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Govenar, Alan B. 1952-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 15,016 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Oral histories  Documentary films  Folklore  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Director, Production personnel, Interviewee, Creator, Restager , Editor, Librettist, Contributor
Classifications: GV1785.M522, B
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Most widely held works about Alan B Govenar
 
Most widely held works by Alan B Govenar
Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues by Alan B Govenar( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of blues artist Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins, based on interviews with friends, fans, and colleagues, discussing his early years in Texas, his time on a chain gang, his lifelong appetite for drinking, gambling, and women, and other topics
Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller by Norma Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on interviews with Norma Miller to recount the childhood and early career of the famed jazz dancer who was one of the original performers of the Lindy Hop
Texas blues : the rise of a contemporary sound by Alan B Govenar( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As "race music" began to capture the interest of 1920s America, Blind Lemon Jefferson, a Dallas street musician from East Texas, emerged as the biggest selling blues singer in the country. Jefferson's guitar style and musical innovations spread quickly among his peers and were seminal in the growth of modern blues. Jefferson's profound impact. on the development of blues is probably most apparent in the music of Aaron ''T-Bone" Walker, who introduced the electric guitar as a lead instrument in blues in the 1940s, and over the years, influenced virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed him."--Jacket
African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories by Alan B Govenar( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of diverse first-person accounts of individual African Americans, from the publication of the first slave narrative in 1703 to 1948 when President Truman integrated the Armed Forces
Everyday music by Alan B Govenar( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980's and again from 2009-2011, folklorist Alan Govenar traveled all over the state of Texas to interview local performers of traditional music of all types and to make recordings of this music. Many of these recordings were aired on the "Traditional music of Texas" radio program
Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughter by Osceola Mays( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century
Deep Ellum : the other side of Dallas by Alan B Govenar( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as a ramshackle business district with saloons and variety theatres and evolved, during the early decades of the twentieth century, into a place where the black and white worlds of Dallas converged. This book strips away layers of myth to illuminate the cultural milieu that spawned such seminal blues and jazz musicians as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Buster Smith, and T-Bone Walker and that was also an incubator for the growth of western swing. Expanding upon the original 1998 publication, this Texas A & M University Press edition offers new research on Deep Ellum s vital cross-fertilization of white and black musical styles, many additional rare historical photographs, and an updated account of the area in the early years of the twenty-first century
Untold glory : African Americans in pursuit of freedom, opportunity, and achievement by Alan B Govenar( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of first-person accounts from African Americans representing a variety of backgrounds, historical eras, and occupations presents personal quests for opportunity and freedom, with contributions from Oliver W. Hill, Josephine Love, and Mark Dean
You Don't Need Feet to Dance( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing documentary about a man who overcomes his disability one day at a time, Alan Govenar's new film reveals the extraordinary life of African immigrant Sidiki Conde. Sidiki lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of day-to-day life in New York City. From his fifth-floor walk-up apartment, he traverses down the stairs on his hands and then navigates in his wheelchair through the sidewalks of Manhattan onto buses and into the subway. Despite his disability, he manages to teach workshops for disabled kids, busk on the street, rehearse with his band, bicycle with his hands, and attend a naming ceremony, where he plays djembe drums, sings, and dances on his hands ... proving to all You don't need feet to dance
Extraordinary ordinary people : five American masters of traditional arts by Alan B Govenar( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of five people who are recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship
Masters of traditional arts biographical dictionary by Alan B Govenar( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of America's premier folk artists and a celebration of their excellence and devotion to their crafts. Annotation. This two-volume set is a biographical reference covering the recipients of National Heritage Fellowships, who represent a broad cross-section of America. It provides an overview of the first 20 years of the program, chronicles the lives and careers of artist Fellows, and includes the first two annual recipients of the Bess Lomax Hawes Award. Organized alphabetically, each entry's form varies according to the extent of existing documentation as well as the circumstances of the individual artist and the tradition represented. Each includes a b&w photograph. Govenar (founder and president of Documentary Arts) has drawn extensively on program books, articles, books and other sources, and also provides anecdotes and personal stories gleaned from interviews
Deep Ellum and Central Track : where the black and white worlds of Dallas converged by Alan B Govenar( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mile east of the School Book Depository in downtown Dallas lies a section of the city called Deep Ellum. Because of the area's long association with blues and jazz musicians, Deep Ellum has been shrouded in myth and misconceptions which obscure its actual history. Alan Govenar and Jay Brakefield - using oral histories, old newspapers and photographs, city directories and maps, as well as more traditional public records and secondary sources - reveal another side of Deep Ellum which includes Central Track, an area lined with black-owned business which served both black and white patrons during its heyday in the 1920s and 30s
Meeting the blues by Alan B Govenar( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early years of rhythm & blues : focus on Houston by Alan B Govenar( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits of community : African American photography in Texas by Alan B Govenar( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a century of photographs taken by black photographers and detailed interviews with the men and women behind the cameras, Portraits of Community is an eloquent visual history of African American life. Images of African Americans have, for the most part, been absent from Texas's photographic history. Scholarly texts on photography rarely mention black Texans, and few museums have exhibited their work. Portraits of Community is a groundbreaking study that presents
The beat hotel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1957, Paris. The Latin Quarter. A cheap no-name hotel becomes a haven for a new breed of artists struggling to free themselves from the conformity and censorship of America. Called the Beat Hotel, it soon became an epicenter of the Beat generation
Stoney knows how : life as a tattoo artist : tattooing since 1928 by Leonard L St. Clair( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary Ordinary People( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-fueled journey through folk and traditional arts in America. At a time when the existence of the National Endowment for the Arts has never been more threatened, Alan Govenar's documentary focuses on one of its least known and most enduring programs: the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982.. Featuring a breathtaking array of men and women who have been awarded the fellowship, including musicians, dancers, quilters, woodcarvers and more, the film demonstrates the importance of the folk and traditional arts in shaping the fabric of America. From Bill Monroe and B.B. King to Passamaquoddy basket weavers and Peking Opera singers; from Appalachia and the mountains of New Mexico to the inner city neighborhoods of New York, the suburbs of Dallas, and the isolated Native American reservations of Northern California - each of the artists share exceptional talent, ingenuity, and perseverance
Mardi Gras Indians by Michael P Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juneteenth Texas : essays in African-American folklore( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were important in the collecting of African-American folklore, such as J. Mason Brewer; and a section giving resources for the further study of African Americans in Texas
 
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Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma MillerTexas blues : the rise of a contemporary soundAfrican American frontiers : slave narratives and oral historiesOsceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughterUntold glory : African Americans in pursuit of freedom, opportunity, and achievementExtraordinary ordinary people : five American masters of traditional artsMasters of traditional arts biographical dictionaryDeep Ellum and Central Track : where the black and white worlds of Dallas converged