Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe by Neil A. Wynn

By Neil A. Wynn

This specified number of essays examines the stream of African American song and musicians around the Atlantic to Europe from the time of slavery to the 20th century. In a sweeping exam of other musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the members reflect on the reception and effect of black track on a few various ecu audiences, quite in Britain, but in addition France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The essayists technique the topic via varied ancient, musicological, and philosophical views. a few essays record little-known performances and recordings of African American musicians in Europe. a number of items, together with one by way of Paul Oliver, concentrate on the charm of the blues to British listeners. whilst, those concerns usually show the ambiguous nature of ecu responses to black track and in so doing upload to our wisdom of transatlantic race family.

Contributions from Christopher G. Bakriges, Sean Creighton, Jeffrey eco-friendly, Leighton Grist, Bob Groom, Rainer E. Lotz, Paul Oliver, Catherine Parsonage, Iris Schmeisser, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Robert Springer, Rupert until, Guido van Rijn, David Webster, Jen Wilson, and Neil A. Wynn

Neil A. Wynn is professor of twentieth-century American background on the college of Gloucestershire. he's the writer of Historical Dictionary from nice warfare to nice Depression, From Progressivism to Prosperity: American Society and the 1st international War, and The Afro-American and the second one international War.

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