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Black Bottom Stomp: Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz (Media and Popular Culture) Hardcover


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  • Series: Media and Popular Culture
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (September 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415936411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415936415
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 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: #2,267,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
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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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 15, 2004
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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.
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