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Stagolee shot Billy

by Brown, Cecil

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Saint Louis (Mo.),
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Stagolee (Legendary character),
    • African Americans -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.,
    • Ballads, English -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • Literature and folklore -- United States.,
    • African American criminals -- Folklore.,
    • African American men in literature.,
    • African American men -- Folklore.,
    • African Americans -- Folklore.,
    • Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Folklore.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-285) and index.

      StatementCecil Brown.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS478 .B76 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 296 p. :
      Number of Pages296
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3578860M
      ISBN 100674010566
      LC Control Number2002192241

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        In ''Stagolee Shot Billy,'' Mr. Brown sets out to trace the Stagolee legend and explain how it still resonates today. In his eyes, Stagolee is the forefather for what in hip-hop is often referred.   Category Film & Animation; Song Stack-A-Lee; Artist Dr. John; Writers Lloyd Price, Harold Logan; Licensed to YouTube by WMG; EMI Music Publishing, UMPG Publishing, AMRA, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc.


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Brown explores the real murder of Billy Lyons by Lee Shelton, the resulting legend, the song (in myriad versions), the "toast" recitation, and Stagolee's symbolic importance in the black community/5. This book takes you to the heart of America, into the soul and circumstances of a legend that has conveyed a painful and elusive truth about our culture.

Table of Contents: Introduction: The Tradition of Stagolee. STAGOLEE AND ST. LOUIS. Stagolee Shot Billy 2. /5(12). New York Times Book Review. Stagolee Shot Billy provides a fascinating biography of the song ['Stagolee'], from its shadowy birth in the ragtime era to its afterlife in the age of hip-hop—an evolution, by way of innumerable variants and alternative readings, that shows how vividly a single item of oral culture can reflect changing : “ Stagolee Shot Billy is one of the finest works in the field of cultural studies.

Brown provides the reader with a fascinating narrative and an innovative analysis. This book is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of race and popular music in the 20th century. ” —Stanley Arnold, Popular Music and Society. Although his story has been told countless times, no one seems to know who Stagolee really is.

How the legend grew is a story in itself, and Cecil Stagolee shot Billy book tracks it through variants of the song 'Stack Lee' -- from early ragtime versions of the '20s right up to the hip-hop renderings of the '90s.

Brown describes the powerful influence of a legend bigger than literature, one whose transformation. Stagolee Shot Billy by Cecil Brown Harvard University Press £, pp Preserved in hundreds of blues, soul, jazz, folk and rock recordings by artists as diverse as Mississippi John Hurt.

In""Stagolee,"" one of history's best-known blues songs, a dispute between Billy Lyons and a""bad man"" called Stagolee ends in a shooting; variations of the ballad have been recorded by hundreds. Stagolee Shot Billy is a book of considerable historical importance.

While it is written in a style and tone that belies an academic examination, it offers impeccable scholarly worth by explaining the merit and relevance of the folk song.

Cecil Brown has 18 books on Goodreads with ratings. Cecil Brown’s most popular book is The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love, and Liberty in the Ameri.

Cecil Brown's Stagolee Shot Billy tracks more than a century's songs and tales celebrating the violent doings of the legendary killer Stagolee. Brown also discovers the sources of Stagolee lore in St. Louis newspaper accounts about the murder of one Billy Lyons by a rival pimp/gambler/ political leader, Lee Shelton, sometimes known as Stag.

Get this from a library. Stagolee shot Billy. [Cecil Brown] -- "This story was never meant to by sandwiched between the covers of a book, as neat lines of prose.

In a man called "Stag" Lee Shelton shot a man called Billy Lyons in a St. Louis bar. -- David Diallo Journal of American Folklore Stagolee Shot Billy is one of the finest works in the field of cultural studies.

Brown provides the reader with a fascinating narrative and an innovative analysis. This book is a must for anyone interested in the intersection of /5(). --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Book Review Reviews of this book: In Stagolee Shot Billy, the novelist Cecil Brown tracks the history of the song "as a black oral narrative and the rich relationship it reveals between oral literature and social life." Along the way he has a lot to say about how music functions as a form of memory.

--Jason Berry, New York Times Book Review Reviews of this book: Stagolee Shot Billy provides a fascinating biography of the song ['Stagolee'], from its shadowy birth in the ragtime era to its afterlife in the age of hip-hop--an evolution, by way of innumerable variants and alternative readings, that shows how vividly a single item of oral.

In his book, Stagolee Shot Billy, Cecil Brown makes sense of Stack’s fame this way: Stack-O-Lee became a trickster hero in southern black : Joe Kloc. Content warning: explicit language, racial slurs (including the n-word) in original sources.

Stack Lee (drawing by Timothy Lane). Bobby Seale, the co-founder of the Black Panther Party, dedicated his book Seize the Time, to his wife, Artie, and his son, Malik Nkrumah Stagolee Seale.

Bobby Seale and Malik Nkrumah Stagolee in Malik's third. Reviews of this book: Stagolee Shot Billy provides a fascinating biography of the song ['Stagolee'], from its shadowy birth in the ragtime era to its afterlife in the age of hip-hop--an evolution, by way of innumerable variants and alternative readings, that shows how vividly a single item of oral culture can reflect changing times.

This is how Cecil Brown, in his book Stagolee Shot Billy, described Stack Lee's entrance to Bill Curtis's Saloon the night of the murder: "Shelton was dressed in a pair of tailored shoes known as 'St.

Louis flats,' with almost no heels and long toes pointing upward. On a winter night in Lee Sheldon and Billy Lyons got into a fight over a Stetson hat.

Lee shot and killed Billy. This true, and seemingly mundane, story soon became legendary and has inspired hundreds of recordings of the song known as "Stagger Lee," "Stagolee," "Stack 'O Lee," and other variations.

“Stagger Lee,” alternately known as “Stagolee” or “Stackalee,” has been reinvented innumerable times as a work chant, field holler, blues, rag, jazz, rock, and folk song.

It surfaced as the theme of a major work, Staggerlee Wonders by noted poet James Baldwin, and is the subject of the book. Now, nearly 50 years after singer Lloyd Price introduced mainstream audiences to the "Stagger Lee" story, Cecil Brown portrays the events that gave rise to this mainstay of African-American popular culture.

This follows the successful Stagolee Shot Billy, Brown's nonfiction account of Brand: North Atlantic Books.Stagolee Shot Billy (Paperback) By Cecil Brown. Harvard University Press,pp. Publication Date and police brutality.

This book takes you to the heart of America, into the soul and circumstances of a legend that has conveyed a painful and elusive truth about our culture.

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