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Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie / Edition 1
     

Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie / Edition 1

by Alyn L. Shipton
 

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ISBN-10: 0195144104

ISBN-13: 9780195144109

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book seems to bring together all confirmed, and some speculative, facts about Gillespie's life. Shipton relates them neatly, if with a sense of distance. He offers plenty of anecdotes. Some are retold. Some are new by way of interviews and orginal research. The reader gets a fair idea of Gillespie's lovability and of the mean streak that all but evaporated

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This book seems to bring together all confirmed, and some speculative, facts about Gillespie's life. Shipton relates them neatly, if with a sense of distance. He offers plenty of anecdotes. Some are retold. Some are new by way of interviews and orginal research. The reader gets a fair idea of Gillespie's lovability and of the mean streak that all but evaporated in his last years. This biography has valuable information and interesting, sometimes irritating, opinons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195144109
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1 The Boy from Cheraw3
2 Philadelphia and the First Bands21
3 Teddy Hill and Edgar Hayes33
4 The First Records50
5 Cab Calloway and the Dawn of Bebop57
6 The Calloway Recordings76
7 Horn for Hire87
8 From Earl Hines to 52nd Street107
9 Billy Eckstine128
10 Bird, Big Band, and Berg's140
11 1945-The Records158
12 The Big Band, 1946-50179
13 The Big Band Records211
14 Dee Gee, Paris, and Massey Hall229
15 International Soloist253
16 The 1950s Big Bands275
17 Gillespiana293
18 Dizzy for President320
19 Giant of Jazz335
20 Old Man Time351
Notes365
Bibliography395
Index399

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