The jazz life of Dr. Billy Taylor
- Dr. Billy Taylor with Teresa L. Reed.
- Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 
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- xix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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- Beginnings : 1921-1938
- College years : 1938-1942
- Making waves : 1943-1946
- The subject is jazz : 1946-1958
- From "tobacco tags" to the urban airwaves : 1959-1968
- How it feels to be free : 1969-1990
- Publisher's Summary
- Legendary jazz ambassador Dr. Bill Taylor's autobiography spans more than six decades, from the heyday of jazz on 52nd Street in 1940s New York City to CBS Sunday Morning. Taylor fought not only for the recognition of jazz music as "America's classical music" but also for the recognition of black musicians as key contributors to the American music repertoire. Peppered with anecdotes recalling encounters with other jazz legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and many others, The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor is not only the life story of a jazz musician and spokesman but also a commentary on racism and jazz as a social force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253009098 20160611
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- Includes bibliographical references, discography (pages 201-212)and index.
- 9780253009098 (cloth : alkaline paper)
- 025300909X (cloth : alkaline paper)
- 9780253009173 (e-book)
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