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Black and blue : the life and lyrics of Andy Razaf

Author: Barry Singer
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, [1992] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Black and Blue" is the triumphant story of the African-American experience on Broadway, seen through the rediscovered life of a unique lyric-writing genius. Born Andrea Razafkeriefo- a direct descendant of the royal family of Madagascar -in 1895, Andy Razaf's life is a tale of breathtaking lyric talent ending in obscurity, set against Prohibition-era Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Harlem "after-hours" nightclubs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singer, Barry, 1957-
Black and blue.
New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992
(OCoLC)639740096
Named Person: Andy Razaf; Andy Razaf; Andy Razaf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Singer
ISBN: 0028723953 9780028723952 002872397X 9780028723976
OCLC Number: 25788494
Description: xviii, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The curtain drawn aside --
Li'l brown baby --
Swanee fashion plate --
Boun' for a one-horse town --
Hotcha razz-ma-tazz --
Who's to blame --
Ain't-cha glad? --
Harlem hotcha --
A low down treat --
What Harlem is to me --
How can you face me? --
Swing low --
the outskirts of town --
Blue turning grey --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Barry Singer ; foreword by Bobby Short.

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"Black and Blue" is the triumphant story of the African-American experience on Broadway, seen through the rediscovered life of a unique lyric-writing genius. Born Andrea Razafkeriefo- a direct descendant of the royal family of Madagascar -in 1895, Andy Razaf's life is a tale of breathtaking lyric talent ending in obscurity, set against Prohibition-era Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Harlem "after-hours" nightclubs and speakeasies.

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