Jazz Musicians of the Early Years, to 1945 (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Aug 12, 2003 - Music - 329 pages
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The story of the first roughly half century of jazz is really the story of some of the greatest musicians of all time. Scott Joplin, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald all made tremendous contributions, influencing countless jazz musicians and singers. This work provides biographical sketches of the aforementioned artists and many others who made jazz so popular in the first half of the twentieth century. Biographies cover the pioneers of jazz in New Orleans in the late 1890s and early 1900s; the soloists who fueled the Jazz Age in the 1920s; the musicians and bandleaders of the big band and swing era of the late 1920s and early 1930s; and icons from the height of jazz's popularity on through the end of the war. A discography is provided for each artist.
  

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Contents

The Cornet Pioneer
9
The History Maker
13
Dippermouth Blues
16
Tailgate Trombone
20
The Second in Line
25
The Slap Rhythm Man
28
Red Hot Pepper Jazz
33
Weary Way Blues
38
Clambake Seven
164
Swings the Thing
170
I Got Rhythm
178
Blues in the Night
183
The Big Band and Swing Era The Musicians
191
The Boss of the Tenor Saxophone
194
The Earl of Ellingtonia
199
Ridin in Rhythm
204

Coal Cart Blues
43
A Monday Date
47
The Great Anchor
52
The Jazz Age
57
The Stride King
59
Apex Blues
64
Jazzin Babies Blues
69
Smacks Blues
73
The Fountainhead
80
Hot Strings
87
Singin the Blues
91
Fathas Sound
97
Honeysuckle Rose
104
Prince of the Trombone
112
The Big Band and Swing Era The Bandleaders
119
Beyond Category
122
The Blue Devil
134
Harlem Shout
138
In the Mood
143
Blue Champagne Swing
150
The Catalyst
156
Cottontail Blues
210
The Jazz Ambassador
214
Drum Boogie
221
The Prez
226
Little Jazz
233
The Rhythm Maker
238
Limehouse Blues
242
Mr JBs Blues
247
Solo Flights
251
Other Major Figures
257
Maple Leaf Rag
259
The Historian
264
The Arranger
269
King of Jazz Piano
273
The Gypsy Soul
278
The Voice of Jazz
283
Scat n Things
291
Bibliography
299
Index
303
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David Dicaire is the author of numerous works about music history. He lives in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

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