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Chilton, John 1932-2016

Works: 41 works in 308 publications in 4 languages and 10,554 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Discographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Fiction  Music 
Roles: Author, Performer, Arranger, Author of introduction, Composer, Editor, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: ML106.U3, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Chilton
Most widely held works by John Chilton
Who's who of jazz! Storyville to Swing Street by John Chilton( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis : the Louis Armstrong story, 1900-1971 by Max Jones( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As trumpet player and singer, Louis Armstrong is the single most important figure in jazz history, and one of the most influential musicians -- in any category -- in this century. He was also, as this book relates, a wonderful character: actor, clown, raconteur, a tough kid when he came to Chicago from New Orleans who mellowed into one of the music's true statesmen. This biography includes not only a gripping narrative written by two of the most reliable jazz historians, but also a chronology, film list, and a selection of photos. He was the most beloved of jazz musicians, a hero to everyone from Eddie Condon and Bobby Hackett to Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman. His basically happy life is here memorably told, with a new preface by Dan Morgenstern who describes Armstrong's central place in world music."
Billie's blues : Billie Holiday's story 1933-1959 by John Chilton( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anyone who has ever heard a Billie Holiday record knows the sound of her voice sad, sexy, always relaxed but securely aware of the beat. Conveying a poignancy that cut to the heart of a song, she redeemed even trivial material with her impeccable sense of dramatic phrasing and time. The well-known tale of her lifelong battle with drugs has obscured the artistry that has made her one of the most revered singers of the twentieth century. Everyone from Frank Sinatra (who in the 1950s called her unquestionably the most important influence on American popular singing in the last twenty years) to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan has recognized the singularity of her interpretations. The racism that Billie found at every turn, whether in Artie Shaw's band or in the heart of the south, immortalized in the chilling song Strange Fruit, cannot be overlooked in her biography. Jazz historian John Chilton has told the story of her short, tragic, influential career with restraint, correcting many of the more sensational tales she wrote about herself in Lady Sings the Blues. Buck Clayton, who knew Billie in the Basie band during the nineteen-thirties, has written a warm and personal foreword to this fascinating biography of a great American artist
Sidney Bechet : the wizard of jazz by John Chilton( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The song of the Hawk : the life and recordings of Coleman Hawkins by John Chilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let the good times roll : the story of Louis Jordan and his music by John Chilton( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Jordan (1908-75) is the acknowledged father of rhythm and blues, the saxophonist and vocalist whose inventiveness acted as a bridge between jazz and rhythm and blues, paving the way for Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, James Brown, and countless others. As B.B. King recently put it: "Louis Jordan was so far ahead of his time that what he was doing became the origins of rap." By combining the music of his rural African-American heritage with the sophisticated sounds of nightclub bands, Jordan produced a unique style. His inspired vocals, blending the humor and pathos of his upbringing, soon won him a huge following. Jordan and his Tympany Five made a string of best-selling records that included "Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Caldonia," and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie." Posthumously, Jordan's name has reached a huge new audience via the long-running Broadway show Five Guys Named Moe. In this first biography of Jordan, John Chilton, with typical meticulousness, traces Jordan's life and career through archival material, recordings, and interviews. Jordan's fascinating story is documented with photographs, some never before published
Roy Eldridge, little jazz giant by John Chilton( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roy Eldridge, Little Jazz Giant is the first biography of the spectacular trumpeter, Roy 'Little Jazz' Eldridge, whose style is universally recognized as the all-important link between the playing of Louis Armstrong and the achievements of modernist Dizzy Gillespie. Roy's daring harmonic approach and his technically awesome improvisations provided guidance and inspiration for countless jazz musicians, but he was also a star performer in his own right, whose recordings as a bandleader, and with Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw, gained him a durable international reputation. The indignities he experienced and overcame during the 1940's while working in otherwise all-white ensembles proved he was as bold a social pioneer as he was a performer." "John Chilton, who knew Eldridge for many years, presents a picture of a fiery yet sensitive individual, who never shunned candour and was at his happiest when playing the trumpet. New light is shed on the various occasions when Eldridge unwillingly became entangled with gangsters in New York and Chicago, and there are revealing details about Eldridge's uneven working relationship with Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie."--Jacket
Who's who of British jazz by John Chilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a new, expanded and updated edition of the best comprehensive survey of who's who of British jazz musicians. Over 900 biographies detail the work of musicians from every era of British jazz, ranging from those who played professionally before 1920 at the dawn of jazz in Britain, through to today's young stars." "It contains new information on the early careers of those who became famous and the chronological listing of events in each subject's life sheds new light on the development of jazz in Britain." "Thousands of facts are presented and some popular myths dispelled. Veteran musicians have been traced, even those who have left the profession or emigrated have been included." "One of the most fully documented sources on the jazz musicians of any country outside the USA and a treasury of information covering every jazz style."--Jacket
The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens by Louis Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride, Red, ride : the life of Henry "Red" Allen by John Chilton( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of jazz trumpeter and singer, Henry 'Red' Allen, long regarded as Louis Armstrong's chief rival. Both men were born in New Orleans and shared an African-American heritage, but their social backgrounds were quite different. Whereas Armstrong made many best-selling records, Allen never achieved hit parade success but gradually built up a durable international following--today, dozens of his CDs are widely available. As a close friend, Chilton reveals Allen's personality, as well as analyzing his magnificent recordings. The intriguing contrast between Allen's spectacul
Jazz by John Chilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes the development of this musical form, and provides an outline of the methods which jazz improvizers use. The book also traces the background of jazz from the music of Africa and its emergence in New Orleans to the jazz of today
Stomp off, let's go! : the story of Bob Crosby's Bob Cats & Big Band by John Chilton( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McKinney's music : a bio-discography of McKinney's Cotton Pickers by John Chilton( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jazz nursery : the story of the Jenkins' Orphanage Bands of Charleston, South Carolina by John Chilton( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This slender volume is the result of research that spanned a decade. It was inspired by my reading casual references to the Jenkins' Orphanage Bands in the reminiscences of several well-known jazz musician. When I look into the bands history and discovered that ex-members has worked with jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, James Europe, The southern Syncopated Orchestra, Bessie Smith, Luis, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, I realized that I was investing an important part of African American musical heritage-one that has been virtually ignored by other researchers. The fact that a Jenkins's Band firs came to Europe before 1900 further stimulated my interest." John Chilton. From foreword
Salute to Satchmo by Max Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwater in the urban environment : proceedings of the XXVII IAH Congress on Groundwater in the Urban Environment, Nottingham, UK, 21-27 September 1997 by International Association of Hydrogeologists( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Coleman on record by John Chilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwater quality monitoring : a practical guide for drinking water source protection by S. S. D Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot jazz, warm feet by John Chilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting groundwater for health : managing the quality of drinking-water sources by Oliver Schmoll( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Who's who of jazz! Storyville to Swing Street
Alternative Names
Chilton, James 1932-

Chilton, James 1932-2016

Chilton, John James.

Chilton, John James 1932-

Chilton, John James 1932-2016

John Chilton British musician

John Chilton Brits jazzmuzikant

John Chilton englischer Jazz-Autor und Trompeter


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Louis : the Louis Armstrong story, 1900-1971Billie's blues : Billie Holiday's story 1933-1959Sidney Bechet : the wizard of jazzThe song of the Hawk : the life and recordings of Coleman HawkinsLet the good times roll : the story of Louis Jordan and his musicRoy Eldridge, little jazz giantWho's who of British jazzRide, Red, ride : the life of Henry "Red" Allen