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Swing Shift: “All-Girl” Bands of the 1940s

Sherrie Tucker - Music - 2000 - 413 pages
The forgotten history of the “all-girl” big bands of the World War II era takes center stage in Sherrie Tucker’s Swing Shift. American demand for swing skyrocketed with the ...
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Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Sherrie Tucker - History - 2014 - 408 pages
Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the ...
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Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of ...

Andrew S. Berish - Music - 2012 - 312 pages
Any listener knows the power of music to define a place, but few can describe the how or why of this phenomenon. In Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and ...
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Blowin' Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics

John Gennari - Music - 2010 - 494 pages
In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled—often ...
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Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies

Robert G. O'Meally, Brent Hayes Edwards, Farah Jasmine Griffin - Literary Criticism - 2013 - 544 pages
Jackson Pollock dancing to the music as he painted; Romare Bearden's stage and costume designs for Alvin Ailey and Dianne McIntyre; Stanley Crouch stirring his high-powered ...
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Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

Mark Laver - Music - 2015 - 262 pages
Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print ...
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The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop

Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. - Music - 2013 - 252 pages
Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century’s most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His ...
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Jazz in American Culture

Burton W. Peretti - Music - 1998 - 208 pages
This history of jazz, spanning the twentieth century, is the first to place it within the broad context of American culture. Burton Peretti argues persuasively that this ...
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Swingin' the Dream: Big Band Jazz and the Rebirth of American Culture

Lewis A. Erenberg - Music - 1999 - 344 pages
During the 1930s, swing bands combined jazz and popular music to create large-scale dreams for the Depression generation, capturing the imagination of America's young people ...
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