The Resource Kansas City jazz : from ragtime to bebop : a history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix

Kansas City jazz : from ragtime to bebop : a history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix

Label
Kansas City jazz : from ragtime to bebop : a history
Title
Kansas City jazz
Title remainder
from ragtime to bebop : a history
Statement of responsibility
Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz. Readers will find a vibrant portrait of old Kaycee itself, back then a neon riot of bars, gambling dens, and taxi dance halls, all ruled over by Boss Tom Pendergast, who had transformed a dusty cowtown into the Paris of the Plains. We see how this wide-open, gin-soaked town gave birth to a music that was more basic and more viscerally exciting than other styles of jazz, its singers belting out a rough-and-tumble urban style of blues, its piano players pounding out a style later known as "boogie-woogie." We visit the great landmarks, like the Reno Club, the "Biggest Little Club in the World," where Lester Young and Count Basie made jazz history and Charlie Parker began his musical education in the alley out back. And of course the authors illuminate the lives of the great musicians who made Kansas City swing, with engaging profiles of jazz figures such as Mary Lou Williams, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Rushing, and Andy Kirk and his "Clouds of Joy."" "Here is the definitive account of the raw, hard-driving style that put Kansas City on the musical map. It is a must read for everyone who loves jazz or American music history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Driggs, Frank
Dewey number
781.65/09778/411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3508.8.K37
LC item number
D75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Haddix, Chuck
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  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • Missouri
  • Jazz
  • Kansas City <Mo.>
Label
Kansas City jazz : from ragtime to bebop : a history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tales from Tom's town -- Carrie's gone to Kansas City -- Get low-down blues -- The territories -- Blue devil blues -- Moten's swing -- Until the real thing comes along -- Roll 'em, Pete -- Hootie blues
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252557637
Label
Kansas City jazz : from ragtime to bebop : a history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tales from Tom's town -- Carrie's gone to Kansas City -- Get low-down blues -- The territories -- Blue devil blues -- Moten's swing -- Until the real thing comes along -- Roll 'em, Pete -- Hootie blues
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252557637

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