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Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker  Cover Image Book Book

Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker / Stanley Crouch.

Crouch, Stanley. (Author).


The first of two volumes tracing the life of one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century draws on interviews with family, peers, and collaborators to reveal Charlie Parker's Depression-era childhood and his early career in Kansas City and New York.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062005595
  • ISBN: 0062005596
  • ISBN: 9780062005618
  • ISBN: 0062005618
  • Physical Description: 365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins. It Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Born in bleeding Kansas -- Infinite plasticity -- An apprenticeship in blues and swing -- Sorry, but I can't take you.
Subject: Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955.
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians.
Individual Composer & Musician.
Genres & Styles.
Genre: NonFiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Cameron Public Library B PAR (Text) 32311111199565 Adult Biography Available -

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