Remembering Song

Remembering Song This work covers turn of the century New Orleans and the formative years for jazz from Buddy Bolden s aboriginal rise and fall to Jim Robinson s funeral The author writes of figures like Freddie Kepp

  • Title: Remembering Song
  • Author: Frederick W. Turner
  • ISBN: 9780306805554
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • This work covers turn of the century New Orleans and the formative years for jazz, from Buddy Bolden s aboriginal rise and fall to Jim Robinson s funeral The author writes of figures like Freddie Keppard and Bunk Johnson This expanded edition includes 16 pages of rare photographs and a new chapter on Allan Jaffe and Preservation Hall.

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    1. a book by a non-musician about a music he clearly loves, and instructive about some of the lesser-known names in the all but forgotten early years of New Orleans jazz (Bunk Johnson, Big Jim Robinson, Freddie Keppard, etc.), but it's a book that can't decide whether it is a history or a personal memoir and so ends up being neither. It is short with some good notes on further reading.

    2. Turner travels down an information highway you've likely been down before if you are a fan of New Orleans jazz--but this is not a bad place for a beginner.He writes with feeling, even dabs of poetry, and while it isn't academic, it's close enough to Hoyle for a young student.

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