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 A Handbook Of Jazz By Barry Ulanov  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Viking Press, New York, 1957, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's slip laid in, dated, October 28 1957. SIGNED, in black ink at the half title page by trumpeter Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest musicians in jazz history....  read more...
 As Serious As Your Life: The Story Of The New Jazz  By Valerie Wilmer  [SOLD]   
Lawrence Hill, Westport, Connecticut, August 1981, Stated First U.S. Edition, Second Printing, trade paperback. Biographical portraits of the great musicians of the 60's and 70's with an interesting section on the role of women in jazz and the...  read more...
 Authentic Blues - Its History & Themes By Robert Springer [SOLD]   
Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY/ Lampeter, Wales, 1995, First Edition, First Printing, in hardcover, no dust jacket as issued. First English language edition, originally published in French as, Le Blues Authentique (1985), based on Springer's...  read more...
 Big Road Blues: Tradition & Creativity In The Folk Blues By David Evans  [SIGNED By Author] [SOLD]   
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1982, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED and inscribed on the title page, "For Walter Glenn, with best wishes, from David Evans, Memphis 7/6/91, thanks for your interest in my work"; from the...  read more...
 Central Avenue Sounds : Jazz In Los Angeles By Clora Bryant Et Al [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
University Of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1998, First Printing with complete number line; presentation copy, SIGNED in year of publication at the ffep by editor Clora Bryant, with a lengthy and warm inscription to jazz autograph...  read more...
 Deep Blues By Robert Palmer  [ON HOLD]   
Viking Press, New York, 1981, First Edition. A classic study of the evolution of the Delta Blues, belongs in every library of blues books. Quarter white cloth over blue boards, touch of shelf wear, spine ends slightly compressed. else about fine,...  read more...
 Encylopedia Of The Blues By Gerard Herzhaft, Translated By Brigitte Debord [SOLD]   
The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1992, First US Edition, Third Printing, trade paperback. Comprehensive, alphabetical study of blues styles and artists, includes a bibliography, b&w photographs and a discography with a representative...  read more...
 Giants Of Jazz By Studs Terkel [SOLD]   
Thomas Crowell, New York, 1957, Stated First Printing. The great Chicago journalist, oral historian, and Pulitzer Prize winning author's first published book, a chronological jazz history, written in a casual anecedotal style, with charming b&w...  read more...
 Hear Me Talkin' To Ya By Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff [SOLD]   
Rinehart, New York, 1955, First Edition, First Printing with the Rinehart R on the copyright page. A classic oral history of jazz, quite scarce in the first printing. Very good in black cloth boards, spine is rubbed with some loss to the titles,...  read more...
 Jazz: A History Of The New York Scene By Samuel Charters & Leonard Kunstadt  [ON HOLD]   
Doubleday, New York, 1962, Stated First Edition. Renowned blues and jazz historian, Sam Charters, made extensive use of original source material compiled by jazz researcher Leonard Kunstadt in this classic jazz history of New York from the turn of...  read more...
 Jazz: A People's Music By Sidney Finkelstein  [SOLD]   
Citadel Press, New York, 1948, First Printing. SIGNED and inscribed at the title page by the iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday. We have it from the previous owner that the book was acquired from the estate of the great tenor saxophonist, Stan Getz....  read more...
 Jazzmen Edited By Frederic Ramsey, Jr. & Charles Edward Smith, SIGNED By Louis Armstrong  [SOLD]   
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1939, Stated First Edition. Boldly SIGNED and inscribed on the half title page in his characteristic green ink by Louis Armstrong, with a previous owner gift inscription in year of publication to the inscribee on the ffep....  read more...
 Land Of The Blues 1959, [Voyage Au Pays Du Blues] By Jacques Demetre & Marcel Chauvard  [SOLD]   
Clarb Soul Bag, Levallois Perret, France, 1994, First Edition, First Printing in book form. The material in Land Of The Blues appeared 35 years before publication of this book in a series of highly influential essays commissioned by the French...  read more...
 Living Country Blues By Harry Oster [SOLD]   
Minerva Press, New York, 1975, presumed First Paperback Edition. Well researched work on contemporary country blues, includes the lyrics to over 200 blues songs. Pictorial wraps, lightly rubbed and creased, light edge wear, else very good+, tight,...  read more...
 Lost Chords: White Musicians And Their Contribution To Jazz By Richard M. Sudhalter [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by the author at the ffep. A massive history of the contributions made to jazz by white musicians between 1915-45, winner of the 2000...  read more...
 Memphis Blues By Bengt Olsson [SOLD]   
Studio Vista, London, 1970, First Hardcover Edition; a study of the early blues musicians and jug bands of Memphis, based on field work conducted by the author in 1969; one in an estimable series of scholarly blues studies, edited by Paul Oliver. In...  read more...
 Selections From The Gutter: Portraits From The Jazz Record Edited By Art Hodes & Chadwick Hansen  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
University Of California Press, Berkely & Los Angeles, 1977, First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed on the ffep, "To my friend Rudy [sic] Dorn,all my best, to you & yours, Art Hodes", from the estate of jazz discographer and collector Rudi Dorn. In...  read more...
 Singing In My Soul: Black Gospel Music In A Secular Age By Jerma A. Jackson  [SOLD]   
The University Of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London, 2004, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, trade paperback. A history of the rise of black gospel music from its obscure beginnings in the 19th Century to its...  read more...
 Stomping The Blues By Albert Murray  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
McGraw Hill, New York, 1976, First Edition, SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the title page. An impassioned, flamboyant, and unique jazz 'history', essential to every jazz and blues library, by the eminent African American novelist, biographer,...  read more...
 The Real Jazz By Hugues Panassie  [SOLD]   
Smith & Durrell, New York, 1943, Stated Second Printing, August, 1943. SIGNED in black ink at the half title page by the iconic jazz singer, Billie Holiday. We have it from the previous owner that the book was acquired from the estate of the great...  read more...
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