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blues

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Slow jazz song of lamentation, generally for an unhappy love affair. Usually in groups of 12 bars, instead of 8 or 16, each stanza being 3 lines covering 4 bars of music. Tonality...

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Eubie Blake

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(1883–1983).

Stage composer and musician. A groundbreaking African American songwriter who often collaborated with lyricist Noble Sissle, he gave Broadway its first truly black...

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Harlem Hell Fighters

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The first African American National Guard regiment in the state of New York, the “Fifteenth New York,” numbered 2,053 men and 54 officers at the time it was called into ...

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James Reese Europe

Overview page. Subjects: Music — United States History.

(b. 22 February 1880; d. 9 May 1919),

musician. James Reese “Jim” Europe was born in Mobile, Alabama, the fifth of six children. His parents were Henry J. Europe, a ...

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jazz

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A type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and...

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Music Industry

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

The story of black women in the American music industry reflects all the issues of gender, class, and race that have bedeviled Americans throughout their history. Still, black women have ...

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Noble Sissle

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Theatre.

(1889–1975).

Stage lyricist and performer. The first African American lyricist to find success on Broadway, he was also an animated performer and interpreter of his songs. Sissle...

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popular music

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1. Introduction

Although the division between ‘classical’ or ‘serious’ music and popular music remains clearly identifiable, critical appreciation of both worlds has increasingly...

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Scott Joplin

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(1868–1917)

Black US ragtime pianist and composer, the first to write down his compositions.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, Joplin won several local piano contests before...

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Will Marion Cook

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(b. 27 January 1869; d. 19 July 1944),

musician and composer. Born Will Mercer Cook in Washington, D.C., Cook adopted the middle name Marion during his college years. His father ...

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