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Newspapers and Radio Bring the World of the Big Bands to Black West Virginia

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the role of radio and newspapers in bringing big band music to the attention of black Mountaineers, and in disseminating this musical culture in West Virginia. It suggests that ... More


Give Me Some Skin: Novelty Songs and Ballads

John Wriggle

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at publisher demand for the potentially quick-selling, if usually short-lived, “novelty song” compositions that permeated the Swing Era market. Period novelty songs typically ... More


The Big Bands’ Audience in the Mountain State

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the demographic characteristics of the audience for big band music in West Virginia. It offers information on the so-called Kings of Amusement, who actively participated in ... More


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