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Jungle Jive: Animation, Jazz Music, and Swing Culture

Daniel Goldmark

in Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the 1920s, jazz permeated the collective musical culture of America, from recordings and live performances to films focusing on the nature of jazz itself. Cartoons became an especially potent site ... More


Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Catherine Tackley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195398304
eISBN:
9780190268077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398304.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

On January 16, 1938 Benny Goodman brought his swing orchestra to America’s venerated home of European classical music, Carnegie Hall. The resulting concert—widely considered one of the most ... More


if Jazz Dance, Then Jazz Music! 

Billy Siegenfeld

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In the current generation of jazz dance artists, swing does not appear to figure at all as a necessary ingredient of creative practice. Swing music embodies two different rhythms, “ground rhythm” and ... More


A New Mainstream

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

When jazz was divided in the 1950s between Traditional and Cool, “mainstream” became the collective term for all forms, united only by virtue of all jazz being expressive and swinging. These twin ... More


The Pop Music Mainstream

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the two most successful commodities in the field of popular music in 1950: “The Tennessee Waltz” and “Goodnight, Irene”—both of which are composed in 3/4 time. In terms of meter ... More


The Lyricists

David H. Rosenthal

in Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music, 1955–1965

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085563
eISBN:
9780199853199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085563.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter dwells on “lyricists, soul-jazz specialists and tormented poets of anguish:” Brown, Farmer, Golson, Gryce, Jones and Associates, and Detroit Pianists. All of them have an affinity with ... More


Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Burt Korall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1930s swing music was everywhere—on radio, recordings, and in the great ballrooms, hotels, theatres, and clubs. Perhaps at no other time were drummers more central to the sound and spirit of ... More


Otis Ferguson: The Way of the Camera

David Bordwell

in The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Otis Ferguson died in the Merchant Marine soon after America entered the war, but he became something of a model for the three other critics who followed. An unorthodox intellectual, he wrote slangy, ... More


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