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Chilton, John 1932-2016

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Most widely held works by John Chilton
Who's who of jazz! Storyville to Swing Street by John Chilton( Book )

78 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,674 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."
Who's who of British jazz by John Chilton( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,278 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
Ride, Red, ride : the life of Henry "Red" Allen by John Chilton( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,141 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
Billie's blues : Billie Holiday's story 1933-1959 by John Chilton( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 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 )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after hearing Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) in 1923, Duke Ellington recalled, "I have never forgotten the power and imagination with which he played." The first great jazz soloist, Bechet was a genius of the clarinet and the notoriously difficult soprano saxophone. In a career that spanned five decades and two continents he worked with Bunk Johnson, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. He was a giant in early New Orleans jazz and a pioneer of improvisation whose contribution to the music, from the traditional to the avant-garde, has been a vital and lasting one. This biography reveals with insight and precision the man and his music, and illuminates the many events obscured by Bechet's own highly readable but factually suspect autobiography, Treat It Gentle.--Publisher description
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 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Hawkins, the most imitated and influential saxophonist in jazz up to Charlie Parker#x19;s modern revolution, stood virtually alone among jazz musicians who came to prominence in the 1920s and successfully made the transition to modern jazz 25 years later. He also set a standard of dignity for black musicians that was rarely equalled.” #x14;Choice, July 1991
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 484 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 431 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
The Hot Fives & Hot Sevens by Louis Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 220 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 )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz by John Chilton( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history and music of jazz, including a list of recommended works to listen to. 1979
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 89 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 held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 52 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Louis-Armstrong-Story : 1900-1971 by Max Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Coleman on record by John Chilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accent on swing Bruce Turner Jump Band by Bruce Turner( Recording )

4 editions published in 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazzens historie by John Chilton( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Who's who of jazz! Storyville to Swing Street
Louis : the Louis Armstrong story, 1900-1971Who's who of British jazzRide, Red, ride : the life of Henry "Red" AllenBillie'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 giantGroundwater in the urban environment : proceedings of the XXVII IAH Congress on Groundwater in the Urban Environment, Nottingham UK, 21-27 September 1997
Alternative Names
Chilton, James 1932-

Chilton, James 1932-2016

Chilton, John, 1932-

Chilton, John James

Chilton, John James 1932-

Chilton, John James 1932-2016

John Chilton

John Chilton Brits jazzmuzikant

John Chilton englischer Jazz-Autor und Trompeter

John Chilton musicien britannique

John Chilton músico británico


Джон Чилтон

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