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The Resource Everybody's doin' it : sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917, Dale Cockrell

Everybody's doin' it : sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917, Dale Cockrell

Label
Everybody's doin' it : sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917
Title
Everybody's doin' it
Title remainder
sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917
Statement of responsibility
Dale Cockrell
Title variation
Everybody is doing it
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everybody's Doin' It is the eye-opening story of popular music's seventy-year rise in the brothels, dance halls, and dives of New York City. It traces the birth of popular music, including ragtime and jazz, to convivial meeting places for sex, drink, music, and dance. Whether coming from a single piano player or a small band, live music was a nightly feature in New York's spirited dives, where men and women, often black and white, mingled freely--to the horror of the elite. This rollicking demimonde drove the development of an energetic dance music that would soon span the world. The Virginia Minstrels, Juba, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin and his hit "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and the Original Dixieland Jass Band all played a part in popularizing startling new sounds. Musicologist Dale Cockrell recreates this ephemeral underground world by mining tabloids, newspapers, court records of police busts, lurid exposés, journals, and the reports of undercover detectives working for social-reform organizations, who were sent in to gather evidence against such low-life places. Everybody's Doin' It illuminates the how, why, and where of America's popular music and its buoyant journey from the dangerous Five Points of downtown to the interracial black and tans of Harlem
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DLC
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Cockrell, Dale
Dewey number
781.6409747/109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
  • New York (State)
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Label
Everybody's doin' it : sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917, Dale Cockrell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-260) and index
Control code
on1053997542
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780393608946
Lccn
2019000965
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997542
Label
Everybody's doin' it : sex, music, and dance in New York, 1840-1917, Dale Cockrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-260) and index
Control code
on1053997542
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780393608946
Lccn
2019000965
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1053997542

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