The Jazz Of The Southwest


The origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz.
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The origins and development of western swing as a vibrant current in the mainstream of jazz.
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Western Historical Quarterly
Although Boyd states that 'this book is only a beginning', Jazz of the Southwest is, in fact, a rich source of information on both the music and the men who made the music. It is a thoughtful and readable celebration of western swing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292708600
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 1,043,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean A. Boyd is Professor of Musicology at the Baylor University School of Music in Waco, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Note to the Reader
Introduction: Western Swing and the Texas Mystique 1
1 Western Swing: Description and Development 6
2 Western Swing Fiddlers 33
3 Western Swing Guitarists 79
4 The Steel Guitar in Western Swing 113
5 The Western Swing Rhythm Section: Banjo and Bass 143
6 The Western Swing Rhythm Section: Piano and Drums 185
7 The Rest of the Western Swing Band: Horn Players and Vocalists 226
Conclusion 244
Notes 247
Works Cited 253
Index 257
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