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Murray, Albert

Works: 124 works in 442 publications in 3 languages and 20,552 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Musical fiction  Historical fiction  Music  Documentary films  History 
Roles: Author, Host, Commentator, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Performer, Editor, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3563.U764, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Albert Murray
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Most widely held works by Albert Murray
Good morning blues : the autobiography of Count Basie by Count Basie( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Basie recalls his beginnings in Vaudeville and relates the highlights of his career including his work with other artists and bands, his tours, his recordings, etc
Stomping the blues by Albert Murray( Book )

45 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sensual tribute to the blues, renowned critic Albert Murray explores its history, influences, development, and meaning as only he can. In Stomping the Blues, more than two hundred vintage photographs capture the ambiance Murray evokes in lyrical prose--only the sounds are missing."--Page 4 of cover
Anger, and beyond: the Negro writer in the United States by Herbert Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Train whistle guitar by Albert Murray( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His schoolteacher, the barber, older girls, and a train-hopping musician teach Scooter just about all he needs to know in Gasoline Point, Alabama, during the 1920s
The omni-Americans; new perspectives on Black experience and American culture by Albert Murray( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rifftide : the life and opinions of Papa Jo Jones by Papa Jo Jones( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This autobiography of the legendary jazz drummer "Papa" Jo Jones explores the life of one of the most influential rhythm musicians of the swing era, discussing Jones' long tenure with Count Basie's band and his enduring influence on the genre. The work is derived from a collection interview recordings made by jazz writer Albert Murray during the nineteen seventies and eighties and provides a deeply personal narrative of the life and times of a jazz musician in the twentieth century
Trading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray by Ralph Ellison( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When two jazz musicians trade twelves with each other in a jam session, one musician begins by riffing off twelve bars of music, the other musician throws the twelve bars back through his instrument, the first answers, and so, back and forth, in an ecstatic exchange of ideas and emotions. So it is with these letters, joyful music created by the exchanges between two dear friends."--Jacket
The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement by Albert Murray( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the blues aesthetic in writing, music, and art, as "stylized expressions of transcendence through sheer style, always informed by an awareness of the vicissitudes of life."
The spyglass tree : [a novel] by Albert Murray( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the growing up days of Scooter from boyhood to manhood into college
The seven league boots : a novel by Albert Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black musician's portrait of 1920s America. He is Schoolboy, a bass player so named because he has a college degree, and as he plucks and bows his way across the country with a famous jazz band, he gives the reader a picture of an era. Subsequently he goes to Europe, the experience providing him with new perspective. By the author of Train Whistle Guitar
The magic keys by Albert Murray( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rowing up brilliant and curious in Alabama, Scooter was told he was destined for greatness. Now newly married and a graduate student in humanities at New York University, he goes about discovering just what he is destined to be great at. Anchored by Eunice, his “Mrs. Me,” Scooter makes the rounds of Manhattan?s libraries, jazz hangouts, galleries, skyscrapers, and endlessly fascinating streets, meeting the people who will help him find his way: dapper Taft Edison, who is setting their down-home dialect onto the pages of his novel-in-progress; Joe States, a drummer who brings old expectations to Scooter?s new life; and Jewel Templeton, no longer his girl but still a believer. When his budding career takes him back to Alabama, Scooter discovers both the promise of everyday bliss and intimations of adventures to come" --Publisher description
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew Billie Holiday well
The hero and the blues by Albert Murray( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Romare Bearden( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film traces Bearden's entire career, including his paintings and watercolors of the 1940's, experimental collages of 1964, large scale murals and late landscapes. Featuring commentary by friends including Wynton Marsalis, Albert Murray, and Emma Amos
Romare Bearden in black-and-white : photomontage projections, 1964 by Gail Gelburd( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluesland : a portrait in American music by Kenneth Mandel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes foootage of Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others
Conjugations and reiterations by Albert Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by contemporary American author Albert Murray
The hero and the blues by Albert Murray( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this visionary book, Murray takes an audacious new look at black music and, in the process, succeeds in changing the way one reads literature. Murray's subject is the previously unacknowledged kinship between fiction and the blues. Both, he argues, are virtuoso performances that impart information, wisdom, and moral guidance to their audiences; both place a high value on improvisation; and both fiction and the blues create a delicate balance between the holy and the obscene, essential human values and cosmic absurdity. Encompassing artists from Ernest Hemingway to Duke Ellington, and from Thomas Mann to Richard Wright, The Hero and the Blues pays homage to a new black aesthetic
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions
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The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement
Stomping the bluesTrain whistle guitarRifftide : the life and opinions of Papa Jo JonesTrading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert MurrayThe blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statementThe spyglass tree : [a novel]The seven league boots : a novelThe magic keys
Alternative Names
Albert Murray americký spisovatel

Albert Murray Amerikaans schrijver (1916-2013)

Albert Murray écrivain américain

Albert Murray escriptor estatunidenc

Albert Murray escritor estadounidense

Albert Murray scrittore e biografo statunitense

Murray, Albert Lee

Murray Albert Lee 1916-2013

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