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Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz

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Overview

Black Bottom Stomp tells the compelling stories of the lives and times of nine seminal figures in American music history, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415936415
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Media and Popular Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 469,794
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Jasen is a world-renowned authority on ragtime and popular song. A Professor of Communications at C.W. Post College, he is the author of numerous books, including Rags and Ragtime (with Trebor J. Tichenor) and Tin Pan Alley . Gene Jones is an actor and ragtime historian. Jansen and Jones togetehr have written two previous books, Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters 1880-1930 , a winner of the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for best music book, and That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast .

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prelude
Introduction: Tom Turpin and the Birth of Ragtime 1
Ch. 1 Scott Joplin 11
Ch. 2 Eubie Blake 33
Ch. 3 Luckey Roberts 51
Ch. 4 James P. Johnson 67
Ch. 5 Willie the Lion Smith 83
Ch. 6 Fats Waller 101
Ch. 7 Jelly Roll Morton 121
Ch. 8 Louis Armstrong 181
Select Bibliography 241
Index of Music Titles 245
General Index 250
About the Authors 253
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