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Strong, fast and agile. Got to call him big Donnie. He weighs , but he has speed. LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss never missed a game in high school. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. News Ticker. There were too many details being talked about that were not important to anything happening. And the author seemed to be opposed to using the word "and" when making a list of things.
It really bothered me. I would've liked to know more about what actually plagued Ruby and see more of her relationship with Devon. And also what the deal Very boring. And also what the deal was with her obsession with the color purple. This story just did nothing for me. This is coming from someone who loves jazz and therefore really wanted to love the book.
I just love all the stories about the beginnings of Jazz and Storyville in Louisiana, so it should be no surprise that I found much to love in this book. Two stories are taking place, one in the past and one in the present. The authors strength and passion surely went into his prose and story telling abilities when recounting the past, the late 's. I felt like I was back in this time, coronets, recordings, constant smoking and drinking, women and bars and everything else that made Storyville I just love all the stories about the beginnings of Jazz and Storyville in Louisiana, so it should be no surprise that I found much to love in this book.
I felt like I was back in this time, coronets, recordings, constant smoking and drinking, women and bars and everything else that made Storyville notorious.
All the big names in Jazz, and a mystery, a secret recording of a fantastic coronet player whose life ends up being so much less then his talent predicted. Buddy Bolden,the missing cylinder, and a patent lawsuit are basis and the beginning of this book. The future story , while not as interesting, or at least it did not have the same fascination that the past story did, all come together nicely in the end with a twist that I did not see coming. I liked this novel, actually looked everything up in the great and powerful Wiki and the novel has it right.
So much of this did happen and Jazz lovers will appreciate this book. View 1 comment. Apr 17, Sherry Oliver rated it really liked it. I love old, early jazz. The names of the musicians mentioned in this book made it come alive for me. Dixieland music lead the parade in New Orleans early in the s. The story was not hard to follow, it just perplexed me as to how and why the 2 life spans could be connected. Author tied it up nicely in the end. Buddy Bolden fused ragtime, blues, spirituals, and African and Caribbean rhythms to create jazz before the word itself was invented.
A lost recording by his band is the obscure bit of American lore that forms the core of this time-warping narrative of loss, insanity, family and integrity. There is no doubt that the author is talented, skillful, and creative. He research is equally impressive with his ability to weave fact and fiction. The consensus on this book is that people wanted to like it b Buddy Bolden fused ragtime, blues, spirituals, and African and Caribbean rhythms to create jazz before the word itself was invented.
The consensus on this book is that people wanted to like it because they love jazz, and that it was well-written, but there seems to be some intrinsic problem; either the parallel plots, the huge cast, a weakness in the structure or narrative. I suggest the problem is that written words are inadequate to evoke the power of music.
I dearly wanted a soundtrack to illustrate the differences between Bunk Johnson and Buddy Bolden, or Buddy Bolden and Louis Armstrong, or Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, and the written media is simply not up to the task.
I am intrigued by the possibility of using mixed media to relate this story, a soundtrack from the different eras being described, illustrated by images daguerreotypes and hand-held digital videos a la Ken Burns.
This is a very good book, but admittedly not a great one. I urge you to give it a try. Great story! My favorite books are those that make me want to do a little research to pursue the subject further.
I have a lot of interest in both music and medicine, so I 'm really in for a couple of hours of fun! I almost gave up reading after the first few chapters, because of the confusion, but I 'm glad I didn't! Jun 04, Peter rated it liked it. My first contact with Nicholas Christopher whose reputation seems quite substantial, but then there are hundreds if not thousands of excellent authors slaving away turning out quality fiction that people never hear about.
Tiger Rag tells the story of the mythical founder of jazz improvisation told through a family seeking sanity in a difficult world. Smartly conceived and executed. The title caught my eye because my high school pep band played this song and our mascot was a tiger. The interwoven story lines could be a bit confusing but the author brings them together in the end. Apr 09, Edith rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved the plot twist in the final part of the book!
Feb 16, Ann Doremus rated it really liked it. All the beautiful details I love from the author's other novels. Short but captivating story following the impact of great music. Feb 24, Jim French rated it it was ok. Might be the least readable of all the NC books It feels padded but it's so short.
Tiger Rag The book was amazing. I enjoy historic novels with interesting characters. Devon and Ruby were flawed and fascinating people in this mystery novel. May 30, Beth rated it liked it.
An interesting Story that basically shows the birth of jazz in New Orleans. Jan 09, Booknblues rated it really liked it Shelves: family-relationships , music , new-orleans. Tiger Rag By Nicholas Christopher 4 stars pp. One for the shallow reason, that has one of the more striking covers and was calling for me to read it and secondly the story of Charles "Buddy" Bolden the band leader musician who is often credited with creating jazz music and is still so widely respected despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at around 30 years of age.
Like Robert Johnson the great bluesman who came after him, Bolden is a myth and a legend and it seems his story is waiting to be fleshed out. Writers as well known as Michael Ondaatje and I hoped that Christopher would succeed.
It starts out well with the reader sitting in on a recording session of Bolden and his band. It seemed as if we would be given real insight into Bolden with him first beginning to slip into psychosis: "He filled a tin cup with red whiskey and wandered into the bedroom sipping it, the fumes filling his head.
When he met his wife Nora, she told him he moved like an alley cat. Always in rythm. But lately he had been freezing at odd moments, startled by movements--darting shadows, flickers of light--that he caught out of the corner of his eye. He soon realzied that no one else saw them. And that each time it required more willpower to regain his bearings. Most nights he was afraid to be alone. He imagined he was like a ship spinning, unsteerable, as it neared a whirlpool.
From this promising start, we moved to anesthesiologist Dr. Cardillo's life is falling apart with a recent divorce and she is falling apart with it. The novel slip slides from Cardillo to the tale of Bolden and the three recorded cylinders.
I quite love a book which shifts from a modern story to one of a historical mystery, but that admit it is not easily done. There were bits and pieces of this novel that fired my imagination and tied to my heart, but there were others which had no impact.
The relationship story of Cardillo and her daughter left me less than thrilled, perhaps it felt a little too touchy-feelie, I'm not sure. I really loved the story of Bolden's trombonist Willie Cornish, who kept one of the cylinders for him. He was a man of great sensitivity and loyalty. With our unique car horn system, you can also upload your own MP3 music file via a USB cable that you attach to your Windows laptop or computer and easily upload your own songs to your horn…this horn has an internal memory chip 2 meg.
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