All This and Many a Dog PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

All This and Many a Dog free pdf Jim Godbolt first emerged on the British jazz scene as unofficial manager of George Webb's Dixielanders in the late 1940s. Throughout the trad boom he was an agent and club manager, and his story also encompasses the pop revolution of the early sixties when, uncharacteristically, he enjoyed a brief taste of success as agent of the Swinging Blue Jeans. In 1971, Godbolt retired from the music business in order to become a writer. His memoirs are packed with hilarious anecdotes and accurate portraits of British jazz stars such as George Melly, Sandy Brown, Humphrey Lyttelton and Ronnie Scott. With his renowned humour and insight, he recalls his years as an electricity meter reader, exiled from the jazz world and struggling for recognition as a writer. The final chapters chart his return to eminence in British jazz, becoming by dint of stubborn application a published author and editor of "Jazz" at Ronnie Scott's.

About Jim Godbolt

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's Magnolia Jazz Band, the Sandy Brown-Al Fairweather All-Stars and various pop groups. He left the entertainment business in 1971 to concentrate on a career in writing and supported 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 other works include A History of Jazz in Britain 1919-50, also republished by Northway, A History of Jazz in Britain 1950-70 and The World of Jazz in Printed Ephemera and Collectibles.

Details Book

Author : Jim Godbolt
Publisher : Northway Publications
Data Published : 02 April 2007
ISBN : 0955090849
EAN : 9780955090844
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews All This and Many a Dog



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • All This and Many a Dog free pdfAll This and Many a Dog

    Jim Godbolt first emerged on the British jazz scene as unofficial manager of George Webb's Dixielanders in the late 1940s. Throughout the trad boom he was an agent and club manager..


  • Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers free pdfTrad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers

    The 1960's was a decade of major transformation in British Jazz and. of course. in British popular music in general. The British Jazz scene had been. arguably. the first outside America to assert its independence..


  • The Jazz Process free pdfThe Jazz Process

    "An insider's guide to translating the creative techniques of jazz to the business world." Scott Berkun. author of The Myths of Innovation What Can Your Team Learn From Jazz Musicians. Experienced jazz musicians apply specific principles to collaborate..


  • The Return of Jazz free pdfThe Return of Jazz

    "In The Return of Jazz. Andrew Wright Hurley has admirably demonstrated Berendt's influence upon the emerging jazz scene of the early Federal Republic..


  • Jazz free pdfJazz

    Exploring the development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime. through swing and bebop. to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS..


  • All This and Many a Dog free pdfAll This and Many a Dog

    Free Download Ebooks ePub. Jim Godbolt first emerged on the British jazz scene as unofficial manager of George Webb's Dixielanders in the late 1940s. Throughout the trad boom he was an agent and club