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Author Fry, Andy, 1974-

Title Paris Blues : African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (291 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Rethinking the Revue Nègre -- Black Musical Theatre after Josephine Baker; 2. Jack À l'Opéra -- Jazz Bands in Black and White; 3. ""Du Jazz Hot À La Créole"" -- Josephine Baker Sings Offenbach; 4. ""That Gypsy in France"" -- Django Reinhardt's Occupation Blouze; 5. Remembrance of Jazz Past -- Sidney Bechet in France; Epilogue; Index
Summary The Jazz Age. The phrase conjures images of Louis Armstrong holding court at the Sunset Cafe in Chicago, Duke Ellington dazzling crowds at the Cotton Club in Harlem, and star singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey. But the Jazz Age was every bit as much of a Paris phenomenon as it was a Chicago and New York scene. In Paris Blues, Andy Fry provides an alternative history of African American music and musicians in France, one that looks beyond familiar personalities and well-rehearsed stories. He pinpoints key issues of race and nation in France's complicated jazz history fro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American jazz musicians -- France.
African Americans in the performing arts -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Jazz -- France -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Musical films -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Musical theater -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022613895X (electronic bk.)
9780226138954 (electronic bk.)