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A life in ragtime : a biography of James Reese Europe

Author: Reid Badger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1919, the world stood at the threshold of the Jazz Age. The man who had ushered it there, however, lay murdered - and would soon plunge from international fame to historical obscurity. It was a fate few would have predicted for James Reese Europe; he was then at the pinnacle of his career as a composer, conductor, and organizer in the black community, with the promise of even greater heights to come. People don't  Read more...

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Named Person: James Reese Europe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reid Badger
ISBN: 019506044X 9780195060447
OCLC Number: 925220920
Description: 328 s., [16] plates -s
Responsibility: Reid Badger.


James Reese Europe is one of the most important transitional figures in American music. As a composer and band leader at the height of ragtime, he had a strong influence on the first generation of  Read more...


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this is sure to become the definitive sourcebook for information on Europe and his contemporaries ... an absolutely essential purchase * Mark Berresford, Jazz and Blues Mart, Summer '95 * Reid Read more...

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