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The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

  • Author: Burrows, George
In this vital and accessible exploration of the recordings of Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy, George Burrows challenges readers to examine how the construct of "racial authenticity" negatively... More…



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  • Introduction
  • 1 Sweet and Hot: Stylistic-racial stereotypes and masks, 1929-1931
  • 2 Walkin' and Swingin': Signifyin(g) race in elegant swing for Decca, 1936-1941.
  • 3 Until the real thing comes along: Pop songs and black authenticity, 1936-1949.
  • 4 A Mellow Bit of Rhythm: Inauthentic recollections of black-jazz authenticity, 1957
  • References
  • Index