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The Resource Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60, Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert

Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60, Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert

Label
Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Title
Before Motown
Title remainder
a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Statement of responsibility
Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert
Title variation
History of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • When most people think of Detroit and music, they think of the Motown sound. But what many people forget is that Detroit has a remarkable jazz history, which was a major influence on what later became known as the Motown Sound
  • Before Motown is the first book about the history of jazz in Detroit. It shows the significant impact Detroit has had on the development of jazz in America, starting with the big bands of the 1920s, with groups like McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Jean Goldkette's orchestra, and continuing into the 1950s, when Detroit experienced a golden age of modern jazz centered around clubs like the Blue Bird Inn. The jazz scene comes alive in interviews with musicians and club owners, combined with unique period photographs and advertisements. In addition, Detroit's vital jazz scene is placed in its social context, particularly with regard to changing relations between blacks and whites
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3508.8.D4
LC item number
B56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
discographies
Label
Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60, Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Discography: pages 213-214
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The music of black Detroit before big band jazz
  • Detroit and the creation of big band jazz
  • The 1930s : Paradise Valley days
  • Detroit and the birth of bop
  • West side modern : Detroit jazz clubs in the 1950s
  • The 1950s : the golden age of jazz in Detroit
  • Detroit rhythm and blues : from jump blues to Motown
  • The social history of Detroit jazz : a summary
Control code
45304954
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780472067657
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00012321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60, Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Discography: pages 213-214
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The music of black Detroit before big band jazz
  • Detroit and the creation of big band jazz
  • The 1930s : Paradise Valley days
  • Detroit and the birth of bop
  • West side modern : Detroit jazz clubs in the 1950s
  • The 1950s : the golden age of jazz in Detroit
  • Detroit rhythm and blues : from jump blues to Motown
  • The social history of Detroit jazz : a summary
Control code
45304954
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780472067657
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00012321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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