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Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-036
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... for the future. INTRODUCING JAZZ CRITICS Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Charles Edward Smith, eds., Jazzmen, 1939 On one page here, experimental musician William Russell a peer of John Cage, volunteer aide to Mahalia Jackson, and later first curator of the jazz ar- chive at Tulane gave an overview of boogie- woogie...
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Published: 19 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388586-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8858-6
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-034
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Charles Edward Smith s Jazzmen, the 1939 critics collection that first outlined a jazz tradition. Goffin s countryman, Hugues Pannassié, in The Real Jazz, repudiated an earlier book for not seeing most white musicians were inferior to black musicians and called Armstrong...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-035
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... factoring in its manifestations, mattered too. She and her protagonists idealized moments when they could push out farther than usual, with furtive hope for the future. INTRODUCING JAZZ CRITICS Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Charles Edward Smith, eds., Jazzmen, 1939 On one page here, experimental musician...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-101
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
.... and Charles Smith s Jazzmen, but John Gennari s sum- mation of jazz criticism had little to say about him because his contemporaneous influence was minimal. Rather, his prose set a tone for the heightened vernacu- lar to come, as when he caught a taste of a Robert Johnson rec ord ( Kind Hearted Women Blues...
Book Chapter

By Eric Weisbard
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... University. Figure 2.4 Cover of Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Charles Edward Smith, eds., Jazzmen, 1939. Harvest Books/Harcourt Brace reissue, 1977. Author s collection. STORIES FOR THE SLICKS F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Phi los o phers, 1920 In Bernice Bobs Her Hair, a story from his first collection...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-077
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... collector circles with Charles Delaunay s Hot Discography and picked up speed with Jazzmen coeditor Charles Edward Smith et al. s Jazz Rec ord Book, but became totemic with Brian Rust s ever- expanding survey of 78 rpm works, Jazz Rec ords a z; additional Danish and Belgian efforts led to Canadian Tom Lord...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-048
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., allowing the reader to put himself on the bandshell, not to mention backstage. Hear Me Talkin to Ya relied on its era s flourishing publications for source material: the continuing legacy of Jazzmen; Down Beat and Esquire cover- age; memoirs by Ethel Waters, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, and Louis...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-102
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... of commercialism in art of the sordid hand of capitalism clutching workers. He burns. He speaks out. And then he is out. But he respected Hammond s driving, burning rubber from New York to middle Amer i ca to catch a band playing. Ferguson was one of the authors in Frederic Ramsey Jr. and Charles Smith s Jazzmen...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
.... Hear Me Talkin to Ya relied on its era s flourishing publications for source material: the continuing legacy of Jazzmen; Down Beat and Esquire cover- age; memoirs by Ethel Waters, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, and Louis Armstrong; essays by Duke Ellington; oft- circulated letters of Bunk...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-140
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... Murray s dialogues, Amiri Baraka and Black Arts, Stuart Hall cultural studies. Jazz Cadence offered a syllabus, collecting published work and suggestive epigrams. Instead of Jazzmen s Bunk Johnson standing for a lost New Orleans, this revived Sterling Brown on blues as folk poetry and Hurston herself...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-159
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., made Hellhound on My Trail a kind of musical Rosetta stone: tortured lost greatness. The fusion of jazz rhe toric and moldy blues rec ords drove Jazzmen coeditor Frederic Ramsey Jr. to idealize the wandering blues singer in a proj ect that became the photobook and somewhat florid travelogue Been Here...
Book Chapter

By Eric Weisbard
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-169
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... the Pilgrims to the Pre sent (Chase), 25, 39, 122 24 anthological modernism, 7 Aparicio, Frances, 394 95 Appalachia, 34, 54 56 Armendariz, Alicia (Alice Bag), 239 40, 277 Armstrong, Louis: and Handy, 77; in Jazzmen, 96; Mezzrow on, 110; scatting, 13; Spaeth, 83; writings of, 90 93, 127; writings on, 92 93, 110...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012429-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
Book Chapter

By Eric Weisbard
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... description in Jessica Hagedorn s Dogeaters and Los Bros Hernandez s comic series Love and Rockets. Through genre writing, peer groups delineated estimable musical approaches. A jazz lingo solidified, as in the writers collection Jazzmen or Nat Hentoff s multiartist synthesis Hear Me Talkin to Ya creating...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... to the hypersexual braggadocio of many jazzmen. Ra seemingly was celibate or at least did not present a sexuality in any sense recognizable by normative strictures. He writes in his poem The Planet Is Doomed : all these squares with this economic system and sweatin blood on the job and runnin after all this sex...
Book Chapter

By La Marr Jurelle Bruce
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012429-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
...), 11 Intro (Hill), 144 45 Invisible Man (Ellison), 55 56 Jackson, John, Jr., 191 92 Jackson, Lawrence, 55 jazz: Buddy Bolden as inventor of, 36, 41 42; as diasporic, 39; improvisation and, 255n36; madness and, 59 60, 68 69, 76, 206 7; New Orleans jazzmen and, 55 56; women in, 260n104. See also Bolden...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-037
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Published: 09 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394969-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9496-9
..., Thelonious Monk, Charlie Rouse, Ghanaba, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Charles Lloyd, Duke Ellington, some bluesmen too, Lightnin Hopkins, Junior Wells, and more jazzmen, Coleman Hawkins or Benny Carter, Randy Weston, Milford Graves, the drummer. You ll see also the symphony orchestra, our very unsung sym...
Book Chapter

By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0