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With a banjo on my knee : a musical journey from slavery to freedom / by Rex M. Ellis.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 787.88 ELL (Text) 78731000171357 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0531117472
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : [Franklin Watts], [2001]

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General Note: Includes brief biographies of musicians Scipio (1749-?), Horace Weston (1825-1890), James Bland (1954-1911), Gus Cannon (1883-1979), Johnny St. Cyr (1890-1966), Elizabeth Cotton (1893-1988).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes discography (p. 123-124), bibliographical references (p. 125-126), list of web sites (p. 127-129), and index.
Summary, etc.: Explores the role of the banjo in the development of African-American music by examining the lives of gifted African-American banjoists. With a Banjo on My Knee explores the roots of the banjo from its origination in West Africa to its arrival in the American colonies. The author elucidates the social history of African-Americans as he traces the evolution of banjo playing from slave quarters to minstrel shows to ragtime halls to jazz clubs to concert stages.
Subject: Banjoists > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American musicians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Banjo > Juvenile literature.
Banjoists > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Juvenile biography.

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