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Gigs : jazz and the cabaret laws in New York City

Author: Paul Chevigny
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge studies in law, society, and popular culture, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an account of a unique victory for musicians against repressive entertainment licensing laws. It provides a much-needed study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City." "This book will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of social attitudes toward the popular arts and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Chevigny
ISBN: 0415347009 9780415347006
OCLC Number: 55962271
Description: xxviii, 218 pages : 1 pages illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
The musicians union --
The music in the clubs --
Regulation as denigration --
The campaign to change the law : lost in the Labyrinth --
The campaign to change the law : free expression --
The process of change --
The lives of musicians --
Conclusion : politics, law and music.
Series Title: Routledge studies in law, society, and popular culture, 2.
Responsibility: Paul Chevigny.
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This book provides a study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.  Read more...

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"The book proves that lawyers can swing too--at least lawyers like Paul Chevigny. This is public service law come alive."from reviews of the first edition-Nat Hentoff, columnist, The Village Voice, Read more...

 
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