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Author Absher, Amy.

Title Black Musician and the White City : Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967.

Imprint University of Michigan Press, 2014.

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Contents Musicians and the segregated city : Chicago in the early 1900s-1930s -- From south to south side : musicians in 1940s Chicago -- Redefining the music industry : independent music in Chicago, 1948-1953 -- From south side to the south and the nation, 1954-1963 -- "The fact remains ... we are negroes" : dissonance and the desegregation of Chicago's musicians' union, 1963-1967.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index.
Summary Amy Absher's The Black Musician and the White City tells the story of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-twentieth century. While depicting the segregated city before World War II, Absher traces the migration of black musicians, both men and women and both classical and vernacular performers, from the American South to Chicago during the 1930s to 1950s. Absher takes the history beyond the study of jazz and blues by examining the significant role that classically trained black musicians played in building the Chicago South Side community. By acknowledging the presence and importance of classical musicians, Absher argues that black migrants in Chicago had diverse education and economic backgrounds but found common cause in the city's music community.
Subject African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Music and race -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
African American musicians -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Music trade -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
African American musicians -- Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Musicians -- Labor unions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
HISTORY -- General.
African American musicians. (OCoLC)fst00799273
African Americans -- Music. (OCoLC)fst00799648
Music and race. (OCoLC)fst01030486
Music trade. (OCoLC)fst01030641
Musicians -- Labor unions. (OCoLC)fst01030857
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Popular music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01071460
Illinois -- Chicago. (OCoLC)fst01204048
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9781306902564
ISBN 1306902568 (electronic bk.)
9781306902564 (electronic bk.)
9780472029983 (electronic bk.)
0472029983 (electronic bk.)
9780472900961 (electronic bk.)
047290096X (electronic bk.)
9780472119172
0472119176
Standard No. GBVCP 1003770819
GBVCP 896610497

 
    
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