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Jazz Essays

The essays on this page are hosted on the Wayback Machine. Without express permission from the authors we are hesitant to migrate them in the same way we are doing with the discographical material, especially considering some of them are passages from books.

The First Jazz RecordsScott Alexander
The First Blues RecordsScott Alexander
The First Ragtime RecordsScott Alexander
Billie Holiday�s Small Band Recordings of 1935-1939Len Weinstock
The Big Band Era, Or How America Came Out Of The Great Depression And Went On To Win World War IILen Weinstock
The Austin High GangCharles Edward Smith
Bix And Tram: Bix Beiderbecke with Frankie Trumbauer’s OrchestraGeorge Avakian
The Young Sidney Bechet 1923 � 1925Mark Berresford
The Compositions of Jelly Roll Morton 1923 � 1941Pat Hawes
Recollections of Jelly Roll MortonCharles Campbell
Eddie Condon 1928-1931Richard M. Sudhalter
The Quintessential Eddie Lang 1925 � 1932Sally-Ann Worsfold
Duke EllingtonThomas C. Fleming
Encounters With Fats WallerThomas C. Fleming
Black Musicians and Early RadioThomas C. Fleming
The Night They Crowned King OliverLen Weinstock
The Birth of the Cool 1927Len Weinstock
The Origins of JazzLen Weinstock
Coleman Hawkins, Father Of The Tenor SaxLen Weinstock
The Rise and Fall of Black Swan RecordsJitu K. Weusi
Lieutenant James Reese Europe:
Songs Brought Back from the Battlefield
Tim Gracyk
The King of Jazz – Paul Whiteman: The Father of Big Band JazzJo�o Azinhais
Langston Hughes: Jazz PoetAndrew P. Jackson
The Origins Of Big Band MusicBob Thomas
Really the BluesMark Hirsch


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