qApplying more than thirty years of scholarship, Tim Brooks identifies key black artists who recorded commercially in a wide range of genres and provides revealing biographies of some forty of these audio pioneers. Brooks assesses the careers and recordings of George W. Johnson, Bert Williams, George Walker, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, W.C. Handy, James Reese Europe, Wilbur Sweatman, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Booker T. Washington, and boxing champion Jack Johnson, as well as a host of lesser-known voices.q--Jacket.One of the most successful black bandleaders and composers of the 19105 was Ford Dabney. ... Dabney (1865-1952), went on to achieve considerable renown as a music educator and author, publishing two widely used instruction manuals for guitar and mandolin ... 1 Young Ford attended Armstrong Manual Training School, but preferred music, which he was taught by his father and private teachers, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Tim Brooks, Richard Keith Spottswood|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2004|