Gigs : jazz and the cabaret laws in New York City / Paul Chevigny.Material type: TextSeries: Routledge studies in law, society, and popular culture ; 2.Publication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005. Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (1 volume)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0203323432; 9780203323434Subject(s): Performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Popular culture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Musicians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Economic aspects -- New York (State) -- New York | Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects -- New York (State) -- New York | Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism | PERFORMING ARTS -- Reference | Jazz | Performing arts | Popular culture | New York (State) -- New York | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gigs.DDC classification: 791/.09747/1 LOC classification: PN2277.N5 | C515 2005ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Prelude; The Musicians Union; The Music in the Clubs; Regulation as Denigration; The Campaign to Change the Law: Lost in the Labyrinth; The Campaign to Change the Law: Free Expression; The Process of Change; The Lives of Musicians; Conclusion: Politics, Law and Music; Chart on Zoning and Licensing; Afterword; Notes on Sources; Notes; Index.
This book provides a much-needed study of the social, political, cultural and legal conditions surrounding a change in law and public attitudes toward vernacular music in New York City.