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Sissieretta Jones : "the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933, Maureen D. Lee

Label
Sissieretta Jones : "the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933
Title
Sissieretta Jones
Title remainder
"the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933
Statement of responsibility
Maureen D. Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, whose nickname the "Black Patti" likened her to the well-known Spanish-born opera star Adelina Patti, was a distinguished African American soprano during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, Jones also sang before four U.S. presidents. In this compelling book-length biography of Jones, Maureen Donnelly Lee chronicles the successes and challenges of this musical pioneer. Lee details how Jones was able to overcome substantial obstacles of racial bias to build a 28-year career performing in hundreds of opera houses and theaters throughout North America and Europe. Serving as a role model for other African American women who came after her, Jones became a successful performer despite the many challenges she faced. She confronted head on the social difficulties African American performers endured during the rise of Jim Crow segregation. Throughout her career, Jones was a concert singer performing ballads and operatic pieces, and she eventually went on to star in her own musical comedy company, the Black Patti Troubadours. Critics praised Jones as America's leading African American prima donna, with some even dubbing her voice one in a million. Lee's research, utilizing many black newspapers, such as the New York Age and the Indianapolis Freeman, concert reviews and court documents brings overdue recognition to an important historical songstress. Sissieretta Jones: "The Greatest Singer of Her Race," 1868--1933 provides a comprehensive, moving portrait of Jones and a vivid overview of the exciting world in which she performed
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Maureen D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black Patti
  • Black Patti Troubadours
  • Black Patti
  • Black Patti Troubadours
  • Black Patti
  • Black Patti Troubadours
  • African American singers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African American singers
Label
Sissieretta Jones : "the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933, Maureen D. Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rhode Island -- West Indies and South American tours -- "I woke up famous," 1892 -- Trouble on the horizon, 1893 -- The road to Europe, 1894-1895 -- A new career : the 1896-1897 theatrical season -- The Black Patti Troubadours, early years, 1897-1900 -- The Black Patti Troubadours, 1900-1906 -- The final troubadour years, 1906-1909 -- The Black Patti Musical Comedy Company, 1909-1914 -- The last tour, 1914-1915 -- Retirement and tributes -- Appendix A : Sissieretta Jones's selected repertoire -- Appendix B : 1901-1902 Black Patti Troubadours' tour
Control code
ocn835143684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172812
Lccn
2011050452
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vt2w5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835143684
Label
Sissieretta Jones : "the greatest singer of her race," 1868-1933, Maureen D. Lee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rhode Island -- West Indies and South American tours -- "I woke up famous," 1892 -- Trouble on the horizon, 1893 -- The road to Europe, 1894-1895 -- A new career : the 1896-1897 theatrical season -- The Black Patti Troubadours, early years, 1897-1900 -- The Black Patti Troubadours, 1900-1906 -- The final troubadour years, 1906-1909 -- The Black Patti Musical Comedy Company, 1909-1914 -- The last tour, 1914-1915 -- Retirement and tributes -- Appendix A : Sissieretta Jones's selected repertoire -- Appendix B : 1901-1902 Black Patti Troubadours' tour
Control code
ocn835143684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172812
Lccn
2011050452
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vt2w5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)835143684

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