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The evolution of jazz in Britain, 1880-1935

Author: Catherine Parsonage
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized culture and within the subversive underworld. Parsonage demonstrates the importance of image and racial stereotyping in
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Parsonage
ISBN: 0754650766 9780754650768
OCLC Number: 57893429
Description: xviii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The cultural and musical antecedents of jazz in Britain --
2. The evolving image of jazz in Britain in sheet music --
3. The 'jazz age' in Britain --
4. In Dahomey : a Negro musical comedy --
5. The music and symbolism of the banjo --
6. The original Dixieland jazz band and the southern syncopated orchestra --
7. Dance music, the 'plantation revues' and the 'underworld of London' --
8. Hot jazz : Jack Hylton, Bert Firman and Fred Elizalde --
9. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington --
App. 1. Songs consulted in chapter 2 --
App. 2. Synopsis of In Dahomey : a Negro musical comedy --
App. 3. Songs consulted in chapter 5.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: Catherine Parsonage.
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