Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Jazz on the River (Paperback)
  • Jazz on the River (Paperback)
zoom

Jazz on the River (Paperback)

(author)
£13.00
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 03/12/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Just after World War I, jazz began a journey along America's waterways from its birthplace in New Orleans. For the first time in any organized way, steam-driven boats left town during the summer months to travel up the Mississippi River, bringing this exotic new music to the rest of the nation. In Jazz on the River, William Howland Kenney brings to life the vibrant history of this music and its newfound mainstream popularity among the American people. Here for the first time readers can learn about the lives and music of the levee roustabouts promoting riverboat jazz and their relationships with such great early jazz adventurers as Louis Armstrong, Fate Marable, Warren "Baby" Dodds, and Jess Stacy. Kenney follows the boats from Memphis to St. Louis, where new styles of jazz were soon produced, all the way up the Ohio River, where the music captivated audiences in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Jazz on the River concludes with the story of the decline of the old paddle wheelers - and thus riverboat jazz - on the inland waterways after World War II. The enduring silence of our rivers, Kenney argues, reminds us of the loss of such a distinctive musical tradition. But riverboat jazz still lives on in myriad permutations, each one in tune with its own time.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226102672
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.

You may also be interested in...

My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
Bring It On Home
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Bohemian Rhapsody
Added to basket
Useless Magic
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
Added to basket
What Would the Spice Girls Do?
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Hardback
Rise Up
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
How To Be Invisible
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Queen in 3-D
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
1001 Songs
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Paperback
Beastie Boys Book
Added to basket
£32.00   £28.00
Hardback
Nothing is Real
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.