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Author Berresford, Mark.

Title That's got 'em! : the life and music of Wilbur C. Sweatman / Mark Berresford
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Contents In defense of Wilbur Sweatman : a response to his critics -- Missouri childhood -- "Pickaninnies," Ernest Hogan, and a world tour -- Circus and minstrelsy : touring life with Cornet Kings P.G. Lowery and W.C. Handy -- The anchorage for the world's marvels : the Minneapolis years -- Chicago and an entertainment revolution -- The original and much-imitated ragtime clarinetist -- Ev'rybody's crazy 'bout the doggone blues -- Rainy day blues -- The ragtime dinosaur -- The daddy of the clarinet -- The silent years
Summary Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882-1961) is one of the most important, yet unheralded, African. American musicians involved in the transition of ragtime into jazz in the early twentieth. century. In That's Got 'Em!, Mark Berresford tracks this energetic pioneer over a. seven-decade career. His talent transformed every genre of black music before the. advent of rock and roll?"pickaninny" bands, minstrelsy, circus sideshows, vaudeville. (both black and white), night clubs, and cabarets. Sweatman was the first African. American musician to be offered a long-term recording contract, and he dazzle
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 188-208), bibliographical references (pages 222-225), and index
Notes This edition in English
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Subject Sweatman, Wilbur C. S.
African American jazz musicians -- Biography.
Clarinetists -- United States -- Biography.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Vaudeville -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1604730994 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1604733713 (electronic bk.)
9781604730999 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781604733716 (electronic bk.)