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Author Decker, Todd R

Title Music makes me : Fred Astaire and jazz / Todd Decker

Publ Info Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  ML420.A896 D46 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  ML420.A896 D46 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 375 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-355) and index
Contents Astaire among others. "There's a difference and Astaire is it" -- "I am a creator" -- Astaire at the studios. "I play with the very best bands" -- "Tell them to let it swing" -- "Fixing up" tunes -- Astaire in jazz and popular music. "Keep time with the time and with the times" -- "Jazz means the blues" -- "Something that will send me" -- "You play and I'll dance."
Note Fred Astaire is best known for his dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but in Music Makes Me, Todd Decker argues that Astaire's work as a dancer and choreographer, particularly in the realm of tap dancing, made a significant contribution to the art of jazz
LC subject Astaire, Fred
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography
Dancers -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780520268883 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520268881 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520268906 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520268903 (pbk. : alk. paper)