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Classic jazz : a personal view of the music and the musicians

Floyd. Levin

Berkeley : University of California Press ©2000

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library North 4  (ML3508 .L48 2000 )()

  • Title:
    Classic jazz : a personal view of the music and the musicians
  • Author: Floyd. Levin
  • Subjects: Jazz -- History and criticism; Jazz musicians -- United States; Jazz; Jazz musicians; United States; Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Contents: 1. Kid Ory and the revival era : Kid Ory ; Kid Ory's legendary 1921 Nordskog/Sunshine recordings ; Papa Mutt Carey ; Buster Wilson ; Andrew Blakeney ; Ram Hall ; Dink Johnson ; Bud Scott ; Joe Darensbourg ; Ed "Montudie" Garland ; Teddy Buckner -- 2. A personal view of the music : Lieutenant Jim Europe's Hellfighters, the 369th Infantry Jazz Band ; "I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate," the first recorded hit of the jazz age ; The world premiere of "Rhapsody in blue" ; "Relaxin' at the Touro," memories of Muggsy Spanier ; Spud Murphy ; A memorable Jack Teagarden record date ; The Duke Ellington sacred music concert, New Orleans, 1970 ; Dick Hyman's historic direct-to-CD recording session -- 3. A personal view of the musicians : Benny Carter ; James P. Johnson ; Brun Campbell and Scott Joplin ; Rex Stewart's memories of Jelly Roll Morton ; Anita Gonzalez and the untold story of Jelly Roll Morton's last years ; Johnny Guarnieri ; I'm just wild about Eubie, memories of Eubie Blake ; Jess Stacy ; Milt Hinton ; Spiegle Willcox ; Eddie Miller ; Morty Corb ; Barney Bigard ; Wild Bill Davison ; Rosy McHargue ; Artie Shaw ; Andy Razaf ; Coot Grant and Sox Wilson ; The world's greatest jazz band -- 4. The influence of New Orleans musicians on classic jazz : The jazz journey, from Lulu White's Mahogany Hall to Carnegie Hall ; Papa Celestin and the Voodoo Queen ; Danny Barker, the jazz troubadour ; Lorenzo Tio, Jr., and the clarinetists of the Crescent City ; Willie James Humphrey, Jr. ; George Lewis ; Alton Purnell ; Bill Russell -- 5. The great Louis Armstrong : Louis Armstrong's underrated recordings during the big-band era ; "Ambassador Satch" on the world stage ; A sentimental journey, Louis' funeral -- 6. Jazz on the west coast : Los Angeles in the swing era ; The Palomar Ballroom fire ; The Firehouse Five and the Good Time Jazz Record Company ; The Yerba Buena Jazz Band and the Jazz Man label ; Benny Strickler ; Turk Murphy's final triumph ; I remember Bob Scobey ; Dave Dexter, Jr. ; The Poor Angel Hot Jazz Society ; Dick Carey's Tuesday Night Band -- 7. Unsung heroes : Pete Daily ; Stew Pletcher ; Sammy Lee ; Pud Brown ; Bob McCracken ; Pat Gogerty ; Rick Fay -- 8. The schallenge challenge to complete the Louis Armstrong statue : A fund is created in old New Orleans ; "For the love of Louis" / by Ned Brundage ; Bing Crosby to the rescue ; July 4, 1976.
    Profiles the studios, record companies, and of course, the musicians who made music famous. ;Collection of author's articles previously published mostly in jazz magazines. ;Includes index.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Creation Date: ©2000
  • Physical Description: xxi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0520213602;ISBN9780520213609
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 43487261
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910041584702931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9911038633402952

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