Qty:1
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Save: $4.36 (9%)
Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Black Bottom Stomp: Eight... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Hardcover, light shelfwear. No writing, highlighting, or underlining in text. Fast shipping!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz (Media and Popular Culture) Hardcover – September 21, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0415936415 ISBN-10: 0415936411 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $45.64
26 New from $39.34 32 Used from $4.48 2 Collectible from $19.95
Rent from Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$11.77
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$45.64
$39.34 $4.48
Paperback, Import
"Please retry"
$2,423.30
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books
$45.64 FREE Shipping. Usually ships within 1 to 3 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Media and Popular Culture
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415936411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415936415
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,713,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Music historians often see ragtime and jazz as separate entities, with ragtime often getting brushed off as the quaint predecessor to the more sophisticated jazz. Jasen and Jones call for a more sophisticated, nuanced understanding of the relationship between the two popular music styles, examining the lives of eight stars of these genres, and noting that during their long careers, they often strode atop both. The authors attack the idea of a rigid divide between the two styles; although ragtime is viewed as a rigid, composed form, it arose from the crucible of informal jam sessions and other improvisatory settings. Jazz, they note, simply took ragtime's improvisation to another level. Aside from being shrewd entertainers, all eight profiled here were always mindful of public taste, all largely self-taught, and all technical masters of their instruments. Moreover, all had long careers joining two centuries, defying the myth that tragic musical geniuses die before their time. An interesting, concise history of a musical genre unfortunately often consigned to footnotes. Ted Leventhal
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Review

all the profiles are informative, well written, and filled with insights into their music, personalities, and social backgrounds . . . An excellent introductory resource on the subject, this book will be useful to undergraduates and general readers.
–C.M. Weisenberg, UCLA, Choice, May 2002

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
Eight major figures in jazz and ragtime American music from Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to James P. Johnson are selected for feature in David Jasen and Gene Jones' Black Bottom Stomp. In using their lives and music as a starting point, the authors reveal how they shaped the direction of jazz music and the social and musical issues which challenged their successes. An inviting, revealing account jazz fans will appreciate.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.