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By Richard A. Peterson, Andy Bennett

ISBN-10: 0826514502

ISBN-13: 9780826514509

ISBN-10: 0826514510

ISBN-13: 9780826514516

ISBN-10: 1423731433

ISBN-13: 9781423731436

Those fourteen unique essays study the interesting global of tune scenes, these mostly inconspicuous websites the place clusters of musicians, manufacturers, and lovers discover their universal musical tastes and specified way of life offerings. even if so much song scenes come and pick not often a hint, they however provide monstrous pride to their individuals, and a few--New York bop jazz, Merseybeat, Memphis rockabilly, London punk, Bronx hip-hop--achieve popularity and spur musical thoughts. up to now, severe learn of the scenes phenomenon has concentrated normally on particular tune scenes whereas paying much less awareness to recurrent dynamics of scene existence, comparable to how contributors build and negotiate scenes to some of the actions. This quantity treatments that forget.

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So successful did these events become that they spread nationwide and opened an entirely new avenue for expression and income for jazz groups everywhere. Before that, many bands had played college dances and fraternity parties, but very few concerts. (Hall 1996, 50) College campuses contained large numbers of bored young people, most of whom had an interest in popular music and some of whom were jazz fans. Between the two, you could sell enough tickets to fill a mediumsized auditorium and thus pay the expenses and salaries of such a traveling operation.

Posters and framed photographs cover the walls, along with paintings that feature black caricatures of shouting blueswomen and carnivalesque scenes of southern juke joints. indd 36 4/12/04 5:07:36 PM Authenticity in Chicago Blues Scene 37 a cigarette dangling from his mouth and a bottle at his side. In its efforts to market culture and place, the club sells T-shirts displaying images like these for eighteen dollars each, along with a special soundtrack collection of compact discs produced by the club.

I played the piano in Chicago in the ’40s and early ’50s, a time when live popular music was performed in hundreds of public places by professional players who were paid for their services. The entrepreneurs who owned and managed these places (the word “venue” has now become a general term for performing places) had a variety of motives for their activity, but in general the presentation of music was a business activity undertaken for profit. To be profitable, these places had to attract patrons who would pay something to hear the music played, either directly or by buying liquor.

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