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Steamboats' Jazz Books and CDs
book Dixieland: The Birth of Jazz/Book and Cd (The Life, Times and Music Book) by Judith Pasternak
Synopsis: Around the turn of the century, a new kind of music began to be heard--the improvisational blending of spirituals, country blues, French marches, and ragtime that we know as jazz. New Orleans was its birthplace, and the name "Dixieland" reflects its southern origins. Includes full-color book.
The publisher, Michael Friedman Publishing Group , July 17, 1998 ..from the book jacket... Turn-of-the-century New Orleans was the meeting ground for several diverse cultures, including the French and the West African, that combined to yield what has come to be known around the world as jazz. The offspring of minstrelsy, the blues, ragtime, and the French march, Dixieland was an early, exuberant form of jazz that electrified a nation with its driving tempos and infectious melodies. Read about the dynamic men and women from Mamie Smith to Louis Armstrong who championed this music in its nascency.
This illustrated book and full-length compact disc provide a glimpse at the beginnings of jazz, which arose in musically fertile New Orleans and eventually spread across the globe. Learn the early history of jazz as you listen to some of the legendary tracks laid down by the early superstars of the genre.
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book Blues People: Negro Music in White America by Leroi Jones, Amiri Baraka, Imamu Amiri Baraka
Amazon reader Lynette from Indiana comments: "I found this book very liberating. Jones traces the African American experience through their music. It is a hard book to put down, especially the first five chapters. I recommend this book to people who are looking for understanding in their roots."
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book New Orleans, Vol. 1 Preservation Hall Jazz Band
book Listen to Samples on Real Player: 1. Tiger Rag, 2. Amen, 3. Over In Gloryland, 4. Good Blues, 5. Bill Bailey
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book Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Pete Fountain, 2-disk set
Amazon reader from the Cayman Islands comments: "Keeps you dancin', humming and a toe-tapping. My first introduction to Jazz Clarinet (with the exception of Woody Allen movie soundtracks) and I can't stop listening to it. Highly recommended to anyone wishing to expand their musical horizons."
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book Rejoice When You Die: The New Orleans Jazz Funerals by Leo Touchet (Photographer), Vernel Bagneris, Ellis Marsalis (Introduction)
Amazon.com Synopsis: Rejoice When You Die documents the lively history of jazz funerals in the heyday of the late 1960s, when they were still an honor bestowed only on jazz musicians. Even more important, it is a vivid tribute to the timeless sadness and dignity, the pride and humility, the stillness and the motion, and the silence and music of this fascinating cultural ceremony. 113 photos.
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book Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin (Missouri Biography Series) by Susan Curtis
Amazon Synopsis: Relating the life of a significant African-American ragtime composer, a cultural portrait describes his birth to former slaves at a time when blacks were still being denied civil rights, his musical achievements, and his experiences in white society. Though he was born into a time when African Americans were denied basic civil rights and economic opportunities, Scott Joplin's musical form was eagerly embraced by the white middle class. Curtis counterpoints the story of American cultural history with fascinating events from Joplin's life to provide an engaging portrait of the man and the musician. 20 illustrations.
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book Best Of New Orleans Jazz! Olympia Brass Band
book Listen to Samples on Real Player:1. Mardi Gras In New Orleans, 2. Olympia On Parade, 3. Second Line, 4. When The Saints Go Marching In, 5. Who Dat?
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