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David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, the poet Barbara Hamby. Among his 30 books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected...

The Ninety-Nine Names of the Prophet

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... attended were segregated, but at the end of the day and on weekends we played with black children, such as Siebel and David, whose parents worked on the much larger Burden plantation down the road.Siebel was close to my age, and often he and I...

Early One Morning

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... he’s a bit more aimless than the canine sleuth. At one point he drawls, “David, ah’m afraid there’s not going to be any car chase in this conversation.” Actually, there’s a car chase in every conversation with Seaborn; he drew for me...

All Around the World

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... a fun watch for anyone who doesn’t know anything about the star. The lead is well played by the charismatic one-name actor Leon (born Leon Robinson), who has also played David Ruffin of the Temptations and Jackie Wilson in movies. Here he...

Sources

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... Rock ‘n’ Roll Record? London : Faber & Faber, 1992. David Kirby . The House of Blue Light . Baton Rouge :...

I’ve Got It

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... Bacharach and Hal David, Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and, of course, the paters familias of these duos, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. As with Penniman and La Bostrie,...

Keep A-Knockin’

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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...As both James Brown and Smokey Robinson point out, Little Richard began with piano-driven rock; his boogie-woogie piano recalls the use to which that instrument was put in the big-band music of the 1940s. To this melodic structure he adds...

Introduction

David Kirby

David Kirby is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Among his thirty books is The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. He has written on music for The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Book Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Georgia Music, and others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Little Richard : The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Continuum, 2009

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... Candy Man” as well as “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” “The Purple People Eater,” and others by Petula Clark, the Fifth Dimension and the David Seville who was responsible for the Alvin and the Chipmunk Records. Can you...

Musical bows of the amaXhosa

Musical Bows of Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... influence brought not only the click consonants but also many words into isiXhosa language. The amaXhosa also absorbed a great deal of musical influence from the KhoiSan, including the use of certain musical bows. These were especially Kirby’s...

Swing Music and Big-Band Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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... or six musicians, often drawn from big bands in which they worked – Ellington’s, Good-man’s, Basie’s – or in combos led by musicians such as John Kirby and Frankie Newton. But the twin histories of swing and big-band jazz were closely...