WorldCat Identities

Blesh, Rudi 1899-1985

Overview
Works: 97 works in 381 publications in 3 languages and 10,048 library holdings
Genres: Discographies  Bibliography  History  Jazz  Biography  Ragtime music  Scores  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Waltzes (Music)  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Speaker, Commentator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: ML3561.J3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rudi Blesh
 
Most widely held works by Rudi Blesh
Collage: personalities, concepts [and] techniques by Harriet Grossman Janis( Book )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shining trumpets, a history of jazz by Rudi Blesh( Book )

69 editions published between 1946 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"List of records cited in the text": pages 402-408 "Musical examples referred to in the text": [24] p following p 410
Keaton by Rudi Blesh( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full length biography of Buster Keaton, emphasizing the silent screen star's ability to make the audience laugh - and to make them think as well
Classic piano rags : complete original music for 81 rags by Rudi Blesh( )

7 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They all played ragtime by Rudi Blesh( Book )

31 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They All Played Ragtime is a lively and fascinating book about a lively and fascinating American music that flowered with the dawn of this century, faded with World War I, and today is staging an unprecedented nationwide revival. Here - in an updated, expanded new edition - is the whole true story of ragtime, from its Gay 90's origins in the bordellos of Sedalia and St. Louis, to its sweeping successes in American and Europe. Here are the lives of the colorful men who created the intoxicating ragtime syncopations - authentic, homespun geniuses like Scott Joplin, James Scott, Joe Lamb, and many more - once forgotten but now being affectionately and respectfully remembered. For general readers there are nostalgia and romance in these pages. For serious students there are exhaustive lists of composers, compositions, piano rolls, and sound recordings. For performers there are the complete piano scores of 16 rags, from yesterday to today, most of them previously unpublished and available only here. The only history of ragime, They all Played Ragtime is required reading for all who love America and its native music." -- Back cover
Combo: USA; eight lives in jazz by Rudi Blesh( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the lives and jazz careers of eight outstanding musicians
Modern art USA; men, rebellion, conquest, 1900-1956 by Rudi Blesh( Book )

12 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They all played ragtime : the true story of an American music by Rudi Blesh( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blesh published They All Played Ragtime as first major scholarly work on ragtime music in 1950, which sparked a ragtime revival. He founded Circle Records in 1946, which recorded new material from aging early jazz musicians as well as the Library of Congress recordings of Jelly Roll Morton. He sparked renewed interest in the music of Joseph Lamb, James P. Johnson, and Eubie Blake, among others
Collected piano works by Scott Joplin( )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Davis by Rudi Blesh( Book )

15 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete piano works by Scott Joplin( )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kooning by Harriet Grossman Janis( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treat it gentle : an autobiography by Sidney Bechet( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treat it gentle : an autobiography by Sidney Bechet( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legend on both the clarinet and the soprano saxophone, one of the most brilliant exponents of New Orleans jazz, Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) played with such fellow jazz legends as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Jelly Roll Morton. Here is his vivid story written in his own words. Expressive, frank, and hilarious, this classic in jazz literature re-creates a man, a music, and an era
Fifty classic piano rags( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazzways by George S Rosenthal( Book )

2 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is jazz; a series of lectures given at the San Francisco museum of art by Rudi Blesh( Book )

11 editions published between 1943 and 1946 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Susanna : a sampler of the riches of American folk music( )

2 editions published in 1960 and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Scott Joplin by Scott Joplin( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic piano rags ; complete original music for 81 rags by Rudi Blesh( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes reproductions of music title pages
 
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Alternative Names
Blesh, Rudolph Pickett.

Blesh Rudolph Pickett 1899-1985

Rudi Blesh American jazz critic

Rudi Blesh Amerikaans journalist (1899-1985)

Rudi Blesh US-amerikanischer Jazz-Autor

Languages
English (247)

German (1)

Creek (1)

Covers
Complete piano worksTreat it gentle : an autobiographyFifty classic piano ragsClassic piano rags ; complete original music for 81 rags