ContentsContents: Preface. Part I Historical and Theoretical Perspectives: The cultural and musical antecedents of jazz in Britain; The evolving image of jazz in Britain in sheet music; The 'Jazz Age' in Britain. Part II The Evolving Presence of Jazz in Britain: In Dahomey: A Negro Musical Comedy; The music and symbolism of the banjo; The original Dixieland jazz band and the southern syncopated orchestra; Dance music, the 'Plantation Revues' and the 'Underworld of London'; Hot jazz: Jack Hylton, Bert Firman and Fred Elizalde; Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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