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Charters, Samuel 1929-2015

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

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,142 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
Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generation by Ann Charters( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,964 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
The country blues by Samuel Charters( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the field cries and work chants of Southern Negroes emerged a rich and vital music called the country blues, an intensely personal expression of the pains and pleasures of black life. This music--recorded during the twenties by men like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Robert Johnson--had all but disappeared from memory until the folk music revival of the late 1950's created a new and appreciable audience for the country blues.On of the pioneering studies of this unjustly-neglected music was Sam Charter's The Country Blues. In it, Charters recreates the special world of the country bluesman--that lone black performer accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar, his music a rich reflection of his own emotional life.Virtually rewriting the history of the blues, Charters reconstructs its evolution and dissemination, from the first tentative soundings on the Mississippi Delta through the emergence, with Elvis Presley, of rock and roll. His carefully-researched biographies of near-legendary performers like Lonnie Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Tampa Red--coupled with his perceptive discussions of their recordings--pay tribute to a kind of artistry that will never be seen or heard again. And his portraits of the still-strumming Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin' Hopkins--point up the undying strength and vitality of the country blues
The roots of the blues : an African search by Samuel Charters( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 839 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 )

29 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 )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of the blues by Samuel Charters( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 589 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 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 387 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 )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues Faces gathers this rich harvest for the first time, with Sam Charters adding a warmly personal commentary that complements the images and completes this fascinating portrait of a vital musical style."--Jacket
American Made Music Series : Songs of Sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and 'Slave Songs of the United States' by Samuel Charters( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisiana black : a novel by Samuel Charters( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of Black music in America [some correspondences between the music of the slave areas of West Africa and the music of the United States and the Caribbean by Samuel Charters( )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows correspondences between the music of West Africa and black cultures in the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. Contains 42 brief selections of music, recorded on both continents. Emphasizes drums and drumming styles, vocal timbres and styles, and music for banjo-, lyre-, and xylophone-type musical instruments. Also shows the intermingling of African and European musical elements in the music of black cultures in North America
Songs of sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave songs of the United States by Samuel Charters( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1862, Lucy McKim, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a Philadelphia abolitionist Quaker family, traveled with her father to the Sea Islands of South Carolina to aid him in his efforts to organize humanitarian aid for thousands of newly freed slaves. Hearing their singing during her stay, she determined to preserve as much of the music as she could. By the fall of 1862 she managed to have published the first serious musical arrangements of these songs
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

Classic sounds of New Orleans : from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiktiv biografi over jazz-musikeren Jelly Roll Morton
 
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A trumpet around the corner : the story of New Orleans jazz
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Brother-souls : John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat generationThe country bluesThe 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 studyThe bluesmen; the story and the music of the men who made the bluesLiterature and its writers : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaWalking a blues road : a selection of blues writing, 1956-2004
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Barclay Charters, Samuel 1929-2015

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