Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950

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An essential part of every aficionado’s library, Black Beauty White Heat brings back innumerable memories of jazz’s early days. With more than 600 photographs, advertisements and record labels, the book presents the years of 1920–1950—the decades of the greatest ferment and spread of jazz. Black Beauty White Heat will be a focal point of endless discussion about the origins of jazz for years to come.

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Overview

An essential part of every aficionado’s library, Black Beauty White Heat brings back innumerable memories of jazz’s early days. With more than 600 photographs, advertisements and record labels, the book presents the years of 1920–1950—the decades of the greatest ferment and spread of jazz. Black Beauty White Heat will be a focal point of endless discussion about the origins of jazz for years to come.

a stunning book covering the most exciting period in jazz history with over 1,500 photos of all the great names in jazz.

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Reprint (with the omission of the color insert) of a work published in New York in 1982. Photos of musicians, record labels, and promotional flyers and posters are accompanied by lively and affectionate explanatory text. An exuberant reference, dense with both visual and textual information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688037710
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/1982
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 360

Meet the Author

Frank Driggs, noted jazz historian, record producer, and photo archivist, operates the renowned Frank Driggs Collection of jazz history and American popular culture. Harris Lewine, acclaimed art director and book packager, has worked in jazz at Riverside Records, been art director for five major publishing houses, and written, co-written, and edited a myriad of books.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Memorability 7
Introduction: Jazz Fan 8
Ch. 1 New Orleans: Joys, Tears, and Revival, 1919-1950 19
Ch. 2 Chicago: Jazz On the Make, 1919-1950 49
Ch. 3 Good Old New York, 1917-1950 91
Ch. 4 Kaycee Territory: Piney Brown's Town and Pendergast's Too! 1922-1948 147
Ch. 5 West Coasting: Avalon, Treasure Island, and Central Avenue, 1918-1949 179
Ch. 6 Crow Jim Europe: Hangin' Around Montmartre and Shanghai Gestures, 1919-1950 205
Ch. 7 Jazz Screened: Some Playing, Some Singing, Mostly Talking, 1928-1950 247
Ch. 8 Swing, Mr. Charlie! 1932-1948 275
Ch. 9 Now's The Time, 1944-1950 315
Index 347
Photo Credits 359
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