The Resource The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, Kevin D. Greene, (ebook)

The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, Kevin D. Greene, (ebook)

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The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy
Title
The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy
Statement of responsibility
Kevin D. Greene
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Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of his long career, legendary bluesman William "Big Bill" Broonzy (1893-1958) helped shape the trajectory of the genre, from its roots in the rural Mississippi River Delta, through its rise as a popular genre in the North, to its eventual international acclaim. Along the way, Broonzy adopted an evolving personal and professional identity, tailoring his self-presentation to the demands of the place and time. His remarkable professional fluidity mirrored the range of expectations from his audiences, whose ideas about race, national belonging, identity, and the blues were refracted through Broonzy as if through a prism. Kevin D. Greene argues that Broonzy's popular success testifies to his ability to navigate the cultural expectations of his different audiences. However, this constant reinvention came at a personal and professional cost. Using Broonzy's multifaceted career, Greene situates blues performance at the center of understanding African American self-presentation and racial identity in the first half of the twentieth century. Through Broonzy's life and times, Greene assesses major themes and events in African American history, including the Great Migration, urbanization, and black expatriate encounters with European culture consumers. Drawing on a range of historical source materials as well as oral histories and personal archives held by Broonzy's son, Greene perceptively interrogates how notions of race, gender, and audience reception continue to shape concepts of folk culture and musical authenticity
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Greene, Kevin D
Dewey number
782.421643092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Broonzy, Big Bill
  • African American musicians
  • Blues musicians
  • African Americans
  • Blues (Music)
  • Celebrities in popular culture
  • Harlem Renaissance
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adult
Label
The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, Kevin D. Greene, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469646503
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12257630
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remote
Stock number
12257630
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MWT12257630
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The invention and reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy, Kevin D. Greene, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469646503
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12257630
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12257630
System control number
MWT12257630
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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