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Pure Friendship

Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, J. Frank G. Boom, J. Frank G. Boom, J. Frank G. Boom, and J. Frank G. Boom

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the life of Frans Boom and Will Gilbert after the war. After the war, their mutual differences—in origin, education, wartime past, substantive approach to the subject, social ... More


“Slang” for Snakes

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Frans Boom as an avid collector of blues records and his correspondence with publicist, jazz critic, and musicologist Will Gilbert. By the end of 1940, an exchange of ... More


Shifting Perspectives

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

At the end of 1941, Will Gilbert decided to accept a job at the Department of Public Information and Art (DVK). His decision was of crucial importance to Frans Boom's blues project and the course of ... More


Matters of Principle

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the circumstances that delayed the publication of Frans Boom's manuscript. Frans completed most chapters of his blues manuscript in the winter of 1943 and spring of 1944. ... More


Dreadfully Purged

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details events that prevented the publication of the final completed blues manuscript The Blues by J. Frank Boom and Will G. Gilbert. Over a period of nearly thirty years, there were ... More


The Blues Scoop

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers why the letters that Will Gilbert wrote to Frans Boom from October 1940 to the spring of 1941 did not contain a single word about the fact the Netherlands had been occupied by ... More


Irrevocable Step

Wim Verbei

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers the reasons why Frans Boom did not abandon the idea of working with Will Gilbert in order to see his blues project through to completion. Gilbert was working for an ... More


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