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by Frederic Ramsey

Free eBook Jazzmen (A Harvest/HBJ book) download ISBN: 0156462052
Author: Frederic Ramsey
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977)
Language: English
Pages: 360
Category: Biography and Memoir
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Jazzmen (A Harvest/HBJ book). For anyone interested in jazz history, Raeburn's book is essential reading

Jazzmen (A Harvest/HBJ book). For anyone interested in jazz history, Raeburn's book is essential reading.

Charles Frederic Ramsey, J. The Jazz Record Book (1942). Chicago Documentary: Portrait of a Jazz Era (1944).

Charles Frederic Ramsey, Jr. (January 29, 1915 in Pittsburgh – March 18, 1995 in Paterson, New Jersey) was an American writer on jazz and record producer. With Charles Edward Smith, Ramsey wrote Jazzmen (1939), an early landmark of jazz scholarship particularly noted for its treatment of the life of King Oliver. After receiving Guggenheim fellowships, he visited the American South in the middle of the 1950s to make field recordings and do interviews with rural musicians, some of which were used in releases by Folkways Records and in a 1957 documentary, Music of the South.

Jazzmen (A Harvest/HBJ book).

Jazzmen has not worn well. The enthusiasm of the various authors - Frederic Ramsey, William Russell, Charles Edward Smith, Otis Ferguson, Wilbur Hobson, and My sweet mom gave me this book back around 1974, when I was a teenager getting into jazz. I enjoyed it at the time, although even then I knew that it was somewhat "historical" - it was one of the first American books on jazz, published in 1939. So I decided to reread it this summer. It took me a long time to get through the book this time. Jazzmen has not worn well.

The children exchanged comic books

The children exchanged comic books. The grandmother offered to hold the baby and the children’s mother passed him over the front seat to her. She set him on her knee and bounced him and told him about the things they were passing. When the children finished all the comic books they had brought, they opened the lunch and ate it. The grandmother ate a peanut butter sandwich and an olive and would not let the children throw the box and the paper napkins out the window.

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Originally published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1939, this 1985 paperback edition from Limelight Editions is still well worth purchasing today for it contains invaluable information on the formative years of early jazz in three cities vital to its birth and further development: New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City.

Edited by the distinguished jazz scholars Frederic Ramsey, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith, who also contributed essays to this anthology, the book offers 15 chapters covering musical giants from this period such as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke as well as musical styles such as the blues and boogie woogie.

The editors note in their introduction that the factual material presented here was based on scores of interviews with the musicians themselves and also with the musicians' close musical or business associates, friends, and relatives. These numerous interviews, when transcribed, were then distributed to all of the contributors as an aid in crafting their individual chapters. This grounding in personal accounts of the musicians under review helps give the book an authoritative quality, albeit one laden with frequent long quotations and, at times, a rather congested prose style. But this is a minor flaw in what is surely a "classic" in the field of the history of jazz.

The 15 chapters, organized by the three cities, are the following:

New Orleans

1. New Orleans Music by William Russell and Stephen W. Smith
2. White New Orleans by Charles Edward Smith
3. King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band by Frederic Ramsey, Jr.


4. Blues by E. Simms Campell
5. Louis Armstrong by William Russell
6. Bix Beiderbecke by Edward J. Nichols
7. The Austin High School Gang by Charles Edward Smith
8. Boogie Woogie by William Russell

New York

9. New York Turns on the Heat by Wilder Hobson
10. The Five Pennies by Otis Ferguson

Hot Jazz Today

11. Fifty-Second Street by Wilder Hobson
12. Return to Chicago by Frederic Ramsey, Jr.
13. Land of Dreams by Charles Edward Smith
14. Hot Collecting by Stephen W. Smith
15. Consider the Critics by Roger Pryor Dodge

For this reviewer, one of the strongest essays was William Russell's on Boogie Woogie. While concentrating primarily on some of the best-known pianists of this style including Jimmy Yancey, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, "Pine Top" Smith, "Cripple Clarence" Lofton,and Pete Johnson, Russell thankfully does not neglect several gifted but often-overlooked boogie woogie pianists, including Montana Taylor, Romeo Nelson,Charlie Spand, and Will Ezell.

Among the other highly informative essays are those on the white jazz performers in Chicago collectively known as the Austin High School Gang, the highly praised and copied cornetist, Bix Beiderbecke, as well as excellent descriptions of the jazz styles of Louis Armstrong and his mentor, King Oliver.

The book's value to the jazz fan is greatly augmented by the inclusion of 32 pages of black and white photographs of many of the individual musicians and their bands that are covered in detail in this book.

The final two chapters, those on what was then known as "hot collecting" of jazz records and several issues of concern to music critics about jazz and its place in the arts in the late 1930s, will probably be of less interest to most readers today, except as a revealing look into the sort of issues that concerned jazz historians in 1939.

Highly recommended for anyone wishing to expand knowledge of the early decades of jazz and its evolution from New Orleans to its later developments in both Chicago and New York City.
Great book (scarce); pleased to find it; described accurately; nice service; thanks. Well used, but great pix all there!

The Seller did not state that this paperback was an Armed Forces edition - missing photographs et al.
I bought my first copy in 1959 which recently fell apart. Although jazz history research is on a much higher level today it's very interesting to read the writing of Bill Russel & Co..