Autobiography & Biography
    Book Name+   Price 
 Ella The Life And Times Of Ella Fitzgerald By Sid Colin   $35.00 
Elm Tree Books, London, 1986, First Edition. Concise biography by British broadcaster and writer, Colin. Hard cover is fine with light toning to page edges, in a fine unclipped, slightly rubbed dust jacket. Quite uncommon. J124
 Ellington: The Early Years By Mark Tucker   $38.00 
University Of Illinois Press, Urbana & Chicago, 1991, First Printing with complete number line. Advance review copy with publisher's slip tipped in at ffep. An admirable and exhaustively researched biography which sheds new light on Ellington's...  read more...
 Eric Dolphy A Musical Biography &  Discography By Vladimir Simosko & Barry Tepperman   $30.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1989, Second Printing, trade paperback. A concise, valuable study of Dophy's life, music and contributions to jazz with comprehensive discography. In pictorial wraps, very good + with light foxing to text block edges and...  read more...
 Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography & Discography By  Vladimir Simosko & Barry Tepperman   $15.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1996, First Thus, revised republication of the 1974 first edition, trade paperback. A concise, valuable study of Dophy's life, music and contributions to jazz, with an updated discography by Barry Tepper. In pictorial wraps,...  read more...
 Eubie Blake By Al Rose   $18.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Rose's warm and informed biography relies on countless hours of taped interviews with Eubie who was still flourishing and performing at ninety six when the book was...  read more...
 Eubie Blake By Al Rose   $12.50 
Schirmer, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing. Rose's warm and informed biography relies on countless hours of taped interviews with Eubie who was still flourishing and performing at ninety six when the book was published! Blake was a...  read more...
 Eubie Blake By Al Rose [SIGNED]   $325.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. SIGNED, inscribed and dated in year of publication on the half title page by Al Rose and Eubie Blake with association inscription and signature of Harry Connick,...  read more...
 Eubie Blake By Al Rose [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Schirmer, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. SIGNED in black ink to the half title page, by Eubie Blake, and characteristically inscribed “ To Rude [sic], Luuuv, Eubie Blake”, from the estate of jazz collector...  read more...
 Every Day I Sing The Blues: The Story Of B.B. King By David Shirley   $14.00 
Franklin Watts, New York, 1996, First Printing with complete number line. Concise biography of the great bluesman, one in a series of jazz and blues biographies issued by Watts. In maroon boards. tiny bump to top corner of top board, esle fine,...  read more...
 Every Day: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse   $30.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing with no other printings indicated. Billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer, Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, fine, tight, clean, in...  read more...
 Everyday: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse   $24.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing, billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, front top fore corner is bumped and creased, otherwise...  read more...
 Everyday: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing, flat SIGNED by Joe Williams on the title page. Billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, fine,...  read more...
 Faith In Time: The Life OF Jimmy Scott By David Ritz   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, Cambridge, 2002, First Printing with complete number line. The first biography of the great jazz and r&b singer, Jimmy Scott's tumultuous, anguished and ultimately redemptive life and career. Veteran music writer David Ritz makes...  read more...
 Father Of The Blues By W.C. Handy Edited By Arna Bontemps  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Macmillan, New York, 1941, Stated First Printing. Warmly inscribed, SIGNED and dated in just the second month of publication, at the ffep, "To Homer and Marian, with appreciation and admiration, W.C. Handy, 7-2-1941" (the author has corrected a word...  read more...
 Fats Waller By Maurice Waller & Anthony Calabrese  [SIGNED]   $225.00 
Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by co-author, Fats Waller's son, Maurice Waller, at the half title page, "Love to one of my father's best fans, Maurice". From the collection of jazz book seller and collector,...  read more...
 Fats Waller: His Life And Times By Joel Vance   $25.00 
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1977, First Edition, First printing. Concise account of Waller's life and career, drawing on first hand accounts of his contemporaries. Hard cover, top and fore edge of text block lightly foxed, spine ends slightly...  read more...
 Fats Waller:His Life And Times By Alyn Shipton   $28.00 
Omnibus Press, London, Sydney, 1988, First Edition, trade paper back. The author has written several other significant jazz biographies which make good use of oral history and in this book he uses interviews with some of Waller's closest musical...  read more...
 Feel Like Going Home: Portraits In Blues & Rock 'n' Roll By Peter Guralnick [SIGNED]  [ON HOLD]   $165.00 
Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, New York, 1971, First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author at the half title page. An early collection of interrelated portraits of blues and pioneer rock musicians by the distinguished music historian and...  read more...
 Finding Buddy Bolden The First Man Of Jazz By Donald M. Marquis   $40.00 
Pinchpenny Press, Goshen, Indiana, 1980, Stated Second Printing. A journal for the years 1970-1 which Marquis kept while researching, In Search Of Buddy Bolden, his biography of the legendary New Orleans cornetist. In original pictorial wraps,...  read more...
 First Lady Of Song By Geoffrey Mark Fidelman [SIGNED]   $35.00 
Birch Lane Press, New York, 1994, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the half title page. This biography of the great jazz singer provides a year by year account of her career beginning with her debut at...  read more...
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