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Between Blitzkrieg and Call-Up: BBC Dancing Club, Masculinity, and the Dance Band Scheme

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 4 addresses how wartime notions of masculinity, escapism, and morale affected the BBC's efforts to provide high-quality dance music. As Britain faced the Blitzkrieg and military defeats ... More


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


Sincerely Yours: The Trouble with Sentimentality and the Ban on Crooners

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 6 examines the BBC's 1942 “ban on crooners,” an act of reform by highbrow idealists within the Corporation, which distilled wartime concerns with popular music, mass culture, and masculinity. ... More


Jazz Defiant The Reassertion of a Culture

Michael H. Kater

in Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165531
eISBN:
9780199872237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165531.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Jazz in the Third Reich turned out to be a resilient art. Because of the imperfection of controls, improved conditions after the economic depression, and the centrality of Berlin, which ... More


Jazz Goes to War Compliance and Defiance, September 1939 to August 1942

Michael H. Kater

in Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165531
eISBN:
9780199872237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165531.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Nazi faithfuls who might have thought that jazz music had vanished from the Reich could be proven wrong just a few weeks into World War II. These Nazis were deploring a state of affairs which, ... More


Conclusion

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The book concludes with a consideration of VE-Day and the initial shape of the better postwar future promised by the People's War. Near the end of the war, BBC Listener Research began to recognize ... More


Films, Visual Images, and Folklórico: Belonging, Difference, and Bodies

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Seven deals with the period known as the Golden Age (1940 to 1968), contextualizing this with an overview of state policies regarding indigenismo, folklore and folklórico, and the role of ... More


“Keep time with the time and with the times”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Popular music has almost always been dance music. The dance bands' primary economic role was playing for dancing, and the film musical—especially during the era of the band pix—reached out to dancers ... More


Near Defeat: Jazz Toward the “Final Victory” September 1942 to May 1945

Michael H. Kater

in Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165531
eISBN:
9780199872237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165531.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

After the summer of 1942, the tide began to turn against the Nazi Reich. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was losing out in the North African war arena and, in Russia, the Wehrmacht suffered more ... More


Experiencing Night of the Dead: Festivals, Contests, and Souvenirs

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter and the next cover the period from 1968 to 2010, beginning with the massacre and Olympic Games in Mexico City. Framed by President Echeverría's (1970–1976) populist style of governance ... More


Old Time Dancing in Northeast Tennessee: Traditional Values in an Industrial Region

Susan Eike Spalding

in Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038549
eISBN:
9780252096457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038549.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the impact of social and economic changes on old time dancing in Northeast Tennessee in the twentieth century, using the Beechwood Family Music Center in Fall Branch as a focal ... More


Nor-tec Rifa!: Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World

Alejandro L. Madrid

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326376
eISBN:
9780199851652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326376.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the dawn of the 21st century, the Nor-tec phenomenon emerged from the border city of Tijuana and through the Internet, quickly conquered a global audience. Marketed as a kind of “ethnic” ... More


Rough and Rowdy Ways: Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers

Patrick Huber

in Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832257
eISBN:
9781469606217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886786_huber.6
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how, as early as 1924, the hard-drinking textile millhand Charlie Poole was already broadcasting his high-spirited, percussive dance music throughout the mountains of ... 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


From Ear to Foot: How Choreographers Interpret Music

Sabine Wilden

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

With the aim of exploring the relationship between music and dance, and in particular, exploring choreographers’ diverse methods when working with music, two studies were executed. For the first, ... More


“Speed the Plough” and “Money Musk”: Knauff and the Dance Music Component of Early American Popular Music

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses George P. Knauff's music business. When versatile musician and entrepreneur Knauff heard a fiddler playing the Virginia Reels melodies for dancing at social events held at the ... More


Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Mark F. DeWitt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730906
eISBN:
9781604733372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Queen Ida. Danny Poullard. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank. Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. These are names that are familiar to many fans of Cajun music and zydeco, and they have one other ... More


Melody’s Polyrhythmic Polysemic Possibilities: The Bodily Evidence of Mount’s Music

Christopher J. Smith

in The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the musical repertoires collected by William Sidney Mount in order to understand early minstrelsy's melodic imagination and polyrhythmic style as well as its creole synthesis. ... More


Mainstreaming Dance Music and Articulating Femininity: South Korean Dance Divas in the 1980s

Hee-sun Kim

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Korean pop music, or K-pop, has emerged and taken its dominant place since the turn of this century, but its girl groups can trace their lineage back to the 1990s, while the dance music so ... 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


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