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All This and Slowly Deteriorating Fast free pdf Jim Godbolt was born at the start of what is known as the "Jazz Age" and his life (1922-2013) broadly followed the course of the beginning, development and evolution of jazz. Growing up in South London, he became interested in the music of the dance bands, broadcast on the BBC, but soon took more notice of the "hotter" bands that played proper jazz - especially the recordings of those brought to his attention through his attendance at No.161 Rhythm Club. These included Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Miff Mole, Frankie Trumbauer and other American musicians. After serving in the Navy during the Second World War, he became more firmly committed to the music when managing George Webb's Dixielanders, who were soon to have a new recruit in Humphrey Lyttelton. The 1950s were taken up by managing, amongst others, Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band, which included George Melly, and working for the Wilcox Agency, who handled a range of musicians, including John Dankworth. These memoirs follow Jim's route into jazz and the characters he came into contact with. During the 1960s he represented various rock bands, and he recalls this period with less than enthusiasm, although he was able to seek solace in his regular appearances for the jazzmen's cricket team, the Ravers. He writes of his fellow players with great affection and respect, whilst remembering the high points of his modest career as an "ever-present". His life took a turn after the publication of All This

About Jim Godbolt

Following his naval service during the Second World War, Jim Godbolt became manager of George Webb's Dixielanders, soon to recruit the young Humphrey Lyttelton. This was the beginning of a life in jazz, in which he was to manage George Melly, Mick Mulligan and others. As an agent he represented jazz stars including John Dankworth and various rock bands during the 1960s- as an author he wrote several highly regarded jazz books- as an editor he produced the long-running Jazz at Ronnie Scott's, the house magazine for the club.

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Author : Jim Godbolt
Publisher : Proper Music Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 01 April 2014
ISBN : 0956121292
EAN : 9780956121295
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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