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Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Mark Slobin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The book combines memoir, interview, and archival sources to survey the musical life of the author’s hometown, Detroit, in his youth during the city’s heyday, 1940s–1960s. After an opening chapter on ... More


The Construction Site

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The chapter opens with the author’s personal and family musical formation as examples of how family, school and other early settings shape urban musical lives. Next comes a collage of short quotes ... More


Local Traffic

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter surveys the “neighborhood” music of Detroit’s many subcultures in a city based on massive migration for auto industry work: European immigrants (including Polish, Armenian, Greek, ... More


The Traffic Circle

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter examines the formative role of public school music in shaping the lives and careers of Detroit’s stellar cast of kids who became major jazz artists and eminent classical music figures. A ... More


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