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To borrow words from Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of this nation's most important "regional-sound cities." Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ensembles, record label and radio station owners, announcers and disc jockeys, club owners and sound engineers, music journalists and musicians. The area's output cannot be described by a single genre or style. Rather, its music is a kaleidoscope of country, blues, R&B, rockabilly, and rock. Shreveport Sounds in Black and White presents that evolution in a collection of scholarly and popular writing that covers institutions and people who nurtured the musical life of the city and surroundings. The contributions of icons like Leadbelly and Hank Williams, and such lesser-known names as Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers and Eddie Giles come to light. New writing explores the famed Louisiana Hay-ride, musicians Jimmie Davis and Dale Hawkins, local disc jockey "Dandy Don" Logan, and KWKH studio sound engineer Bob Sullivan. With glimpses into the lives of original creators, Shreveport Sounds in Black and White reveals the mix that emerges from the ongoing interaction between the city's black and white musicians. Kip Lornell teaches in the music department at the George Washington University. His research in American vernacular music has resulted in the publication of numerous articles and nine previous books, including Introducing American Folk Music and The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (with Charles Wolfe). Tracey E. W. Laird is associate professor of music at Agnes Scott College and the author of Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Country
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Introduction from Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River
  2. pp. 7-17
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  1. The Grigg Family and the Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers: The History of a North Louisiana String Band
  2. pp. 18-29
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  1. The Cox Family
  2. pp. 30-42
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  1. Remembering Hiter Colvin, the Fiddle King of Oilfield and Gum Stump
  2. pp. 43-45
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  1. Sing It Good, Sing It Strong, Sing It Loud: The Music of Governor Jimmie Davis
  2. pp. 46-57
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  1. Louisiana’s Honky-Tonk Man: Buddy Jones, 1935–41
  2. pp. 58-62
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  1. Interview with Horace Logan, October 13, 1976
  2. pp. 63-73
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  1. Getting the Sound Right: Bob “Sully” Sullivan, KWKH, and the Louisiana Hayride
  2. pp. 74-104
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  1. Beyond Country Music
  2. pp. 105-136
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  1. Blues
  2. pp. 137-139
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  1. Fannin Street
  2. pp. 140-152
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  1. Some Negro Songs Heard on the Hills of North Louisiana
  2. pp. 153-177
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  1. Jerry’s Saloon Blues: 1940 Field Recordings from Louisiana
  2. pp. 178-191
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  1. Jesse “Babyface” Thomas
  2. pp. 192-203
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  1. The Flying Crow Blues
  2. pp. 204-209
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  1. The Legend of Old Blue Goose
  2. pp. 210-214
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  1. Down-Home Postwar Blues in Shreveport
  2. pp. 215-222
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  1. Radio, Records, and Rhythm
  2. pp. 223-225
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  1. A Historical Study of Programming Techniques and Practices of Radio Station KWKH, Shreveport, LA, 1922–1950
  2. pp. 226-236
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  1. A Friend in Las Vegas
  2. pp. 237-247
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  1. Stan Lewis
  2. pp. 248-255
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  1. “Reconsider Me”: Margaret Lewis Warwick and the Louisiana Hayride
  2. pp. 256-267
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  1. The Making of Dale Hawkins
  2. pp. 268-301
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  1. The Life and Times of Dandy Don Logan
  2. pp. 302-315
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  1. Shreveport Southern Soul: The Murco Story
  2. pp. 316-322
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  1. Eddie Giles and Reuben Bell: Synonymous with Shreveport
  2. pp. 323-337
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  1. Shreveport’s Pop/Rock Music Scene: The 1970s and 1980s
  2. pp. 338-348
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 349-353
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  1. Credits
  2. pp. 354-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-358
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781604733037
Related ISBN
9781934110416
MARC Record
OCLC
503441542
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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