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Title:Hep: Jazz Modernisms
Author(s):Jerving, Ryan Ross
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Berube, Michael
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Music
Abstract:The "jive dictionaries" of the late 1930s and early 1940s provide a unique perspective on commercial jazz's last gasp. For some time, the language of Harlem and its musicians had been troped in the popular press as a counter-modern force (a move critiqued by Rudolph Fisher, Eudora Welty, and others). But Mezz Mezzrow, Cab Calloway, Slim Gaillard, and other musicians published mock-scholarly guides to their talk---guides both about jive, and themselves "jive"---that put the emerging art, folk, and subcultural discourses surrounding jazz into unsettling play with a residual sense of the music as a form grappling, head-on, with a modern, national economy.
Issue Date:2000
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:347 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81515
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9990028
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000


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