A perfect supplemental solo piece to go with an elementary level student's studies in Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Level 1B. This jazzy marching song will give the student practice with the "boogie" style left hand, including the long-short swing rhythm and lyrics to sing along with.
The Boogie Woogie Band! G POSITION Moderately fast - WILLARD A. PALMER 5 march down the street, flags a - - in ' - flap - pin' They NOTE: The quarter notes may be played a bit unevenly, to give a “Boogie lilt” to the rhythm: ...
Author: Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God examines the socio-historical background of the boogie-woogie piano style, from its early appearances in the barrelhouses of lumber, turpentine, and railroad camps in the southern United States, to its emergence at rent parties in Chicago and St. Louis, to its rise as a popular form of music in the nightclubs of New York, to its status as an international craze during World War II. In this enhanced revision of A Left Hand Like God, Peter J. Silvester presents a comprehensive history of boogie-woogie, describing the style's appearance and development, its offshoots, and the pianists who made it famous, and studying its impact on rhythm and blues, urban blues, and big band swing, leading to the eventual revival of 'classical' boogie-woogie in concerts and festivals. Silvester discusses significant European and American pianists of boogie-woogie throughout history, providing biographical information about their life styles and musical influences and offering an analysis of their important recordings. The book also includes a new chapter on the contribution of national and independent record companies to the recording of boogie-woogie music. A thorough bibliography and a final appendix providing many of the bass patterns common in boogie-woogie make this a valuable reference.
At the time when white band leaders were exploring the possibilities of boogie-woogie in orchestrated form, fewer African-American bands were following suit. Count Basie, as we have seen, was the exception. He had always drawn on the ...
Author: Peter J. Silvester
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
This reference volume is intended for both the casual and the most avid blues fan. It is divided into five separately introduced sections and covers 50 artists with names like Muddy, Gatemouth and Hound Dog who helped shape 20th-century American music. Beginning with the pioneering Mississippi Delta bluesmen, the book then follows the spread of the genre to the city, in the section on the Chicago Blues School. The third segment covers the Texas blues tradition; the fourth, the great blueswomen; and the fifth, the genre’s development outside its main schools. The styles covered range from Virginia-Piedmont to Bentonia and from barrelhouse to boogie-woogie. The main text is augmented by substantial discographies and a lengthy bibliography.
Boogie-woogie pianists were creative individuals who often improvised instantly and simultaneously played percussion, ... Canned Heat was a great boogie-woogie band. Other bands, such as ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ...
Author: David Dicaire
An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock n Roll surveys the origins of rock n roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock s origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock n roll appeared. This unique study ranges far and wide, highlighting not only the contributions of obscure but key precursors like Hardrock Gunter and Sam Theard but also the influence of celebrity performers like Gene Autry and Ella Fitzgerald. Too often, rock historians treat the genesis of rock n roll as a bolt from the blue, an overnight revolution provoked by the bland pop music that immediately preceded it and created through the white appropriation of music till then played only by and for black audiences. In Before Elvis, Birnbaum daringly argues a more complicated history of rock s evolution from a heady mix of ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, country music, mainstream pop, and rhythm-and-blues a melange that influenced one another along the way, from the absorption of blues and boogies into jazz and pop to the integration of country and Caribbean music into rhythm-and-blues. Written in an easy style, Before Elvis presents a bold argument about rock s origins and required reading for fans and scholars of rock n roll history."
Benny Goodman's big band recorded a version of “Pine Top's Boogie Woogie,” titled “Roll 'Em,” in July 1937. Like Basie's “Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong),” it turns Pinetop Smith's tune into a swing vehicle, dispensing with the boogie ...
Author: Larry Birnbaum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"Documented with great care and affection, this book is filled with revelations about the intermingling of peoples, styles of music, business interests, night-life pleasures, and the strange ways lived experience shaped black music as America's music in California." —Charles Keil, co-author of Music Grooves
Most California boogie bands were based in large cities with significant black populations . Otis recalls : “ I played in a boogie woogie band in the thirties in Oakland and Berkeley , so that was part of my molding .
Author: Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Alfred Level 1B. A perfect supplemental solo piece to go with an elementary level student's studies in Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Level 1B. This jazzy marching song will give the student practice with the "boogie" style left hand, including the long-short swing rhythm and lyrics to sing along with.
Correlates with Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Level 1B. A perfect supplemental solo piece to go with an elementary level student's studies in Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Level 1B.
Author: Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
Looks at the history of African American music from its roots in Africa and slavery to the present day and examines its place within African American communities and the nation as a whole.
More than any other town, Kansas City became a meeting point for boogie-woogie pianists and for jazz bands that worked ... The Blue Devils Orchestra, originally from Oklahoma City, was an early exponent of the new regional band style, ...
Author: Burton William Peretti
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
While Texans Jazz includes Anglo Texan and Latino Texan musicians, its great strength is its record of the historic contributions to jazz made by African-American Texans.
I It is the “ melodic movement ” that gives to Hersal's form of boogiewoogie a quality that perhaps overcomes the ... By the 1940s , as Martin Williams points out , boogie - woogie was obligatory : “ Every dance band ( whether a real ...
Author: Dave Oliphant
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Portraits of several drummers as informed by the drummers themselves and their contemporaries. It is also Burt Korall's memoir of nearly fifty years in the jazz world.
With Ray McKinley as co-leader, the Bradley band had done well. Its Columbia recordings of boogie-woogie material, showcasing McKinley's drumming, singing, and entertaining personality, had helped the boogiewoogie style catch on all ...
Author: Burt Korall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
More than 150 articles provide a revealing look at one of the most tempestuous decades in recent American history, describing the everyday activities of Americans as they dealt first with war, and then a difficult transition to peace and prosperity. • Approximately 175 A–Z entries on everyday life and popular culture in the United States, 1940–1950 • An extensive timeline of events during the covered decade • Numerous photographs that highlight article content • Charts listing pertinent statistics and/or related information • Selected readings accompanying each article • An extensive bibliography of print, aural, and electronic resources and a guide to related topics
Meanwhile, the leading swing bands made up mainly of white performers, began putting boogie-woogie numbers in their repertoires, since dancers liked them so much. Tommy Dorsey (1905–1956) and his band in 1938 had scored with “Boogie ...
Author: William H. Young Jr.