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Come in and hear the truth : jazz and race on 52nd Street

Author: Patrick Lawrence Burke
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between the mid-1930s and the late '40s the centre of the jazz world was a two-block stretch of 52nd Street in Manhattan. Dozens of crowded basement clubs played host to legends like Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. These clubs defied the traditional boundaries between art and entertainment, and between the races.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burke, Patrick Lawrence.
Come in and hear the truth.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)654357640
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Lawrence Burke
ISBN: 9780226080710 0226080714
OCLC Number: 168718651
Description: xiii, 314 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: First for the musicians, then for the world: the birth of Swing Street --
Let's have a jubilee: 52nd Street goes commercial --
Here comes the man with the jive: Stuff Smith --
A little law and order in my music: the John Kirby Sextet and Maxine Sullivan --
Swingin' down that lane: 52nd Street at the height of the swing era --
Making it into the big time: Count Basie, Joe Marsala, and "mixed" bands --
This conglomeration of colors: bebop comes to Swing Street --
Apples and oranges: 52nd street and the jazz war.
Responsibility: Patrick Burke.
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Between the mid-1930s and the late '40s, the center of the jazz world was a two-block stretch of 52nd Street in Manhattan. This book employs a range of materials, from photographs to interviews with  Read more...

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