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High Times, Hard Times : Limelight - Anita O'Day

High Times, Hard Times


Paperback Published: 1st April 1989
ISBN: 9780879101183
Number Of Pages: 16

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(Limelight). ..".in the tradition of the best jazz autobiographies...a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music." The New York Times Book Review

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"The record of [the] early years is like the story of the music itself: rich, exciting, innovative; featuring the primitive beauty of the twenties when one foot was still in showbiz; the thirties with hip sophistication and hard swinging for hard times; the explosive forties of pre-war big-band bashes and post-war bop; and then the fifties, going off in a hundred directions with a needle in the arm.... it is the best jazz autobiography I've ever read".-- Jim Christy, (Toronto) Globe and Mail

Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 13
Excess Baggagep. 19
Cutting Loosep. 32
Uptownp. 47
Walking on the Wild Sidep. 70
Oh, For the Life of a Girl Singerp. 87
The Road that Leads to Fame ...p. 115
Sometimes the Road Is Rockyp. 149
And You're Just Another Damep. 164
Bustedp. 181
Got the Name, Will Play the Gamep. 205
What a Difference a Hit Makesp. 227
Hard Timesp. 248
I'm Still Herep. 274
Epiloguep. 298
Appendixp. 301
Discographyp. 303
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9780879101183
ISBN-10: 0879101180
Series: Limelight
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 16
Published: 1st April 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53