qApplying more than thirty years of scholarship, Tim Brooks identifies key black artists who recorded commercially in a wide range of genres and provides revealing biographies of some forty of these audio pioneers. Brooks assesses the careers and recordings of George W. Johnson, Bert Williams, George Walker, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, W.C. Handy, James Reese Europe, Wilbur Sweatman, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Booker T. Washington, and boxing champion Jack Johnson, as well as a host of lesser-known voices.q--Jacket.Perhaps because Stuart was known to hang out with a rough crowd, and no one believed that the friendly, easy-going Johnson would do such ... He moved to a basement apartment at 262 West 41st, where Stuart joined him a few weeks later.
|Author||:||Tim Brooks, Richard Keith Spottswood|
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2004|