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Author Harker, Brian.

Title Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings / Brian Harker
Published New York City : Oxford University Press, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages)
Series Oxford studies in recorded jazz
Oxford studies in recorded jazz.
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) -- Pretty things: "Savoy blues" (13 December 1927) -- Versatility: "West End blues" (28 June 1928)
Summary For jazz historians, 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. Even black newspapers covered Armstrong as just one name among many, and descriptions of his playing, while laudatory, bear little resemblance to those of today. Through a careful analysis of seven seminal recordings in this compact and thoroughly engaging book, author Brian Harker recaptures the perspective of Armstrong's original audie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-178) and index
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Subject Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hot Five -- Discography.
Hot Seven -- Discography.
Jazz -- 1921-1930 -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Discographies.
Discographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199830673 (electronic bk.)
9780199830671 (electronic bk.)