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Riding On A Blue Note

Riding On A Blue Note

Jazz And American Pop

Gary Giddins, winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award, has a following that includes not only jazz enthusiasts but also pop music fans of every stripe. Writing here in a lyrical and celebratory style all his own, Giddins dazzlingly shows us among many other things how performers originally perceived as radical (Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Elvis Presley) became conservative institutions . . . how Charlie Parker created a masterpiece from the strain of an inane ditty . . . how the Dominoes helped combine church ritual with pop music . . . and how Irving Berlin translated a chiaroscuro of Lower East Side minorities into imperishable songs.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz

On Sale: January 7th 2000

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 336

ISBN-13: 9780306809248

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