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The Resource Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan

Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan

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Half-blood blues
Title
Half-blood blues
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
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Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong, is arrested in a Paris café. He is never heard from again. He was twenty years old, a German citizen. And he was black. Berlin, 1952. Falk is a jazz legend. Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, both African Americans from Baltimore, have appeared in a documentary about Falk. When they are invited to attend the film<U+0146>s premier, Sid<U+0146>s role in Falk<U+0146>s fate will be questioned and the two old musicians set off on a surprising and strange journey. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, Sid leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world as he describes the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that led to Falk<U+0146>s incarceration in Sachsenhausen. Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues is a story about music and race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art
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Edugyan, Esi
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Read by Kyle Riley
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Riley, Kyle
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Jazz musicians
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Paris (France)
Label
Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
37572568
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
12 CDs
Isbn
9781427252128
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37572568
  • (Sirsi) 37572568
Label
Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
37572568
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
12 CDs
Isbn
9781427252128
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37572568
  • (Sirsi) 37572568

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