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Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930℗ي1942.

Author: Christopher Wilkinson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience dominated by those involved with the coal industry was there for jazz tours would seem equally improbable. Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 shows that, contrary to expectations, black Mountaineers flocked to dances by the hundreds, in many instances  Read more...
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Wilkinson, Christopher, 1946-
Big band jazz in black West Virginia, 1930-1942.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781617031694 1617031690
OCLC Number: 1097146177
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: pt. 1. The economic foundation of big band dance music in the Mountain State --
pt. 2. Big bands in black West Virginia, 1929-1935 --
pt. 3. West Virginia in the swing era, 1935-1942.
Series Title: American made music series.

Abstract:

The coal fields of West Virginia would seem an unlikely market for big band jazz during the Great Depression. That a prosperous African American audience dominated by those involved with the coal industry was there for jazz tours would seem equally improbable. Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 shows that, contrary to expectations, black Mountaineers flocked to dances by the hundreds, in many instances traveling considerable distances to hear bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Andy Kirk, Jimmie Lunceford, and Chick Webb, among numerous others. Indeed, as one musician who to.

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