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The Resource Soul on soul : the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, Tammy L. Kernodle

Soul on soul : the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, Tammy L. Kernodle

Label
Soul on soul : the life and music of Mary Lou Williams
Title
Soul on soul
Title remainder
the life and music of Mary Lou Williams
Statement of responsibility
Tammy L. Kernodle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) was one of the most significant and influential artists in the history of jazz. A versatile musical genius who experimented with and mastered most of the emerging styles in jazz's evolution, Williams wrote and arranged for such greats as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and was a friend, mentor, and teacher to the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Yet throughout her prolific career of nearly six decades, she had to fight to achieve recognition, equality, and acceptance as an African American woman in the male-dominated world of jazz." "Now William's artistic brilliance and lasting legacy are affirmed in this definitive volume, which interweaves biographical details with incisive commentary on her music, performances, and recordings. Setting Williams's intriguing story against the racial, cultural, and musical currents of her times, Tammy L. Kernodle draws on extensive interviews and meticulous research to chronicle the tragedies and triumphs of Williams's stormy private and professional life." "Born to an impoverished, unmarried mother in Georgia, and raised in Pittsburgh, the self-taught Williams started performing publicly at age six, Kernodle follows Williams's harsh life on the road, her rise to fame in the 1930s, her role as matriarch of the bebop movement, and her blossoming spirituality. In her later years, Williams wrote sacred jazz pieces that brought emotional healing to listeners, and she worked tirelessly to help and rehabilitate addicted, down-and-out musicians. She was also strongly committed to advancing jazz composition and to educating others about the cultural roots of jazz."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1969-
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Kernodle, Tammy L.
Dewey number
  • 786.2/165/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W7134
LC item number
K46 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Williams, Mary Lou
  • Composers
  • Women composers
Label
Soul on soul : the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, Tammy L. Kernodle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311), discography (p. 312-314) , and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The crossroads
  • The long journey back home
  • What a difference a day makes
  • A season of change
  • The fruits of one's labor
  • I dream a world
  • Take me to Froggy Bottom: the early musical years
  • From East Liberty (Pittsburgh) to Beale Street (Memphis) to Eighteenth and Vine (Kansas City)
  • Until the real thing comes along: the Andy Kirk years (1931-42)
  • How do you keep the music playing?
  • Love on a two-way street: Barney Josephson and Moe Asch
  • Under the signs of the Zodiac
  • The calm before the storm
Control code
MSTDDA6376468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 328 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252052484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99807619318
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Soul on soul : the life and music of Mary Lou Williams, Tammy L. Kernodle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311), discography (p. 312-314) , and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The crossroads
  • The long journey back home
  • What a difference a day makes
  • A season of change
  • The fruits of one's labor
  • I dream a world
  • Take me to Froggy Bottom: the early musical years
  • From East Liberty (Pittsburgh) to Beale Street (Memphis) to Eighteenth and Vine (Kansas City)
  • Until the real thing comes along: the Andy Kirk years (1931-42)
  • How do you keep the music playing?
  • Love on a two-way street: Barney Josephson and Moe Asch
  • Under the signs of the Zodiac
  • The calm before the storm
Control code
MSTDDA6376468
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 328 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252052484
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99807619318
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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