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Boyhood Memories

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/9780195083491.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

The story goes that in 1938 in Washington, D.C., police arrested two men attempting to enter the Library of Congress. Apparently, the men were avid record collectors and they wanted to enter the ... More


The Animule Ball

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/9780195083491.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular

The “Animule Ball” is derived from the two tracks in which Jelly Roll Morton depicts himself as an entertainer. The tracks recreate life in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jelly Roll Morton worked and lived ... More


Original Jelly Roll Blues …

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/9780195083491.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Popular

There is a story that during the 1930s when Morton was in the audience when a swing band performed his song “King Porter Stomp” he was disappointed with their rendition and went up to the stage, ... More


National Jazz Ensemble

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/9780195083491.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Popular

Founded and directed by Chuck Israels, the National Jazz Ensemble with an effort produced a repertory orchestra to play classic records from the full array of jazz history. It performed everything ... More


The Fisk Concert Spiritual

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the process of musically and culturally translating oral folk spirituals into notated arranged spirituals performed on the concert stage. The American Missionary Association ... More


Introduction who was Kid Ory?

John McCusker

in Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036262
eISBN:
9781617036279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the life and career of jazz musician Kid Ory. The book, which covers Ory’s life and career during the period from 1900 to ... More


“Still Talking About My Generation!”: The Representation of Youth in Popular Music

Andy Bennett

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Rock and Roll became an important form of popular music, entering mainstream youth culture by white translators of black music such as Elvis Presley. Youth readily identified with the themes of Rock ... More


Opening Riff: Jelly Roll Morton's Stars and Stripes

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Recalling his youth in early-twentieth-century New Orleans, Ferdinand Lamothe sits down at the piano to play that most American of marches, John Philip Sousa's “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” ... More


Under Mt. Cheiron

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

From the late 1970s until his final illness, Legman worked to bring his big projects to press and to write his memoirs. Turning back to his work on erotic folk song, Legman aimed to complete his ... More


Disaggregating the secret ballot: electioneering and the politics of self-knowledge

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines one important challenge for the Conservative Party's senior strategists as they sought to address their apparent ‘crisis’ of irrelevance: how to establish the voting intentions ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the factors leading to the emergence of the counterculture. It focuses on dempgraphic, economic and technological change and offers an overview of the material to follow.


Music

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with a reading of the Beat Generation interest in bop jazz. It then looks at the importance of Blues and rock and roll as musical forms that would be at the heart of later ... More


Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, this book captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. Using a blend of music analysis and cultural critique, the ... More


Broadway Black, Hollywood White: 1943–1957

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Show Boat in the post-World War II era by way of the 1946 Broadway revival and two film versions made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Hollywood (extended excerpts in Till the Clouds ... More


Prelude to a Riff

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton played piano very well. His most famous boast was provoked by a broadcast of Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not radio program, which introduced W. C. Handy as the ... More


Mamanita and the “Voodoo Witch”

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Jelly Roll Morton describes Anita Gonzales as the only woman he ever really loved and admits that she “managed” him. The phrase “voodoo witch” and the idea that Laura Hunter had made a pact with ... More


L. A. Jelly, 1917–1923

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The story of Jelly Roll Morton's odyssey is set against the historical backdrop of the Great Migration. He did not simply get on the bandstand and play music. Instead, he was often responsible for ... More


The Scrapbook

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the scrapbook of Jelly Roll Morton. It contains no internal evidence to prove definitively that Morton himself compiled it, but he is the most likely candidate for a number of ... More


Last Days

Phil Pastras

in Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explains the last days of Jelly Roll Morton. Anita Gonzales had apparently agreed to act as patron of Morton's West Coast comeback. The part of this deal was to keep Mabel in the dark ... More


Jelly Roll Morton and the Spanish Tinge

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

in Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Jelly Roll Morton, a jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, showing how tensions in jazz are expressed in Morton's music, and examining a basic epistemological question about ... More


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