Bibliography

BooksIn compiling these pages (the ‘Heroes’ articles in particular) I read a lot of books. Below is a selected bibliography of some which I have found particularly enjoyable and/or useful regarding drummers, drumming and the music world in general during the early part of the Twentieth century.

See also: TIMELINE, GLOSSARY


 THE AMERICAN DANCE BAND DISCOGRAPHY 1917-1942 [Vols. 1 & 2] by Brian Rust, 1975

AND THE BANDS PLAYED ON: AN INFORMAL HISTORY OF BRITISH DANCE BANDS by Sid Colin, 1977

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF POPS FOSTER, NEW ORLEANS JAZZMAN by George ‘Pops’ Foster with Tom Stoddard, 2005

THE BABY DODDS STORY by Warren ‘Baby’ Dodds with Larry Gara, 1959

THE BOOK OF JAZZ, FROM THEN TO NOW by Leonard Feather, 1965

CHICAGO JAZZ: A CULTURAL HISTORY, 1904-30 by William Howland Kenney, 1994

THE DANCE BAND ERA: THE DANCING DECADES FROM RAGTIME TO SWING, 1910-50 by Albert McCarthy, 1971

DRUMMIN’ MEN: THE HEARTBEAT OF JAZZ by Burt Korall, 1990

EARLY JAZZ: ITS ROOTS AND MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT by Gunther Schuller, 1968

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ by Leonard Feather, 1960

ENGLISH RAGTIME: A DISCOGRAPHY by Edward S. Walker, 1971

THE EVOLUTION OF JAZZ IN BRITAIN, 1880-1935 by Catherine Parsonage, 2005

50 HOT CYMBAL BREAKS AND 70 MODERN DRUM BEATS by Ralph P. Smith, 1929

50 SYNCOPATED BREAKS FOR CYMBAL AND DRUMS by Eric Little, 1927

THE FABULOUS FIVES: A FULL DISCOGRAPHY by Horst H. Lange, 1959

FIFTY YEARS A DRUMMER by Arthur H. Rackett, 1931

THE FIRST STEP: HOW TO PLAY THE CYMBAL AND DRUMS by Eric Little, 1928

GENE KRUPA: HIS LIFE & TIMES by Bruce Crowther, 1987

THE GUIDE TO VINTAGE DRUMS by John Aldridge, 1994

HARLEM IN MONTMARTRE: A PARIS JAZZ STORY BETWEEN THE GREAT WARS by William A. Shack, 2001

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA: THE STORY OF JAZZ AS TOLD BY THE MEN WHO MADE IT by Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff, 1955

HOT JAZZ: FROM HARLEM TO STORYVILLE by David Griffiths, 1998

HOW TO PLAY DRUMS IN MODERN DANCE ORCHESTRAS by Charles E. Harris, 1925

JAZZ ANECDOTES by Bill Crow, 1990

JAZZ AND RAGTIME RECORDS, 1897-1942 [Vols. 1 & 2] by Brian Rust, revised 2002

JAZZ MASTERS OF THE 20s by Richard Hadlock, 1965

JAZZ MASTERS OF NEW ORLEANS by Martin Williams, 1979

JAZZ ON THE RIVER by William Howland Kenney, 2005

JAZZ: THE ROUGH GUIDE by Brian Priestley, Ian Carr & Digby Fairweather, 2001

JELLY ROLL, BIX & HOAGY: GENNETT RECORDS AND THE RISE OF AMERICA’S MUSICAL GRASSROOTS by Rick Kennedy, 1999

LOST CHORDS by Richard M. Sudhalter, 2001

MAX ON SWING by Max Bacon, 1934

MISTER JELLY ROLL by Alan Lomax with Jelly Roll Morton, 1950

MODERN STYLE (SWING) DRUMMING: A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE by Bill Harty, 1939

NEW YORK DRUMMERS [essay from AMERICAN MUSICIANS: 72 PORTRAITS IN JAZZ] by Whitney Balliett, 1986

OLD NEW ORLEANS by Stanley Clisby Arthur, 1936

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF JAZZ by Orrin Keepnews & Bill Grauer, 1968

PIONEERS OF JAZZ: THE STORY OF THE CREOLE BAND by Lawrence Gushee, 2005

POPS: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG by Terry Teachout, 2010

RAGTIME: A MUSICAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY by Edward A. Berlin, 1980

RECORDED JAZZ: A CRITICAL GUIDE by Rex Harris and Brian Rust, 1958

REMEMBERING BIX: A MEMOIR OF THE JAZZ AGE by Ralph Berton, 1974

REMINISCING IN TEMPO: A PORTRAIT OF DUKE ELLINGTON by Stuart Nicholson, 1999

‘SOME HUSTLING THIS!’ – TAKING JAZZ TO THE WORLD 1914-39 by Mark Miller, 2005

SHINING TRUMPETS by Rudi Blesh, 1946

THE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND by Harry O. Brunn, 1960

THE USE OF HAND SOCK CYMBALS [RHYTHM magazine article] by Max Bacon, c.1928

THAT CRAZY MUSIC: THE STORY OF NORTH AMERICAN JAZZ by Elliot Paul, 1957

THIRTY YEARS WITH THE BIG BANDS by Arthur Rollini, 1995

WE CALLED IT MUSIC by Eddie Condon, 1947