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Conclusion: Afterglow

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Barbershop quartet singing played no small part in American culture and this has caused some historians to look at the barbershop music as a fusion of both black and white contributions and other ... More


City

Filippo De Vivo

in Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter turns to the diverse social world surrounding the political elites: apothecaries, notaries, barbers, weavers, scriveners, mercers, boatmen, courtisans, and washerwomen. The emphasis here ... More


Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Vic Hobson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book explores how the blues became a part of New Orleans jazz. In so doing it demonstrates how the principles of barbershop harmony were applied to the instrumentation of a jazz band to produce ... More


Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Vic Hobson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing on the streets of New Orleans with a barbershop quartet was foundational to his musicianship. However, up to now, there has been no ... More


The Blues And New Orleans Jazz

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter concludes that the blues, including the twelve-bar form of the blues was played in New Orleans by Bolden and his contemporaries. It also concludes that the principles of barbershop ... More


The Lost Chords: The Early Barbershop Revival

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Between 1925 and 1935, three significant sheet music books for barbershop quartets were published to further aid in establishing and publicizing barbershop quartets and barbershop arrangements: ... More


On Fallen Nature and the Two Cities

Nery Gabriel Lemus

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the idea of “the shared practice” by exploring the visual aesthetic of a haircut and the barbershop experiences of young Black and Latino males. In particular, it examines a ... More


Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Gage Averill

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion ... More


Introduction: Past Perfect

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As seen in the title of this book, the four parts of barbershop harmony, which is reminiscent of the “Four chairs, no waiting” signs seen in numerous barbershops across America, signify what appears ... More


On Main Street, U.S.A.

Gage Averill

in Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The period in which barbershop harmonies were still in the revival stage was interfered with as World War II caused several changes to this process of recovery. Because of this, barbershop ... More


Cracking-up a Chord

Vic Hobson

in Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039911
eISBN:
9781626740259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039911.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the relationship between African American song and barbershop harmonic practices using Sigmund Spaeth’s fundamental barbershop cadences and the New Orleans folklore ... More


A Stroll Through the Market

Richard E. Ocejo

in Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691165493
eISBN:
9781400884865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165493.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter discusses how bars, barbershops, and butcher shops were neighborhood cornerstones in the industrial city. Today, new versions of them catering to knowledgeable and wealthy ... More


“Singing Was My Life”

Vic Hobson

in Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819772
eISBN:
9781496819826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819772.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Armstrong’s boyhood spent singing in a street quartet. One of the songs that he sang was “Swanee River”: a song that was a staple with barbershop singers. This chapter ... More


“Cyanide in the Kool-Aid”: Black Politics and Popular Cultureafter Civil Rights

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents how curiosity, manifested in particular through parody, weds the conceptual work of contesting charisma to the playful questioning embedded in the formal workings of African ... More


“Something Went Wrong”

Joseph B. Atkins

in Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood's Zen Rebel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180106
eISBN:
9780813180113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180106.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Harry Dean Stanton spent early formative years in West Irvine in central Kentucky, a land explored by Daniel Boone, torn by the Civil War, long dependent on tobacco, textiles, and for a time oil, ... More


The Mills Brothers, Animators of the Unseen Stage

Jacob Smith

in Media Ventriloquism: How Audiovisual Technologies Transform the Voice-Body Relationship

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197563625
eISBN:
9780197563663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197563625.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Mills Brothers were a vocal quartet who rose to fame in the 1930s with a distinctive vocal style that featured group harmonies, the imitation of musical instruments, and the incorporation of ... More


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