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INCONGRUITY AND PREDICTABILITY IN BRITISH DANCE BAND MUSIC OF THE 1920S AND 1930S

Derek B. Scott

in FROM THE EROTIC TO THE DEMONIC: On Critical Musicology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151961
eISBN:
9780199870394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151961.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is concerned with the ideology of “high” and “low“ art, and how this impacts upon both musical style and reception. Defenses of the popular that relate its value to its historical ... More


From the “Make Believe Ballroom” to the Meadowbrook Inn: Charlie Barnet and the Promise of the Road

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter investigates Charlie Barnet, who developed for his orchestra an explicitly black musical style, and also addresses his songs “Pompton Turnpike,” and “Drop Me Off in Harlem.” These songs ... More


Introduction

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book argues that 1930s and '40s dance band music provided listeners new ways to make sense of the changing spaces and places of American life. The popular music of the era significantly acted in ... More


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