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A passion for polka : old-time ethnic music in America

Greene, Victor R

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  • Creator Victor Greene
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992] ©1992
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780520075849, 0520075846
  • OCLC ocm25246359

Notes

  • Forms part of: Wisconsin Music Archives.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Preface -- Introduction -- Ethnic music and American band music -- Italian bands and American popular music -- The rise of the ethnic music business, 1900-1920 -- Record companies discover the ethnic groups, 1900-1930 -- Immigrant entertainers fashion their audience -- Hard times and ethnic old-time in the crossover age, 1930-1940 -- Regional crossover bands, I: Texas and Minnesota, 1930-1950 -- Regional crossover bands, II: Wisconsin and Cleveland, 1930-1950 -- Americanized Scandinavian and Polish Bands: New York and the East, 1930-1960 -- Ethnic music becomes popular music, 1940-1960 -- Frankie Yankovic: The Polka King when polka was king -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliographic essay