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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


“Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?”

Michael G. Garber

in My Melancholy Baby: The First Ballads of the Great American Songbook, 1902-1913

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781496834294
eISBN:
9781496834287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496834294.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a history, reception study, and analysis of “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?” (Hughie Cannon, 1902). The discussion establishes the relationship of this comic rhythm ... More


Father and Sons

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, cornetist Allan Brown (1858?-1947) and his wife Maria Reid Brown (1859?-1943) raise a family of six sons and a daughter (Myrtle, 1892-1988) as Allan roams Canada seeking work leading ... More


Americanizing the Yodel

Timothy E. Wise

in Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805805
eISBN:
9781496805843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the emergence of a uniquely American style of yodeling at the turn of the twentieth century as documented in sheet music and phonograph recordings. It discusses the ... More


Introduction: May and Me

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author, through anecdote and personal history as a professional performer, reveals how she discovered May Irwin. Although Irwin was a major star in vaudeville and musical farce from 1890-1920, ... More


Ragtime Before Scott Joplin

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

Rhythmic elements that were to become associated with ragtime, and which were recognized as clichés for African American music, were used on the minstrel stage in the 1880s. The term “rag,” ... More


“On Patrol in No Man's Land”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, American

All-black units served in the historically segregated armed forces of the United States as late as the Korean War. No fewer than 3,000 black soldiers, freed from slavery, had fought in the army of ... More


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