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    Verve: The Sound of America (Hardback) By (author) Richard Havers, By (author) Herbie Hancock

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    DescriptionVerve signed practically every major jazz artist of the 1950s and 1960s and is home to some of the greatest music ever recorded. Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald all released records through Verve. This superb new volume presents some of the rarest records and unseen ephemera from the label that helped define the world of jazz. Hundreds of the best examples of iconic seven-inch, ten-inch, and twelve-inch records appear, along with publicity reports, news clippings, ledger books, telegrams, and contracts. The ultimate music guide, the book includes features on key artists as well as infographics and timelines that reveal the connections between leading artists and Verve. Looking beyond the music scene, the book discusses segregation in America, the missions to take jazz to Europe and the world, the clubs, the places, and the people who made jazz vital. Commentary from the biggest names in jazz today, including some of Verves own artists, complements the text. 1,200 illustrations in color and black and white.

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    The Sound of America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Havers, By (author) Herbie Hancock
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 285 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 2,270 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500517147
    ISBN 10: 0500517142

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15920
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM, 3JJ
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 780
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: ENGM4300
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A08850000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A08745000
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000, ANT025000, MUS032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 781.650266
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ, 3JM
    DC22: 781.650973
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: JAZZ1000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code:
    DC23: 781.6509
    LC classification: ML3792.V47 H38 2013
    Thema V1.0: AT, AVLP
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    04 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    If someone made an important contribution to jazz, they were probably signed by Verve. . . . How there's a new book by Richard Havers, 'Verve: The Sound of America' . . . which explores its rich heritage in vivid photographs and illustrations.