free read Good Morning Blues The Autobiography of Count Basie ´ E-book or Kindle E-pub

free download Good Morning Blues The Autobiography of Count Basie

free read Good Morning Blues The Autobiography of Count Basie ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ Count Basie 1904–1984 pianist composer and icon of big band jazz known for such classics as Jumpin' at the Woodside Cherokee and One O'Clock Jump recounts his life story to Albert Murray with all the chaWo friends sitting at the kitchen table Good Morning Blues is both testimony and tribute to a remarkable rich lif. Excellent history and tangential mention of all kinds of interesting facts relationships Unfortunately it reads a bit too much like a stereotypical history bookTwo follow ups I now want to watchread Hot Jazz A Guide to Swing Music by Hugues Panassié for describing a pop trend while it was trendy rather than the vintage style it is todayThe Last of the Blue Devils produced by Bruce Ricker for the other side of the story

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Good Morning Blues The Autobiography of Count BasieCount Basie 1904–1984 pianist composer and icon of big band jazz known for such classics as Jumpin' at the Wood. Maybe if I was a hardcore Count Basie fan I'd like this book better But as it is I found a dull boring book It was basically an endless steam of where Basie played who was in the band and what records he made itinerary itinerary itinerary band member band member band member band member and recording session recording session recording session Very seldom did Basie provide details than how wonderful everything wasMoreover I never felt Basie's career advanced very far That's because the band seems to be perpetually running through the same circuit of nightclubs endlessly It isn't until the Basie band begins to travel across the ocean to Europe the Far East and Australia that one gets the sense that Count Basie was truly successful and important Before this they seemed limited to playing the same places over and overAs admirable as Basie's desire to avoid gossip and anything negative it unfortunately makes the book relentlessly uninteresting If only because we never truly get the sense Basie ever had to overcome much in the way of obstacles Stories of dishonest promoters or racist people or troublesome band members if such existed and surely they did would enliven the story and give us a sense that the Count's career wasn't as smooth and easy as Good Morning Blues make it seemsThere is one huge positive to the book I heard of Bennie Moten for the first time in my life and having listened to some of his music I found it to be pretty damned good So the book did lead me to a new musical discovery