Item description for Shreveport Sounds in Black & White (American Made Music) by Kip Lornell...
To borrow words from Stan "The Record Man" Lewis, Shreveport, Louisiana, is one of this nation's most important "regional-sound cities." Its musical distinctiveness has been shaped by individuals and ensembles, record label and radio station owners, announcers and disc jockeys, club owners and sound engineers, music journalists, and musicians. The area's output cannot be described by a single genre or style. Rather, its music is a kaleidoscope of country, blues, R&B, rockabilly, and rock.
Shreveport Sounds in Black and White presents that evolution in a collection of scholarly and popular writing that covers institutions and people who nurtured the musical life of the city and surroundings. The contributions of icons like Leadbelly and Hank Williams, and such lesser-known names as Taylor-Griggs Melody Makers and Eddie Giles come to light. New writing explores the famed Louisiana Hayride, musicians Jimmie Davis and Dale Hawkins, local disc jockey "Dandy Don" Logan, and KWKH studio sound engineer Bob Sullivan. With glimpses into the lives of original creators, Shreveport Sounds in Black and White reveals the mix that emerges from the ongoing interaction between the city's black and white musicians.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110418 ISBN13 9781934110416
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More About Kip Lornell
Kip Lornell is a member of the music faculty at The George Washington University. His books include "The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C." (co-authored with Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.) and "Shreveport Sounds in Black and White" (co-edited by Tracey E. W. Laird), both published by the University Press of Mississippi. His research in American vernacular music has also resulted in the publication of over one hundred articles and record notes, record projects, and several documentary films.
Kip Lornell currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia. Kip Lornell was born in 1953.