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That moaning saxophone : the Six Brown Brothers and the dawning of a musical craze

Author: Bruce Vermazen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After its invention in France in 1838, the saxophone, Vermazen argues, was finally brought to the American public by the Six Brown Brothers, one of the most famous musical stage acts of the early 20th century. This title explores how they turned an instrument once derided as the "Siren of Satan", into the crowning symbol of jazz.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vermazen, Bruce.
That moaning saxophone.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003049884
(OCoLC)52477445
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Vermazen
ISBN: 1423756703 9781423756705 9780195165920 0195165926 9780195372182 0195372182 9781602568907 1602568901
OCLC Number: 64590346
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Once a Legend --
Father and Sons: 1858-96 --
Darkest America: 1896-99 --
The Traveling City: 1899-1909 --
Struggling into the Big Time: 1905-11 --
Beating the Competition: 1909-12 --
Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels: 1912-14 --
All American Vaudeville: 1914 --
Three Years with Montgomery and Stone: 1914-17 --
Jack o' Lantern: 1917-18 --
On the Road with Jack: 1918-20 --
Tip Top: 1920-23 --
Something New and Different: 1923-24 --
Between Showings: 1924-27 --
Nothing Left to Do in Show Biz: 1928-88 --
Maria Brown's Quilt --
Appendix: Discography.
Responsibility: Bruce Vermazen.
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