From Jazz to Swing: African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935 / Edition 1

From Jazz to Swing: African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935 / Edition 1

by Thomas J. Hennessey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814321798

ISBN-13: 9780814321799

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

In the 1920s, many black regional jazz bands were recorded and became products of the entertainment industry, which was altering the face of America from the handmade, homemade, homemade society of the ninteenth century to the mass-produced, mass-consumed technological culture of the twentieth century.

Making use of the files of African American newspapers,

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Overview

In the 1920s, many black regional jazz bands were recorded and became products of the entertainment industry, which was altering the face of America from the handmade, homemade, homemade society of the ninteenth century to the mass-produced, mass-consumed technological culture of the twentieth century.

Making use of the files of African American newspapers, such as the Chicago Defender, as well as published and archival oral history interviews, Hennessey explores the contradictions that musicians often faced as African Americans, as trained professional musicians, and as the products of differing regional experiences. From Jazz to Swing follows jazz from its beginnings in the regional black musics of the turn of the century in New Orleans, Chicago, New York, and the territories that make up the rest of the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814321799
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Jazz: History, Culture, and Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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