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Black Bottom Stomp : Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz - David A. Jasen

Black Bottom Stomp

Eight Masters of Ragtime and Early Jazz

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Published: 21st September 2001
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"Black Bottom Stomp" tells the compelling stories of the lives and times of eight seminal figures in American music history, including Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton. Drawing on original archival research, the authors give and entirely new and more complete look at the music, lives, and impact of these figures. Richly illustrated with rare photographs from newspapers, sheet music, and other hard-to-find sources, the work will appeal to the reader interested in popular music, ragtime, and early jazz.
Reading Black Bottom Stomp, you'll learn that:
Scott Joplin died penniless in New York, after years of attempting to establish himself as a composer.
Jelly Roll Morton claimed to have "invented" jazz in 1902 (when he was just 12 years old )
Louis Armstrong was raised by a Jewish family, the Karnofskys, who virtually adopted the child when he began working for them on their coal truck.
And much more

"all the profiles are informative, well written, and filled with insights into their music, personalities, and social backgrounds . . . An excellent introductory resource on the subject, this book will be useful to undergraduates and general readers." -C.M. Weisenberg, UCLA, Choice, May 2002

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prelude Introduction: Tom Turpin and the Birth of Ragtime
"The Entertainer"
"Charleston Rag"
"Pork and Beans"
"Carolina Shout"
"Finger Buster"
"Handful of Keys"
"Mr Jelly Lord"
"Cornet Chop Suey"
Select Bibliography
Index of Music
Titles General
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415936415
ISBN-10: 0415936411
Series: MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 21st September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.85  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1