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Jazz Bunk Johnson – mid 1940’s Lead Belly – American ‘songster’ I. New Orleans a. Very sectionalized i. Uptown was African-american 1. Musicians were untrained formally a. Primarily improvisation tradition ii. Downtown was French and creoles 1. Classically trained musicians, chamber/dance orchestras, opera houses b. Congo Square i. Slaves were able to sing and dance there on Sunday afternoons ii. Lots of influences on sing/dance out of Congo Square c. Different kinds of music i. Ragtime was created by Midwestern African-americans ii. Spirituals, marches, ministrels, delta blues
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Unformatted text preview: d. 1890, Louisiana legislature segregated train travel i. 1892 Plessy vs. Ferguson e. 1894 New Orleans leaders created segregation laws i. Some creoles were forced to move uptown, and thus infused classical learning into uptown music f. 1897 Storyvilles established g. 1917 city fathers and US government decide Storyville was a risk to national security i. Storyville was closed down ii. Closing of Storyville 1. Pushed musicians to other cities like KC, Chicago, NYC, Nasty nati h. 3 opera companies were active II....
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