The first volume of Barker's memoirs, A Life in Jazz, followed him from New Orleans into the big bands of Cab Calloway and Benny Carter. He was working on this-the second volume-for some years before his death in 1994. Beginning with an extended portrait of Buddy Bolden as recalled by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Bunk Johnson as well as Barker himself, this book draws together a lifetime of stories and the vivid characters who populated qStoryville.qDanny Barker (1909-1994) sang and played the guitar and banjo on over 1, 000 jazz, swing, blues, and bebop records. He is a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Music Master Award. Alyn Shipton is a writer and broadcaster on jazz. He is the editor of A Life in Jazz, the first volume of Danny Barker's memoirs.I have heard many tales and theories that jazz music came from slaves on the Southern plantations, but when I was a small boy ... I heard folks singing whole songs from top to bottom in French and Patois, just like you hear Bing Crosby singing Blue Skies or I Got Rhythm. ... He and his two daughters taught the children and his two sons worked for the Federal Government and were reputed to ... When he used the rattan on them it was funny to hear them bawling in their 91 Creole Songs.
|Title||:||Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville|
|Publisher||:||A&C Black - 2001-09-01|