Luck’s In My Corner

Luck’s In My Corner

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Lucka€™s 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 Basiea€™s earliest days as a bandleader. Page went on to be a featured trumpeter with Artie Shaw, a star of New Yorka€™s 52nd street, and a pioneer of the R a B scene of the 1950s. This book presents an in-depth chronology of Pagea€™s career, with special attention paid to the development of his trumpet style. Lucka€™s 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 This book includes a new and complete discography by the author and dozens of unpublished photos.The band played for white dancers at the El Torreon and Pla-Mor Ballrooms on Fridays and Saturdays and for a large black following at Paseo Hall during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, a€œwith 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


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