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Jazz Century in America: DANC 0806

Resources for the Gen Ed Course, Jazz Century in America

Week 4 - Rhymes with...[Blues]

 Rhymes with. . . [Blues] 

Lady DayColor Purple



Lady Day the many faces of Billie Holiday ML420.H58 L339x 1991  

At the Jazz Band Ball: Early Hot Jazz, Song and Dance from Rare Original Film Masters (1925-1933)  M1366 .A82x 2000   

Ken Burns Jazz Video series ML3506 .J399x 2000 DVD 

Color Purple    PN1997 .C7564x 1997  DVD 

Dancing in the Light GV1782.6 .A447x 2007   

The Spirit Moves: a history of black social dance on film  GV1624.7.A34 S65x 2008 

photo of Bessie Smith

St. Louis Blues, Bessie Smith vocals from Naxos Music Library-Jazz


photo of Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey from American National Biography
Titanic Rag Blues - Ma Rainey, vocals, with the Georgia Jazz Band from Naxos Music Library-Jazz.   
Ma Rainey - streaming audio albums from Music Online


photo of Billie Holiday


Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday, composer and vocals from Naxos Music Library-Jazz

W. C. Handy



Handy, W(illiam) C(hristopher  from the International Dictionary of Black Composers, Vol. I



photo of Louis Armstrong





Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - online text to the play by August Wilson.

Videos from Theatre in Video:


For Compare/Contrast Assignment:

Lots of Jazz Dance in Dance in Video database