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In Defense of Wilbur Sweatman: A Response to His Critics

Mark Berresford

in That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the importance of Sweatman, contrary to the views of early jazz writers who often looked upon him with derision and scorn due mainly to his minstrel/vaudeville roots. Aside ... More


Lessons and Legacies

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The earliest literary recognitions of black music set up an artificial dichotomy between “white” and “black” traditions, suggesting for each of these two categories an essence and a stability that ... More


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