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

Mark Berresford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882–1961) is one of the most important, yet unheralded, African American musicians involved in the transition of ragtime into jazz in the early twentieth century. This book ... More


“Pickaninnies,” Ernest Hogan, and A World Tour

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/9781604730999.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Nathaniel Clark Smith, an important African American composer, bandmaster, and the foremost black musical educator of his age; Sweatman’s tenure with the Smith Band from ... More


Sambo’s Awakening

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Sambo’s Awakening” is a biography of Our Gang’s breakout star, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, who evoked the “pickaninny” caricature with his ragged clothes, wild hair, and indeterminate gender, but who ... More


Movie-Made Children

Julia Lee

in Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816698219
eISBN:
9781452952451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698219.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Movie-Made Children” covers Stymie’s retirement and his succession by “Buckwheat” Thomas. Discusses pre-Code films, anxiety over movies’ influence on children’s morals, and the rise of Joseph Breen. ... More


“Git on Board, Lil’ Chillun”: Children and Music in the Diaspora (by Melanie Zeck)

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Children of the Diaspora are considered as important consumers and makers of black musics during the first four decades of the twentieth century. With the advent of recorded sound, children were able ... More


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