Kansas City Jazz From Ragtime to Bebop--A History

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/13/2006
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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.

Author Biography

Frank Driggs is a recognized authority on Kansas City jazz. A former record executive with both Columbia and RCA Victor Records, he now runs the premiere agency for jazz photographs and has co-authored a pictorial history of classic jazz. Chuck Haddix is the Director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A native of Kansas City, he hosts a weekend radio program on KCUR FM called "Fish Fry." His writing has appeared in Down Beat and Living Blues Magazine.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Tales from Tom's Townp. 6
Carrie's Gone to Kansas Cityp. 25
Get Low-Down Bluesp. 40
The Territoriesp. 62
Blue Devil Bluesp. 84
Moten's Swingp. 107
Until the Real Thing Comes Alongp. 135
Roll 'Em, Petep. 160
Hootie's Bluesp. 184
Epiloguep. 219
Notesp. 237
Acknowledgmentsp. 259
Indexp. 261
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