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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.

Title Author
The First Jazz Records Scott Alexander
The First Blues Records Scott Alexander
The First Ragtime Records Scott Alexander
Billie Holiday�s Small Band Recordings of 1935-1939 Len Weinstock
The Big Band Era, Or How America Came Out Of The Great Depression And Went On To Win World War II Len Weinstock
The Austin High Gang Charles Edward Smith
Bix And Tram: Bix Beiderbecke with Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra George Avakian
The Young Sidney Bechet 1923 � 1925 Mark Berresford
The Compositions of Jelly Roll Morton 1923 � 1941 Pat Hawes
Recollections of Jelly Roll Morton Charles Campbell
Eddie Condon 1928-1931 Richard M. Sudhalter
The Quintessential Eddie Lang 1925 � 1932 Sally-Ann Worsfold
Duke Ellington Thomas C. Fleming
Encounters With Fats Waller Thomas C. Fleming
Black Musicians and Early Radio Thomas C. Fleming
The Night They Crowned King Oliver Len Weinstock
The Birth of the Cool 1927 Len Weinstock
The Origins of Jazz Len Weinstock
Coleman Hawkins, Father Of The Tenor Sax Len Weinstock
The Rise and Fall of Black Swan Records Jitu 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 Jazz Jo�o Azinhais
Langston Hughes: Jazz Poet Andrew P. Jackson
The Origins Of Big Band Music Bob Thomas
Really the Blues Mark Hirsch


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