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Product Description: The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags...read more

Hardcover:

9781578069019 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2007, cover price $75.00

Paperback:

9781617036453, titled "Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz" | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 2012), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers.

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A landmark study, based on thousands of music-related references mined by the authors from a variety of contemporaneous sources, especially African American community newspapers, Out of Sight examines musical personalities, issues, and events in context. It confronts the inescapable marketplace concessions musicians made to the period's prevailing racist sentiment. It describes the worldwide travels of jubilee singing companies, the plight of the great black prima donnas, and the evolution of "authentic" African American minstrels. Generously reproducing newspapers and photographs, Out of Sight puts a face on musical activity in the tightly knit black communities of the day.Drawing on hard-to-access archival sources and song collections, the book is of crucial importance for understanding the roots of ragtime, blues, jazz, and gospel. Essential for comprehending the evolution and dissemination of African American popular music from 1900 to the present, Out of Sight paints a rich picture of musical variety, personalities, issues, and changes during the period that shaped American popular music and culture for the next hundred years.

Hardcover:

9781578064991 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2003, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: A landmark study, based on thousands of music-related references mined by the authors from a variety of contemporaneous sources, especially African American community newspapers, Out of Sight examines musical personalities, issues, and events in context.

Paperback:

9781604732443 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, March 1, 2009, cover price $40.00

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