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Staging the blues : from tent shows to tourism, Paige A. McGinley

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Staging the blues : from tent shows to tourism
Title
Staging the blues
Title remainder
from tent shows to tourism
Statement of responsibility
Paige A. McGinley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Singing was just one element of blues performance in the early twentieth century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and other classic blues singers also tapped, joked, and flaunted extravagant costumes on tent show and black vaudeville stages. The press even described these women as "actresses" long before they achieved worldwide fame for their musical recordings. In "Staging the Blues," Paige A. McGinley shows that even though folklorists, record producers, and festival promoters set the theatricality of early blues aside in favor of notions of authenticity, it remained creatively vibrant throughout the twentieth century. Highlighting performances by Rainey, Smith, Lead Belly, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee in small Mississippi towns, Harlem theaters, and the industrial British North, this pioneering study foregrounds virtuoso blues artists who used the conventions of the theater, including dance, comedy, and costume, to stage black mobility, to challenge narratives of racial authenticity, and to fight for racial and economic justice
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10381441
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
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McGinley, Paige A
Dewey number
781.64309
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3521
LC item number
.M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Blues (Music)
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Blues (Music)
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Southern States
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from tent shows to tourism
Label
Staging the blues : from tent shows to tourism, Paige A. McGinley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Beale on Broadway -- Real personality: the blues actress -- Theater folk: Huddie Ledbetter on the stage -- Southern exposure: transatlantic blues -- Highway 61 revisited: blues tourism at ground zero
Control code
1055391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780822357452
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014006956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822357452
  • (OCoLC)872382650
Label
Staging the blues : from tent shows to tourism, Paige A. McGinley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Beale on Broadway -- Real personality: the blues actress -- Theater folk: Huddie Ledbetter on the stage -- Southern exposure: transatlantic blues -- Highway 61 revisited: blues tourism at ground zero
Control code
1055391
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780822357452
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014006956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822357452
  • (OCoLC)872382650

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