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The first book of jazz

Author: Langston Hughes; Cliff Roberts; Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, ©1955.
Series: First books, 58.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to jazz, focusing on its historical development and its most famous performers.
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Genre/Form: Jazz
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
First book of jazz.
New York : Franklin Watts, ©1955
(OCoLC)592972519
Online version:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
First book of jazz.
New York : Franklin Watts, ©1955
(OCoLC)609340564
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Cliff Roberts; Hugh H Smythe; Mabel M Smythe
OCLC Number: 617655
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 65 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Just for fun --
African drums --
Old New Orleans --
Work songs --
Jubilees --
Golden slippers --
The blues --
Ragtime --
Great jazz pianists --
Boogie-woogie --
Singing trumpets --
Louis Armstrong --
The birth of jazz --
Improvising --
Syncopation --
Chicago and New York --
What is jazz? --
Ten basic elements of jazz --
Jazz instruments --
Swing music --
Bebop --
Famous jazz musicians --
Suggested records for study --
100 of my favorite recordings.
Series Title: First books, 58.
Responsibility: by Langston Hughes ; pictures by Cliff Roberts ; music selected by David Martin.

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