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“A Precarious Means of Living”: Early Working Musicians and Their Jobs

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies Charles Leland Bagley, a professional musician who traveled to Los Angeles in 1893. Bagley's experiences as a musician in Los Angeles are intertwined with the stories of other ... More


“Thursday Is Bakalao’s Day!”: Bands at Work and Play

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how musicians see their work: as freelance work, a full-time profession, a leisurely hobby, or a craft. Defining and analyzing the concept of “working musician,” it positions ... More


The “Collective Circle”: Music and Ambivalent Politics in Charlotte

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how Latino immigrant musicians and audience members, through their music making, debate political questions relevant to their everyday lives as working musicians and residents ... More


Welcoming the Ultramodern

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the arrival of ultramodern music in Los Angeles. It first describes music making in Los Angeles during the 1920s, excluding the working-class musicians who were employed in ... More


A Nineteenth-Century Musical Career

Patrick Warfield

in Making the March King: John Philip Sousa's Washington Years, 1854-1893

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037795
eISBN:
9780252095078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037795.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines two Washington-based figures who provided John Philip Sousa with examples of just how expansive a nineteenth-century musical career could become. Indeed, the most important ... More


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