Search - List of Books by Gary Giddins

Gary Giddins (born March 21, 1948) is an American jazz critic, author, and director, best known for his longtime work with The Village Voice. Born in Brooklyn, and raised on Long Island, Giddins graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1970. After some freelance work as a music and film critic, in 1974 he started writing his column "Weather Bird" for the Village Voice, which he ended in December 2003.

Giddins has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams...The Early Years, 1903—1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP—Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.

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Total Books: 41
Jazz
2015 - Jazz [Second Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393937060
ISBN-10: 0393937062
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Celebrating Bird The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Jazz Essential Listening
2011 - Jazz Essential Listening (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393935639
ISBN-10: 0393935639
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The Norton Jazz Recordings 2 Compact Discs for Use with Jazz Essential Listening
Warning Shadows Home Alone with Classic Cinema
2010 - Warning Shadows Home Alone with Classic Cinema (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393337921
ISBN-10: 0393337928
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Jazz -
2009 - Jazz - (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393192742
ISBN-10: 0393192741
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Recordings for Jazz
2009 - Recordings for Jazz (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780393933796
ISBN-10: 0393933792
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Music
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Natural Selection Gary Giddins on Comedy Film Music and Books
Weather Bird Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
2006 - Weather Bird Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195304497
ISBN-10: 0195304497
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Bing Crosby A Pocketful of Dreams-the Early Years 1903-1940
2002 - Bing Crosby a Pocketful of Dreams-the Early Years 1903-1940 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316886451
ISBN-10: 0316886459
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Great Jazz Day
2002 - The Great Jazz Day (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780306811630
ISBN-10: 0306811634
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Raise Up Off Me A Portrait of Hampton Hawes
2001 - Raise Up Off Me a Portrait of Hampton Hawes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560253532
ISBN-10: 1560253533
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Bing Crosby A Pocketful of Dreams  The Early Years 1903-1940
2001 - Bing Crosby a Pocketful of Dreams the Early Years 1903-1940 [Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786234233
ISBN-10: 0786234237
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Bing Crosby A Pocketful of Dreams--The Early Years 1903-1940
2001 - Bing Crosby a Pocketful of Dreams--the Early Years 1903-1940 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316881883
ISBN-10: 0316881880
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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Satchmo The Genius of Louis Armstrong
2001 - Satchmo the Genius of Louis Armstrong (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306810138
ISBN-10: 0306810131
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Rhythm-a-ning Jazz Tradition and Innovation
2000 - Rhythm-a-ning Jazz Tradition and Innovation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306809873
ISBN-10: 0306809877
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Visions of Jazz The First Century
2000 - Visions of Jazz the First Century (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195132410
ISBN-10: 0195132416
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Faces in the Crowd Musicians Writers Actors and Filmmakers
Riding on a Blue Note Jazz and American Pop
2000 - Riding on a Blue Note Jazz and American Pop (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306809248
ISBN-10: 0306809249
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Satchmo
1998 - Satchmo (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306808135
ISBN-10: 0306808137
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Faces in the Crowd Players and Writers
1992 - Faces in the Crowd Players and Writers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195054880
ISBN-10: 0195054881
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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