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Working Americans Vol. 12: Our History Through Music

Table of Contents

Dedication



Table of Contents



Preface



Introduction



Acknowledgements



1880–1899 Introduction



1891 Profile: Joshua Hamilton, Barbershop Quartet Member



Historical Snapshot 1891





1898 Profile: Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, Child Prodigy Composer



Historical Snapshot 1898





1899 Profile: Albert Gustoff, Clarinetist in John Philip Sousa’s Marching Band



Historical Snapshot 1899





1899 News Feature: The Vaudeville Theater



1900–1909 Introduction



1903 Profile: Floyd Morioka, Methodist Choirmaster



Historical Snapshot 1903





1905 Profile: Monty Mandell, Journeyman Piano Player



Historical Snapshot 1905





1909 Profile: Arthur Farwell, Composed Native American Music



Historical Snapshot 1909





1909 News Feature: The World’s Music after Five Decades



1910–1919 Introduction



1913 Profile: Sarah Washington, African-American Spiritual Singer



Historical Snapshot 1913





1916 Profile: Geraldine Farrar, New York Metropolitan Opera Singer



Historical Snapshot 1916





1918 Profile: Alonzo “Zo” Elliott, Wrote Famous WWI Song



Historical Snapshot 1918





1919 News Feature: With the Allies on the Rhine



1920–1929 Introduction



1925 Profile: Leo Kunstadt, Successfully Marketed Victrola Phonographs



Historical Snapshot 1925





1927 Profile: Florence Mills, Jazz Singer & Dancer



Historical Snapshot 1927





1928 News Feature: The Debut of Yehudi Menuhin, The Musical



1929 Profile: Dock Boggs, Banjo-Picker & Singer



Historical Snapshot 1929





1930–1939 Introduction



1931 News Feature: The Art of Singing for the Radio



1934 Profile: Russ Columbo, “Romeo of Song”



Historical Snapshot 1934





1936 Profile: Mark Strahorn, Fiddler with the Empty Road Band



Historical Snapshot 1936





1939 Profile: Mary Lou Williams, Pianist, Arranger & Musical Inspiration



Historical Snapshot 1939





1940–1949 Introduction



1942 Profile: Charlie Christian, Perfected the Single—String Technique on



Historical Snapshot 1934





1945 Profile: Helen Elizabeth Jones, Trombonist in the All—Girl



Historical Snapshot 1945





1945 News Feature: The Music of the North American Indians



1949 Profile: Martin Block, Radio Broadcaster Turned Popular Disc Jockey



Historical Snapshot 1949





1950–1959 Introduction



1951 News Feature: The Grass Roots of Opera in America



1957 Profile: Carol Lawrence, Maria in West Side Story



Historical Snapshot 1957





1958 Profile: Gil Evans, Jazz Arranger



Historical Snapshot 1958





1959 Profile: Johnny Bragg, Rock ’n‘ Roll Pioneer



Historical Snapshot 1959





1960–1969 Introduction



1964 Profile: Estelle Stewart Axton, Premier Record Producer for Black



Historical Snapshot 1964





1966 Profile: Artist Reid Miles, Created Hip Look for Blue Note Records



Historical Snapshot 1966





1968 Profile: Marshall Borowitz, Started Teenage Band “One Night Stand” at 16



Historical Snapshot 1968





1968 News Feature: Jefferson Airplane, After Bathing at Baxter’s



1970–1979 Introduction



1972 Profile: Melissa Goldberg, Grateful Dead Deadhead



Historical Snapshot 1972





1973 News Feature: The Sherrill Sound



1976 Profile: Danny Goldberg, Writer



Historical Snapshot 1976





1979 Profile: Eduardo “Lalo” Guerrero, “Father of Chicano Music”



Historical Snapshot 1979





1980–1989 Introduction



1981 News Feature



1982 Profile: Brad Lawson, Sound Assistant for Austin City Limits TV Show



Historical Snapshot 1982





1983 Profile: George Clinton, “The Prince of Funk”



Historical Snapshot 1983



Historical Snapshot 1982



1985 Profile: Carleen Cahill, Classical Music Singer



Historical Snapshot 1985



Historical Snapshot 1982



1990–1999 Introdution



1993 Profile: Anwar X. Holliday, Music Promoter



Historical Snapshot 1993





1995 Profile: Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish Member.



Historical Snapshot 1995





1996 News Feature: New Music



1998 Profile: Zachary Alexander, French Hornist



Historical Snapshot 1998



Selected Prices



2000–2011 Introduction



2006 Profile: William Bartlett Barret IV, Music Copyright Lawyer



Historical Snapshot 2006





2007 Profile: Ryland Edwards, Jazz Saxophonist & Recording Engineer



Historical Snapshot 2007





2011 Profile: Wayne C. Henderson, Master Guitar Builder



Historical Snapshot 1883–1884



1883 Economic Profile



2011 News Feature: Me and Brian McGee, Leaving His Roots Behind



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