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Godfather of the music business : Morris Levy

Author: Richard Carlin
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The incredible story of the cofounder of Birdland, a force in jazz and pop, and one of music's last great hustlers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carlin, Richard, 1956-
Godfather of the music business.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2015027997
Named Person: Morris Levy; Morris Levy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carlin
ISBN: 9781496805744 1496805747 1496805704 9781496805706
OCLC Number: 915309990
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 294 pages).
Contents: Beginnings : from the Bronx to the royal roost --
Lullaby of Birdland : the making of a hipster's paradise --
Jazz entrepreneur : 1949-1957 --
Breaking into the record business: 1955-1957 --
Roulette on the rise, Birdland in decline : 1958-1965 --
Wise guys with a peppermint twist : 1957-1961 --
Doin' the Hanky Panky : 1962-1969 --
Remainders : 1969-1974 --
Why do fools fall in love? 1975-1980 --
Levy's last scam : 1980-1986 --
Trials, tribulations, and last hurrahs : 1986-1990.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Richard Carlin.

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Tells the story of one of the most notorious figures in the history of popular music, Morris Levy. At nineteen, he cofounded the nightclub Birdland in Hell's Kitchen, which became the home for a new  Read more...

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