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Music on Martha's Vineyard

A History of Harmony

Music

by Thomas Dresser
Jerold Muskin

eBook
Martha’s Vineyard has a rich musical legacy that stretches back to the earliest drumbeats of the Wampanoags and the whaling chanteys of the nineteenth century. Returning Civil War veterans formed the island’s oldest continuous music ensemble, the Vineyard Haven Band. Vineyarders embrace all things musical, from choral and string ensembles to singers and songwriters. Discover this melodious history from the early twentieth-century dance bands at the Tivoli ballroom, through the war years, the piano bars and the nascent folk music scene at the Mooncusser Café, where Carly Simon and James Taylor played their first licks. Authors Thomas Dresser and Jerry Muskin explore the homegrown music scene and the summer stars who keep islanders and visitors moving to the beat.

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 30, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781625851567
  • Release date: September 30, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781625851567
  • File size: 7709 KB
  • Release date: September 30, 2014

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Martha’s Vineyard has a rich musical legacy that stretches back to the earliest drumbeats of the Wampanoags and the whaling chanteys of the nineteenth century. Returning Civil War veterans formed the island’s oldest continuous music ensemble, the Vineyard Haven Band. Vineyarders embrace all things musical, from choral and string ensembles to singers and songwriters. Discover this melodious history from the early twentieth-century dance bands at the Tivoli ballroom, through the war years, the piano bars and the nascent folk music scene at the Mooncusser Café, where Carly Simon and James Taylor played their first licks. Authors Thomas Dresser and Jerry Muskin explore the homegrown music scene and the summer stars who keep islanders and visitors moving to the beat.

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