Before Louis: When Fletcher Henderson Was the "Paul Whiteman of the Race"

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Abstract

Highlights the career of the musical band Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra in New York. Impact of the musical playing techniques of the band on the public; Development of the commercial aspect of sound recordings; Assessment on the public performances of the band.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-424
Number of pages34
JournalAmerican Music
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • jazz
  • musicians
  • musical bands
  • choirs
  • orchestras
  • melody
  • African American culture
  • trumpets
  • music criticism
  • music

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