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Music of the Great Depression

Author: William H Young; Nancy K Young
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Series: American history through music.
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Prior to the stock market crash of 1929 American music still possessed a distinct tendency towards elitism, as songwriters and composers sought to avoid the mass appeal that critics scorned. During the Depression, however, radio came to dominate the other musical media of the time, and a new era of truly popular music was born. Under the guidance of the great Duke Ellington and a number of other talented and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Young, William H., 1939-
Music of the Great Depression.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004022530
(OCoLC)56599714
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Young; Nancy K Young
ISBN: 0313027358 9780313027352 0313332304 9780313332302
OCLC Number: 234237526
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 304 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Music and media : radio, sheet music, and recordings --
Popular hits and standards --
Music from Broadway and Hollywood --
The rise of swing and the triumph of big bands --
Roots music --
The classical tradition and the Federal Music Project --
Outstanding musical artists from the 1930s.
Series Title: American history through music.
Responsibility: William H. Young and Nancy K. Young.

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This volume in the new American History through Music reference series examines how popular music came to the fore during the Great Depression and explores the lives of the great musicians who  Read more...

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