By Neil A. Wynn

ISBN-10: 1578069602

ISBN-13: 9781578069606

ISBN-10: 1604735465

ISBN-13: 9781604735468

This designated selection 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 alternative musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the individuals reflect on the reception and impression of black track on a couple of varied eu audiences, quite in Britain, but in addition France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The essayists process the topic via assorted historic, musicological, and philosophical views. a couple of essays record little-known performances and recordings of African American musicians in Europe. a number of items, together with one by means of Paul Oliver, specialize in the allure of the blues to British listeners. even as, those issues usually display the ambiguous nature of eu responses to black tune and in so doing upload to our wisdom of transatlantic race relatives.

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 eventually, Guido van Rijn, David Webster, Jen Wilson, and Neil A. Wynn

Neil A. Wynn is professor of twentieth-century American heritage 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 global War, and The Afro-American and the second one international War.

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