References for “The History of Boogie Woogie”

by John Tennison — History of Boogie Woogie

1.
"Jazzmen", 1939, by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., New York, edited by Frederick Ramsey, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith.  [Chapter 4 ("Blues") by E. Simms Campbell and Chapter 8 ("Boogie Woogie") by William Russell provide important details on the history of Boogie Woogie.]

2.
"The New Harvard Dictionary of Music," 1986, by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

3.
“Existentialism,“1974, Edited by Robert C. Solomon, University of Texas, Modern Library, New York.

4.
"The White Negro," (essay), 1957, by Norman Mailer.

5.
"The Story of the Blues," 1969, by Paul Oliver, London.

6.
"Hendersonia", 1973, by Walter C. Allen, Jazz Monographs Number 4

7.
“The History of the Blues,“1995, by Francis Davis, Hyperion, New York.

8.
"They All Played Ragtime," 1950, by Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis.

9.
"The Story of Boogie Woogie:  A Left Hand Like God," 1988, by Peter J. Silvester, with a special contribution from Denis Harbinson, Quartet Books Limited, A Member of the Namara Group, London (Reprinted in 1990 by Omnibus Press, London).

10.
"The Music of Conlon Nancarrow," 1995, by Kyle Gann, Cambridge University Press.

11.
"Whistle in the Piney Woods: Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Railway," 1999,  by Robert S. Maxwell, University of North Texas Press.

12.
"5 Boogie Woogie Piano Solos by All-Star Composers" (a book of sheet music), Copyright 1942, edited by Frank Paparelli, Leeds Music Corporation, RKO Building, Radio City, New York, NY.

13.
"Texan Jazz," 1996, by Dave Oliphant, University of Texas Press.

14.
"Music in a New Found Land:  Themes and Developments in the History of American Music, " 1964, by Wilfrid Mellers, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York.

15.
“Jazz Styles: History and Analysis," Seventh Edition, Chapter 2 ("What is Jazz?"), by   Mark C. Gridley, Prentice Hall, Inc. 2000.

16.
  "Blind Lemon Jefferson:  The Complete Classic Sides Remastered," 4-CD Box Set, Liner Notes by Drew Kent, JSP Records, 2003, England.

17.
"Boogie Woogie Piano Styles—No. 1:  The History, Development and Art of Playing the Boogie Woogie Style” By Sharon Pease, Copyright 1940 by Forster Music Publisher, Inc., Chicago, IL

18.
"The Boogie Woogie Beat: Rompin’ Stompin’ Rhythm", Radio Broadcast for the week of 1/17/02, Based on Riverwalk, script ©2001 by Margaret Moos Pick

19.
The "South Bank Show" (educational television series in Great Britain), episode on Boogie Woogie, 1986, with commentary by Music Historian, Paul Oliver

20.
Deep Blues, by Robert Palmer, published in 1981 by Viking Penguin, Inc.

21.
Down Beat, July 1939, page 22, “Boogie Piano Was Hot Stuff in 1904” article by Onah L. Spencer

22.
"Blind Lemon Jefferson: His Life, His Death, and His Legacy," by Robert Uzzel,  2002, Eakin Press, Austin, TX.

23.
"Tolbert’s Texas" by Frank X. Tolbert, 1983, Doubleday and Company, Inc.

24.
  “The Devil’s Music: A History of the Blues”, Second Edition, 1997, by Giles Oakley, De Capo Press (based on the 5-part BBC-TV documentary “The Devil’s Muisc”)

25.
"The Life and Legend of Leadbelly," 1992, by Charles Wolfe and Kip Lornell, Harper Collins Publishers

26.
  “The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake,” LP Music Album, Columbia Records C2S 847
, Stereo, Produced by John Hammond
, 2 records, 4 sides, Liner Notes by Robert E. Kimball, Yale University.  ("Eubie’s Boogie" is Track 5 on Side 1 of the first record.)

27.
"The Land Where the Blues Began," 1993, by Alan Lomax, The New Press, New York, NY.

28.
"Bluesland: Portraits of Twelve Major American Blues Masters," edited by Pete Welding & Toby Byron, Penguin Books, Ltd., 1991.

29.
“Chuck Berry: The Autobiography,” 1987, by Chuck Berry, Faber and Faber.

30.
“Meeting the Blues,” 1988, by Alan Govenar, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas.

31.
"Texas Handbook of History" in article on "Prostitution" by David C. Humphrey (Full article is online..)

32.
"Blues Piano" - Documentary with interview of Ray Charles by Clint Eastwood.  (Part of the Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues Series) .

33.
"Ray" - The 2004 biographical movie about the life of Ray Charles.  The movie erroneously substitutes the word, "Stride" for "Boogie Woogie."  Sadly, in the film, the term "Boogie Woogie" is used in a derogatory fashion by a white racist country musician.


34.
"Women’s Status in Texarkana, Texas in the Progressive Era, 1880-1920," 2002, by Beverly J. Rowe, Women’s Studies, Volume 37, The Edwin Mellen Press.


35.
"Just Jazz," edited by Sinclair Traill and The Hon Gerald Lascelles, Chapter 2. "Boogie Woogie" (pages 13-40) written by Ernest Borneman, published 1957 in Great Britain for Peter Davies Ltd by The Windmill Press, Kingswood, Surrey.


36.
“Everybody’s just wild about Eubie”.
—article by Peter Hanley, copyright 2003.


37.
Swing Music Magazine, Quotation from Jazz reviewer, John Goldman in 1936 (Exact volume and date of Swing Music Magazine is uncertain.  Quotation was taken from page 133 of reference #9 above).


38.
"The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Revised Edition," 1987, selected and annotated by Martin Williams, (with a biological index by Ira Gitler), Smithsonian Institution Press.


39.
"The 35 Best Ghost Towns In East Texas and 220 Other Towns We Left Behind," 1988, by Bob Bowman, Copyright 1988 by Bob Bowman & Associates.


40.
"What Do They Want?," 1990, by Sammy Price (This is his autobiography.), University of Illinois Press.


41.
"Pine Apple Rag," 1908, by Scott Joplin, Seminary Music Company, New York, Copyright 1908.


42.
"Pastime Rag No. 1 (A Slow Drag)," 1913, by Artie Matthews, published in 1913 by Stark Music Company, St. Louis, MO


43.
Jazz Record (magazine), April 15, 1943 issue, (edited by Art Hodes, musician and promoter of Cow Cow Davenport)


44.
"But Only Some of Them Played Boogie Woogie" - a qualifier from Nonjohn in response to   the book titled, "They All Played Ragtime," 1950, by Rudi Blesh and Harriet Janis.


45.
"Record Research", Issue #81, (published January, 1967), comments by Victoria Spivey from 1966.

46.
"Texas Barrelhouse Piano" (album) by Robert Shaw (A.K.A. "The Ma Grinder"), 1963, Arhoolie Records (re-released on CD on Arhoolie CD 377)

47.
Handbook of Texas, article titled "Railroads" by George C. Werner

48.
The Varieties of Religious Experience, by William James, M.D.

49.
www.juneteenth.com/history.htm


50.
Handbook of Texas Online - article titled "LONGVIEW AND SABINE VALLEY RAILWAY," http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/LL/eql6.html.


51.
Handbook of Texas Online - article titled "TEXAS AND PACIFIC RAILWAY," http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/TT/eqt8.html.


52.
Handbook of Texas Online - article titled "CIVIL WAR" http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/qdc2.html


53.
Handbook of Texas Online - article titled "ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY SYSTEM" http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/AA/eqa10.html


54.
Handbook of Texas Online - article titled "TEXAS WESTERN RAILROAD" http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/TT/eqt20.html


55.
Down Beat, February 19, 1959, "Meade Lux Lewis:  A Blues Man’s Story," page 16-17.


56.
"Brother Ray:  Ray Charles’ Own Story" (autobiography of Ray Charles), Copyright 1978 by Ray Charles & David Ritz, first published in 1978, re-published in 1992 by De Capo Press


57.
"This is Ragtime" by Terry Waldo, 1976, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York.


58.
"Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake" by Robert Kimball and William Bolcom, first published in New York in 1973, Re-printed by Cooper Square Press, 2000.


59.
"5 Famous Boogie Woogie and Blues Solos by Sammy Price"—1943 Folio by Leeds Music Corporation, New York.


60.
"Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942," by Thad Sitton and James H. Conrad, 1998, University of Texas Press, Austin.


61.
"Sawdust Empire:  The Texas Lumber Industry, 1830-1940," by Robert S. Maxwell and Robert D. Baker, 1983, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.


62.
"The Art of Jazz:  Essays on the Nature and Development of Jazz," edited by Martin Williams, Contains chapter "Three Boogie-Woogie Blues Pianists," (pages 95-109), by William Russell, Oxford University Press, 1959.


63.
"Clarence Williams Presents:  The ‘Boogie Woogie’ Blues Folio"  ("With Annotations by Clarence Williams"), Copyright 1940, by Clarence Williams Publishing Company, 145 W. 45th St., New York, New York.


64.
"They Have a Word for It : A Lighthearted Lexicon of Untranslatable Words and Phrases," by Howard Rheingold, Published 2000 by Sarabande Books


65.
Liner Notes from CD Box set, "Blind Lemon Jefferson:  The Complete Classic Sides Remastered," JSP Records, 2003.


66.
Liner Notes from "Texas Barrelhouse Piano" by Mack McCormick, released the Almanac Book and Record Company, Houston, Texas (This album was later re-issued by Arhoolie Records under the same name of "Texas Barrelhouse Piano." (See Reference 46 above.))


67.
Handbook of Texas Online, article titled, "BLUES," by Alan Govenar, http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/BB/xbb1.html


68.
Interview with Lee Ree Sullivan, Boogie Woogie pianist, 1986, Texarkana, AR-TX, by John Tennison and Alfred Tennison, Jr.


69.
Texarkana Trivia Game, published in 1980s, by Texarkana Kiwanis Club and the Texarkana Work Center.


70.
Album:  "Sippie Wallace Sings the Blues," Liner Notes by Paul Oliver, 1967, released by Storyville Records, recorded October 23, 1966, Copenhagen.


71.
Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History, by Edward A. Berlin, re-published by www.backinprint.com, December 2002.


72.
"Southern Rag Medley No. 2" by Blind Boone, published 1909


73.
Quote by George C. Bond, Ph.D., Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, Page 6, in “Chokwe,” by Manuel Jordan, Ph.D., a title in the “Heritage Library of African Peoples,” 1998, by the Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., New York


74.
LP Liner Notes by Rosetta Reitz for Album:  "Boogie Blues:  Women Sing and Play Boogie Woogie," 1983, Rosetta Records, New York, NY


75.
Email dialogue between Morgan Wright and John Tennison, August, 2006

76.
"Looking Up at Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture," by William Barlow, 1989, Temple University Press

77.
Interview with Paul Oliver, February 12, 2007

78.
"That Crazy American Music" by Elliot Paul, 1957, Published by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis and New York

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