Swing City: Newark Lightlife, 1925-50

Swing City: Newark Lightlife, 1925-50

by Barbara J. Kukla

Paperback

$25.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813531168
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.84(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Barbara J. Kukla is editor of "Newark this Week" for the Newark Star-Ledger .

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Preface to the Paperback Editionxiii
Introduction1
Foundations, 1925-35
1A Jazzy Age--1925 and Beyond13
2Pigsfeet and Beer--Paying the Rent20
3The Kid and Miss Corprew--Hal Gets a Horn27
4The Lion and the Lamb--Two Newark Legends32
5Tales of a Runaway--Duke Hits the Road39
The Performers, 1935-45
6Ballads and Blues--The City's Singing Sensations47
7Miss Rhapsody--Newark's Number One Brown Gal53
8The Comics--Rollin' 'em in the Aisles61
9Joe Gregory--Song and Dance Man67
10The Dancers--Taps and Terpsichore72
11Dancing--Frenzied and Formal79
The Bands, 1935-42
12Newark's Finest--Sultans and Dictators89
13Teen Sensations--The Barons of Rhythm98
The Clubs, 1935-44
14The Kinney Club--Home of the Hustlers107
15Son Berry and the Boston Plaza116
16Mrs. Reeves and the Nest Club121
17Pop Durham's Alcazar128
18The Pipers--Clickin' at the Pic135
19Dodger's Bar and Grill--The Suburban Draw140
Two Institutions, 1939-49
20The Coleman Hotel--"For Negroes Only"147
21Herman Lubinsky and Savoy Records153
A New Groove, 1942-50
22Ike Quebec--Torrid Tenor161
23Sarah's Gonna Sing--The Early Years166
24Bopping at the Manor--A New Brand of Music171
25The Dawning of Rhythm and Blues178
Appendixes
Who's Who of Newark Nightlife, 1925-50185
Newark Bands, 1925-50229
Big Band Appearances in Newark234
Clubs, Theaters, Halls, and Hangouts236
References245
Index253

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