Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, ''Coon Songs,'' and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz

Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, ''Coon Songs,'' and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz

by Lynn Abbott, Doug Seroff
     
 


A groundbreaking study of "coon songs" and ragtime in black musical comedies, circus sideshows, and tented minstrel showsSee more details below

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A groundbreaking study of "coon songs" and ragtime in black musical comedies, circus sideshows, and tented minstrel shows

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578069019
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
01/25/2007
Series:
American Made Music Series
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.41(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Abbott works for the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University. He co-wrote (with Doug Seroff) the award-winning book Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895 and the forthcoming To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition, both published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Doug Seroff is an independent scholar living in Greenbrier, Tennessee. He co-wrote (with Lynn Abbott) the award-winning book Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895 and the forthcoming To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition, both published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     3
Coon Songs, Big Shows, and Black Stage Stars of the Ragtime Era     11
The Spirit of the Smart Set     81
Blues for the Sideshow Tent     157
"Under Canvas": African American Tented Minstrelsy and the Untold Story of Allen's New Orleans Minstrels, the Rabbit's Foot Company, the Florida Blossoms, and Silas Green from New Orleans     209
Rosters of Alexander Tolliver's Shows     357
Itinerary of Alexander Tolliver's Big Show/Smart Set     359
Circus and Wild West Side Show Annex Band and Minstrel Rosters, 1911-1920     361
Band Rosters of Allen's New Orleans Minstrels, the Rabbit's Foot Company, the Florida Blossoms, and Silas Green from New Orleans, 1900-1940     371
Notes     383
General Index     427
Song Index     451

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