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Dregni, Michael 1961-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 10,153 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Folklore  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: ML419.R44, 787.87165092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Dregni
Django : the life and music of a Gypsy legend by Michael Dregni( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He examines his long musical partnership with violinist Stephane Grappelli - the one sharp and dissonant, the other suave and smooth - and he traces the evolution of their novel string jazz ensemble, Quintette du Hot Club de France. Indeed, the author spotlights Django's amazing musical diversity, describing his swing-styled Nouveau Quintette, his big band Django's Music, and his later bebop ensemble, as well as his many compositions, including symphonic pieces influenced by Ravel and Debussy and his unfinished organ Mass inspired by Bach
Stock car racing by Michael Dregni( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the exciting world of NASCAR stock car racing
The Indianapolis 500 by Michael Dregni( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the Indianapolis 500, the Super Bowl of auto racing
Motorcycle racing by Michael Dregni( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells about motorcycle racing history, todays racing motorcycles, safety gear, various types of racing, and more
This old farm : a treasury of family farm memories( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and educational mirror into the past, filled with heartwarming stories, essays, photographs and artwork recounting life on the family farm
This old tractor : a treasury of vintage tractors and family farm memories( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and essays in which people share their memories of tractors and farm life, complemented by color photographs and illustrations of vintage tractors
Gypsy jazz : in search of Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy swing by Michael Dregni( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vagabond music, Gypsy Jazz is played today in French Gypsy bars, Romany encampments, on religious pilgrimages - and increasingly on the world's greatest concert stages. Yet its story has never been told, in part because much of its history is undocumented, either in written form or often even in recorded music. Beginning with Django Reinhardt, whose dazzling Gypsy Jazz became the toast of 1930s Paris in the heady days of Josephine Baker, Picasso, and Hemingway, Dregni follows the music as it courses through caravans on the edge of Paris, where today's young French Gypsies learn Gypsy Jazz as a rite of passage, along the Gypsy pilgrimage route to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where the Romany play around their campfires, and finally to the new era of international Gypsy stars such as Bireli Lagrene, Boulou Ferre, Dorado Schmitt, and Django's own grandchildren, David Reinhardt and Dallas Baumgartner. Interspersed with Dregni's narrative are the words of the musicians themselves, many of whom have never been interviewed for the American press before, as they describe what the music means to them. Gypsy Jazz also includes a chapter devoted entirely to American Gypsy musicians who remain largely unknown outside their hidden community."--Jacket
This old Harley : the ultimate tribute to the world's greatest motorcycle( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'This Old Harley' captures just what it is about Harleys that makes them so popular. This is a tribute not only to this legendary piece of machinery, but also to the stories, history, and lifestyle behind its rise as the world's most popular bike"--Dusts jacket cover
The spirit of the motorcycle : the legends, the riders, and the beauty of the beast by Michael Dregni( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harley-Davidson collectibles by Nick Cedar( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years of vintage farm tractors : a century of tractor tales and heartwarming family farm memories( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tribute to 100 years of vintage farm tractors is for all those who "get it": those who appreciate the lines of a recently restored tractor glistening in the sun; those who get goosebumps at the distinctive sounds of the famous Poppin' Johnnies; those who plan their budgets and days around the careful restoration of that Minne-Mo or Farmall
The all-American hot rod : the cars, the legends, the passion by Michael Dregni( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot rods have made legends, taking the spotlight in all aspects of the beach culture, in movies, and in music. They represent youth, rebellion, and a drive to do things a little differently. The hot rod was created by everyday folks who took an old Tin Lizzie, stripped off the fenders and hood and hotted up the engine, gave it a personalized, unique look, and had a machine that outperformed all the other cars on the street. While thumbing their noses at the status quo, these pioneers and their machines inspired awe in kids and instilled fear in their elders. The hot rod movement has always been a grassroots, groundswell movement, an underground artform that defies a straightforward chronicle succinctly tied up with a bow. "The All-American Hot Rod" is a history by those who lived it, the numerous voices and images of people who know and love the hot rod like nothing else. It's truly an all-American tale with an exhaust note heard 'round the world. If you're still in awe of that first hot rod, still driving and tuning hot rods, or still dreaming of hot rods, then this book is for you
Loons : song of the wild( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-of-its-kind anthology bringing together the best writing and photography available on loons. Includes loon myths and legends
Rockabilly : the twang heard 'round the world : the illustrated history( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock 'n' roll and ruling the world. Here's the story of Elvis Presley's first Sun records that inspired all
This old barn : a treasury of family farm memories( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents stories of barns and their role in the family farm, and includes photographs and illustrations, as well as a variety of barn lore
Greetings from Route 66 : the ultimate road trip back through time along America's main street( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck famously christened Route 66 as our "Mother Road." Others have called it the Main Street of the United States, the road that links the East to the West, a symbol of America. Now, here's the ultimate road trip back through time along Route 66. It's a travel guide and history, a pop culture tour de force and a cookbook -- all in one
This old John Deere : a treasury of vintage tractors and family farm memories( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THIS OLD JOHN DEERE is a treasury of memories--short stories, essays, tall tales, and reminiscences--all devoted to John Deere tractors and to their role on the family farm
Django Reinhardt and the illustrated history of gypsy jazz by Michael Dregni( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Ferrari by Michael Dregni( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in Japanese and English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Florida : heritage of the Sunshine State in stories and photos( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Django : the life and music of a Gypsy legend
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Dregni, Michael J. 1961-

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Stock car racingThe Indianapolis 500Motorcycle racingThis old farm : a treasury of family farm memoriesThis old tractor : a treasury of vintage tractors and family farm memoriesGypsy jazz : in search of Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy swingThis old Harley : the ultimate tribute to the world's greatest motorcycleThe spirit of the motorcycle : the legends, the riders, and the beauty of the beast