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Blackface Minstrels, Black Minstrels, and Their European Reception

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the reception of black and blackface minstrelsy outside of the USA. Europeans first acquired knowledge of the music-making of African Americans through the distorting medium of ... More


Buddy Bolden's Legend

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/9780195083491.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

Charles “Buddy” Bolden was born around 1878 and died in 1931, but the last twenty-four years of his life were passed in the Louisiana State Hospital in Angola. There is at least one existing photo of ... More


The Clef Club Concert

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents the detailed story of another historic recreation, this time on the stage of Carnegie Hall where in 1912 the Clef Club concert took place. New challenges were met: an unusual ... More


Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book addresses the relationship between small-scale banjo makers and the musical community within which they function, specifically groups and individuals interested in the performance and ... More


Voices

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the Southerners passion for singing, playing, and dancing. The instruments of choice were guitars, banjos, and pianos. The songs range from bouncy pop songs to sentimental ... More


A Brief History of the Banjo

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides a short historical overview of the banjo, from its origins among enslaved populations up through the so-called golden era of its development and manufacture in the late 19th ... More


The Old-Time Nation

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter delves into the musical community associated with old-time music and its beginnings within the American folk music revival of the 1950s. From the start, this was an intentional community ... More


An Homage to the Past

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter and the one that follows (Chapter Five) draw on interviews with twenty-two banjo makers in the United States and Canada to explore the issues facing these individuals who strive to ... More


The Banjo’s Evolving Story

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter begins with the premise that instruments represent more than simple artifacts or tools for the creation of musical sounds. They are additionally imbued with stories that may ... More


Claude McKay’s Primitivist Narration

Ben Etherington

in Literary Primitivism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Claude McKay’s novels Home to Harlem and Banjo as attempts to undertake literary primitivism’s project of immediacy by means of a musical aesthetics. Exploring his relationship ... More


The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Jeffrey J. Noonan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers a history of the guitar from America’s late Victorian period to the Jazz Age. The narrative traces America’s BMG (banjo, mandolin, and guitar) community, a late nineteenth-century ... More


“Harlem Jazzing”: Claude McKay, Home to Harlem, and Jazz Internationalism

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The first chapter concentrates on the fiction of Claude McKay, which explicitly locates jazz expression within intellectual debates about black internationalism. Beginning with consideration of ... More


Czech Bluegrass Histories and Backgrounds

Lee Bidgood

in Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041457
eISBN:
9780252050053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041457.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Americanism, used here to refer to the transformative performance of elements of U.S. culture, is at the root Czech bluegrass. The Wild West imagery of Karl May's novels and early Czech Tramps' use ... More


Making Bluegrass at Home, Abroad, and in Between

Lee Bidgood

in Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041457
eISBN:
9780252050053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041457.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The author's tours with the band Roll's Boys, and the experiences of banjoist Richard Ciferský show how Czech and Slovak players form a transitional layer between local European groups and American ... More


Backstage

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Under the auspices of top producer Vinton Freedley, Walters begins his choreographic career. He stages dances for Broadway productions Let’s Face It and Banjo Eyes. This chapter documents Walters’ ... More


Introduction

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the banjo as a means of exploring not only the methods and motivations of contemporary instrument builders, but also as an instrument with a history as a successful agent of ... More


God Is in the Details

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores designing and building a banjo for the old-time musical community. It is not a how-to guide, but is rather an extended discussion of the various processes involved, ranging ... More


An Apprentice to Ghosts

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on builders (Bob Thornburg, Jeff Menzies, John Bowlin, Allen Hart, Jim Hartel, George Wunderlich and Pete Ross) who have chosen exclusively to create instruments that are either ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey J. Noonan

in The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the role in the guitar in the music scene in America from the Victorian era to the Jazz Age. The book examines the early ... More


The Guitar in the BMG Movement 1880–1900

Jeffrey J. Noonan

in The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role of the guitar in the banjo, mandolin, and guitar (BMG) movement in America during the period from 1880 to 1900, and explains that the BMG movement, instigated by S. S. ... More


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