Big band jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 / Christopher Wilkinson

Author(s): Wilkinson, Christopher, 1946-
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Subjects: Jazz--West Virginia--1931-1940--History and criticism
African American coal miners--West Virginia--Social life and customs--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2012
Series: American made music series
American made music series
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xvi, 197 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface ix
Introduction: Coal, Railroads, and the Establishment of African American Life in West Virginia 3
pt. ONE . The Economic Foundation of Big Band Dance Music in the Mountain State
ch. One . From the Coal Face to the Dance Floor: Black Miners as Patrons of Big Bands 35
ch. Two . Validating Herbert Hall's Contention: Paul Barnes's Gig Book 48
pt. TWO . Big Bands in Black West Virginia: 1929-1935
ch. Three . Newspapers and Radio Bring the World of the Big Bands to Black West Virginia 61
ch. Four . Local and Territory Bands in the Emerging Culture of Big Band Jazz and Dance Music in the Mountain State 68
ch. Five . Big Band Jazz Comes to the Mountain State: 1929-1933 86
ch. Six . Comparative Prosperity Arrives, September 1933-April 1935 102
pt. THREE . West Virginia in the Swing Era, 1935-1942
ch. Seven . The Place of the Mountain State on the Road Traveled by the Big Bands 125
ch. Eight . The Big Bands' Audience in the Mountain State 140
ch. Nine . The Dance Repertory Played in the Coal Fields 148
ch. Ten . The Party Winds Down 165
Notes 179
Works Cited 185
Index 191
Notes: LCCN: 2011020889
ISBN: 9781617031687 (cloth)
ISBN: 1617031682 (cloth)
ISBN: 9781617031694 (ebook)
ISBN: 1617031690 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 719863490
ISBN/ISSN: 9781617031687
1617031682
9781617031694
1617031690