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Govenar, Alan B. 1952-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 14,545 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Case studies  Nonfiction films  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Production personnel, Interviewee, Creator, Librettist, Restager , 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
Stompin' at the Savoy : the story of Norma Miller by Norma Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,818 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
Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughter by Osceola Mays( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharecropper's daughter describes her childhood in Texas in the early years of the twentieth century
African American frontiers : slave narratives and oral histories by Alan B Govenar( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 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
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 490 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
Extraordinary ordinary people : five American masters of traditional arts by Alan B Govenar( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles of five people who are recipients of the National Heritage Fellowship
Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues by Alan B Govenar( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 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
Texas blues : the rise of a contemporary sound by Alan B Govenar( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 380 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
Masters of traditional arts biographical dictionary by Alan B Govenar( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 315 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Deep Ellum and Central Track areas, African Americans and whites - primarily Eastern European Jews - operated businesses from the late 19th to the mid- 20th centuries, creating a unique social climate where cultural interaction took place. Much of the information in the book is presented through the stories of remarkable individuals, including professionals, pawn-brokers and other merchants, police officers, criminals, and the blues and jazz musicians who had a lasting impact on American popular music
Meeting the blues by Alan B Govenar( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 279 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 271 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 271 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
You don't need feet to dance( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs, shows how he has learned to overcome his disability. From teaching workshops for disabled kids to bicycling with his hands to managing to navigate the busy streets of Manhattan, Sidiki proves You Don't Need Feet to Dance
The beat hotel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 191 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 )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mardi Gras Indians by Michael P Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master Qi and the Monkey King : a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary exploring the life and work of the preeminent master of Peking opera living in the United States. Qi Shu Fang was a household name in China due to her feature role in a Cultural Revolution opera film, and traveled the world to show off her mastery of the art. The film explores why Qi, her husband, and a whole troupe of Chinese opera performers have moved to the United States to transplant their art to a foreign culture
Everyday music by Alan B Govenar( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 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
You don't need feet to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 93 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
Deep Ellum : the other side of Dallas by Alan B Govenar( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 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
 
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Osceola : memories of a sharecropper's daughterAfrican American frontiers : slave narratives and oral historiesUntold glory : African Americans in pursuit of freedom, opportunity, and achievementExtraordinary ordinary people : five American masters of traditional artsLightnin' Hopkins : his life and bluesTexas blues : the rise of a contemporary soundMasters of traditional arts biographical dictionaryDeep Ellum and Central Track : where the black and white worlds of Dallas converged