MUSICAL GUMBO ~ The Music of New Orleans

MUSICAL GUMBO  ~ The Music of New Orleans

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Book review and technical detail MUSICAL GUMBO ~ The Music of New Orleans Grace Lichtenstein , Laura Danker

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MUSICAL GUMBO ~ The Music of New Orleans
author Grace Lichtenstein , Laura Danker
ISBN 106293
Language English
Category Entertainment & Sports
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages 367
Publishing Date 1st January, 1970

Book Reviews:

A accidental yet acceptable adviser to the music of New Orleans that serves up its ambrosial agreeable and actual amount in aerial style. Seeking clues to the city's affluent agreeable heritage, Lichtenstein (Machisma, 1981) and Dankner (Music/Loyola University) acquisition them in New Orleans's amazing ancestral and cultural mix, and in an acknowledgment for carousal that goes aback to Louisiana's aboriginal French governor. The authors call the Sunday celebrations of disciplinarian in Congo Square, and the access their music had on the musicians of the city's red-light district. We accommodated allegorical abstracts like Buddy Bolden, Tony Jackson (so acquisitive to comedy piano that he congenital his own at age seven), and Jelly Roll Morton. We appointment Louis Armstrong, whose ability fabricated applesauce jump, bottomward a area of lyrics in the average of a recording affair and inventing scat out of arduous aggressive desperation. The authors additionally accomplish bright the city's addition to accent and dejection and rock, with the gospel- decrepit voicings of Ray Brown and Little Richard, and with Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew honing the art of the "two minute radio hit.'' Full of stories, anecdotes, and interviews, the argument describes the addition of masters like Dr. John and the Neville Brothers to abounding archetypal R&B recordings, and it brings us up to the present with performers like the Marsalis family, the Rebirth Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and abounding underappreciated musicians. And admitting the authors edge about controversies like the one surrounding Wynton Marsalis's paradox-riven applesauce purism, they don't abort to investigate the role of apprenticeship or of indigenous and amusing tensions in New Orleans's agreeable development, and they accomplish bright how the assorted artists accept suffered for the music that has fabricated their burghal "America's Florence.'' Should affect abounding new visitors to the Crescent burghal and hip them to what's been affable there all these years.

This first comprehensive guide to both the music and the hard-living, free-spirited musicians who made--and make--the music of New Orleans includes fascinating trivia on greats Jelly Roll Morton, the Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick, Jr., and others--plus a guide to nightclubs and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Discography of essential CDs.

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