[Dixielandjazz] Something possibly of interest to all jazzhistorians on the list

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Thu Mar 5 09:48:09 PST 2009

Study of all of our musical histories is sure not offensive to me!  
There are two really good books on this subject area - "Out of Sight"  
and "Ragged Bu Right" by Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff.

For anyone interested, there is a YahooGroup forum that gets into a  
lot of what Ulf brings up here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BlackBanjo/  I have been lurking there  
for a few years now - very interesting information (and Ulf's  
extensive research is well noted there! )

Dave Richoux

On Mar 5, 2009, at 5:50 AM, Ulf Jagfors wrote:

> Interesting site indeed.Thanks.
> However the most popular and widespread form of contemporary music  
> from 1830
> to 1900 the Minstrel Music and shows seem to have been completely  
> neglected.
> Indeed the minstrel music was to a large extent extremely  
> intimidating to
> the black population in USA, and also sometimes to other ethnic  
> groups and
> women. But it introduced on a broad scale the syncopated African  
> music to
> the entire population both colored and white. It also dominated the  
> popular
> music scene for a long time and caused the very first pop fade in  
> USA. It
> was the immense popularity of the minstrel music that gave birth to  
> the
> ragtime which in turn is one of the corner stones together with  
> marches and
> blues in the birth of the jazz. It should be a "square" in the  
> secular line
> just after Work Songs etc during 1830-1900.

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