Up from the cradle of jazz : New Orleans music since World War II

by Berry, Jason.

Format: Print Book 1986
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CLP - Homewood African American ML3521 .B47 1986
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Call Number  ML3521 .B47 1986
A history of New Orleans music in the four decades since World War II. In particular, it tells of the rise of rhythm and blues, a musical form rooted in the very identity of the Crescent City, its history and geography, the Mardi Gras rites and the intermixture of its many races and cultures. In providing a tribute to the musical heritage of New Orleans, the book is also a testament to the rich sounds still produced there by such musicians as Dr John, the Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, and The Wild Tchoupitoulas.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A trio consisting of an investigative reporter, a musician, and a historical researcher has produced a lively, absorbing history of New Orleans music since 1945. Jazz gave way to rhythm and blues as the city's musical lingua franca during this period, but thanks to the potent blend of Deep South blues and Caribbean rhythms that has long seasoned the place, New Orleans R & B has proved just as distinctive as its jazz. The authors tell its story through a series of portraits of major musicians, starting with a chapter on some of the great New Orleans musical families who have contributed performers to wave after wave of musical activity. Such well-known figures as Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr. John, and the Neville Brothers also receive featured coverage. A happy, well-documented addition to thorough popular-music collections. Bibliography; discography; to be indexed. RO. 784.5'3 Rhythm and blues music Louisiana New Orleans History and criticism / Musicians Louisiana New Orleans [OCLC] 85-29015"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "New Orleans has always been a city of music and divergent cultures, where aristocratic French and Spanish colonists, working-class Irish and the African slave culture combined to produce a charismatic musical tradition. The authors begin their survey after World War II and trace the impact of the musicians of New Orleans on rhythm and blues, jazz, soul and the other popular musical styles of the day. The book looks closely, too, at the tradition of musical families as exemplified by clans like the Bechets and Bigards of the early 1900s and continues with the talented Marsalis family of today. They discuss well-known artists such as Professor Longhair and Fats Domino and scores of lesser known but talented locals. Complete with bibliography and discography. This is a comprehensive, detailed history. (November) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Rhythm and blues music -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Publisher Athens :University of Georgia Press,1986
Contributors Foose, Jonathan.
Jones, Tad.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiv, 285 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 261-266.
Discography: pages 267-270.
ISBN 0820308536 (alk. paper)
0820308544 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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