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In Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman the jazz scholar Joshua Berrett offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most table practitioners - Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since. Paul Whiteman's fame was unmatched throughout the twenties. Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey honed their craft on his bandstand. Celebrated as the King of Jazz in 1930 in a Universal Studios feature film, Whiteman's imperium has declined considerably since. The legend of Louis Armstrong, in contrast, grows ever more lustrous: for decades it has been Armstrong, t Whiteman, who has worn the king's crown. This dual biography explores these diverging legacies in the context of race, commerce, and the history of early jazz. Early jazz, Berrett argues, was t a story of black invators and white usurpers. In this book, a much richer, more complicated story emerges - a story of cross-influences, sidemen, sundry movers and shakers who were all part of a collective experience that transcended the category of race. In the world of early jazz, Berrett contends, kingdoms had borders.

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Author(s)Joshua Berrett
PublisherYale University Press
Date of Publication22/10/2004
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-100300103840
ISBN-139780300103847
SubjectMusic & Dance

Publication Data
Place of PublicationNew Haven
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintYale University Press
Content Note22 illustrations

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Weight485 g
Width156 mm
Height234 mm
Spine21 mm

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Author Biography<p>Joshua Berrett is the author of The Louis Armstrong Companion: Eight Decades of Commentary, The Musical World of J.J. Johnson (co-authored with Louis G. Bourgois), as well as commentary for the Verve Deluxe CD reissue, Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography. His articles have been published in Journal of Jazz Studies, The Musical Quarterly, American Music, The Black Perspective in Music, and Musica Oggi, and his research has been cited in The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and The Oxford Companion to Jazz. He is professor of music at Mercy College, where he has developed an Internet-based Distance Learning course in music.

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Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz (English)

by Joshua Berrett

Format Hardcover

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Language English

In &quot;Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman &quot;the&quot; &quot;jazz scholar Joshua Berrett offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most notable practitioners&mdash; Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since.
Paul Whiteman&#039;s fame was unmatched throughout the twenties. Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey honed their craft on his bandstand. Celebrated as the &quot; King of Jazz&quot; in 1930 in a Universal Studios feature film, Whiteman&#039;s imperium has declined considerably since. The legend of Louis Armstrong, in contrast, grows ever more lustrous: for decades it has been Armstrong, not Whiteman, who has worn the king&#039;s crown.
This dual biography explores these diverging legacies in the context of race, commerce, and the history of early jazz. Early jazz, Berrett argues, was not a story of black innovators and white usurpers. In this book, a much richer, more complicated story emerges&mdash; a story of cross-influences, sidemen, sundry movers and shakers who were all part of a collective experience that transcended the category of race. In the world of early jazz, Berrett contends, kingdoms had no borders.

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In Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman the jazz scholar Joshua Berrett offers a provocative revision of the history of early jazz by focusing on two of its most notable practitioners - Whiteman, legendary in his day, and Armstrong, a legend ever since. Paul Whiteman's fame was unmatched throughout the twenties. Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey honed their craft on his bandstand. Celebrated as the "King of Jazz" in 1930 in a Universal Studios feature film, Whiteman's imperium has declined considerably since. The legend of Louis Armstrong, in contrast, grows ever more lustrous: for decades it has been Armstrong, not Whiteman, who has worn the king's crown. This dual biography explores these diverging legacies in the context of race, commerce, and the history of early jazz. Early jazz, Berrett argues, was not a story of black innovators and white usurpers. In this book, a much richer, more complicated story emerges - a story of cross-influences, sidemen, sundry movers and shakers who were all part of a collective experience that transcended the category of race. In the world of early jazz, Berrett contends, kingdoms had no borders.

Author Biography

Joshua Berrett is the author of "The Louis Armstrong Companion: Eight Decades of Commentary, The Musical World of J.J. Johnson "(co-authored with Louis G. Bourgois), as well as commentary for the Verve Deluxe CD reissue, "Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography. "His" "articles have been published in "Journal of Jazz Studies, ""The Musical Quarterly, ""American Music, ""The Black Perspective in Music, "and "Musica Oggi, "and his research has been cited in "The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz "and" The Oxford Companion to Jazz. "He is professor of music at Mercy College, where he has developed an Interne

Review

"Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman sheds invaluable light on the life and work of both Armstrong and Whiteman by the deceptively simple device of discussing the two men together. The result is a major contribution to jazz scholarship - the best thing I've ever read about Whiteman, and one of the best about Armstrong." Terry Teachout, author of The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken and music critic for Commentary."

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  • ISBN0300103840
  • Title Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
  • Author Joshua Berrett
  • Short Title LOUIS ARMSTRONG & PAUL WHITEMA
  • Pages 256
  • Publisher Yale University Press
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10 0300103840
  • ISBN-13 9780300103847
  • Media Book
  • Format Hardcover
  • DEWEY B
  • Illustrations Yes
  • Year 2004
  • Publication Date 2004-11-30
  • Imprint Yale University Press
  • Subtitle Two Kings of Jazz
  • Position Professor of Music, Mercy College
  • Place of Publication New Haven
  • Country of Publication United States
  • Residence US
  • Dimensions163mm x 21mm x 239mm

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