Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville

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September 2001



The first volume of Barker's memoirs, A Life in Jazz, followed him from New Orleans into the big bands of Cab Calloway and Benny Carter. He was working on this-the second volume-for some years before his death in 1994. Beginning with an extended portrait of Buddy Bolden as recalled by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Bunk Johnson as well as Barker himself, this book draws together a lifetime of stories and the vivid characters who populated "Storyville."Danny Barker (1909-1994) sang and played the guitar and banjo on over 1,000 jazz, swing, blues, and bebop records. He is a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Music Master Award. Alyn Shipton is a writer and broadcaster on jazz. He is the editor of A Life in Jazz, the first volume of Danny Barker's memoirs.


A memory of King Bolden; the last days of Storyville; Creole songs; the red light distric; houses of ill repute; sit him outside on the steps.


Danny Barker (1900-94) was one of the great originals of jazz, a witty singer and performer, and a member of some of the most prestigious bands in jazz history, including those led by Henry Allen, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter and Lucky Millinder. Alyn Shipton presents jazz radio programmes for the BBC and is a critic for The Times in London. He is the author of several books on music as well as a music publisher and editor. His most recent book is Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie published by Oxford University Press in 1999, voted "Book of the Year" by Jazz Times and winner of the 2000 ARSC award for best research in recorded sound.


."..it is the story and the manner in which it is told that makes this book an entertaining read."
-Mike Hazeldine, New Orleans Music
EAN: 9780826457028
ISBN: 0826457029
Untertitel: 'Bayou Jazz Lives'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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