Autobiography & Biography
    Book Name+   Price 
 Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe   $42.00 
Da Capo, New York, First Republication, in paperback of the First U.S. Edition of 1965. In bright illustrated wraps, lightly creased at the corners, else near fine+, tight, unmarked. The classic account of the great country blues singer's life...  read more...
 Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe   $165.00 
Cassell, London, 1955, First Edition for US distribution. First published in English by Cassell in 1955, this copy is one of 750 issued for the American market in 1956 with a Grove Press dust jacket; with “in England” stamped to the copyright page,...  read more...
 Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe   $140.00 
Cassell, London, 1955, UK First Edition, First Printing. An anecdotal account of the great Delta bluesman's life as told to Yannick Bruynoghe, in which Broonzy recounts his early move to Chicago, his prolific recording career of the 1930's and...  read more...
 Billie Holiday By Chris Ingham   $12.00 
Unanimous Ltd., London, 2000, First Edition, First Printing. Good, concise biography by British pianist and jazz writer, Ingham. Near fine in bright pictorial French wraps , very slight edge creasing to first two pages, rear panel is lightly soiled...  read more...
 Billie's Blues: The Billie Holiday Story 1933-1959 By John Chilton   $30.00 
Stein & Day, New York, 1975, First US Edition, First Printing. Chilton is an esteemed jazz biographer, historian and traditional jazz trumpeter, author of a number of acclaimed jazz biographies, including those of Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins and...  read more...
 Billie's Blues: The True Story Of The Immortal Billie Holiday By John Chilton  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Quartet Books, London, 1975, UK First Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author at the title page, "To Jean Gleason, with all good wishes, Yours sincerely, John Chilton". Inscribed to the wife of and from the library of Ralph J. Gleason,...  read more...
 Bing Crosby: A Pocketful Of Dreams, The Early Years 1903-1940 By Gary Giddins   $12.00 
Little, Brown, New York, 2001, First Printing with complete number line. Perhaps at first glance an unlikely subject for one of the finest jazz writers of his generation, but Giddins has always had a broad and compelling reach as a cultural critic...  read more...
 Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell   $92.00 
Charterhouse, New York, 1973, First Edition, First Printing. Perhaps still the best introduction to Bird's life and music. Russell writes with a novelist's flair and is very much a part of the narrative, having known Parker well and recorded Bird's...  read more...
 Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker By Robert Reisner  [SOLD]   
Citadel Press, New York, 1962, First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed, SIGNED and dated in year of publication by the author. A classic biography and the first to appear on the great altoist. Bird as seen through the eyes of his fellow musicians,...  read more...
 Bird: The Legend Of Charlie Parker Edited By Robert Reisner   $15.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1982, later printing, trade paper back. A classic biography, Bird as seen through the eyes of his fellow musicians, family and friends, with a moving remembrance by Reisner and discography by Erik Wiedmann. Light edge wear,...  read more...
 Bix: Man & Legend By Richard M. Sudhalter & Philip R. Evans   $32.00 
Arlington House, New Rochelle, New York, 1974, First Printing. The first comprehensive study of the legendary cornetist, a collaboration between jazz cornetist, biographer and historian, Sudhalter, and Bix scholar, Evans, who contributes an...  read more...
 Bix: The Leon Bix Beiderbecke Story By Philip And Linda Evans  [SIGNED]   $455.00 
Prelike Press, Bakersfield, Ca, First Edition,1998. Inscribed, SIGNED and dated in year of publication by both authors at the title page. Exhaustively researched, the most comprehensive history of the iconic and elusive jazzman to date, by a...  read more...
 Black & Blue:The Life & Lyrics Of Andy Razaf By Barry Singer With A Foreward By Bobby  Short  [SIGNED]   $92.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed at the ffep by the author and by the author of the foreward, the wonderful cabaret singer and pianist, Bobby Short, whose constant championing of African...  read more...
 Black And Blue: The Life And Lyrics Of Andy Razaf By Barry Singer   $26.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1992, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A perceptive account of the rise of a distinctive African-American theatre as viewed through the life and work of Andy Razaf, one of the greatest lyricists in the...  read more...
 Black And White Baby By Bobby Short, SIGNED   $90.00 
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1971, First Edition, First Printing. Boldly inscribed and SIGNED by Bobby Short on the half title page. Warm memoir of the noted American cabaret singer who turned a two week booking into a long term engagment at New York's...  read more...
 Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography Of B.B. King By B.B. King With David Ritz [SIGNED BY B.B. King]  [SOLD]   
Avon Books, New York, 1996, Stated First Edition with complete number line, boldly SIGNED on the half tile page by the great bluesman and inscribed “To Walter”, from the extensive blues collection of the late Walter Glenn, who obtained the autograph...  read more...
 Boogie, Pete & The Senator: Canadian Musicians In Jazz, The Eighties By Mark Miller   $20.00 
Nightwood Editions, Blewointmentpress, Toronto, 1987, First Edition, First Printing, trade paperback. A celebration of the Canadian jazz scene in the 80's, forty portraits of Canada's best musicians by Canada's finest jazz writer, with b&w...  read more...
 Bouncing With Bud By Carl Smith   $45.00 
Biddle Publishing Company, Brunswick, ME, 1997, First Edition, trade paperback. A must for Bud fans, the author covers all the recordings in chronological order and also provides an overview of the great pianist's career and life, with much good to...  read more...
 Boy Meets Horn By Rex Stewart Edited By Claire P. Gordon  [SIGNED]   $65.00 
The University Of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1991, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, dated and inscribed by editor and co-author Claire Gordon at the ffep. Autobiography of the great Ellington trumpeter, a witty and accomplished...  read more...
 Bricktop By Bricktop With James Haskins   $24.00 
Atheneum, New York, 1983, Stated First Edition. A colourful, exuberant memoir of the legendary Bricktop (aka Ada Smith), singer, talent scout, intimate of the rich and infamous, proprietor of the most famous club in Paris during the 20's and 30's;...  read more...
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