in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White
January 2008; p ublished online March 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 6541 words.
This chapter presents an account of a 1940 field recording trip by John and Ruby Lomax. The account, which initially appeared as the liner notes for Flyright Album 206 (1975), focuses on an...
in The Great Orchestrator
February 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 4714 words.
This introductory chapter talks about the legacy of Arthur Judson, a monumental figure in American concert music, whose career has largely evaded scholarly inquiry. His name appears in...
in A Life in Ragtime
December 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 7230 words.
Vernon Castle and Jim Europe help to revolutionize American attitudes toward social dancing. Following his first role, where he adopted the name “Castle” (for Windsor Castle) in order to...
in Henry Cowell
June 2012; p ublished online May 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 775 words.
This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's activities in the field of music in the United States during the early 1900s, at a time when the country was engulfed by economic crisis. Henry left...