From Cakewalks to Concert Halls



From Cakewalks to Concert Halls, second prize winner of the 1992 Ralph J Gleason Music Book Award, traces the growth of a uniquely American art form from the days of blackface minstrelsy to the big band era.The first pictorial study of the subject, From Cakewalks to Concert Halls features rarely seen sheet music covers in Morgan s personal collection vivid, sometimes shocking images from a time when racial stereotypes filled advertising and entertainment As Barlow s thought provoking text explains, black performers gradually overturned the minstrel tradition of racial mockery, bringing ragtime, blues, and jazz into the mainstream of American popular culture.Essays by Morgan recount the lives of pivotal figures Bert Williams, W.C Handy, Eubie Blake, and many A story of creativity and courage, From Cakewalks to Concert Halls reveals how African Americans transformed what Barlow calls the soundscape of American music. Read From Cakewalks to Concert Halls Author Thomas L. Morgan – e17streets4all.co.ukFrom Cakewalks to Concert Halls

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  • Hardcover
  • 132 pages
  • From Cakewalks to Concert Halls
  • Thomas L. Morgan
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 188021606X

10 thoughts on “From Cakewalks to Concert Halls

  1. says:

    A rather old school euro perspective, snooty and somewhat racist while hiding behind a veil of 20th century style intellectualism but informative read about the subject Nice photos and illustrations from old sheet music included and the large book makes this a fun, if somewhat head shaking read.

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