History of Jazz in Britain 1919-50

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This title examines in great detail the arrival of jazz in Britain, the influence of American musicians, the big-band era and then the advent of bop, the Musicians' Union ban, the development of jazz journalism and specialist clubs and the fascinating cloak and dagger plots culminating in the defiance of the Musicians' Union ban on the appearance of American musicians in Britain. It features conscientiously researched and related with trenchant and pithy humour.

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Born in south London in 1922, Jim Godbolt became manager of George Webb's Dixielanders in 1946 after demobilization from the Royal navy. He ran a band agency with Lyn Dutton and Humphrey Lyttelton in 1951 and formed his own agency in 1952, representing Mick Mulligan, Al Fairweather and Sandy Brown, and pop groups including the Swinging Blue Jeans. He left the entertainment business in 1971 for a career in writing, supporting himself by working as a meter reader. In 1979 he founded Jazz at Ronnie Scott's, the house magazine of Ronnie Scott's Club, which he edited until 2006. His hilarious autobiography, All This and Many a Dog, will be republished by Northway in 2007.

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Reviews of first edition: 'This important book is delightfully readable... we owe Jim Godbolt a debt of gratitude,' Ian Carr, New Society. 'Enlivened throughout by the author's passion for the music itself and his sharp eye for human failings, ' George Melly, Guardian. 'A substantial book ... the narrative is piquantly supported by his own personal involvement in much of what he relates,' Philip Larkin, Observer. 'At last! The long-felt want satisfied spendidly! ... A truly valuable and readable work,' Gay Buckland, Memory Lane. 'This somewhat turbulent period is well chronicled by the author, whose humerous approach throughout makes the book a delightful read,' Stan Woolley, Liverpool Daily Post. 'Jim Godbolt's approach is as breezy as a riverboat shuffle, ever on the lookout for the preposterous detail and the opportunity for raffish reminiscence,' Brian Case, The Times Literary Supplement. 'In view of the magnitude of the subject, author Godbolt has to be unreservedly praised for his achievement,' Kevin Henriques, Financial Times. 'A shrewdly observed description of the period in which Godbolt, quite accurately, sets the music into the context of the times ... deserves a place on any reference shelf', Simon Adams, Jazz Journal. 'If you have not bought this book, I urge you to do so - now!' Humphrey Lyttelton, BBC 'Sounds of Jazz'. --George Melly, Guardian 'A substantial book ... the narrative is piquantly supported by his own personal involvement in much of what he relates,' --Phil Larkin, Observer 'At last! The long-felt want satisfied spendidly! ... A truly valuable and readable work,' --Gay Buckland, Memory Lane

'A substantial book ... the narrative is piquantly supported by his own personal involvement in much of what he relates,' --Phil Larkin, Observer

'At last! The long-felt want satisfied spendidly! ... A truly valuable and readable work,' --Gay Buckland, Memory Lane

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Book Description Northway Publications, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 4th edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. A History of Jazz in Britain 1919-1950 was the first truly comprehensive survey of this phenomenon from a British perspective. Despite the increase in literature since it was first published, there is no other book to rival it. This new edition includes additional photos and an updated text. It covers the American trail-blazing artists of the twenties and thirties, their influence on British musicians, the specialist magazines, rhythm clubs, discographers and pundits, and the fascinating cloak-and-dagger plots to defy the Musicians' Union ban. A wealth of conscientiously researched detail is related with the trenchant and pithy humour for which the author is well-known. Jim Godbolt's other books include his amusing and insightful memoir of his career working in the music business and his time working as a meter reader, All This and Many a Dog, also republished by Northway. As breezy as a riverboat shuffle, ever on the lookout for the preposterous detail and the opportunity for raffish reminiscence. Times Literary Supplement. Enlivened throughout by the author's passion for the music itself and his sharp eye for human failings. - George Melly "If you have not bought this book, I urge you to do so - now!" -- Humphrey Lyttelton, BBS Sounds of Jazz. Seller Inventory # AAO9780955788819

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