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  Buddy Bolden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles "Buddy" Bolden (September 6, 1877 – November 4, 1931) was a cornetist and the first New Orleans jazz musician to come to prominence.
Bolden suffered an episode of acute alcoholic psychosis in 1907.
Although Bolden was recalled as having made at least one phonograph cylinder, no known recordings of Bolden have survived.
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 Buddy Bolden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bolden suffered a breakdown in 1907 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia schizophrenia quick summary:
Many early jazz musicians credited Bolden and the members of his band with being the originators of what came to be known as "jazz" (though the term was not yet in common musical use until during the era of Bolden's prominence).
Bolden is credited with creating a looser, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/B/Bu/Buddy_Bolden.htm   (1163 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Buddy Bolden
The first of the New Orleans cornet "kings," Buddy Bolden was highly regarded by contemporary fl musicians in the city, who in their reminiscences embroidered his life with a great many legends and spurious anecdotes.
Bolden's rise to fame coincided with the emergence of a fl pleasure district — Storyville — at South Rampart and Perdido streets, where he soon became a local celebrity playing in the dives and tonks (but not the brothels).
Bolden apparently did not improvise melodies freely in the manner of later jazz musicians, but found ingenious ways of ornamenting existing melodies, often incorporating a distinctive lick which functioned as a signature.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_bolden_buddy.htm   (457 words)

 The Founder of Jazz
In contrast, Bolden’s innovation was the unwritten, unrehearsed ornamentation of melodies; solo improvisations that became the essence of jazz.
Buddy began having severe headaches, and a family member reported that "he seemed to be afraid of his cornet." The band had endured his tardiness and his missed performances for too long.
Buddy Bolden would spend the rest of his life at the Hospital and, on the day he arrived, June 5, 1907, he was 29 years old.
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 Buddy Bolden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Charles "Buddy" Bolden (September 6, 1877 - November 4, 1930) was a trumpeter and the first New Orleans jazz musician ever to come to prominence.
He was known as King Bolden (see: Jazz royalty), and his band was a top draw in New Orleans from about 1895 to 1907, when he was incapacitated by schizophrenia.
Bolden suffered a breakdown in 1907 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
www.beverlyhills.biz /project/wikipedia/index.php/Buddy_Bolden   (437 words)

 Buddy Bolden 2
Buddy was able to scoop the field with the stories brought in by his friend, a "spider," also employed by the New Orleans police.
Bolden's band was of the rough-and-ready school, without the polish of the note readers, such as the veteran Claiborne Williams' band, or the sweetness of Robichaux's orchestra.
Bolden, who almost always played with an open horn, sometimes used a rubber plunder, water glass, half a coconut shell, derby hat, piece of cloth, or his hand, for muted effects.
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 Buddy Bolden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Buddy Bolden is generally considered to be the first bandleader to play the improvised music which later became know as Jazz.
Trombonist Frankie Dusen took over the Bolden Band and renamed it the Eagle Band and they continued to be very popular in New Orleans until around 1917.
Bolden made no recordings, but was immortalized in the Jazz standard "Buddy Bolden's Blues" (I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say) which is based on Bolden's theme song "Funky Butt".
www.redhotjazz.com /buddy.html   (221 words)

Buddy Bolden was truly a king in New Orleans after he organized his own band in the mid-1890s.
The whole town would know that Buddy Bolden was in the Park, ten or twelve miles from the center of town.
Bolden set and established the organization of the hot-jazz ensemble that became more or less the tradition in New Orleans, comprised of six or seven men, with one or two cornets (the spine of the ensemble), clarinet, trombone, double bass, guitar and drums.
www.southernmusic.net /buddybolden.htm   (251 words)

 The father of improvisation: Buddy Bolden biography
Buddy Bolden was the founding father of jazz improvisation.
Buddy's father and sister died in a summer Yellow Fever epidemic when he was about ten.
Buddy died in 1931 and his tremendous talent died with him.
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 Buddy Bolden
Charles Bolden was born in New Orleans on 6 September 1877.
By the turn of the century, Bolden's Band was considered by many the best in New Orleans, and Buddy himself was called "King Bolden".
Bolden started showing signs of mental instability in 1906 (according to Jazz writer Fred Ramsey, possibly due to an ear infection which developed into meningitis), and was committed to a state sanitarium in 1907, where he died 4 November 1931
www.worldofgramophones.com /buddybolden.html   (140 words)

 In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man Of Jazz
Bolden was greatly admired by musicians who fervently stole his licks and a legendary figure in turn of the century New Orleans, but he gave no interviews and never made a recording.
Instead of a straightforward biography, In Search of Buddy Bolden approaches its subject by focusing on pieces of a puzzle to create a picture (albeit one where a few pieces are still missing.) There is a chapter on the places Bolden played, one on his music, and one on his sidemen and contemporaries.
Bolden now has a street named after him in New Orleans, and new evidence suggests that there may have once been a cylinder of Bolden playing his music, but it was accidentally destroyed.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=19710   (548 words)

 Adapting Fiction for the Stage: Necessary Angel’s Coming Through Slaughter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Jones’ presence is perhaps the closest equivalent to a narrative presence operating outside the action in the screenplay; however, the repeated intrusion of his persona, a grounding technique common to documentary–based narrative, does not have the same rupturing effect as does the authorial “I” of the novel.
An examination of the transitions from the Actor to Bolden reveals what is essentially an antiphonal technique: Bolden almost always returns the lead offered by the Actor, and other characters who respond to Bolden offer a redundancy in their replies to his verbal triggers.
She, as the “Woman,” and Bolden interact physically, illustrating Bolden’s tendency to philander, while the Actor speaks of Bolden’s “helplessness” in the temptation of the moment.
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 Borzoi Reader | Catalog | Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje
Bolden's life "had a fine and precise balance to it, with a careful allotment of hours." (p.
Buddy didn't leave at the peak of his glory you know." (p.73) Explore what happens to Bolden during the Pickett incident.
Bolden's return to New Orleans: "on the third day old friends came in, shy, then too loud as they entertained him with the sort of stories he loved to hear, stories he could predict now.
www.randomhouse.com /knopf/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780679767855&view=rg   (1479 words)

 History of Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Buddy Bolden (cornet) - A Negro who is often accredited as "the inventor" of a basic form of jazz, and the catalyst for others to follow.
But Bolden could, and did, play a few polite society dances, and Robichaux (his band was known as a "sweet" band) by then had Williams and McNeil playing hot enough cornets to move an Uptown crowd.
The word is that dancers abandoned the smoother Robichaux band to hear Buddy Bolden produce a new, more raggedy, more exciting sound that stirred their dancing fancy.
www.hooper-home.com /JAZZHIST/JAZZ.HTM   (1958 words)

 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Buddy Bolden essay, by Barbara White
Improvisation was the invention of one man, Buddy Bolden.
Buddy was born in New Orleans in 1877.
Buddy began come and go as he pleased visiting the dance halls where the new jazz music was being played.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /linernotes/bolden.html   (798 words)

I wanted listeners to imagine Bolden’s music through the words of those who had actually heard or known him and to play recordings of the trumpeters most likely representative of his rough, unschooled but inspiring sound.
But Bolden’s greatest contribution was that he played blues and stomps for dancing leading an ensemble band that enthused the populace of New Orleans regardless of class, race or position.
Buddy Bolden’s end -- after some 25 years in a Louisiana insane asylum -- was tragic.
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 Buddy Bolden
The old-time musicians say that Buddy Bolden was "the first musician to start the big noise in Jazz".
Bolden was famous for his big bold cornet sound, it has been said "his trumpet could be heard all over New Orleans, and even across the river in Algiers".
The song is based on the melody of the Bolden theme song Funky Butt named after the "Funky Butt Hall", one of the more popular dance halls in New Orleans, where Bolden often played.
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 Amazon.com: In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz: Books: Donald M. Marquis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bolden was a New Orleans trumpeter and bandleader active in the 1890s and first decade of the 1900s who some contemporary and later musicians credit as having started jazz.
Bolden became a figure of legend, with 4th hand stories about him being passed around, and his name has been used for fictional characters (most notably in writer Michael Ondaatje's well written but historically inaccurate novel "Coming Through Slaughter").
Unlike his fictional counterpart, the real Bolden wasn't a barber and never heard the music he was helping form called "jazz" during his active life, but he did play an original loud and driving style of cornet that made New Orleans take notice, until he was hauled away to an insane asylum in 1907.
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 Jazz | All About Jazz
Buddy was born in New Orleans in 1877 at the end of Reconstruction.
The song is titled "Buddy Bolden's Blues' or "The Funky Butt Blues' or "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Shout." Many of Bolden's songs had lyrics.
The only proof we have of Buddy's genius is the testimony of the musicians who played with him and listened to him.
www.allaboutjazz.com /articles/gold0600.htm   (804 words)

 In Search of Buddy Bolden, Donald M. Marquis
The beginnings of jazz and the story of Buddy Bolden (1877-1931) are inextricably intertwined.
For years the legend of Buddy Bolden was overshadowed by myths about his music, his reckless life-style, and his mental instability.
Donald M. Marquis has interviewed individuals who knew Bolden and has made use an extensive array of primary documents to present an absorbing portrait of the brief but brilliant career of the first man of jazz.
www.jazzscript.co.uk /books/boldenmarquis.htm   (297 words)

 Jazz Battles & Cutting Contests: Trumpet Classics from New Orleans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Buddie Petit never made recordings, but his reputation is well documented in accounts left by early Crescent City jazzmen.
The lineage of New Orleans trumpet kings began with Buddy Bolden, the first hot trumpeter to reach ‘pop star’ status, and earn the title, “King." Traditional legend has it that Bolden’s horn could be heard a mile or more away from the open-air dance hall at Lincoln Park where he played with his band.
No recordings of Bolden have ever surfaced, but those who heard him play paint a picture of Buddy Bolden as an outstanding musician, equally capable of playing waltzes and schottisches for polite society dances and driving audiences into a frenzy with his rough blues at the Funky Butt Dance Hall.
www.riverwalk.org /proglist/showpromo/trumpet_duels.htm   (520 words)

 Gary Giddins conversation on New Orleans on Jerry Jazz Musician
Buddy Bolden was a very famous man in his day, yet because Storyville was segregated, few whites beyond the police and club owners knew about him.
Bolden was the first guy to pin his name to a band, suggesting the individualism that would become the heart of jazz.
With Buddy Bolden, there are many first-hand reports from people who worked with him or heard him, and they are consistent enough that you can get a sense of what he played.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /mainHTML.cfm?page=giddins-neworleans.html   (10209 words)

 Hannibal by the Sea
The sounds and spirit of the Big Easy come alive in Buddy Bolden of New Orleans, a poetic biography in sixteen cantos of one of the most influential--and least known--musicians in the history of jazz, written by trumpeter and former jazz club owner Ray Bisso.
Cornetist Buddy Bolden (1877–1931) found his first horn in a New Orleans gutter--bent, broken, but reparable--and elevated that erstwhile marching band horn into the primary voice of the world's newest musical style--and America's first indigenous art form.
In fact, Bolden's sound was in such demand that he frequently overbooked himself, scheduling each night half a dozen gigs or more, some of which he actually showed up for.
www.danielpublishing.com /books/suppl/bisso.html   (280 words)

 Buddy Bolden3
Bolden was no dream, but a musician who found a new way to play dance music for the fl people of Uptown New Orleans.
The essential features of Bolden's musical style as related in eyewitness accounts are discussed, along with evidence about the improvisational styles of the band of musicians who played with him between 1897 and 1907.
The influence of his revolutionary impact on the history of dance and popular music leading to the development  of the New Orleans Style is considered and described.
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 PORTRAITS FROM JELLY ROLL'S NEW ORLEANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Two of the issues, which made him so controversial, were his claims, firstly, that he was born in 1879, and secondly, that he played second cornet in Buddy Bolden’s legendary jazz band during the last few years of the 19th century and in the early years of the 20th century.
Buddy’s father, Westmore Bolden, was the son of Gustave Bolden and Frances Smith.
On the strength of a rather peculiar statement on Gustave Bolden’s death certificate issued in the name of “Augustus Bolen” on 4th August 1866 that the deceased was “a native of the United State of Louisiana,” Don Marquis incorrectly assumed that Gustave Bolden was born in Louisiana.
www.doctorjazz.freeserve.co.uk /portnewor.html   (16372 words)

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