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In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz

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The beginnings of jazz and the story of Charles "Buddy" Bolden (1877-1931) are inextricably intertwined. Just after the turn of the century, New Orleanians could often hear Bolden's powerful horn from the city's parks and through dance hall windows. Despite his lack of formal training, his unique style--both musical and personal--made him the first "king" of New Orleans jazz and the inspiration for such later jazz greats as King Oliver, Kid Ory, and Louis Armstrong. For years the legend of Buddy Bolden was overshadowed by ...

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In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
2005, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807130933

2nd Revised edition

Trade paperback

In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
1993, Louisiana State University Press, Louisiana

ISBN-13: 9780807118573

Revised edition

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In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
1980, Da Capo Press

ISBN-13: 9780306801303

Unknown binding

In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz
1978, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807103562

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