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Harker, Brian
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings / Brian Harker
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  ML419.A75 H37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Jazz -- 1921-1930 -- History and criticism
Subject Hot Five -- Discography
Hot Seven -- Discography
Physical Description xi, 186 p. : ill., music ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliography (p. [173]-178) and index
Summary Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings mark the first revolution in the history of a music riven by upheaval. Yet few traces of this revolution can be found in the historical record of the late 1920s, when the discs were made. Author Brian Harker recaptures the perspective of Armstrong's original audience without abandoning that of today's listeners. This book offers bold insights, fresh anecdotes, and a new interpretation of Louis Armstrong and his most influential body of work.--[book cover]
Contents Novelty : "Cornet chop suey" (26 February 1926) -- Telling a story : "Big butter and egg man" (16 November 1926) -- Playing the changes : "Potato head blues" (10 May 1927) -- Top notes : "S.O.L. blues"/"Gully low blues" (13-14 May 1927) -- Sweet music : "Savoy blues" (13 December 1927) -- Versatility : "West End blues" (28 June 1928)
Series Oxford studies in recorded jazz

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