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Szwed, John F. 1936-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 230 publications in 2 languages and 9,044 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Bibliography  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Speaker, Other
Classifications: ML419.D39, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John F Szwed
 
Most widely held works by John F Szwed
So what : the life of Miles Davis by John F Szwed( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on interviews with family and friends, this account of the jazz great's life reveals the influence of Miles Davis' life on his work as well as the musician's persistent desire to re-invent himself
Afro-American anthropology; contemporary perspectives by Norman E Whitten( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black America by John F Szwed( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving jazz by John F Szwed( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an explanation of the basic elements of jazz, traverses the genre's history to see how it evolved, and profiles its key figures, theories, controversies, and role in American culture
Alan Lomax : the man who recorded the world by John F Szwed( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, talent scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, concert and record producer, Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses. Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress and by the late 1930s brought his discoveries to radio, including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Burl Ives. By the 1940s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together, and in the 1950s he set out to record the whole world. Lomax was also controversial. When he worked for the government he was tracked by the FBI, and when he worked in Britain, MI5 continued the surveillance. In his last years he turned to digital media and developed technologies that anticipated today's breakthroughs. Featuring a cast of characters from Eleanor Roosevelt to Lead Belly, Carl Sagan to Bob Dylan, Szwed's biography provides an account of an era seen through the life of one extraordinary man.--From publisher description
Afro-American folk culture : an annotated bibliography of materials from North, Central, and South America, and the West Indies by John F Szwed( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space is the place : the lives and times of Sun Ra by John F Szwed( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Ra - a/k/a Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount - was born in Alabama on May 22, 1914. But like Father Divine and Elijah Muhammad, he made a lifelong effort to obscure many of the facts of his early life. After years as a rehearsal pianist for nightclub revues and in blues and swing bands, including Wynonie Harris's and Fletcher Henderson's, Sun Ra set out in the 1950s to find a way to impart his views about the galaxy, black people, and spiritual matters through the various
Billie Holiday : the musician and the myth by John F Szwed( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, ... jazz writer John Szwed considers how [Holiday's] life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy"--Amazon.com
Folksongs and their makers by Henry Glassie( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between folklore and popular culture is to many people unclear, and it is therefore debatable. On one extreme in the debate are those theorists who think that today's folklore was yesterday's popular culture. On the other extreme are those who believe that there is little direct relationship between the two. The truth, as usual, probably lies somewhere between
Crossovers : essays on race, music, and American culture by John F Szwed( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranging across genres from the popular to the scholarly, this selection of John Szwed's published essays abides in the intersection of race and art, jazz and rap: crossovers inside and outside the academy. With reviews written for the Village Voice and articles from academic journals, this volume includes essays, commentary, and meditations."--BOOK JACKET
Discovering Afro-America by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Americans by John F Szwed( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz 101 [a complete guide to learning and loving jazz] by John F Szwed( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed's complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and recommended listening"--Container
Private cultures and public imagery : interpersonal relations in a Newfoundland peasant society by John F Szwed( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who recorded the world : a biography of Alan Lomax by John F Szwed( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, talent scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, concert and record producer, Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses. Lomax began his career making field recordings of rural music for the Library of Congress and by the late 1930s brought his discoveries to radio, including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Burl Ives. By the 1940s he was producing concerts that brought white and black performers together, and in the 1950s he set out to record the whole world. Lomax was also controversial. When he worked for the government he was tracked by the FBI, and when he worked in Britain, MI5 continued the surveillance. In his last years he turned to digital media and developed technologies that anticipated today's breakthroughs. Featuring a cast of characters from Eleanor Roosevelt to Lead Belly, Carl Sagan to Bob Dylan, Szwed's biography provides an account of an era seen through the life of one extraordinary man.--From publisher description
Jazz 101 a complete guide to learning and loving jazz by John F Szwed( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed's complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and recommended listening"--Container
Space is the place : the life and times of Sun Ra by John F Szwed( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Lomax the man who recorded the world by John F Szwed( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of songFolklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, talent scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, concert and record producer, Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses
Negro music : urban renewal by John F Szwed( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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So what : the life of Miles Davis
Alternative Names
John Szwed Professor of Music

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Szwed, John 1936-

Szwed, John F.

Szwed, John Francis 1936-

Szwed, John (John F.), 1936-

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Black AmericaJazz 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving jazzAlan Lomax : the man who recorded the worldSpace is the place : the lives and times of Sun RaFolksongs and their makersCrossovers : essays on race, music, and American cultureBlack AmericansJazz 101 [a complete guide to learning and loving jazz]