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Singing a Song: The Culture and Conventions of Popular Music in the 1920s

Katherine Spring

in Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199842216
eISBN:
9780199369584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842216.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 1 describes the culture and conventions of mainstream American popular music of the 1920s, a decade during which publishers along the Alley generated song hits through the distribution and ... More


The Affluent Years: The Great China Theater, 1926–1928

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

By 1926, the Great China Theater in Seattle boasted a cast of performers from the top tier of the Cantonese opera profession, and performed different operas daily all year long without breaks. A ... More


Plugging a Song: The Discrete Charm of the Popular Song, from Broadway to Hollywood

Katherine Spring

in Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199842216
eISBN:
9780199369584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842216.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 3 shows how Hollywood's earliest sound films adapted conventions of the musical stage in order to privilege the discrete presentation of songs over norms of narrative coherence. Through the ... More


Prelude: Supposing we have us a Little Tune Here

John Minton

in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110195
eISBN:
9781604733273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore how Southerners during the period between the mid-1920s and World War II thought about folksongs and phonograph records, and how oral ... More


Two Theaters and a Merger in New York

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter documents the rise of Cantonese opera theater in New York City from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1920s. By the mid-1920s, the New York theaters became a nodal point of the ... More


Ambiguous Revivals

Jonathan Glasser

in The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226327068
eISBN:
9780226327372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327372.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers the origins of the project of Andalusi musical revival in turn-of-the-century Algeria. An examination of coinciding efforts to publish and transcribe elements of the Andalusi ... More


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