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eBook Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest) ePub

by Jean A. Boyd

eBook Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest) ePub
Author: Jean A. Boyd
Language: English
ISBN: 0896727092
ISBN13: 978-0896727090
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2012)
Pages: 400
Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 725
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Jean A. Boyd presents the history and music of those bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners . Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest. Texas Tech University Press.

Jean A. Boyd presents the history and music of those bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners hungry for diversion and good dancing during the depression and World War II. Devoted fans who travel the festival circuit will surely appreciate the histories and recollections Boyd has carefully compiled, while musicologists will welcome her musical analysis and her transcriptions of recorded performances.

Dance All Night book. Dance All Night" has much in-depth material on bands, their members, and specific songs and recording sessions.

Journal of the Society for American Music. View it in the Music Periodicals Database. Drag and drop files here. Reference work: Ginell, Cary and Coffey, Kevin, Discography of Western Swing and Hot String Bands, 1928–1942 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001). the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998). Biographies: Boyd, Jean . We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill : The Story of the Light Crust Doughboys (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003); Ginell, Cary, Milton Brown and the Founding of Western Swing (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994); Townsend, Charles, San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976).

Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present (Grover E. Murray Studies in. .Although Boyd states that 'this book is only a beginning', Jazz of the Southwest is, in fact, a rich source of information on both the music and the men who made the music.

Ships from and sold by powells chicago. It is a thoughtful and readable celebration of western swing. Western Historical Quarterly).

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the leading . Subjects: History, American Studies, History, Area Studies. Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present by Jean A. Boyd (pp. 406-407)

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, continuously published since 1897, is the leading scholarly journal for Texas history and also features content relating. Collections: Arts & Sciences VIII Collection, JSTOR Archival Journal & Primary Source Collection. 406-407).

Dance All Night – Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present. In Dance All Night, Baylor University professor Dr. Jean A. Boyd takes what we do know about Western swing – the saga of Bob Wills, the influential career of Milton Brown – and uses that as a springboard to examine bands from West and South Texas, Oklahoma, and more, which existed during this curious flashpoint where the ballroom jazz of Benny Goodman met with the. earliest strains of country to make something new and very danceable.

Night : Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present.

Dance All Night : Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present. Its strains may be haunting, but western swing is alive and on the upswing, enjoying a renaissance among musicians too young to recall or even comprehend its heyday.

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Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past . Dance All Night: Those Other Southwestern Swing Bands, Past and Present (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest) by Jean A. Boyd.

Its strains may be haunting, but western swing is alive and on the upswing, enjoying a renaissance among musicians too young to recall or even comprehend its heyday. For them, the term may evoke the nationally known country music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and the Spade Cooley Band. Yet on the local level, western swing bands dominated the airways and dance halls in every town and rural setting throughout the Southwest in the 1930s and by the 1940s had spread their influence and music to California. Jean A. Boyd presents the history and music of those bands that did not garner national fame, but were local sensations to thousands of southwesterners hungry for diversion and good dancing during the depression and World War II. Devoted fans who travel the festival circuit will surely appreciate the histories and recollections Boyd has carefully compiled, while musicologists will welcome her musical analysis and her transcriptions of recorded performances. Performers, as well, may learn new licks and tricks from the ubiquitous swing jazz artists of a time not yet forgotten, preserved here for another generation’s enjoyment and edification.
Rose Of Winds
This was a very good book about those southwest bands. There were a few errors in it that listed musicians playing a wrong instrument. The best book so far on these texas bands. Highly recommended for the music history of the southwest bands
Yndanol
This is a hard one to rate. The subject matter as such would have rated 4 or 5 stars in that it does fill a gap in literature on Western Swing (highlighting the lesser-known bands and presenting not just the history of the bands but taking a closer look at the music). But the way this book has actually turned out it sadly cannot really be rated at more than 3 stars. The band biographies are somewhat unbalanced - some are rather brief (although research for more info would no doubt have yielded more info) and therefore appear a bit superficial or lackluster. But above all, the music analysis - which is announced as a major part of the book - has some serious shortcomings: In most cases the author bases her selection of tracks on rather old and limited source material that yielded only 2 or 3 reissued tracks per band, and this would hardly have allowed for a fair and even representative assessment of a band's style and serious discussion of its musical legacy. Although the book has a copyright date of 2012 the author unfortunately seems to have been totally unaware of a HUGE part of the reissues on many of these bands that by that time had been released and are circulated widely among Western Swing aficionados. E.g. the Krazy Kat label of which the author cites one or two CDs but there were (by that time ) a LOT more of relevance to THESE bands. And even if one or the other CD or intriguing track should have been inaccessible at the time of writing it no doubt would have been possible to establish contacts with collectors and experts to obtain CD-R copies of 78rpm records for listening. Isn't this part of serious research in such specialized fields? As it is, the tone of the book therefore all too often does not quite read like that of a dedicated connoisseur of the music writing about the subject matter but rather as that of an outsider looking in and studying an object of investigation. What is more, there are some factual errors in the book that are hard to understand. To name just one example, "South" was indeed a tune picked up by many 30s and 40s Western Swing bands but how could this possibly have ben suggested to the Light Crust Doughboys as "the new release" of the Bennie Moten band (the originator of the tune), given that Moten recorded the tune in 1928? It almost was an "old chestnut" by the time the Western Swing bands picked it up. And as for Count Basie taking over the Moten band because Moten "quit the band business"? Dying on a doctor's operating table due to a botched tonsil operation and leaving the band leaderless from one day to another certainly is a way to "quit the band business" but is this really an appropriate way of summing up the man's history? No doubt ANY however brief bio of Bennie Moten consulted for reference would have highlighted this fact. Researching the facts for a publication does not quite work that way.
Anyway .. the book is good for what is in there but it could have been a lot more with more profound preparation of the subject matter.
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