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The birth of the banjo : Joel Walker Sweeney and early minstrelsy

Author: Bob Carlin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A professional banjo player, Joel Sweeney introduced mainstream America to a music (and musical instrument) which had its roots in the transplanted black culture of the southern slave. Beginning with the banjo's introduction to America and Great Britain, the book provides an overview of early banjo music. An appendix contains a performance chronology"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Minstrel shows
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carlin, Bob.
Birth of the banjo.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007
(OCoLC)636756975
Named Person: J W Sweeny; J W Sweeny; Joel Walker Sweeny; Joel Walker Sweeny
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Carlin
ISBN: 9780786428748 0786428740
OCLC Number: 77574627
Description: ix, 193 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: African American roots --
The origins of black face minstrelsy --
The birth of a banjoist --
On the road in Great Britain --
Back in the United States : touring with a minstrel band and final days --
The Virginia minstrels and the dawn of the minstrel show --
Ethiopian serenaders : British minstrelsy after Sweeney --
The banjo in Australia --
Minstrel touring in the American south --
P.T. Barnum's black face adventures --
Sweeney's repertoire --
Joel Walker Sweeney and the "invention" of the 5-string banjo --
Sweeney's influence --
Sam Sweeney : war years with J.E.B. Stuart.
Responsibility: Bob Carlin.
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