A Trumpet Around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 393 pages
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Bill Streever has worked in almost every camp involved with the environment. He is a scientist who has worked in both public and private sectors. He brings that wide experience and the perspective of many others like him to Green Seduction: Money, Business, and the Environment. Thirty-five years ago, polluted rivers burned, cities and farms dumped raw sewage into aquifers, highway and dam construction proceeded with little thought to environmental impact, and carcinogens and acids billowed from smokestacks. Today much has changed. Government jobs and university training programs exist in environmental studies. Nonprofit organizations serve as watchdogs on government agencies, buy land for conservation, and offer advice and criticism to the corporate world. Environmental consulting is a profession, and in industry, environmental departments have developed. Since the late 1960s, environmentalism has grown from a radical movement to a mainstream business sector that spends more than two hundred billion dollars each year. Following environmental workers on the job, Streever guides readers across a California Superfund site, through the New Orleans water system, into wetlands created in Washington, D.C., suburbs, through a south Georgia carpet plant, and elsewhere. Through these firsthand experiences, Green Seduction offers a new appreciation of what businesses have invested in the environment and what the benefits may be from that investment. Bill Streever has worked as a research ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
3
1 A CITY LIKE NO OTHER
9
2 PEOPLE FACES
23
3 A SOCIETY TO ITSELF
43
4 PAPA JACKS BOYS
64
5 THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN
79
6 ON THE CIRCUIT
97
7 JASS
111
13 BOUNCING AROUND
220
14 OUT TO THE HALFWAY HOUSE
238
15 KINGS OF NEW ORLEANS
258
16 THE TIGERS PAW
273
17 THE PRODIGAL
287
18 JAZZ NIGHTS
299
19 GLORIES REMEMBERED
314
20 REVIVAL DAYS
332

8 THE FIRST SENSATIONAL MUSICAL NOVELTY OF 1917
126
9 SOME RECORD
141
10 SOUTHERN STOMPS
158
11 RHYTHM KINGS
180
12 MISTER JELLY
201
21 STRUTTIN
354
NOTES
363
BIBLIOGRAPHY
370
INDEX
373
Copyright

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Samuel Charters was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1929. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he spent time in New Orleans, where he played clarinet, banjo and washboard in bands and studied with the jazz clarinetist George Lewis. He received a degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His first book, The Country Blues, was published in 1959 and was released in tandem with an album also entitled The Country Blues. His other books included The Roots of the Blues, The Legacy of the Blues, The Poetry of the Blues, The Bluesmen, Jazz New Orleans, A Language of Song: Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora, Songs of Sorrow, and The Harry Bright Dances. He also produced albums including Chicago: The Blues Today! and the first four albums by Country Joe and the Fish. He published several poetry collections including Things to Do Around Piccadilly and What Paths, What Journeys as well as several novels including Louisiana Black and Elvis Presley Calls His Mother After the Ed Sullivan Show. He also translated works by Swedish authors and wrote a book in Swedish entitled Spelmannen, about Swedish fiddlers. He died of myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of bone marrow cancer, on March 18, 2015 at the age of 85.

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