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Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843-1924

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Publisher Comments:

The early decades of American popular music-Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Enrico Caruso-are, for most listeners, the dark ages. It wasn't until the mid-1920s that the full spectrum of this music-black and white, urban and rural, sophisticated and crude-made it onto records for all to hear. This book brings a forgotten music, hot music, to life by describing how it became the dominant American music-how it outlasted sentimental waltzes and parlor ballads, symphonic marches and Tin Pan Alley novelty numbers-and how it became rock 'n' roll. It reveals that the young men and women of that bygone era had the same musical instincts as their descendants Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and even Ozzy Osbourne. In minstrelsy, ragtime, brass bands, early jazz and blues, fiddle music, and many other forms, there was as much stomping and swerving as can be found in the most exciting performances of hot jazz, funk, and rock. Along the way, it explains how the strange combination of African with Scotch and Irish influences made music in the United States vastly different from other African and Caribbean musics; shares terrific stories about minstrel shows, "coon" songs, whorehouses, knife fights, and other low-life phenomena; and showcases a motley collection of performers heretofore unknown to all but the most avid musicologists and collectors.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-249) and index.

Synopsis:

- Companion CD Stomp and Swerve to be simultaneously released by Archeophone records

About the Author

David Wondrich is the author of Esquire Drinks and writes about music and cocktails for The New York Times, Esquire, and The Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556524967
Author:
Wondrich, David
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Popular music
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Popular music -- United States.
Subject:
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 0.81 lb

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