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Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

by Kip Lornell
     
 
To borrow words from Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of this nation's most important "regional-sound cities." Shreveport Sounds in Black and White presents a musical evolution in a collection of scholarly and popular writing that covers institutions and people who nurtured the musical life of Shreveport and surroundings. The contributions of

Overview

To borrow words from Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of this nation's most important "regional-sound cities." Shreveport Sounds in Black and White presents a musical evolution in a collection of scholarly and popular writing that covers institutions and people who nurtured the musical life of Shreveport and surroundings. The contributions of icons like Leadbelly and Hank Williams, and such lesser-known names as Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers and Eddie Giles come to light. New writing explores the famed Louisiana Hayride, musicians Jimmie Davis and Dale Hawkins, local disc jockey "Dandy Don" Logan, and KWKH studio sound engineer Bob Sullivan. With glimpses into the lives of original creators, Shreveport Sounds in Black and White reveals the mix that emerges from the ongoing interaction between the city's black and white musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934110423
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
American Made Music Series
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Kip Lornell teaches in the music department at the George Washington University. His research in American vernacular music has resulted in the publication of numerous articles and nine previous books, including Introducing American Folk Music and The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (with Charles Wolfe).

Tracey E. W. Laird is associate professor of music at Agnes Scott College and the author of Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River.

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