3 examples of great African-American music, with commentary and analysis
April 11, 2013 6:53 AM   Subscribe

Nice. I want more.
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:11 AM on April 11, 2013

I want more.

Yeah, too bad there's only three in total from the YouTube uploader.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:37 AM on April 11, 2013

These are really excellent. There wasn't as much to talk about in the Bessie Smith tune, which I think it too bad. I wonder if another choice would have been better. I really wish there were more.
posted by OmieWise at 8:58 AM on April 11, 2013

I want more.
"The text of this Listening Guide comes from Ted Buehrer's How To Listen To And Appreciate Jazz."
More (PDF).
More (audio book).
More (download).
More (reviews).

posted by Herodios at 10:01 AM on April 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

More more:
  • The text with the "Backwater Blues" clip (Bessie Smith) is excerpted from Lecture 4: The Origins of Jazz.
  • The text with the "West End Blues" clip (Louis Armstrong) is excerpted from Lecture 5: New Orleans.
  • The text with the "Salt Peanuts" clip (Diz and Bird) is excerpted from Lecture 9: Bebop: The Birth of Modern Jazz.
All to be found in the PDF link in my previous comment.
posted by Herodios at 10:18 AM on April 11, 2013

Nice! I had missed that.
posted by OmieWise at 10:38 AM on April 11, 2013

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