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Sweet, Hot and Blue: St. Louis' Musical Heritage
     

Sweet, Hot and Blue: St. Louis' Musical Heritage

by Lyn Driggs Cunningham
 

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Sweet, Hot and Blue gives lives and careers of 124 musicians whose styles range from jazz to classical and who were born in St. Louis or in the surrounding area. The research includes 57 original personal interviews with the artists. Each person’s entry gives stage nicknames, date and place of birth, and biographical highlights. The main emphasis is on

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Sweet, Hot and Blue gives lives and careers of 124 musicians whose styles range from jazz to classical and who were born in St. Louis or in the surrounding area. The research includes 57 original personal interviews with the artists. Each person’s entry gives stage nicknames, date and place of birth, and biographical highlights. The main emphasis is on band affiliations, club and concert performance dates, and recording credits. The glossary of 186 terms, from axe (an individual’s instrument) to woodshed (practice to keep up one’s skills), explains some of the slang used in the interviews.

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“recounting the histories of St. Louis Jazz musicians is an enormous undertaking, and in Sweet, Hot and Blue authors Lyn Driggs Cunningham and Jimmy Jones have succeeded beyond measure. They have given voice and immortality to the unknown names in the St. Louis music scene and illuminated the backgrounds of many who started here...a wonderful anthology...no other book has so completely chronicled St. Louis musicians, whatever their fame or fortune”—Missouri Historical Society; “will enhance American musical collections...will serve admirably as a ready reference for the scholar and student alike”—Come-All-Ye.
Booknews
Extensive quotes from numerous interviews flesh out the entries for 124 musicians (of all musical styles). Entries give: stage nicknames, date and place of birth, and biographical highlights (emphasis is on band affiliations, club and concert performance dates, and recording credits). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Missouri Historical Society
recounting the histories of St. Louis Jazz musicians is an enormous undertaking, and in Sweet, Hot and Blue authors Lyn Driggs Cunningham and Jimmy Jones have succeeded beyond measure. They have given voice and immortality to the unknown names in the St. Louis music scene and illuminated the backgrounds of many who started here...a wonderful anthology...no other book has so completely chronicled St. Louis musicians, whatever their fame or fortune
Come-All-Ye
"will enhance American musical collections...will serve admirably as a ready reference for the scholar and student alike"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786473847
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The late Lyn Driggs Cunningham was a writer, editor, researcher, poet and lyricist of Florissant, Missouri. The late Jimmy Jones was a multi-talented musician-singer, composer, lyricist pianist, organist, drummer and music teacher. He lived in Edgemont, Illinois.

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