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The Storyville Story

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/9780195083491.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Popular

No matter how often he heard about it, Morton was repeatedly struck by accounts of the magnificent slice of life which prevailed freely in the Storyville district. People from every economic group, ... More


Joe Overstreet: Light in Darkness

Graham Lock

in The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340501
eISBN:
9780199852215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Joe Overstreet was born in Conehatta, Mississippi, in 1933. He spent his teenage years in California, where he studied art at various institutions, worked as a merchant seaman, and became an early ... More


Warming by the Devil’s Fire (2003)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Warming by the Devil’s Fire is one in a series of films on blues music produced for television by Martin Scorsese. Burnett’s episode is by far the best of the series, in part because it shows the ... More


Where Women Live: Creating and Regulating the Spaces of Women’s Lives, 1880–1950

Beth Willinger

in Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817020
eISBN:
9781496817068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817020.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were defined in part by a national obsession with domesticity and respectability and a redefinition of public/private spheres. Beginning with the ... More


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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/9780226328690.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

From the beginnings of the African presence in New Orleans, authorities feared the potential of unsupervised black music making. Whites dreaded the possibility that the disrespectable music and dance ... More


Sicilians in the Meld

Jason Berry

in City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647142
eISBN:
9781469647166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647142.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

69,937 Italians, mostly from Sicily, arrived in New Orleans between 1898 and 1929. A culture of close families, loyal to the Church and one another, gave birth to a Sicilian ghetto in the Vieux Caré ... More


Origin Stories 1941–1947

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/9780190847579.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines 1940s jazz films that depict the early days of jazz and its spread from the African American community to white musicians and audiences. These films are placed in the context of ... More


Implosions: November 1917

E. Douglas Bomberger

in Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190872311
eISBN:
9780190872342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872311.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The refusal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra management to program “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Providence, Rhode Island, on 30 October led to nationwide outrage against Karl Muck in early November. ... More


“Its Bite and Its Feeling”: The Quadroon Ball and Jazz’s New Orleans Plaçage Complex

Christi Jay Wells

in Between Beats: The Jazz Tradition and Black Vernacular Dance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197559277
eISBN:
9780197559314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197559277.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter positions the quadroon balls of nineteenth-century New Orleans as a critical generative source of, and productive metaphor for, the complex of miscegenation fantasies that mark jazz as ... More


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