Erscheinungsdatum: 28.08.2006, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: African Americans in the Jazz Age, Titelzusatz: A Decade of Struggle and Promise, Autor: Schneider, Mark Robert, Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Ethnic Studies // African American Studies // Bezug zu Afro-Amerikanern // Sozial // und Kulturgeschichte, Rubrik: Volkskunde, Seiten: 176, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 265 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
A spectacular song‐and‐dance revue filmed in luminous early Technicolor—rediscovered and newly restored Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader PAUL WHITEMAN, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows of the time to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young BING CROSBY), and orchestral numbers overseen by Whiteman himself (including a larger‐than‐life rendition of GEORGE GERSHWIN’s “Rhapsody in Blue”)—all lavishly staged by veteran theatre director JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON and beautifully shot in early Technicolor. Long available only in incomplete form, King of Jazz appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s. Features: New 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Giordano New introduction by Giddins New interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein Four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of King of Jazz Deleted scenes and alternate opening‐title sequence All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the “Melting Pot” number that was restaged for the finale of King of Jazz I Know Everybody and Everybody’s Racket, a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from King of Jazz
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From woman¿s suffrage to Babe Ruth¿s home runs, from Louis Armstrong¿s jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt¿s four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games aplenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country¿s greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades ¿ full of optimism and despair, progress and Depress, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz - forever changed the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000522/bk_reco_000522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the US State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism. Penny Von Eschen escorts us across the globe, backstage and onstage, as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other jazz luminaries spread their music and their ideas further than the State Department anticipated. Both in concert and after hours, through political statements and romantic liaisons, these musicians broke through the government's official narrative and gave their audiences an unprecedented vision of the black American experience. In the process, new collaborations developed between Americans and the formerly colonized peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East - collaborations that fostered greater racial pride and solidarity. Though intended as a color-blind promotion of democracy, this unique Cold War strategy unintentionally demonstrated the essential role of African Americans in US national culture. Through the tales of these tours, Von Eschen captures the fascinating interplay between the efforts of the State Department and the progressive agendas of the artists themselves, as all struggled to redefine a more inclusive and integrated American nation on the world stage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Delaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011881/bk_tant_011881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.