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Living With Music : Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings

Living With Music : Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375760235

Cover of Living With Music : Ralph Ellison
ISBN13: 978-0375760235
ISBN10: 0375760237
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: 2001
International: No

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Living With Music : Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0375760235

Ralph Ellison and Robert Ed. OMeally

ISBN13: 978-0375760235
ISBN10: 0375760237
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Modern Library

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz, writing widely on his favorite music for more than fifty years. Now, jazz authority Robert O'Meally has collected the very best of Ellison's inspired, exuberant jazz writings in this unique anthology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jazz Shapes

Nonfiction

Living with Music

Ralph Ellison's Territorial Vantage

The Charlie Christian Story

Remembering Jimmy

The Golden Age, Time Past

On Bird, Bird-Watching, and Jazz

Homage to Duke Ellington on His Birthday

As the Spirit Moves Mahalia

Flamenco

Richard Wright's Blues

Blues People

Homage to William L. Dawson

Fiction

This Music Demanded Action

Trueblood's Song

Peter Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-in-Law

A Coupla Scalped Indians

Keep to the Rhythm

Cadillac Flambe

Letters

To Albert Murray, October 22, 1955

To Albert Murray, June 2, 1957

To Albert Murray, September 28, 1958

To Charlie Davidson, July 10, 1971

Interviews

Interview with WKY-TV, Oklahoma, 1976

"My Strength Comes from Louis Armstrong": Interview with Robert G. O'Meally, 1976

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