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Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe

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This unique collection of essays examines the flow of African American music and musicians across the Atlantic to Europe from the time of slavery to the twentieth century. In a sweeping examination of different musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the contributors consider the reception and influence of black music on a number of different European audiences, particularly in Britain, but also France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The essayists approach the subject through diverse historical, musicological, and philosophical perspectives. A number of essays document little-known performances and recordings of African American musicians in Europe. Several pieces, including one by Paul Oliver, focus on the appeal of the blues to British listeners. At the same time, these considerations often reveal the ambiguous nature of European responses to black music and in so doing add to our knowledge of transatlantic race relations.

Contributions from Christopher G. Bakriges, Sean Creighton, Jeffrey Green, Leighton Grist, Bob Groom, Rainer E. Lotz, Paul Oliver, Catherine Parsonage, Iris Schmeisser, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Robert Springer, Rupert Till, Guido van Rijn, David Webster, Jen Wilson, and Neil A. Wynn

Neil A. Wynn is professor of twentieth-century American history at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of Historical Dictionary from Great War to Great Depression, From Progressivism to Prosperity: American Society and the First World War, and The Afro-American and the Second World War.

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Essays analyzing the impact of African American music and its European reverberations

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604735468
Subtitle:
African American Music in Europe
Author:
Wynn, Neil A.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Publication Date:
20100209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General

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