Luckas in My Corner is a comprehensive biography of one of the most compelling jazz musicians of the Swing Era, Oran qHot Lipsa Page. Page was the greatest of the Kansas City trumpeters, whose crackling, growling solos made him the go-to man during Count Basieas earliest days as a bandleader. Page went on to be a featured trumpeter with Artie Shaw, a star of New Yorkas 52nd street, and a pioneer of the R a B scene of the 1950s. This book presents an in-depth chronology of Pageas career, with special attention paid to the development of his trumpet style. Luckas in My Corner examines the life and music of a forgotten figure of the Swing Era and returns him to his rightful place as a leading light in the world of jazz. Todd Bryant Weeks has combined genealogical, musicological, discographical and historical research, resulting in a revealing and entertaining examination of a life that spanned major changes in American popular music. This book includes a new and complete discography by the author and dozens of unpublished photos.The band played for white dancers at the El Torreon and Pla-Mor Ballrooms on Fridays and Saturdays and for a large black following at Paseo Hall during the week. ... The El Torreon was also an enormous hall, and featured a crystal ball that was purportedly covered in 100, 000 mirrors. ... After that, awith a grand blare of trumpets, flashing of lights on jewels and a winding train of brilliantly dressedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Luck’s In My Corner|
|Author||:||Todd Bryant Weeks|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-06-11|