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Kansas City Jazz From Ragtime to Bebop--A History

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ISBN-10: 0195307127

ISBN-13: 9780195307122

Edition: 2006

Authors: Frank Driggs, Chuck Haddix

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There were four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them--New Orleans, Chicago, and New York--have been well documented in print. But there has never been a serious history of the fourth, Kansas City, until now. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz, and bring us a colorful portrait of old Kaycee itself, back then a neon riot of bars, bambling dens, and taxi dance halls, all ruled over by Boss Tom Pendergast, who had transformed a dusty cowtown into the Paris of the Plains. The authors show how this wide-open, gin-soaked town gave birth to a music that was more basic and more viscerally exciting than other…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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The Territories
Blue Devil Blues
Moten's Swing
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Roll 'Em, Pete
Hootie's Blues