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Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Charlotte Greenspan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dorothy Fields was best known as a lyricist, one of the few women who played a central role in the great period of American popular song from 1920 to 1960. Fields first became prominent writing the ... More


Cultural Colonization

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at jazz in the time period between its commercialization in the 1920s and the bebop era in the mid-1940s. Jazz turned into harmless, expected entertainment music, formatted for the ... More


Theatre of Subversion: Carlile's Rotunda and Captain Swing

David Worrall

in Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276752
eISBN:
9780191707643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the veteran radical pressman Richard Carlile’s retro-conversion in 1830 of The Rotunda, Blackfriars Road, into a theatrical space for acting. Belatedly, Carlile had realized the ... More


BERLIN, 1917

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken underwent a transformation from his experiences in Berlin. From abroad, he witnessed how an irresponsible press could manipulate the news, provoking misunderstanding between two warring ... More


Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More


In Dahomey

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the début of the musical In Dahomey. It then examines how this musical, the performers, and its composer, gained praise and criticisms from various critics. It talks about the ... More


The Agony of Mastery

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In this chapter, Bogost discusses the sublime agony that comes with mastering a craft—and still failing. He begins by talking about the superstitions of pro sports players. They are the best at what ... More


Rural resistance

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines why Chartism and other ‘urban’ movements failed to take hold in certain regions, but also how other forms of collective action, including agitation against enclosure of common ... More


Blowup Beijing: The City as a Twilight Zone

Paola Voci

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Beijing of the New Documentary Movement. Its title reflects two main traits of Beijing documentaries: their tendency ... More


Introduction

Carl J. Griffin

in The rural war: Captain Swing and the politics of protest

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086267
eISBN:
9781781705025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the rural rising known as ‘Swing’, the pseudonym used to sign off many of the threatening letters sent to farmers and others during the autumn and winter of 1830. Despite the ... More


“Chinatown, My Chinatown”: Milton Brown and His Brownies Decca 5166

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0067
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Milton Brown & His Brownies, “Chinatown, My Chinatown”, Western Swing, stringband, Decca Records, and Bob Wills


“Truck Driver’s Blues”: Cliff Bruner and His Boys Decca 5725

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0077
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Cliff Bruner & His Boys, “Truck Driver’s Blues”, Ted Daffan, topical songs, occupational songs, Western Swing, honkytonk music, and Decca Records


Operation Swing—The Thrust North and the “Swing: 23d Infantry Regiment, 4–14 April 1951

William T. Bowers

in Striking Back: Combat in Korea, March-April 1951

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125640
eISBN:
9780813135366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125640.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

While the 3d Battalion pushed east along the road paralleling the Soyang River and the 1st Battalion guarded the rear and right flank, the French Battalion on the left and the 2d Battalion in the ... More


Hwach’on Dam– Attacks in the West: 1st cavalry Division, 9–10 April 1951

William T. Bowers

in Striking Back: Combat in Korea, March-April 1951

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125640
eISBN:
9780813135366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125640.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

In early April, as the 23d Infantry Regiment of the 2d Division (X Corps) engaged in Operation Swing to clear the enemy from the southeastern end of the Hwach'on Reservoir, the 1st Cavalry Division ... More


From Swing Is King (1936) to A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the first half of 1936, Gershwin published little new music other than a song, “King of Swing,” that helped fill out an all-Gershwin revue, Swing Is King, at the Radio City Music Hall. The ... More


if Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music! 

Billy Siegenfeld

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the current generation of jazz dance artists, swing does not appear to figure at all as a necessary ingredient of creative practice. Swing music embodies two different rhythms, “ground rhythm” and ... More


Jazz Dance and Racism

Carlos Jones

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the complications of race and class as a part of the jazz dance story. Acceptance as an art form has eluded jazz dance for decades. Much of this can be attributed to the ... More


Hooked on Classics

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Swing Mikado, the most popular and successful of the Negro Unit productions. It is a syncopated version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan comedic operetta depicting ... More


The rural war: Captain Swing and the politics of protest

Carl J. Griffin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086267
eISBN:
9781781705025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Beginning in Kent in the summer of 1830 before spreading throughout the country, the Swing Riots were the most dramatic and widespread rising of the English rural poor. Seeking an end to their ... More


Government Worker: 1937–1946

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/9780190635930.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Eubie’s employment by the WPA as a composer for the Federal Theatre Project’s variety shows. The chapter also explores Eubie’s partnership with new lyricist, Milton Reddie; ... More


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