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Thread #165903   Message #3986040
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
05-Apr-19 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Black music in Europe: A Hidden History
Subject: RE: Black music in Europe: A Hidden History
“Black music &c” = 'Race records' the Bear label holds the copyrights to.

Expensive but good: Fremeaux
eg: Biguine : L'Age D'Or Des Bals Et Cabarets Antillais De Paris (1929 - 1940)

Caution: a lot of the original 1930s recordings are Paris Colonial Exposition type artists. Mind the politics.

The West India Regiments travelled a bit back in their day but the African Zoave dress was straight up Colonial uniform.

The classics
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Francis Johnson, African-American composer

meself: “...the Black horn-player suddenly goes all Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B in the middle of a solemn procession before the court - ...