Jazz on the border: Jazz and dance bands in Chester and North Wales in mid-twentieth century

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/343989
Title:
Jazz on the border: Jazz and dance bands in Chester and North Wales in mid-twentieth century
Authors:
Southall, Helen
Abstract:
There was a high degree of overlap between western popular music and jazz in the mid- twentieth century. However, histories of jazz and histories of popular music are often puzzlingly separate, as if divided by strict borders. This article looks at some of the rea- sons for this (including those proposed by Frith (2007) and Bennett (2013). The impor- tance of musical pathways and hidden histories (Becker 2002, 2004; Finnegan 2007; Nott 2002; Rogers 2013) in the context of local music scenes is considered. The importance of taking live music scenes and provincial areas into account when discussing genre his- tories is discussed, in the context of examples from an oral history study of dance-band musicians and promoters in the Chester (UK) area. These examples help to demonstrate that boundaries between jazz and popular music are frequently less abrupt in practice than they are in theory.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Southall, H. V. (2013). Jazz on the border: Jazz and dance bands in Chester and North Wales in the mid-twentieth century. Jazz Research Journal, 7(1), pp. 49-77
Publisher:
Equinox
Journal:
Jazz Research Journal
Publication Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/343989
DOI:
10.1558/jazz.v7i1.49
Additional Links:
http://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/JAZZ
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's PDF version of an article published by Jazz Research Journal, 2013.
ISSN:
1753-8637
EISSN:
1753-8645
Appears in Collections:
Performing Arts; Computer Science

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dc.contributor.authorSouthall, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-30T13:13:31Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-30T13:13:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSouthall, H. V. (2013). Jazz on the border: Jazz and dance bands in Chester and North Wales in the mid-twentieth century. Jazz Research Journal, 7(1), pp. 49-77en
dc.identifier.issn1753-8637-
dc.identifier.doi10.1558/jazz.v7i1.49-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/343989-
dc.descriptionThis is the author's PDF version of an article published by Jazz Research Journal, 2013.en
dc.description.abstractThere was a high degree of overlap between western popular music and jazz in the mid- twentieth century. However, histories of jazz and histories of popular music are often puzzlingly separate, as if divided by strict borders. This article looks at some of the rea- sons for this (including those proposed by Frith (2007) and Bennett (2013). The impor- tance of musical pathways and hidden histories (Becker 2002, 2004; Finnegan 2007; Nott 2002; Rogers 2013) in the context of local music scenes is considered. The importance of taking live music scenes and provincial areas into account when discussing genre his- tories is discussed, in the context of examples from an oral history study of dance-band musicians and promoters in the Chester (UK) area. These examples help to demonstrate that boundaries between jazz and popular music are frequently less abrupt in practice than they are in theory.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEquinoxen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.equinoxpub.com/journals/index.php/JAZZen
dc.subjectdance musicen
dc.subjecthidden historyen
dc.subjectjazz historyen
dc.subjectjazz in Britainen
dc.subjectmusic businessen
dc.subjectpopular musicen
dc.titleJazz on the border: Jazz and dance bands in Chester and North Wales in mid-twentieth centuryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1753-8645-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJazz Research Journalen
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