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Classic jazz : a personal view of the music and the musicians

Author: Floyd Levin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the studios, record companies, and of course, the musicians who made music famous.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd Levin
ISBN: 0520213602 9780520213609
OCLC Number: 43487261
Notes: Collection of author's articles previously published mostly in jazz magazines.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Kid Ory and the revival era : Kid Ory ; Kid Ory's legendary 1921 Nordskog/Sunshine recordings ; Papa Mutt Carey ; Buster Wilson ; Andrew Blakeney ; Ram Hall ; Dink Johnson ; Bud Scott ; Joe Darensbourg ; Ed "Montudie" Garland ; Teddy Buckner --
2. A personal view of the music : Lieutenant Jim Europe's Hellfighters, the 369th Infantry Jazz Band ; "I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate," the first recorded hit of the jazz age ; The world premiere of "Rhapsody in blue" ; "Relaxin' at the Touro," memories of Muggsy Spanier ; Spud Murphy ; A memorable Jack Teagarden record date ; The Duke Ellington sacred music concert, New Orleans, 1970 ; Dick Hyman's historic direct-to-CD recording session --
3. A personal view of the musicians : Benny Carter ; James P. Johnson ; Brun Campbell and Scott Joplin ; Rex Stewart's memories of Jelly Roll Morton ; Anita Gonzalez and the untold story of Jelly Roll Morton's last years ; Johnny Guarnieri ; I'm just wild about Eubie, memories of Eubie Blake ; Jess Stacy ; Milt Hinton ; Spiegle Willcox ; Eddie Miller ; Morty Corb ; Barney Bigard ; Wild Bill Davison ; Rosy McHargue ; Artie Shaw ; Andy Razaf ; Coot Grant and Sox Wilson ; The world's greatest jazz band --
4. The influence of New Orleans musicians on classic jazz : The jazz journey, from Lulu White's Mahogany Hall to Carnegie Hall ; Papa Celestin and the Voodoo Queen ; Danny Barker, the jazz troubadour ; Lorenzo Tio, Jr., and the clarinetists of the Crescent City ; Willie James Humphrey, Jr. ; George Lewis ; Alton Purnell ; Bill Russell --
5. The great Louis Armstrong : Louis Armstrong's underrated recordings during the big-band era ; "Ambassador Satch" on the world stage ; A sentimental journey, Louis' funeral --
6. Jazz on the west coast : Los Angeles in the swing era ; The Palomar Ballroom fire ; The Firehouse Five and the Good Time Jazz Record Company ; The Yerba Buena Jazz Band and the Jazz Man label ; Benny Strickler ; Turk Murphy's final triumph ; I remember Bob Scobey ; Dave Dexter, Jr. ; The Poor Angel Hot Jazz Society ; Dick Carey's Tuesday Night Band --
7. Unsung heroes : Pete Daily ; Stew Pletcher ; Sammy Lee ; Pud Brown ; Bob McCracken ; Pat Gogerty ; Rick Fay --
8. The schallenge challenge to complete the Louis Armstrong statue : A fund is created in old New Orleans ; "For the love of Louis" / by Ned Brundage ; Bing Crosby to the rescue ; July 4, 1976.
Responsibility: Floyd Levin ; foreword by Benny Carter.
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