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The creation of jazz : music, race, and culture in urban America

Author: Burton W Peretti
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1994.
Series: Music in American life.; Blacks in the New World.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illini Books edView all editions and formats
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Explains how jazz was shaped by urbanization, the 'great migration' of southern blacks northward, and the 'jazz image' - dress code, jargon, and use of drugs. This book places jazz in its rich social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton W Peretti
ISBN: 0252064216 9780252064210
OCLC Number: 32154404
Description: xii, 277 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "I couldn't see anything but music" : African and rural roots --
"He should throw that club at you" : urban origins in New Orleans --
"Therefore, I got to go" : jazz and the great northern migration --
"Changing, changing" : the forging of northern black communities --
"The great travelers" : white jazz musicians of the 1920s --
"Turn the bitters into sweets" : the musical culture of jazz --
"Being crazy don't make music" : searching for a jazz subculture --
"Money-finding music" : jazz as a commodity --
"Wacky state of affairs" : the Depression, Swing Era, and Revolt --
"The wedding of the races"? : jazz and the color line.
Series Title: Music in American life.; Blacks in the New World.
Responsibility: Burton W. Peretti.

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