From Cakewalks to Concert Halls: An Illustrated History of African American Popular Music from 1895 to 1930

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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 ...

From Cakewalks to Concert Halls: An Illustrated History of African American Popular Music from 1895 to 1930 1993, Black Belt Press

ISBN-13: 9781880216170

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