Black and Blue: The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf
A prolific lyricist on Broadway, Andy Raazf lived in the world of prohibition-era Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Harlem. Author of more than 800 songs from blues to big band hits, Razaf created with Fats Waller and Eubie Blake, songs such as Black and Blue, Honeysuckle Rose, The Joint is Jumpin, and Ain't Misbehavin. From his first Broadway musical, Keep Shufflin in 1928, Razaf's life paralleled the emergence of an African-American musical theatre on Broadway. This book features 60 photographs from Razaf's family albums and personal collections, a complete list of songs, and a select discography.
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Singer, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, offers a thoroughly researched life of Andrea Razafkeriefo (1895-1973)- -better known as ``Andy Razaf''—the African-American lyricist whose over 500 ... Read full review
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With geniuses like Gershwin and Porter at their peaks, the 1920s were thrilling years for Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. Uptown in Harlem, talented musicians and composers were working to shed the image ... Read full review
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