Most widely held works about Albert Murray
Most widely held works by Albert Murray
Good morning blues : the autobiography of Count Basie by Count Basie ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
Count Basie recalls his beginnings in Vaudeville and relates the highlights of his career including his work with other artists and bands, his tours, his recordings, etc.
Stomping the blues by Albert Murray ( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
South to a very old place by Albert Murray ( Book )
21 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
The omni-Americans; new perspectives on Black experience and American culture by Albert Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Train whistle guitar by Albert Murray ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 libraries worldwide
His schoolteacher, the barber, older girls, and a train-hopping musician teach Scooter just about all he needs to know in Gasoline Point, Alabama, during the 1920s.
The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement by Albert Murray ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the blues aesthetic in writing, music, and art, as "stylized expressions of transcendence through sheer style, always informed by an awareness of the vicissitudes of life."
Trading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
"When two jazz musicians trade twelves with each other in a jam session, one musician begins by riffing off twelve bars of music, the other musician throws the twelve bars back through his instrument, the first answers, and so, back and forth, in an ecstatic exchange of ideas and emotions. So it is with these letters, joyful music created by the exchanges between two dear friends." -- Jacket.
The spyglass tree by Albert Murray ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
This is the growing up days of Scooter from boyhood to manhood into college.
The hero and the blues by Albert Murray ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
The seven league boots : a novel by Albert Murray ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
A black musician's portrait of 1920s America. He is Schoolboy, a bass player so named because he has a college degree, and as he plucks and bows his way across the country with a famous jazz band, he gives the reader a picture of an era. Subsequently he goes to Europe, the experience providing him with new perspective. By the author of Train Whistle Guitar.
From the briarpatch file : on context, procedure, and American identity by Albert Murray ( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
The magic keys by Albert Murray ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
The art of Romare Bearden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
This film traces Bearden's entire career, including his paintings and watercolors of the 1940's, experimental collages of 1964, large scale murals and late landscapes. Featuring commentary by friends including Wynton Marsalis, Albert Murray, and Emma Amos.
Conjugations and reiterations by Albert Murray ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Romare Bearden in black-and-white : photomontage projections, 1964 by Gail Gelburd ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Bluesland a portrait in American music ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes foootage of Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others.
Conversations with Albert Murray by Albert Murray ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Lady Day the many faces of Billie Holiday ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew Billie Holiday well.
Jazz. Episode one, Gumbo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
Jazz. Episode seven, Dedicated to chaos ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions.
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