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Austin In The Jazz Age

Author : Wick Griswold
ISBN : 9781626199187
Genre : History
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Though renowned, Austin's contemporary music scene pales in comparison with the explosion of creative talent the city spawned during the Jazz Age. Dozens of musicians who started out in the capital city attained national and international fame--but music was just one form of artistic expression that marked that time of upheaval. World War I's death and destruction bred a vehement rejection of the status quo. In its place, an enthusiastic adherence to life lived without question or consequence took root. The sentiment found fertile soil in Austin, with the University of Texas at the epicenter. Students indulged in the debauchery that typified the era, scandalizing Austin and Texas at large as they introduced a freewheeling, individualistic attitude that now defines the city. Join author Richard Zelade in a raucous investigation of the day and its most outstanding and outlandish characters.
Category: History

The Jazz Age

Author : Arnold Shaw
ISBN : 9780195060829
Genre : Music
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Looks at the history of the 1920s, describes the jazz bands and performers who helped shape it, and discusses the important musical developments of the period.
Category: Music

Voices Of The Jazz Age

Author : Chip Deffaa
ISBN : 0252062582
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Portraits of eight popular musicians--Sam Wooding, Jimmy McPartland, Bix Beiderbecke, Bud Freeman, Joe Tarto, Benny Waters, Freddie Moore, and Jabbo Smith--offer an evocative study of jazz music during the 1920s
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jazz Age Boomtown

Author : Jerome L. Rodnitzky
ISBN : 0890967571
Genre : History
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Views of main streets, fires, floods, the circus, movie theaters, sporting events, schools, ranches, shops, and restaurantscapturing the essence of the boomtown atmosphere. Clemons, the town's only professional photographer and most eccentric resident, traveled to California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska before returning to Texas in 1919 and settling in Breckenridge. His pictures reflect the transformation of rural to urban values in the early twentieth century.
Category: History

Chicago Jazz

Author : William Howland Kenney
ISBN : 0195357787
Genre : Music
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The setting is the Royal Gardens Cafe. It's dark, smoky. The smell of gin permeates the room. People are leaning over the balcony, their drinks spilling on the customers below. On stage, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong roll on and on, piling up choruses, the rhythm section building the beat until tables, chairs, walls, people, move with the rhythm. The time is the 1920s. The place is South Side Chicago, a town of dance halls and cabarets, Prohibition and segregation, a town where jazz would flourish into the musical statement of an era. In Chicago Jazz, William Howland Kenney offers a wide-ranging look at jazz in the Windy City, revealing how Chicago became the major center of jazz in the 1920s, one of the most vital periods in the history of the music. He describes how the migration of blacks from the South to Chicago during and after World War I set the stage for the development of jazz in Chicago; and how the nightclubs and cabarets catering to both black and white customers provided the social setting for jazz performances. Kenney discusses the arrival of King Oliver and other greats in Chicago in the late teens and the early 1920s, especially Louis Armstrong, who would become the most influential jazz player of the period. And he travels beyond South Side Chicago to look at the evolution of white jazz, focusing on the influence of the South Side school on such young white players as Mezz Mezzrow (who adopted the mannerisms of black show business performers, an urbanized southern black accent, and black slang); and Max Kaminsky, deeply influenced by Armstrong's "electrifying tone, his superb technique, his power and ease, his hotness and intensity, his complete mastery of the horn." The personal recollections of many others--including Milt Hinton, Wild Bill Davison, Bud Freeman, and Jimmy McPartland--bring alive this exciting period in jazz history. Here is a new interpretation of Chicago jazz that reveals the role of race, culture, and politics in the development of this daring musical style. From black-and-tan cabarets and the Savoy Ballroom, to the Friars Inn and Austin High, Chicago Jazz brings to life the hustle and bustle of the sounds and styles of musical entertainment in the famous toddlin' town.
Category: Music


Author : Larry Willoughby
ISBN : UVA:X000369228
Genre : History
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Austin is one of the few state capitals which were built specifically to be a capital city. It was meant to be the capital of an independent nation. It was begun in April, 1839, and in November of the same year, it hosted the first session of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas.
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Dry Manhattan

Author : Michael A. LERNER
ISBN : 9780674040090
Genre : History
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In 1919, the United States made its boldest attempt at social reform: Prohibition. This "noble experiment" was aggressively promoted, and spectacularly unsuccessful, in New York City. In the first major work on Prohibition in a quarter century, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most vibrant city, Lerner describes a battle between competing visions of the United States that encompassed much more than the freedom to drink.
Category: History

The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author : the late Leonard Feather
ISBN : 9780199886401
Genre : Reference
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Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.
Category: Reference

Women Building Chicago 1790 1990

Author : Rima Lunin Schultz
ISBN : UVA:X004523775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A path breaking reference work that features biographies of more than 400 women who helped build modern day Chicago. 158 photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide

Author : Robin Goldstein
ISBN : 0974014338
Genre : Travel
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Brutally honest, cheeky, and fiercely independent, the Fearless Critic is the definitive restaurant guide to the Austin area. Acclaimed critic Robin Goldstein has teamed with a secret panel of local critics to create a 416-page blockbuster of a book. The critics dine incognito, accepting no free meals and no ads from restaurants. Prepare to be shocked by the results: this is a new breed of food writing. The book includes more than 400 brutally honest reviews, rigorous grades (with no grade inflation), and helpful cross-referenced lists that cover every corner of Austin's eclectic dining scene, from the power steakhouses to Hill Country BBQ shrines, wine bars to breakfast taco stands. It's an essential reference for anyone who eats out in the Austin area, including Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, LakeTravis area, Lockhart, Marble Falls, Oak Hill, Pflugerville, Round Rock, and the Hill County.
Category: Travel

Ku Klux Kulture

Author : Felix Harcourt
ISBN : 9780226376295
Genre : History
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In popular understanding, the Ku Klux Klan is a hateful white supremacist organization. In Ku Klux Kulture, Felix Harcourt argues that in the 1920s the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire had an even wider significance as a cultural movement. Ku Klux Kulture reveals the extent to which the KKK participated in and penetrated popular American culture, reaching far beyond its paying membership to become part of modern American society. The Klan owned radio stations, newspapers, and sports teams, and its members created popular films, pulp novels, music, and more. Harcourt shows how the Klan’s racist and nativist ideology became subsumed in sunnier popular portrayals of heroic vigilantism. In the process he challenges prevailing depictions of the 1920s, which may be best understood not as the Jazz Age or the Age of Prohibition, but as the Age of the Klan. Ku Klux Kulture gives us an unsettling glimpse into the past, arguing that the Klan did not die so much as melt into America’s prevailing culture.
Category: History

Early Jazz

Author : Gunther Schuller
ISBN : 0195040430
Genre : Music
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This classic study of jazz by renowned composer, conductor, and musical scholar Gunther Schuller was widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1968. The first of two volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, it takes us from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930's. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures and languages of the 20th century and offering original analyses of many great jazz recordings. Now reissued in paper, Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world for a new generation of scholars, students, and jazz fans.
Category: Music

Texas Women Writers

Author : Sylvia Ann Grider
ISBN : UOM:39015040573712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A critical survey of over 150 years of Texas women writers, including fiction and nonfiction authors, poets, and dramatists.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Jazz Age

Author : Ralph Barton
ISBN : UCSD:31822005708961
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Author : Music Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015079406438
Genre : Music
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The Creation Of Jazz

Author : Burton William Peretti
ISBN : IND:30000039928498
Genre : Music
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As musicians, listeners, and scholars have sensed for many years, the story of jazz is more than a history of the music. Burton Peretti presents a fascinating account of how the racial and cultural dynamics of American cities created the music, life, and business that was jazz. From its origins in the jook joints of sharecroppers and the streets and dance halls of 1890s New Orleans, through its later metamorphoses in the cities of the North, Peretti charts the life of jazz culture to the eve of bebop and World War II. In the course of those fifty years, jazz was the story of players who made the transition from childhood spasm bands to Carnegie Hall and worldwide touring and fame. It became the music of the Twenties, a decade of Prohibition, of adolescent discontent, of Harlem pride, and of Americans hoping to preserve cultural traditions in an urban, commercial age. And jazz was where black and white musicians performed together, as uneasy partners, in the big bands of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. "Blacks fought back by using jazz," states Peretti, "with its unique cultural and intellectual properties, to prove, assess, and evade the "dynamic of minstrelsy." Drawing on newspaper reports of the times and on the firsthand testimony of more than seventy prominent musicians and singers (among them Benny Carter, Bud Freeman, Kid Ory, and Mary Lou Williams), The Creation of Jazz is the first comprehensive analysis of the role of early jazz in American social history.
Category: Music

Come In And Hear The Truth

Author : Patrick Lawrence Burke
ISBN : WISC:89091046177
Genre : Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.)
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The Jazz Age

Author : Marvin Barrett
ISBN : UOM:39015001571044
Genre : National characteristics, American
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Illustrated social history of the United States, 1920-1930.
Category: National characteristics, American