The Legend of Buddy Bolden

Bethell, Tom
January 1979
National Review;1/19/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p103
The article discusses the life of the jazz musician Charles "Buddy" Bolden. It also discusses Bolden's commitment to an insane asylum in Louisiana and his various works of being a plasterer and general handyman, cornet player, a barber, and a jazz musician. Bolden is considered as the originator of jazz and the leader of the first jazz band.


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