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Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville

Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville

by Danny Barker
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

John Szwed
Danny Barker is one of jazz's greatest storytellers and a writer who could manage enormous detail within perfectly formed and evocative sentences. No one can stake a better claim on a first-hand view of its history than Barker. All of it told in a voice that stands perfectly poised between the spoken and written word.
Jazziz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826457028
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Bayou Jazz Lives Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

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 presents jazz radio programs 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. He divides his time between Oxford and the French countryside. In 2010, he was voted UK Jazz Broadcaster of the Year.

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