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Rudi Blesh (January 21, 1899, Guthrie, Oklahoma — August 25, 1985, Gilmanton, New Hampshire) was an American jazz critic and enthusiast.

Blesh studied at Dartmouth College and held jobs writing jazz reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Herald Tribune in the 1940s. He was a prolific promoter of jazz concerts, particularly New Orleans jazz, and hosted a jazz radio program, This Is Jazz, in 1947. (These shows have been reissued by Jazzology Records.)

Blesh published the first major scholarly work on ragtime music, They All Played Ragtime, with Harriet Janis in 1950, which sparked a ragtime revival. He founded Circle Records in 1946, which recorded new material from aging early jazz musicians as well as the Library of Congress recordings of Jelly Roll Morton. He sparked renewed interest in the music of Joseph Lamb, James P. Johnson, and Eubie Blake, among others.

Blesh held professorships at several universities later in his life, and wrote liner notes to jazz albums almost up until the time of his death. In 1976, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his liner notes to Joplin: The Complete Works of Scott Joplin performed by Dick Hyman.

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Total Books: 15
This Is Jazz A Series of Lectures Given at the San Francisco Museum of Art
Fifty Classic Piano Rags
2010 - Fifty Classic Piano Rags (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486473970
ISBN-10: 048647397X

This Is Jazz A Series Of Lectures Given At The San Francisco Museum Of Art
2007 - This Is Jazz a Series of Lectures Given at the San Francisco Museum of Art (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781432577858
ISBN-10: 1432577859

They All Played Ragtime
1974 - They All Played Ragtime (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780825600913
ISBN-10: 082560091X
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment

Classic Piano Rags
1973 - Classic Piano Rags (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486204697
ISBN-10: 0486204693
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

They All Played Ragtime
1950 - They All Played Ragtime (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394448329
ISBN-10: 0394448324

Keaton (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780025115705
ISBN-10: 0025115707

Collage Personalities Concepts Techniques
Collage Personalities Concepts Techniques (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780273406853
ISBN-10: 027340685X

Shining Trumpets A History of Jazz
Shining Trumpets a History of Jazz [Roots of Jazz] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780306706585
ISBN-10: 030670658X

Combo USA Eight Lives in Jazz
Combo Usa Eight Lives in Jazz [The Roots of jazz] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780306795688
ISBN-10: 030679568X

Shining Trumpets A History of Jazz
Shining Trumpets a History of Jazz [Da Capo Paperback] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306800290
ISBN-10: 0306800292

Keaton (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780436051005
ISBN-10: 0436051001