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Based on more than twenty years of interviews and first-hand knowledge of the people featured in Jazz Gentry, this factual account of the years between World Wars I and II explores the era that saw the development of a number of exceptional breakthroughs in popular entertainment the popularity of ballroom dancing; the introduction of phonograph records, sound movies, and radio; the evolution of the American stage musical; and the increase of sophistication and quality of popular songs. These are the stories of the men and women who took part in making the era what it was and lived through the excitement of the pioneering years, when they, the century, and the world of entertainment were young. A living history of American popular music, the book profiles those musicians and entertainers who reached the top of their professions and made substantial contributions to it, without necessarily becoming household names. Author and musician Vache chronicles, often for the first time, many of the important figures of this vital and vibrant period in American music and entertainment. Vache has compiled a compelling story of American jazz and popular music, told first-hand by the subjects of his interviews. As the twentieth century draws to a close, it becomes even more important to have the recollections of those who made it what it was.
Title: Jazz Gentry: Aristocrats of the Music World
Edition: Ex Libris, 2nd. Ed.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A., Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1999
ISBN Number: 081083524X
ISBN Number 13: 9780810835245
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 099863
Description: Ex-library book with usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean. 40 chapters, each on a aristocrat: Danny Alvin, Jimmy Andrews, Bill Challis, Doc Cheatham, Jim Cullum, Eddy Davis, Wild Bill Davison, Dolly Dawn, Vic Dickenson, Al Duffy, Pee Wee Erwin, Chuck Folds, Chris Griffin, Herb Hall, Major Holley, Jane Jarvis, George Masso, Johnny Mince, Chauncey Morhouse, Ray Noble, Fred Norman, et. al. 379 pages with b&w photos.
Keywords: JAZZ HISTORY CRITICISM MUSICIANS BIOGRAPHY,