The Jazz Age: Popular Music in the 1920's

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - Всего страниц: 350
F. Scott Fitzgerald named it, Louis Armstrong launched it, Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson orchestrated it, and now Arnold Shaw chronicles this fabulous era in his marvelously engrossing book, appropriately called The Jazz Age. Enriching his account with lively anecdotes and inside stories, he describes the astonishing outpouring of significant musical innovations that emerged during the "Roaring Twenties"--including blues, jazz, band music, torch ballads, operettas, and musicals--and sets them against the background of the Prohibition world of the Flapper and the Gangster.
The Jazz Age offers an insider's view into the significant developments and personalities of the jazz age, including the maturation and Americanization of the Broadway musical theater, the explosion of the arts celebrated in the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of the Classic Blues Singers, and the evolution of ragtime into stride piano. It also contains a bibliography, detailed discography, and listings of the songs of the twenties in Variety's "Golden 100" and of films featuring singers and songwriters of the era.
 

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Shaw, a prolific chronicler of American popular music, examines here the fusion of jazz, blues, Harlem piano styles, and Broadway shows that became the legacy of American popular music for subsequent ... Читать весь отзыв

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THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
55
TIN PAN ALLEY
93
THE MUSICAL THEATRE
229
Epilogue
285
Notes
289
Bibliography
303
Discography
311
Varietys Golden 100 Tin Pan Alley Songs
319
Index
321
Song Index
339
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Arnold Shaw, winner of three ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, and author of such books as Honkers and Shouters, The Dictionary of Pop/Rock, Black Popular Music in America, and Fifty-Second Street, and biographies of Sinatra and Belafonte, is Director of the Popular Music Research Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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