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Isoardi, Steven Louis 1949-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 1,990 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Interviewer
Classifications: ML3508.8.L7, 781.650979494
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven Louis Isoardi
The dark tree jazz and the community arts in Los Angeles by Steven Louis Isoardi ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brought to life by the passionate voices of the men and women who worked to make the arts integral to everyday community life, The Dark Tree is the first history of the important and largely overlooked community arts movement of African American Los Angeles
Songs of the unsung : the musical and social journey of Horace Tapscott by Horace Tapscott ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tapscott's narrative covers his early life in segregated Houston, his move to California in 1943, his life as a player in the Air Force band in the early fifties, and his travels with the Lionel Hampton Band. He reflects on how the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (the "Ark"), an organization he founded in 1961 to preserve and spread African and African American music, eventually became the Union of God's Musicians and Artists Ascension - a group that not only performed musically but was active in the civil rights movement, youth education, and community programs
Jazz generations : a life in American music and society by Buddy Collette ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He offers moving, first-hand portraits of his friends Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and Chico Hamilton, as well as personal accounts of Frank Sinatra, Paul Robeson and Charlie Parker. The book concludes with a fascinating review of Collette's recent activities as a teacher and performer."--BOOK JACKET
Oral history interview with Tom Bane by Tom Bane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bane discusses his early childhood moving from town to town and eventually settling in Burbank, Calif. He continues with working at Bullocks-Wishire while attending Los Angeles City College, later working as a mail carrier and insurance agent, changing party registration from Republican to Democrat, involvement in local politics, and running for the 42nd Assembly District seat. He continues with the formation of the California Democratic Council, left-wing political organizations, communist party members, winning an Assembly seat, arriving in Sacramento in 1958, encounters with Jesse Unruh, committee assigments, working with Gov. Pat Brown, the decision to run for Congress in 1964 and his retirement in 1989. Major issues covered include the Rumford Fair Housing Act, Bane's oppostion to Carmen Warschaw as national Democratic party committee person, ruling allowing legislators to hire consultants, opposition to Prop. 14, anti-discrimination legislation, Charles Keating and the savings & loan scandal, introducing legislation establishing state funding for lupus research, A.B. 2392 and the power of the NRA, and term limits
Central Avenue sounds by Steven Louis Isoardi ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Central Avenue sounds Coney Woodman by Coney Woodman ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woodman discusses his childhood and education in Watts and continues on through his career as a jazz musician. Major topics covered include early experiences playing music with his brothers under his father's direction, contact with other musicians who played on Central Avenue, and playing in clubs throughout Southern California
Central Avenue sounds Joseph Bihari by Joseph Bihari ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bihari discusses his childhood in New Orleans and his move to L.A and continues through his involvement in the founding of the Modern Music record company and his career as an independent record producer of African American music. Major topics include music and musicians on Central Ave. in the 1940s and 1950s, independent record labels and producers in the 1940s and 1950s, Bihari's experiences searching for talent throughout the country, musicians on Modern's record labels and who became top recording artists in the blues and rhythm and blues genres, disc jockeys and their role in the expansion of blues and rhythm and blues music's audience, and changes in the music business from the 1940s to the 1990s
Central Avenue sounds Marl Young by Marl Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young discusses his early musical development in Chicago and continues with his professional career in Southern California through the 1950s. A major topic is Young's role in the amalgamation of Locals 47 an 767 of the American Federation of Musicians
Central Avenue sounds Britt Woodman by Britt Woodman ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woodman discusses his early music development in Los Angeles, his professional career in Southern California and New York, his experiences with Duke Ellington and his current career
Central Avenue sounds Lee Young by Lee Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young discusses his early life and musical training and continues through his years performing on Central Avenue and his career as a studio musician. Major topics discussed include clubs on Central Avenue and elsewhere in the Los Angeles area, bands Young played with, discriminatory hiring practices in the motion picture industry, and Young's employment in the record industry
Central Avenue sounds Leroy Hurte by Leroy E Hurte ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hurte discusses his early life and musical training and continues through his years as a vocalist, record producer, conductor, magazine publisher, radio station owner, and champion of classical music in Los Angeles's African-American community. Major topics covered include independent record labels in Los Angeles during the 1930s and 1940s, the difficulties faced by African Americans aspiring to positions in the classical music world, community orchestras in the Los Angeles area, and notable African Americans in the classical music field
Central Avenue sounds Jackie Kelso by Jack Kelson ( )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kelson discusses his childhood and education in Los Angeles and his later music career. There is much discussion of his fellow musicians, musical styles, studio recording, the recording industry, the American Federation of Musicians, race relations, the rise and decline of Central Avenue and Kelson's philosophy of life
Central Avenue sounds Frank Morgan by Frank Morgan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morgan discusses his early musical background in Minneapolis and continues through his move to Los Angeles in 1948. Major topics discussed include Morgan's early musical development in Los Angeles, his professional career in Southern California until the mid-1950s, Central Avenue clubs, drug use on Central Avenue, and thoughts on the technique and playing of jazz
Central Avenue sounds Ruben Leon by Ruben Leon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interview begins with Leon's early childhood in El Paso, Texas, then continues with his move to Los Angeles in the 30s, his career as a saxophonist/pianist/arranger in LA, his years as a music teacher at Lincoln High School, and his decision to pursue a Ph. D. in psychology. Major topics of discussion include Leon's experiences as a Mexican American, music venues in Los Angeles during the 30s and 40s, Latin jazz in LA, and Leon's commitment to educating the youth of LA in the areas of both music and race
Central Avenue sounds Melba Liston by Melba Liston ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liston discusses her childhood in Kansas City, Missouri and continues through her career as a musician in Los Angeles through the 1950s. Major topics covered include performers at the Lincoln Theatre, Gerald Wilson's band, and the difficulties of being a woman traveling with an all-male band
Central Avenue sounds Minor Robinson by Minor Robinson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robinson discusses his childhood and continues through his career as a full-time and later part-time jazz musician. Major topics covered include musical training at Jordan High School in Watts nightclubs and businesses on Central Avenue and in Watts, musicians who grew up in Watts, and changes on Central Avenue over the years
Central Avenue sounds Hadda Brooks by Hadda Brooks ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brooks discusses her childhood in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and continues through her education, her early recording career playing boogie woogie piano music, and her career as an internationally known vocal stylist. Major topics covered include musicians, record producers, and disc jockeys in Los Angeles from the forties through the eighties; audiences in the U.S. versus those abroad; and Brooks's work in television and film
Central Avenue sounds Gerald S. Wilson by Gerald Wilson ( )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wilson discusses his childhood and education in Mississippi, Tennessee and Michigan and his later career as a composer, arranger and big band leader. There is much discussion of his fellow jazz musicians, composing and arranging for film and TV, Central Avenue clubs, Wilson's recording with his band, and his participation in the struggle to amalgamate black and white musicians unions in LA
Central Avenue sounds Clifford Solomon by Clifford Solomon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interview begins with Solomon's childhood and early experiences in Los Angeles, then continues through his musical career as a saxophonist with jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues artists. Major topics of discussion include nightclubs and other businesses on Central Avenue, the shift of music venues away from Central Avenue to other parts of the city, influential LA musicians, and Solomon's career playing with such artists as Charles Brown, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Ike and Tina Turner, and John Mayall
Central Avenue sounds Marshal Royal by Marshal Royal ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal discusses his childhood and education in Los Angeles. He continues through his professional career in Southern California when he leaves to rebuild the Count Basie band. Major topics covered include Royal's early musical development, Central Avenue clubs, the changing club scene during the postwar period, and the decline of Central Avenue
 
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Alternative Names
Isoardi, Steven L.
Isoardi, Steven L., 1949-
Isoardi, Steven Louis 1949-
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English (39)
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