the first LP to sell more than a million copies. For a few fleeting months, calypso music was the top-selling genre in the US—it even threatened to supplant ... More


Carnivalizing Jazz: Duke Ellington’s Calypso Theater and the Diasporic Instant

Shane Vogel

in Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The mid-century rise of television provided new ways to conceptualize and incorporate a mass public sphere. Corporations sought to instrumentalize new televisual technologies through performance in ... More


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038518
eISBN:
9780252096426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038518.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a transatlantic history of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the related but distinct revivals that took place in the United States and Great Britain. After setting the ... More


Introduction: Performing Civil Rights

Ruth Feldstein

in How It Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195314038
eISBN:
9780199344819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314038.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explains how culture became a key battleground in the civil rights movement and suggests that women performers played a unique role in the overlapping worlds of politics and ... More


The Glamour Republic

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The conclusion discusses Eisenhower’s skepticism about Hollywood stars, as he expressed it in his journals and private comments to White House staff. Eisenhower’s reluctant embrace of political ... More


. My Only Groove Is Moods ~ 1967 ~

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.19
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the time after Andy and Nina signed with RCA at the end of 1966. It was a step up to one of the majors that already had demonstrated a commitment to black artists, among them ... More


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