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Author House, Roger, 1957- author.

Title South End shout : Boston's forgotten music scene in the Jazz Age / by Roger House, with illustrations by James Fox
Published Amherst, Massachusetts : Lever Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (245 pages) : color illustrations, portraits
Summary South End Shout: Boston's Forgotten Music Scene in the Jazz Age details the power of music in the city's African American community. The focus is from the era of ragtime in the 1900s to the rise of big band swing in the 1930s. The story of jazz is embedded in the larger social condition of Black Bostonians. It covers the activities of jazz musicians, jazz bands, the places they played, the relationships between Black and white musicians, the segregated branches of the musicians' union, and the economics of the South End music industry. The account is brought to life by the addition of 20 line drawings of musicians, theaters, hotels, dance halls, and devices used to listen to music. South End Shout is part of an emerging field of studies that examine jazz culture outside of the major centers of music production. As such, the account helps to better understand how jazz emerged as a national art form in the first quarter of the 20th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-245)
Notes Sponsored by Lever Press
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Description based on information from the publisher
Subject Jazz -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 20th century
Music -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century
Jazz musicians -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Boston
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Economic conditions -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th century
MUSIC / General
African Americans -- Economic conditions
African Americans -- Social conditions
Music -- Societies, etc.
Massachusetts -- Boston
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Fox, James, illustrator.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), publisher.
ISBN 9781643150482
Other Titles Boston's forgotten music scene in the Jazz Age