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The Parisian Jazz ChroniclesAn Improvisational Memoir$
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Mike Zwerin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108064

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001

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Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

Gone Fishing

(p.155) 15 Melvin Van Peebles
The Parisian Jazz Chronicles

Mike Zwerin

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the author's meeting with American composer and author Melvin Van Peebles. It explains that the author met Van Peebles during rehearsals for the musical review Melvin Van Peebles et Ses Potes and discusses the similarities between the two. The chapter also mentions that Van Peebles rose to the level of what was called an iconic presence after he produced, directed, starred in, and wrote the music for Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Keywords:   Melvin Van Peebles, American composer, Melvin Van Peebles, iconic presence, Sweet Sweetback, Baadasssss Song

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