Traveling Blues, The Life and Music of Tommy Ladnier
by Bo Lindström and Dan Vernhettes
Foreword by Frank Driggs
Published by Jazz'Edit in a limited edition of 500 copies
216 pages, English text, 302 illustrations, of which many have never been published before
Format: 26 cm x 28,5 cm, offset quadri

As an option a CD containing an archive of the 191 recordings (in mp3 format) in which Tommy Ladnier took part.

“...This remarkable book is loaded with details on the lives of Tommy Ladnier and most of the people he played with. There are hundreds of illustrations, photos of people I’ve never even seen before and I’ve seen most of the photos of jazz musicians over the past fifty years. The depth of research is I believe unparalleled. God bless the two fanatics who have devoted so much of their time and energy to bring this work of love to fruition.” Frank Driggs, June 2009”

Aknowledgements 3
Foreword by Frank Driggs 5
Chapter 1 Louisiana colonization 9
Chapter 2 St. Tammany and Mandeville 17
Chapter 3 The Ladnier Family 23
Chapter 4 Childhood and early musical life 31
Chapter 5 Early Chicago Days 1917-1921 39
Chapter 6 Professional jobs and life in Chicago 45
Chapter 7 Paramount’s King of Blues 61
Chapter 8 The First European Tour 83
Chapter 9 The Fletcher Henderson Days 111
Chapter 10 Job Hopping in Europe 131
Chapter 11 With Noble Sissle 153
Chapter 12 Bechet and the Southern Tailor Shop 163
Chapter 13 Last Days with Panassié and Mezzrow 173
Chapter 14 Tommy Ladnier remembered 199
Discography 204
Index 211
Music Index 215