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Dance all night : those other southwestern swing bands, past and present

by Boyd, Jean Ann.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML3541.B67 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  ML3541.B67 2012
 
 
Summary
Its strains may be haunting, but western swing is alive and on the upswing, enjoying a renaissance among musicians too young to recall or even comprehend its heyday. For them, the term may evoke the nationally known country music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and the Spade Cooley Band. Yet on the local level, western swing bands dominated the airways and dance halls in every town and rural setting throughout the Southwest in the 1930s and by the 1940s had spread their influence and music to California. Jean A. Boyd presents the history and music of those bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners hungry for diversion and good dancing during the Depression and World War II. Devoted fans who travel the festival circuit will surely appreciate the histories and recollections Boyd has carefully compiled, while musicologists will welcome her musical analysis and her transcriptions of recorded performances. Performers, as well, may learn new licks and tricks from the ubiquitous swing jazz artists of a time not yet forgotten, preserved here for another generation?s enjoyment and edification.
Additional Information
Series Grover E. Murray studies in the American Southwest.
Subjects Western swing (Music) -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Texas -- 1931-1940 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Texas -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Oklahoma -- 1931-1940 -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Oklahoma -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism.
Publisher Lubbock :Texas Tech University Press,2012
Language English
Description xv, 361 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-344) and index.
ISBN 9780896727090 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0896727092 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780896727373 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0896727378 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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