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Cross the Water Blues : African American Music in Europe.
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University Press of Mississippi,


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1 online resource (272 pages)
Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. "Why I Sing the Blues" -- 2. Taking the Measure of the Blues -- 3. Even Philosophers Get the Blues -- 4. Spirituals to (Nearly) Swing, 1873-1938 -- 5. Black Music Prior to the First World War -- 6. Fascination and Fear -- 7. "Un Saxophone en Mouvement"? -- 8. Paul Robeson's British Journey -- 9. Preaching the Gospel of the Blues -- 10. Whose "Rock Island Line"? -- 11. The Blues Blueprint -- 12. "The Blues Is the Truth" -- 13. Lowland Blues -- 14. The Blues in France -- 15. Cultural Displacement, Cultural Creation -- Contributors -- Index.
This unique collection of essays examines the flow of African American music and musicians across the Atlantic to Europe from the time of slavery to the twentieth century. In a sweeping examination of different musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the contributors consider the reception and influence of black music on a number of different European audiences, particularly in Britain, but also France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The essayists approach the subject through diverse historical, musicological, and philosophical perspectives. A number of essays document little-known performances and recordings of African American musicians in Europe. Several pieces, including one by Paul Oliver, focus on the appeal of the blues to British listeners. At the same time, these considerations often reveal the ambiguous nature of European responses to black music and in so doing add to our knowledge of transatlantic race relations. Contributions from Christopher G. Bakriges, Sean Creighton, Jeffrey Green, Leighton Grist, Bob Groom, Rainer E. Lotz, Paul Oliver, Catherine Parsonage, Iris Schmeisser, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Robert Springer, Rupert Till, Guido van Rijn, David Webster, Jen Wilson, and Neil A. Wynn. Neil A. Wynn is professor of twentieth-century American history at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of Historical Dictionary from Great War to Great Depression , From Progressivism to Prosperity: American Society and the First World War , and The Afro-American and the Second World War .
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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