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Steamboats' Jazz Books and CDs
bookDixieland: 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 theWest African, that combined to yield what has come to be known around the world as jazz. The offspring ofminstrelsy, the blues, ragtime, and the French march, Dixieland was an early, exuberant form of jazz that electrifieda nation with its driving tempos and infectious melodies. Read about the dynamic men and women from MamieSmith 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 inmusically fertile New Orleans and eventually spread across the globe. Learn the early history of jazz as you listen tosome of the legendary tracks laid down by the early superstars ofthe genre.
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bookBlues People: Negro Music in White Americaby 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 bookto put down, especially the first five chapters. I recommend this book to people who are looking for understandingin their roots."
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bookNew Orleans, Vol. 1Preservation Hall Jazz Band
bookListen to Samples on Real Player:1. Tiger Rag,2. Amen,3. Over In Gloryland,4. Good Blues,5. Bill Bailey
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bookDo 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 stoplistening to it. Highly recommended to anyone wishing to expandtheir musical horizons."
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bookRejoice When You Die: The New Orleans Jazz Funeralsby 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 werestill an honor bestowed only on jazz musicians. Even more important, it is a vivid tribute to the timeless sadness anddignity, the pride and humility, the stillness and the motion, and the silence and music of this fascinating culturalceremony. 113 photos.
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bookDancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin (Missouri BiographySeries)by Susan Curtis
Amazon Synopsis:Relating the life of a significant African-American ragtime composer, a cultural portrait describes his birth to formerslaves at a time when blacks were still being denied civil rights, his musical achievements, and his experiences inwhite 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 ofAmerican cultural history with fascinating events from Joplin's life to provide an engaging portrait of the man andthe musician. 20 illustrations.
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bookBest Of New Orleans Jazz!Olympia Brass Band
bookListen 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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