Swingin' the dream [electronic resource] :big band jazz and the rebirth of American culture / Lewis A. Erenberg.
By: Erenberg, Lewis A.Material type: BookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 320 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226215181 (electronic bk.); 0226215180 (electronic bk.).Other title: Swinging the dream.Subject(s): Big band music -- History and criticism | Jazz -- History and criticism | Popular culture -- United States | Fine Arts | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Jazz | Jazz | Instrumentale muziek | Populaire cultuur | Swing | Unterhaltungsmusik | Kultur | Big band | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 781.65/4/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Just one more chance: the fall of the Jazz Age and the rise of Swing, 1929-1935 -- The crowd goes wild: the youth culture of Swing -- Swing is here: Benny Goodman and the triumph of American music -- News from the great wide world: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Black Swing bands -- Swing left: the politics of race and culture in the Swing era -- The city of Swing: New York and the dance band business in Black and White -- Swing goes to war: Glenn Miller and the popular music of World War II -- The war in jazz -- Coda and conclusion: Red scares and head scares.
During the 1930s, swing bands combined jazz and popular music to create large-scale dreams for the Depression generation, capturing the imagination of America's young people, music critics, and the music business. Swingin' the Dream explores that world, looking at the racial mixing-up and musical swinging-out that shook the nation and has kept people dancing ever since."Swingin' the Dream is an intelligent, provocative study of the big band era, chiefly during its golden hours in the 1930s; not merely does Lewis A. Erenberg give the music its full due, but he places it in a larger context.
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