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Oral history interview with Charles Davis.

Title
Oral history interview with Charles Davis.
Author
Davis, Charles, 1933-2016
Publication
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.

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Additional Authors
  • Davis, Charles, 1933-2016
  • Ridley, Larry
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Summary
The oral history with Charles Davis begins with his birth in Goodman, Mississippi. At the age of three, his family relocated to Chicago. He recounts his early musical influences in Chicago and summers back in Mississippi. His first musical influence was Charlie Parker. His formal musical education began at DuSable High School on the South Side of Chicago. Began his professional career in clubs on the South Side. Recounts his association with Billie Holiday while playing with Ben Webster. In 1957 began playing and traveling with Dinah Washington. Met comedian Red Foxx during this time. Discusses the relationship between the Blue and Jazz. After playing in New York he relocated permanently to New York City in 1959. In New York he played with Kenny Dorham, with whom he associated musically for many years.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Interviews.
  • Oral histories.
Note
  • Prior to the beginning of the interview, Charles Davis performs a saxophone and double bass duet with Larry Ridley.
  • The Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project was funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
Credits (note)
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Terms of Use (note)
  • Permission required to cite, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography (note)
  • Charles Davis (born May 20, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Davis plays alto, tenor and baritone saxophone.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1088
OCLC
1129460910
Author
Davis, Charles, 1933-2016, interviewee.
Title
Oral history interview with Charles Davis.
Publisher
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD
Credits
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Event
June 15, 1996, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Terms Of Use
Permission required to cite, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography
Charles Davis (born May 20, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Davis plays alto, tenor and baritone saxophone.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
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Added Author
Davis, Charles, 1933-2016, performer.
Ridley, Larry, interviewer.
Ridley, Larry, performer.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1088
Sc Visual VRC-298 MII videotape
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