Black music, white business: illuminating the history and political economy of jazz
Probes the principal contradiction in the jazz world: that between black artistry on the one hand and white ownership of the means of jazz distribution -- the recording companies, booking agencies, festivals, nightclubs, and magazines -- on the other.
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Preface and acknowledgements
Why let a little thing like death interfere
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