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Published: 21 December 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388739-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8873-9
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-101
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...After the Revolution · 259 NEW DEAL SWING BELIEVER REVIVED Otis Ferguson, In the Spirit of Jazz: The Otis Ferguson Reader, 1982 I claim him as the first rock critic, Robert Christgau wrote on encounter- ing this collection, and though he was prob ably right, we don t have to take that as a...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-121
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... were subtle: pulp songs stupefy some, / awaken others. / revolution s sentimental, after all. Examples multiplied: Elvis Presley songwriter Otis Blackwell into Otis Redding otis uno / otis dos / otis tres, / fontella bass. / we re interna- tional citizens, / you understand. Yes, and global...
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By Emily J. Lordi
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012245-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1224-5
.... 93 Rotary Connection, Respect, comp. Otis Redding, Songs, Cadet, 1969. 94 Nelson George s The Death of Rhythm and Blues (1988; New York: Penguin, 2004), for all its strengths, exemplifies this narrative. 95 Disco has long been cited as the death knell of soul and related social move- ments for both...
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012771-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1277-1
... recording for him in 1951. Thornton continued to tour, winning over audiences with her vocal power, joking repartee, harmonica skills, and personal charisma. I got the name Big Mama Thornton when I was with the Johnny Otis show, in the fifties, she explained.14 Frank Schiffman, man ag er of Harlem s...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-036
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... ultimately New York, eater of jazz souls. The perspectives were not naïve: tourism was noted, with Otis Ferguson particularly savvy on mediation. But the authors shut out blur- rier pop aspects to pursue an obsession: the spread of a specific way of hearing and playing music, epitomized in the hot jazz solos...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-084
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
..., Charlie Christian, Otis Spann, and George Benson, only less sophisticated. For Murray, the choice was between a modernist vernacular and the same old essentially sentimental assumptions that make for pastoral lit er a ture. He was more doctrinaire than Ellison, who apologized, in a letter in Trading...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-122
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... him with Johnny Otis, born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotesa to Greek im- migrants, who passed for Black and produced Hound Dog, authored by two Jewish guys, for Big Mama Thornton. Time Passages, the collection of essays that brought Lipsitz to prominence, was written as postmodernism and cultural...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-139
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... looked at the Dominoes, Otis Blackwell demos for Elvis Presley, Bobby Bland, and Professor Longhair, Giddins s qualms at stifling pop orthodoxies and illiterate musician s music were deeply ingrained, like his hatred of jazz- rock fusions. He d jab, could anyone have imagined in 1970 that Miles...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-158
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... leftist New Masses. Like critic Otis Ferguson, putting Johnson into a New Republic rec- ...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012429-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
... prose is devoted to the travails of Eva s cousin Alfonso, his wife Jean, and his brother Otis, who all move from Kansas City to New York City during Eva s adolescence. Alfonso and Jean are embroiled in a bizarre, recurring ritual of vio lence. Eva explains: Chapter Three 88 He d keep getting mad at...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... and Fayga in Lila Abu- Lughod s Veiled Sentiments and on and on. Stories stay with us. People stay with us. Esperanza. Adamu Jenitongo. Uma Adang. Gloria. Miss Tiny. Charles and Morley and Nick Thompson. Angela Sidney. Valck. Mr. Otis. Bernadette and Eugenia. Tashi Dhondup. And so many more. An...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-159
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... first to re- view Johnson songs, under the pseudonym Henry Johnson, for the leftist New Masses. Like critic Otis Ferguson, putting Johnson into a New Republic rec- Topics in Pro gress · 413 ords column in 1940, Voices, When the Wind is Right, collected in his Reader, Hammond drew a contrast by...
Published: 01 January 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1242-9
... Donnell, Devon Betts, Nat Baldino, Sarah Scriven, Danielle Laplace, Damien Hagan, Les Gray, Otis Ramsey- Zoe, and Tara Demmy are among them. No matter how often I receive invitations to pre sent my research, they always fill me with giddy gratitude. I feel both wonderfully affirmed and deeply humbled when...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
...103 A Half Mile Down William Beebe While exploration of the surface of the Ocean has been ongoing for thousands of years, the exploration of the deep sea is a relatively recent phenomenon. Early submarines were designed to be weapons, until Otis Barton (1899 1992) and William Beebe (1877 1962...
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By Maureen Mahon
Published: 30 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012771-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1277-1
... pallbearers, and her old friend Johnny Otis, who by the 1980s was a minister of his own church, presided over the ser vice. In his eulogy he admonished those in attendance, Don t waste your sorrow on Big Mama. She s free. Don t feel sorry for Big Mama. There s no more illness. No more pain. No more...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007432-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0743-2
..., wherein the Spanish assumed sovereignty over the islands of the archipelago. Elwell S. Otis, military governor of the Philip­ pines, did not mince words, explaining, The Kingly prerogatives of Spain, thus abridged by solemn concession, have descended to the United States, and con­ ditions existing at the...
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005605-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0560-5
... whites to African Americans. But why was the film also well received by black youth? In correspondence from nul Associate Director Otis E. Finley to Director of Vocational Guidance Ann Tanneyhill, Finley reported, Audience reac- tion at all showings was highly favorable. In Tulsa and Oklahoma City the...
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By Eric Weisbard
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-169
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... analyses, 212. See also McClary, Susan Ferber, Edna, 38, 74 76 Ferguson, Otis, 96, 259 60, 412 Fewkes, J. Walter, 39 fiction: alternative rock and grunge, 329; country, 313; Davis and, 300; disco, 243, 245; Ellington and, 113; Elvis and, 340, 342; Holiday and, 131; Johnson and, 412, 415 16; mountain...
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By Doron Galili
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
... Press, 1996. Nye, David. Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology. Cambridge, MA: mit Press, 1990. 232 Bibliography Otis, Laura. The Metaphoric Circuit: Organic and Technological Communica- tion in the Nineteenth Century. Journal of the History of Ideas 63, no. 1 (2002): 105 128...