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Books About Traditional Jazz

Compiled by Dan Augustine


Articles on traditional jazz:

Art of Jazz, The; Essays on the Nature and Development of Jazz

Williams, Martin T.

Classic Jazz

Levin, Floyd

Heaven on the Side: A Jazz Life

Leigh, James

Selections from the Gutter

Hodes, Art and Chadwick Hansen (editors)


Biography:

Benny, King of Swing Baron, Stanley (introduction)
Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington Hasse, John E.
Biographical Dictionary of Jazz Claghorn, Charles
Bix: Man and Legend Sudhalter, Richard and Philip R. Evans
Common Soldiers Richards, Janet
In Search of Buddy Bolden Marquis, Donald M.
Jazz Lives Ullman, Michael
Jazz Masters of New Orleans Williams, Martin T.
Jazz Masters of the Thirties Stewart, Rex and Martin T. Williams
Jazz Masters of the Twenties Hadlock, Richard
Jazzmen Ramsey Jr., Frederic and Charles Edward Smith (editors)
Jelly Roll, Bix and Hoagy: Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz Kennedy, Rich
Jelly's Blues: the life, music, and redemption of Jelly Roll Morton Reich, Howard and William Gaines
Leon Bix Beiderbecke Story, The Evans, Philip R. and Linda K.
Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and the early hitory of jazz Hardie, Daniel
Louis Armstrong, A Cultural Legacy Miller, Marc H. et al.
Louis Armstrong: An American Genius Collier, James Lincoln
Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story Jones, Max and John Chilton
Mister Jelly Roll Lomax, Alan
Pee Wee Russell, The Life of a Jazzman Hilbert, Robert
Remembering Bix Berton, Ralph
Satchmo Giddins, Gary
Shakey & Me Wilson, Burt
Sidney Bechet, The Wizard of Jazz Chilton, John
Sometimes I Wonder Carmichael, Hoagy with Stephen Longstreet
Swing, Swing, Swing: The Life and Times of Benny Goodman Firestone, Ross
They All Played Ragtime Blesh, Rudi and Harriet Janis
Treat It Gentle Bechet, Sidney
Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James Levinson, Peter
Trumpet Kings Yanow, Scott
 Fiction:
Chasing the Devil's Tale Fulmer, David
Jass Fulmer, David
Rampart Street Fulmer, David
Groups:
Big Band Jazz McCarthy, Albert
Big Bands, The Simon, George
Eddie Condon's Scrapbook of Jazz Condon, Eddie and Hank O'Neal
Empernor Norton's Hunch Buchanan, John
Jazz West 2 Eckland, K. O.
Meet Me at McGoon's Clute, Pete and Jim Goggin
Original Dixieland Jazz Band, The Brunn, H. O.
Preservation Hall Carter, William
Turk Murphy: Just for the Record Goggin, Jim
We Called It Music Condon, Eddie
Wunnerful, Wunnerful Welk, Lawrence with Bernice McGeehan

History:

Black Beauty, White Heat--A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz Driggs, Frank and Harris Lewine
Early Jazz Schuller, Gunther
Exploring Early Jazz Hardie, Daniel
Great Jazz Revival Goggin, Jim and Peter Clute
Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: The story of jazz as told by the men who made it Shapiro, Nat and Nat Hentoff
History of Jazz Gioia, Ted
Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years through 1970 Suhor, Charles
Jazz on the Barbary Coast Stoddard, Tom
Jazz--New Perspectives on the History of Jazz Hentoff, Nat and Albert J. McCarthy
Jazz, A History of America's Music Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns
Jazz: A History Tirro, Frank
Lost Chords: the contributions of white musicians to jazz 1915-1945 Sudhalter, Richard
New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album Rose, Al and Edmond Souchon
Really the Blues Mezzrow, Mezz and Bernard Wolfe
Sportin' House--New Orleans and the Jazz Story Longstreet, Stephen
Storyville, New Orleans Rose, Al
This Is Ragtime Waldo, Terry

Style (or Miscellaneous, etc.)

Collectors Jazz, Traditional and Swing, The Wilson, John S.
Making of Jazz Collier, James Lincoln
Texas Shout: How Dixleland Jazz Works Wyndham, Tex
Survey:
All Music Guide to Jazz Guinness Jazz Companion Clayton, Peter and Peter Gammond
Jazz Records, 1897-1942 Rust, Brian
John Hammond on Record Hammond, John
Recorded Jazz: A Critical Guide Harris, Rex and Brian Rust
Simon & Schuster Listener's Guide to Jazz Rich, Alan (editor)
So This Is Jazz Osgood, Henry O.
Articles on traditional jazz:

Art of Jazz, The; Essays on the Nature and Development of Jazz Williams, Martin T.
Classic Jazz Levin, Floyd
Heaven on the Side: A Jazz Life Leigh, James
Selections from the Gutter Hodes, Art and Chadwick Hansen (editors)

Biography:

Benny, King of Swing Baron, Stanley (introduction)
Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington Hasse, John E.
Biographical Dictionary of Jazz Claghorn, Charles
Bix: Man and Legend Sudhalter, Richard and Philip R. Evans
Common Soldiers Richards, Janet
In Search of Buddy Bolden Marquis, Donald M.
Jazz Lives Ullman, Michael
Jazz Masters of New Orleans Williams, Martin T.
Jazz Masters of the Thirties Stewart, Rex and Martin T. Williams
Jazz Masters of the Twenties Hadlock, Richard
Jazzmen Ramsey Jr., Frederic and Charles Edward Smith (editors)
Jelly Roll, Bix and Hoagy: Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz Kennedy, Rich
Jelly's Blues: the life, music, and redemption of Jelly Roll Morton Reich, Howard and William Gaines
Leon Bix Beiderbecke Story, The Evans, Philip R. and Linda K.
Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and the early hitory of jazz Hardie, Daniel
Louis Armstrong, A Cultural Legacy Miller, Marc H. et al.
Louis Armstrong: An American Genius Collier, James Lincoln
Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story Jones, Max and John Chilton
Mister Jelly Roll Lomax, Alan
Pee Wee Russell, The Life of a Jazzman Hilbert, Robert
Remembering Bix Berton, Ralph
Satchmo Giddins, Gary
Shakey & Me Wilson, Burt
Sidney Bechet, The Wizard of Jazz Chilton, John
Sometimes I Wonder Carmichael, Hoagy with Stephen Longstreet
Swing, Swing, Swing: The Life and Times of Benny Goodman Firestone, Ross
They All Played Ragtime Blesh, Rudi and Harriet Janis
Treat It Gentle Bechet, Sidney
Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James Levinson, Peter
Trumpet Kings Yanow, Scott
 Fiction:
Chasing the Devil's Tale Fulmer, David
Jass Fulmer, David
Rampart Street Fulmer, David
Groups:
Big Band Jazz McCarthy, Albert
Big Bands, The Simon, George
Eddie Condon's Scrapbook of Jazz Condon, Eddie and Hank O'Neal
Empernor Norton's Hunch Buchanan, John
Jazz West 2 Eckland, K. O.
Meet Me at McGoon's Clute, Pete and Jim Goggin
Original Dixieland Jazz Band, The Brunn, H. O.
Preservation Hall Carter, William
Turk Murphy: Just for the Record Goggin, Jim
We Called It Music Condon, Eddie
Wunnerful, Wunnerful Welk, Lawrence with Bernice McGeehan

History:

Black Beauty, White Heat--A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz Driggs, Frank and Harris Lewine
Early Jazz Schuller, Gunther
Exploring Early Jazz Hardie, Daniel
Great Jazz Revival Goggin, Jim and Peter Clute
Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: The story of jazz as told by the men who made it Shapiro, Nat and Nat Hentoff
History of Jazz Gioia, Ted
Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years through 1970 Suhor, Charles
Jazz on the Barbary Coast Stoddard, Tom
Jazz--New Perspectives on the History of Jazz Hentoff, Nat and Albert J. McCarthy
Jazz, A History of America's Music Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns
Jazz: A History Tirro, Frank
Lost Chords: the contributions of white musicians to jazz 1915-1945 Sudhalter, Richard
New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album Rose, Al and Edmond Souchon
Really the Blues Mezzrow, Mezz and Bernard Wolfe
Sportin' House--New Orleans and the Jazz Story Longstreet, Stephen
Storyville, New Orleans Rose, Al
This Is Ragtime Waldo, Terry

Style (or Miscellaneous, etc.)

Collectors Jazz, Traditional and Swing, The Wilson, John S.
Making of Jazz Collier, James Lincoln
Texas Shout: How Dixleland Jazz Works Wyndham, Tex
Survey:
All Music Guide to Jazz Guinness Jazz Companion Clayton, Peter and Peter Gammond
Jazz Records, 1897-1942 Rust, Brian
John Hammond on Record Hammond, John
Recorded Jazz: A Critical Guide Harris, Rex and Brian Rust
Simon & Schuster Listener's Guide to Jazz Rich, Alan (editor)
So This Is Jazz Osgood, Henry O.