William Grant Still

William Grant Still

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During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895-1978) was known as the 'Dean of Afro-American Composers'. This book brings William Grant Still out of the archives and examines his place in America's musical heritage. It also provides a revealing window into our recent cultural past.The story about Still, Gershwin, and aquot;I Got Rhythmaquot; also draws on anecdotal evidence, all collected well after the fact. There are several versions. Judith Anne Still tells of her father walking down a New York City street with Eubie Blake and anbsp;...

Title:William Grant Still
Author:Catherine Parsons Smith
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2000-02-29


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