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Simply Full of Jazz: (Twenties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with the “Jimtown Fisticuffs” challenge dance between Flournoy E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles in the 1921 Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle black musical comedy Shuffle Along, which ... More


Shuffle Along: 1921

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

in Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190635930
eISBN:
9780190635961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635930.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter relates the story of Shuffle Along, the first all-black musical to achieve success with a white audience on Broadway; the history of previous attempts to stage African American written ... More


After the War: 1946–1952

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

in Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190635930
eISBN:
9780190635961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635930.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter opens with background on Eubie’s second wife’s family and their courtship. After World War II, Eubie formed partnerships with several new lyricists. Among them was Ernie Ford, a ... More


Hard Times: 1930–1936

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

in Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190635930
eISBN:
9780190635961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635930.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter explores Eubie’s collaboration with Andy Razaf for the score of Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1930; difficulties of working with Leslie; the show’s poor reception and short run on Broadway; ... More


Chocolate Dandies and the End of Sissle and Blake: 1924–1930

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

in Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190635930
eISBN:
9780190635961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635930.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter describes how, after touring, In Bamville arrived in New York in debt and with a new name: Chocolate Dandies; the successful introduction of the dance craze, The Charleston, in Miller ... More


Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190635930
eISBN:
9780190635961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635930.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The book tells the story of one of the key composers of 20th-century American popular song. Through his music, Eubie Blake rose from the slums of Baltimore to the heights of Broadway success. His ... More


Harlem and the Renaissance: 1920–1940

Cary D. Wintz

in Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460339
eISBN:
9781626740488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460339.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance. It is also known by other names such as the New Negro movement or the Jazz Age. It is traditionally seen as a literary movement arising ... More


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