Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe

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Overview

Essays analyzing the impact of African American music and its European reverberations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578069606
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 7/25/2007
  • Series: American Made Music Series
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     IX
"Why I Sing the Blues": African American Culture in the Transatlantic World   Neil A. Wynn     3
Taking the Measure of the Blues   Paul Oliver     23
Even Philosophers Get the Blues: Feeling Bad for No Reason   David Webster     39
Spirituals to (Nearly) Swing, 1873-1938   Jeffrey Green     51
Black Music Prior to the First World War: American Origins and German Perspectives   Rainer E. Lotz     66
Fascination and Fear: Responses to Early Jazz in Britain   Catherine Parsonage     89
"Un Saxophone en Mouvement"?: Josephine Baker and the Primitivist Reception of Jazz in Paris in the 1920s   Iris Schmeisser     106
Paul Robeson's British Journey   Sean Creighton     125
Preaching the Gospel at the Blues: Blues Evangelists in Britain   Roberta Freund Schwartz     145
Whose "Rock Island Line"?: Originality in the Composition of Blues and British Skiffle   Bob Groom     167
The Blues Blueprint: The Blues in the Music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin   Rupert Till     183
"The Blues Is the Truth": The Blues, Modernity, and the British Blues Boom   Leighton Grist     202
Lowland Blues: The Reception of African American Bluesand Gospel Music in the Netherlands   Guido Van Rijn     218
The Blues in France   Robert Springer     235
Cultural Displacement, Cultural Creation: African American Jazz Musicians in Europe from Bechet to Braxton   Christopher G. Bakriges     250
Contributors     266
Index     271
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