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Deffaa, Chip 1951-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 3,550 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Blues (Music)  Fiction  Jazz vocals  Rhythm and blues music  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Director, Librettist
Classifications: ML3506, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chip Deffaa
Voices of the jazz age : profiles of eight vintage jazzmen by Chip Deffaa( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Wooding, Benny Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, Joe Tarto, Bud Freeman, Jimmy McPartland, Freddie Moore and Jabbo Smith: Chip Deffaa has interviewed all but Bix, whose last months we learn about from never-before-published letters to his family
Blue rhythms : six lives in rhythm and blues by Chip Deffaa( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high times and hard times of six of the greatest living rhythm and blues artists unfold in the pages of Blue Rhythms. In this vivid slice of oral history. Chip Deffaa profiles Ruth Brown, the most popular female black singer of the early 1950s; LaVern Baker, who succeeded Brown; Little Jimmy Scott, who Madonna calls the only singer who ever really made her cry; Charles Brown, master of the "club blues" style he popularized; Floyd Dixon, a more rambunctious fellow
Swing legacy by Chip Deffaa( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionalists and revivalists in jazz by Chip Deffaa( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mainstream : 18 portraits in jazz by Chip Deffaa( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Post jazz critic Deffaa has interviewed famous and not- so-famous jazz musicians, many of whom have not been profiled before. Eighteen profiles--mostly in the words of the musicians themselves--are collected here, in what the editor's preface identifies as the third such collection by this author to be published in book form, and the second in the series. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
F. Scott Fitzgerald : the Princeton years : selected writings, 1914-1920 by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz veterans : a portrait gallery by Chip Deffaa( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz Veterans is a celebration of America's famous jazz musicians in words and photographs. It brings you inside the lives and the art of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton and dozens of others. Previously unpublished portraits of many of the greatest names in jazz history are presented in more than 200 brilliant photographs which complement the stories. Award-winning jazz critic Chip Deffaa shares his love of the music and his intimate knowledge of the lives and times of the musicians in this magical book. Starting with the artists whose careers began during the Jazz Age of the 1920s, continuing through the big band years and the bebop era to the age of modern jazz, over one hundred jazz greats are examined and illuminated in the context of the music they created. Many of the photographs in this book are extremely rare: Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Stuff Smith, Maxine Sullivan, Roy Eldridge - the table of contents reads like a hall of fame listing. Photographer Nancy Miller Elliott shoots the celebrities offstage and intimate, while John and Andreas Johnsen more often strive to document the performers in action. "You can catch the personality of a musician if you can catch the way he's doing an improvisation," John Johnsen says. This is the first jazz gallery devoted exclusively to the veterans of the art form, and one of a very few books in which words and photos are so beautifully balanced."--Jacket
C'mon, get happy-- by David Cassidy( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star of the hit Partridge family, Cassidy saturated the bubblegum market in the early 70's, even as his own personal tastes ran more towards hard rock and the counterculture (like many baby boomers then). Reportedly, he was getting more fan mail than the rest of the show combined and selling out more concerts than the Beatles. The meteoric rise to fame was accompanied by a string of personal issues that were not considered appropriate to air at the time-consequently he was more glum than one might think. The book chronicles his relationship with the rest of the cast (especially co-star Susan Dey) his agent and especially his father, actor Jack Cassidy. Despite the liberated premise of the Partridge family, Cassidy's real life experience was more ambivalent. Because dysfunctional family had not entered popular culture at that point in time (and references to those families were invariably slanted towards lower economic classes) Cassidy did not have the words to describe what he was feeling at the time, except he understood that he was frustrated about the past and the bizarre dichotomy between his public and private personas. At the end of the day, he was a person who was simply looking for somebody to truly love him for himself and not as his on screen alter-ego Keith Partridge. Unfortunately, he did not quite know what else he wanted yet, and this book does an excellent job of taking the reader through that sometimes painful and difficult journey
Miss Rhythm : (greatest hits and more) by Ruth Brown( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Brown served as a major transitional figure between R & B and rock and roll with her long list of sizzling and emotional hits. This two disc set serves as the definitive anthology to the career of the artist known as Miss. Rhythm
Blues on Broadway by Ruth Brown( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R+B = Ruth Brown by Ruth Brown( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George M. Cohan, in his own words by George M Cohan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George M. Cohan tonight! by George M Cohan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one man show depicting the life and music of George M. Cohen through his songs, dance routines, memoirs and stories from friends
Live from Rainbow & Stars( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn NY : a grim retrospective by Jerry Castaldo( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The George M. Cohan Revue by Chip Deffaa( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz veterans : a portrait gallery by Chip Deffaa( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz Veterans is a celebration of America's famous jazz musicians in words and photographs. It brings you inside the lives and the art of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Lionel Hampton and dozens of others. Previously unpublished portraits of many of the greatest names in jazz history are presented in more than 200 brilliant photographs which complement the stories. Award-winning jazz critic Chip Deffaa shares his love of the music and his intimate knowledge of the lives and times of the musicians in this magical book. Starting with the artists whose careers began during the Jazz Age of the 1920s, continuing through the big band years and the bebop era to the age of modern jazz, over one hundred jazz greats are examined and illuminated in the context of the music they created. Many of the photographs in this book are extremely rare: Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Stuff Smith, Maxine Sullivan, Roy Eldridge - the table of contents reads like a hall of fame listing. Photographer Nancy Miller Elliott shoots the celebrities offstage and intimate, while John and Andreas Johnsen more often strive to document the performers in action. "You can catch the personality of a musician if you can catch the way he's doing an improvisation," John Johnsen says. This is the first jazz gallery devoted exclusively to the veterans of the art form, and one of a very few books in which words and photos are so beautifully balanced."--Jacket
Bix Beiderbecke : an appreciation by Chip Deffaa( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Hildebrandt's fantasies forever : a story & coloring book by Chip Deffaa( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chip Deffaa's The seven little Foys : [the premiere recording : a fable of vaudeville( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Voices of the jazz age : profiles of eight vintage jazzmen
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Blue rhythms : six lives in rhythm and bluesTraditionalists and revivalists in jazzIn the mainstream : 18 portraits in jazzF. Scott Fitzgerald : the Princeton years : selected writings, 1914-1920Jazz veterans : a portrait galleryC'mon, get happy--
Alternative Names
Chip Deffaa American journalist

Chip Deffaa Amerikaans journalist

Chip Deffaa periodista estadounidense

Chip Deffaa periodista estatunidenc

Deffaa, Louis P.

Deffaa, Louis P. 1951-

Languages
English (66)