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Charters, Samuel 1929-2015

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The country blues by Samuel Charters( Book )

46 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the blues : an African search by Samuel Charters( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses African folk music and its relationship with American blues
Jazz; a history of the New York scene by Samuel Charters( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of the blues : a glimpse into the art and the lives of twelve great bluesmen : an informal study by Samuel Charters( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trumpet around the corner : the story of New Orleans jazz by Samuel Charters( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Charters has been studying and writing about New Orleans music for more than fifty years. A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz is the first book to tell the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, Charters provides a balanced assessment of the role played by all three of the city's musical lineages - African American, white, and Creole - in jazz's formative years. Charters also maps the inroads blazed by the city's Italian immigrant musicians, who left their own imprint on the emerging styles." "The study is based on the author's own interviews, begun in the 1950s, on the extensive material gathered by the Oral History Project in New Orleans, on the recent scholarship of a new generation of writers, and on an exhaustive examination of related newspaper files from the jazz era. The book extends the study area of his earlier book Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1957, and breaks new ground with its in-depth discussion of the earliest New Orleans recordings. A Trumpet around the Corner for the first time brings the story up to the present, describing the worldwide interest in the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, and the exciting resurgence of the brass bands of the last decades. The pages reflect as well the renewed concern over New Orleans's musical heritage, which is at great risk after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters."--Jacket
The poetry of the blues by Samuel Charters( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bluesmen; the story and the music of the men who made the blues by Samuel Charters( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz : New Orleans, 1885-1963 : an index to the Negro musicians of New Orleans by Samuel Charters( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and its writers : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by Ann Charters( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I love : the story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik by Ann Charters( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation by Ann Charters( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac's life they were--in Holmes's words--'Brother Souls.' Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term 'Beat Generation' to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes."--Amazon
Walking a blues road : a selection of blues writing, 1956-2004 by Samuel Charters( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Blues Reader documents Samuel Charters' recordings of famous and not so well known blues artistes. From Muddy Waters and Otis Spam in the 1960s to Zydeco and Good Rockin' Dopsie in the 1970s, Charters walks us from Houston Texas, alongside 'Lightnin'' Hopkins and 'Thunder' Smith, to Memphis, and Willie B. and on to Saint Louis. The book includes chapters from his writing on the poetry of the blues and on country music, which many fans of Charters' writing will be glad to see back in print."--Jacket
Blues faces : a portrait of the blues by Ann Charters( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than fifty years the blues and the singers who sang them were nearly forgotten. Not until Samuel Charters published his seminal The Country Blues in 1959 did a new wave of interest in this great American musical form take root."
Louisiana black : a novel by Samuel Charters( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some poems, poets : studies in American underground poetry since 1945 by Samuel Charters( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jelly Roll Morton's last night at the Jungle Inn : an imaginary memoir by Samuel Charters( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiktiv biografi over jazz-musikeren Jelly Roll Morton
Sweet as the showers of rain by Samuel Charters( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues makers by Samuel Charters( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Larry Eigner( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave songs of the United States by Samuel Charters( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A trumpet around the corner : the story of New Orleans jazz
Alternative Names
Barclay Charters, Samuel 1929-2015

Čarters, Semjuel

Čarters, Semjuel 1929-2015

Charters, Ann and Samuel

Charters, Sam

Charters Sam 1929-2015

Charters, Samuel.

Charters Samuel 1929-2015

Charters, Samuel B.

Charters, Samuel B. 1929-

Charters, Samuel B. 1929-2015

Charters, Samuel B. (Samuel Barclay), 1929-

Charters Samuel Barclay

Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-

Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015

Charters, Samuel Barclay 1929-2015 IV

Charters, Samuel Barclay, IV, 1929-2015

Samuel Charters American music historian and musician

Samuel Charters Amerikaans musicoloog (1929-2015)

Samuel Charters historien de la musique américain

Samuel Charters US-amerikanischer Blues-Forscher

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サミュエル・チャーターズ

チャーターズ, サミュエル

Languages
English (290)

German (10)

Japanese (5)

French (1)

Czech (1)

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The roots of the blues : an African searchJazz; a history of the New York sceneThe legacy of the blues : a glimpse into the art and the lives of twelve great bluesmen : an informal studyA trumpet around the corner : the story of New Orleans jazzLiterature and its writers : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaBrother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generationWalking a blues road : a selection of blues writing, 1956-2004Blues faces : a portrait of the blues