The Resource Segregating sound : inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow, Karl Hagstrom Miller

Segregating sound : inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow, Karl Hagstrom Miller

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Segregating sound : inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow
Title
Segregating sound
Title remainder
inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow
Statement of responsibility
Karl Hagstrom Miller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Karl Hagstrom Miller argues that the categories that we have inherited to think and talk about southern music bear little relation to the ways that southerners long played and heard music. Focusing on the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth, Miller chronicles how southern music--a fluid complex of sounds and styles in practice--was reduced to a series of distinct genres linked to particular racial and ethnic identities. The blues were African American. Rural white southerners played country music. By the 1920s, these depictions were touted in folk song collections and the catalogs of "race" and "hillbilly" records produced by the phonograph industry. Such links among race, region, and music were new. Black and white artists alike had played not only blues, ballads, ragtime, and string band music, but also nationally popular sentimental ballads, minstrel songs, Tin Pan Alley tunes, and Broadway hits. In a cultural history filled with musicians, listeners, scholars, and business people, Miller describes how folklore studies and the music industry helped to create a "musical color line," a cultural parallel to the physical color line that came to define the Jim Crow South. Segregated sound emerged slowly through the interactions of southern and northern musicians, record companies that sought to penetrate new markets across the South and the globe, and academic folklorists who attempted to tap southern music for evidence about the history of human civilization. Contending that people's musical worlds were defined less by who they were than by the music that they heard, Miller challenges assumptions about the relation of race, music, and the market
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NcD/DLC
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1968-
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Miller, Karl Hagstrom
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3551
LC item number
.M56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Refiguring American music.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music and race
  • Music and race
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Folk music
  • Music and race
  • Popular music
  • Folkmuziek
  • Segregatie
  • Zwarten
  • Populaire muziek
  • Musik
  • Rassentrennung
  • Musik
  • Schwarze
  • Folk music
  • Unterhaltungsmusik
  • Popmusik
  • Southern States
  • Zuidelijke staten
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Segregating sound : inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow, Karl Hagstrom Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-350) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tin Pan Alley on tour : the Southern embrace of commercial music -- Making money making music : the education of Southern musicians in local markets -- Isolating folk, isolating songs : reimagining Southern music as folklore -- Southern musicians and the lure of New York City : representing the South from coon songs -- To the blues -- Talking machine world : discovering local music in the global phonograph industry -- Race records and old-time music : the creation of two marketing categories in the 1920s -- Black folk and hillbilly pop : industry enforcement of the musical color line -- Reimagining pop tunes as folk songs: the ascension of the folkloric paradigm -- Afterword: "All songs is folk songs"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780822347002
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)454364254
  • (OCoLC)ocn454364254
Label
Segregating sound : inventing folk and pop music in the age of Jim Crow, Karl Hagstrom Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tin Pan Alley on tour : the Southern embrace of commercial music -- Making money making music : the education of Southern musicians in local markets -- Isolating folk, isolating songs : reimagining Southern music as folklore -- Southern musicians and the lure of New York City : representing the South from coon songs -- To the blues -- Talking machine world : discovering local music in the global phonograph industry -- Race records and old-time music : the creation of two marketing categories in the 1920s -- Black folk and hillbilly pop : industry enforcement of the musical color line -- Reimagining pop tunes as folk songs: the ascension of the folkloric paradigm -- Afterword: "All songs is folk songs"
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9780822347002
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)454364254
  • (OCoLC)ocn454364254

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