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Before Motown : a history of jazz in Detroit, 1920-60

Author: Lars Bjorn; Jim Gallert
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001.
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The history of Detroit jazz comes alive with remarkable photographs, advertisements, and interviews.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bjorn, Lars, 1944-
Before Motown.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Bjorn; Jim Gallert
ISBN: 0472097652 9780472097654 0472067656 9780472067657
OCLC Number: 45304954
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2002
Description: xiv, 239 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Music of black Detroit before big band jazz --
Detroit and the creation of big band jazz --
1930s: Paradise Valley days --
Detroit and the birth of bop --
West side modern: Detroit jazz clubs in the 1950s --
1950s: the golden age of jazz in Detroit --
Detroit rhythm and blues: from jump blues to Motown --
Social history of Detroit jazz: a summary.
Responsibility: Lars Bjorn with Jim Gallert.
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