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Welcome to South End Shout
Boston Jazz History Calendar & Books


Portfolio of Historian Roger House

It is a pleasure to share some of the precious cultural history that I have learned from personal experience and wise teachers and friends over a lifetime.


Boston's Forgotten Jazz Scene

calendar is a companion to my book "South End Shout: Boston's Forgotten Music Scene in the Jazz Age"

published by Lever Press.

The calendar seeks to inform and delight educators, music fans, and

enthusiasts of the history of jazz, Boston's African American

experience and U.S. urban culture.


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Roger House

Associate Professor of American studies

Emerson College, Boston, MA

To contact for guest essays,

events or speaking engagements

Email at ""

Write to PO Box 113 Arlington MA 02476


My goal is to research and publish studies that chronicle the history and progress

of the Black community - or what I call

"victory stride publications."

Boston's Forgotten Jazz Scene Calendar 2024
Rediscovers the lost history of the African American
contribution to
the city's music heritage. Each page
s in richly detailed story, line drawings, and
bygone landmarks a poignant scene from the time
of early jazz to swing
between 1919 and 1950.

Sample Pages from Boston's Forgotten Jazz Scene Calendar

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Order the illustrated calendar (11 x 8.5)

for your home or office

or as a gift to someone special

The calendar costs $28 - the price includes Massachusetts sales tax (6.25%)

and the cost of mailing ($6) within the United States.

Payment in cash or money order preferred (USD). Personal and company

checks welcomed payable to Roger House. Include your name, address,

and email for accurate shipment.

Retailers interested in large orders will receive discounts.

Please check Bowker Bookwire ISBN 979-8-218-19621-9

and contact Professor Roger House

PO Box 113, Arlington, MA 02476

The calendar will arrive within 7-14 days after receipt of the order.

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Coming in June - From Lever Press

South End Shout
Boston's Forgotten Music Scene in the Jazz Age

"South End Shout" chronicles the contributions of the

African American community to Boston's musical

culture between the world wars. 


The monograph distills historical information

from vintage news articles, oral histories,

personal accounts, bygone landmarks,

and the new mediums of records and radio.

"South End Shout" is available from Lever Press

​​as an open access reading or printed book

at 30 percent discount with the

promo code HOUSE30.

“South End Shout is an important addition and correction to the story of jazz in Boston

during a critical time in the evolution of the music.”


—Larry Simpson, Berklee College of Music, Provost, Retired

The LSU Press Biography
of Legendary Chicago Bluesman
William "Big Bill" Broonzy

Blue Smoke

The Recorded Journey of Big Bill Broonzy

Available from Louisiana State University Press

and on Amazon

"Based on intense research concerning the man, his music, and the content and significance of his blues lyrics, Roger House has written a most valuable biographical study of Big Bill Broonzy"

- Paul Oliver, author of "The Story of the Blues"

My Background

Roger House is associate professor of American studies at Emerson College,

Boston, and author of "South End Shout: Boston's Forgotten Music Scene

in the Jazz Age" (Lever Press/Michigan Publishing 2023) and

"Blue Smoke: The Recorded Journey of Big Bill Broonzy" (LSU Press 2010).

His commentary articles on American politics and cultural history

have appeared in The Hill and The Daily Beast, among others. His audio

history programs have aired on National Public Radio. He worked as a

staff writer for The Providence Journal.

House received a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia University and masters’ and doctorate degrees in American and New England studies from Boston University. Since 2000, he has taught courses in history, culture,

and media as a faculty member of Emerson College in Boston.

To contact Professor Roger House

for guest essays, events

or speaking engagements

Email at ""

Write to PO Box 113, Arlington, MA 02476

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