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Thelonious Monk : the life and times of an American original
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Adult Nonfiction ML417.M846 K46 2009

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ContentsPage
Preludep. xiii
1 - "My Mother Didn't Want Me to Grow Up in North Carolina"p. 1
2 - "What Is Jazz? New York, Man!"p. 15
3 - "I Always Did Want to Play Piano"p. 25
4 - "We Played and She Healed"p. 40
5 - "Why Can't You Play Music Like the Ink Spots?"p. 51
6 - "They Weren't Giving Any Lectures"p. 60
7 - "Since You Went Away I Missed You"p. 76
8 - "I'm Trying to See If It's a Hit"p. 89
9 - "Dizzy and Bird Did Nothing for Me Musically"p. 104
10 - "The George Washington of Bebop"p. 122
11 - "It's a Drag to Be in Jail"p. 143
12 - "The 'Un' Years"p. 156
13 - "France Libre!"p. 170
14 - "Sometimes I Play Things I Never Heard Myself"p. 178
15 - "The Greta Garbo of Jazz"p. 187
16 - "As Long as I Can Make a Living"p. 198
17 - "People Have Tried to Put Me Off as Being Crazy"p. 214
18 - "My Time for Fame Will Come"p. 225
19 - "The Police Just Mess with You ... for Nothing"p. 240
20 - "Make Sure Them Tempos Are Right"p. 257
21 - "Hell, I Did That Twenty-Five Years Ago"p. 279
22 - "Bebopens Oversteprast"p. 298
23 - "Maybe I'm a Major Influence"p. 310
24 - "Everything Begins Here and Everything Ends Here"p. 327
25 - "That's a Drag Picture They're Paintin' of Me"p. 345
26 - "Sometimes I Don't Feel Like Talking"p. 363
27 - "Let Someone Else Create Something New!"p. 386
28 - "What Do I Have to Do? Play Myself to Death?"p. 409
29 - "I Am Very Seriously Ill"p. 431
Postludep. 448
Acknowledgmentsp. 452
Appendix A - A Technical Note on Monk's Musicp. 459
Appendix B - Records and Tapes in Thelonious Monk's Personal Collectionp. 461
Notesp. 463
Original Compositions by Thelonious Monkp. 563
Selected Recordings by Thelonious Monkp. 570
Selected Documentaries and Videos of Thelonious Monkp. 572
Indexp. 573


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