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The Musical Life of Papa Jo Jones

Paul Devlin

in Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673001
eISBN:
9781452947419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673001.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The introduction gives a brief overview of the life and times of innovative jazz drummer Papa Jo Jones. Born Jonathan David Samuel Jones in the 17th of October 1911, Jones suffered a devastating loss ... More


Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones

Papa Jo Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673001
eISBN:
9781452947419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673001.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book presents Papa Jo Jones’s (Jonathan David Samuel Jones) inimitable life and opinions, as originally told to the prominent jazz historian and novelist Albert Murray and now transcribed, ... More


I Have Had a Varied Life

Papa Jo Jones

in Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673001
eISBN:
9781452947419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673001.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter opens with renowned jazz musician Papa Jo Jones’s assertion of his legacy as immortalized by jazz historian Albert Murray. In the grand American tradition of the exaggerated vernacular, ... More


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