Jim Godbolt - A History of Jazz in Britain (1919-50) (2nd Hand Hardback)
A History of Jazz in Britain 1919-1950 was the first truly comprehensive survey of this phenomenon from a British perspective. Despite the increase in literature since it was first published, there is no other book to rival it. This edition includes additional photos and an updated text.
This book examines the arrival of jazz in Britain, the influence of American musicians, the big-band era and then the advent of bop, the development of jazz journalism and specialist clubs and the cloak and dagger plots culminating in the defiance of the Musicians' Union ban on the appearance of American musicians in Britain.
A wealth of conscientiously researched detail is related with the trenchant and pithy humour for which the author is well-known
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Music, Stage, Screen & TV
- Published : 2005 (3rd Revised Edition - Northway Publications)
- ISBN : 9780953704057
- SKU : B002764
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"As breezy as a riverboat shuffle, ever on the lookout for the preposterous detail and the opportunity for raffish reminiscence." - Times Literary Supplement.
"Enlivened throughout by the author's passion for the music itself and his sharp eye for human failings. - George Melly.
"If you have not bought this book, I urge you to do so - now!" - Humphrey Lyttelton, BBS Sounds of Jazz.
"He writes with wisdom and wit, providing the reader with page turning, insider knowledge that takes you on a journey through the history of jazz in Britain during the first half of the 20th century, with a good helping of chuckles along the way. If you want to know more about jazz - Godbolt is your man and his books are a must." - Amazon Review.
Jim Godbolt was a British jazz writer and historian. He was born in Sidcup, Kent. During a varied career in the music business, Godbolt worked as concert-promoter, manager to British jazz musicians, film consultant, broadcaster and compiler of album liner notes.
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