The Social Construction of a Music Mecca: Goin' Home, New Orleans and International New Orleans Jazz Revivalism

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    Abstract

    This article examines the interrelations between song, music genre and social context with reference to the interrelations between music, place and identity, in the case of the social representation of the city of New Orleans as a music Mecca. It argues that the metaphor and mythology expressed in the lyrics of Ken Colyer’s ‘Goin’ Home’ (1953) have been pivotal in the social construction of a jazz genre rooted in place and identity and sets forth a ‘trajectory’ approach that places the song in the context of its composition, recording, and aftermath, with particular reference to relevant popular music studies literature and the ‘serious leisure’ perspective within the sociology of tourism.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages29-45
    JournalPopular Music History
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2014

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    Jazz
    Social Construction
    Revivalism
    Music
    Mecca
    Song
    Trajectory
    Social Representations
    Leisure
    Tourism
    Popular music
    Social Context
    Lyrics
    Mythology
    Sociology

    Keywords

    • connoisseur tourism
    • identity
    • Ken Colyer
    • music Mecca
    • New Orleans
    • revivalism
    • serious leisure
    • traditional jazz

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