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Tania León's StrideA Polyrhythmic Life

Tania León's Stride: A Polyrhythmic Life

Alejandro L. Madrid

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043949
eISBN:
9780252052873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043949.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than a simple biography, this book is an affective exploration of the life and works of Cuban American composer Tania León in relation to questions of identity politics, nostalgia, ethnicity, ... More

Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

Kevin Mungons and Douglas Yeo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043840
eISBN:
9780252052743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043840.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Homer Rodeheaver rose to national prominence in the early 20th century as the trombone-playing songleader for Billy Sunday. For twenty years they captured attention with city-wide revival meetings, a ... More

Unbinding GentilityWomen Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South

Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South

Candace Bailey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043758
eISBN:
9780252052651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043758.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is a history of women in the US South told through the medium of music, focusing on music’s social and cultural uses, and mapping the cultural geography across space and time. The subjects ... More

Industrial Strength BluegrassSouthwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy

Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy

Fred Bartenstein and Curtis W. Ellison (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043642
eISBN:
9780252052538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043642.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking economic opportunities relocated from the Appalachian region to southwestern Ohio. They brought mountain and gospel music with ... More

When Sunday ComesGospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

Claudrena N. Harold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043574
eISBN:
9780252052453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043574.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Sunday Comes charts the explosive growth of the gospel music industry between 1968 and 1994. It contextualizes the genre’s sonic innovations, theological tensions, and political assertions ... More

George Frederick Bristow

George Frederick Bristow

Katherine K. Preston

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043420
eISBN:
9780252052309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043420.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

George Frederick Bristow (1825-1898), a pillar of the nineteenth-century New York musical community, was educated, lived, and worked in New York for his entire life. A skilled performer (piano, ... More

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and CowgirlsWomen's Country Music, 1930-1960

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Stephanie Vander Wel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Well before the success of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, female artists were integral to the commercial expansion and aural reception of country music. Women in early country music took on and ... More

Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz

Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz

Katherine Baber

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042379
eISBN:
9780252051210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042379.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

For Leonard Bernstein, music was a language capable of communicating more directly than in words, and jazz was a crucial part of his musical vocabulary. As an idiom made up of a range of ... More

Rethinking American Music

Rethinking American Music

Tara Browner and Thomas L. Riis (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Only since the 1970s have the variety of American musical styles and sounds have been allowed to stand on their own two feet in the academic world. Recent efforts to place American music-making ... More

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Sandra Jean Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry is the first book to trace the musical evolution of postwar spirituals. The jubilee singers who introduced them ignited a chain reaction ... More

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