The Black Roots of Our American Music, 1971

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Title

The Black Roots of Our American Music, 1971

Description

Published and copyrighted by Jean Kittrell in 1971, this 13 page book covers the history of jazz and related forms using a historical context. The cover art for the book (not pictured) was designed by Jane P. Luckenbach, wife of musician Tony Luckenbach, and features black musicians in a circle motif with musical instruments at the center. A pair of hands are featured on the bottom of the circle. The content of the book includes a timeline of Afro-American folk music related to development of European musical forms and historic events, comments and definitions of jazz terminology with associated diagrams, and a bibliography of related literature including books and periodicals. The inside cover of this copy is signed "To Gail & Steve with best wishes, Jean Kittrell 23 Nov 71."

Creator

Kittrell, Jean

Date

1971

Relation

Jean Kittrell Digital Collection

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

JMK_2015_8_2_0001

Text

[Transcription attached as text-searchable PDF]

Original Format

Book

Citation

Kittrell, Jean, “The Black Roots of Our American Music, 1971,” Digital Exhibits, accessed March 3, 2024, https://digitallis.isg.siue.edu/items/show/2823.

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