Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America.Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four.Drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Kansas City Lightning recreates Parker’s Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of an acclaimed social critic, and the narrative skill of a literary novelist, Stanley Crouch illuminates this American master as never before.

  • Brand: Stanley Crouch
  • ASIN: 0062005618

Kansas City Swing, Blues, Jive & Boogie

Kansas City Swing, Blues, Jive &

A well filled and re-mastered double CD presenting an overview of black music Kansas City style. Given the level of political and social corruption in Kansas City in the first half of the 20th century it is remarkable that so much of artistic value emerged. Many of the musicians and performers whose work is collected here from Lester Young and Count Basie to Jimmy Rushing and Jay McShann went on to international prominence and earned a place in the jazz hall of fame.

  • Brand: rebecca
  • ASIN: B00005OVYM

Kansas City

Kansas City


Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and Roll

Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour, Rock and

At no other time in history has there been a more exciting collision of art, music, and fashion than at Max’s Kansas City from the 1960s to the early 80s. Max’s was the place where you could stare at Andy Warhol, argue about art with Willem de Kooning or John Chamberlain, discuss literature with William S. Burroughs, and get a record deal just by showing up. If downstairs the artists were paying their tabs with original art, upstairs was home to the iconoclastic New York music scene, with performances by Max’s house band, the Velvet Underground; the irreverent New York Dolls; and undiscovered musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Madonna.   A luminous collection of photographs that captures the exuberance and decadence of the coolest club of all time, as well as essays by Lou Reed, Lenny Kaye, Danny Fields, and Steven Watson, Max’s Kansas City is a stun­ning souvenir of one of New York City’s most important cultural landmarks.Praise for Max's Kansas City:"a raucous photo book with reminiscences of the club" --The New York Times "a brilliant photographic tribute to New York City's hippest hangout, long regarded the crossroads of music and fashion" --Harper's Bazaar

  • ASIN: 0810995972

Kansas City Blues 1944-1949

Kansas City Blues

If you managed to catch the fabulous Martin Scorcese Blues series, broadcast by the BBC last year, then you will be familiar Jay McShann as he featured heavily in the Clint Eastwood directed program. McShann led a big band that was one of the most popular outfits of the 40's racking up a number of big hits in the process. He became one of the leading exponents of Kansas blues and one of the most famous musicians who popularized the style of the City's musicians. His piano can still be heard today on the rare live dates he undertakes. This compilation features most of his big R&B chart records with vocals from Julia Lee, Jimmy Witherspoon and Crown Prince Waterford. A real gem of an album, one that will not be out of place in any blues collection.

  • Brand: McShann, Jay
  • ASIN: B000A6JM2Q
  • UPC: 824046512620

Kansas City-3 [Clean]

Kansas City-3

  • ASIN: B00ARML7Q2

Kansas City Outlaws - Logo Black Mens Hoodie - Youth Medium Black

Kansas City Outlaws - Logo Black Mens Hoodie - Youth Medium

Awesome looking hoodie from the Kansas City Outlaws. This Kansas City Outlaws hoodie comes in black has the the team logo on the front.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Old Glory
  • ASIN: B000G6VT3U
  • UPC: 882512249319

Kansas City - Greatest Hits & Rarities

Kansas City - Greatest Hits &

  • ASIN: B00IJE1A5S
  • UPC: 030206199826

1934 Kansas City Monarchs 11" x 14" Unframed Matted Photo Collage by Legends Never Die, Inc.

1934 Kansas City Monarchs 11" x 14" Unframed Matted Photo Collage by Legends Never Die,

This beautifully matted collector's photo presentation is an 11" x 14" collage. It contains an 8" x 10" photo offset with an additional 3" x 5" photo, coupled with a bio. All photos and bio are double matted with bevel cut mats. These quality collectors pieces are designed for visual appeal. This piece comes unframed in the popular standard size of 11"x14", making it ready to frame. A unique collectible for any fan and they make a great gift as well! To see our entire movie, celebrity, musician, athlete or show offerings, please click on the brand Legends Never Die under the title.

  • UPC: 724098111294

Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982

Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground,

Punk Avenue: The New York City Underground 1972-1982 is an intimate look at author Paris-born Phil Marcade’s first ten years in the United States where drifted from Boston to the West Coast and back, before winding up in New York City and becoming immersed in the early punk rock scene. From backrooms of Max’s and CBGB’s to the Tropicana Hotel in Los Angeles and back, Punk Avenue is a tour de force of stories from someone at the heart of the era. With brilliant, often hilarious prose, Marcade relays first-hand tales about spending a Provincetown summer with photographer Nan Goldin and actor-writer Cookie Mueller, having the Ramones play their very first gig at his party, working with Blondie’s Debbie Harry on French lyrics for her songs, enjoying Thanksgiving with Johnny Thunders’ mother, and starting the beloved NYC punk-blues band The Senders. Along the way, he smokes a joint with Bob Marley, falls down a mountain, gets attacked by Nancy Spungen’s junkie cat, become a junkie himself, adopts a dog who eats his pot, opens for The Clash at Bond’s Casino, opens a store named Rebop on Seventh Avenue, throws up in some girl’s mouth, talks about vacuum cleaners with Sid Vicious, lives thru the Blackout of 1977, gets glue in his eye, gets mugged at knife point, plays drums with Johnny Thunders’ band Gang War, sets some guy’s attache-case on fire, listens to pre-famous Madonna singing in the rehearsal studio next to his, gets mugged at gun point, O.D.s on heroin, gets sav [read more]

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