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 Eugene Bullard: Black Expatriate In Jazz-Age Paris By Craig Lloyd   $23.00 
University Of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2006, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, first thus reprint of the 2000 hard cover edition with new author's preface. Biography of the first African American...  read more...
 Extensions Of The Blues By Mary Ellison   $25.00 
John Calder/Riverrun Press, London & New York, 1989, First Edition. A cultural history which examines the influence of the blues, not only on other musical forms, but on poetry, literature and the arts. Foot of spine is slightly pushed, else about...  read more...
 From The Bayou: The Story of Goldband Records  by Mike Leadbitter and Eddie Shuler   $325.00 
Blues Unlimited Publication, P. E. Press, Aylesbury, UK, 1969, First Edition. In wraps, one in a series of booklets published by the UK blues magazine, Blues Unlimited. From The Bayou traces the history of Lake Charles Louisiana's Goldband Records,...  read more...
 Giants Of Jazz By Studs Terkel   $38.00 
Thomas Crowell, New York, 1957, True First Edition, later printing. Terkel's first book, b&w illustrations by Robert Galster, a chronological history with discography, written in a casual, anecdotal style, covering the great figures of jazz from...  read more...
 Giants Of Jazz By Studs Terkel [SIGNED]   $325.00 
Thomas Crowell, New York, 1957, Stated First Printing. Boldly inscribed and SIGNED by the author at the title page. Early in his career the great Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and oral historian worked as a disc jockey and jazz and folk record...  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...
 Healing Songs By Ted Gioia   $55.00 
Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2006, Stated Uncorrected Page Proof, First Edition, First Printing. A companion volume to an earlier book, Work Songs, in which Gioia a highly regarded jazz critic, "offers the first detailed...  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...
 History of The Blues Edited By Delmark Goldfarb   $25.00 
Artstigo Press, Portland, Oregon, 1992, First Edition. A collection of important blues essays reprinted from the works of prominent blues writers, including, Sam Charters, Peter Guralnick, Robert Palmer and Arnold Shaw. Fine in staple bound wraps....  read more...
 Hot Jazz From Harlem To Storyville By David Griffiths   $48.00 
The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland & London, 1998, First Edition. Griffins was a long-time contributor to Storyville, a UK jazz journal dedicated to researching the early decades of jazz history. This book gathers his Storyville essays and...  read more...
 I'm A Road Runner Baby By Willie Leiser   $48.00 
Blues Unlimited, Thomas Harrison Printers, Oxford, England, 1969, First Edition. Published in wraps, one in a series of journals, published by the UK blues magazine, Blues Unlimited. I'm A Road Runner Baby is a firsthand account of blues enthusiast...  read more...
 Improvising: Sixteen Musicians And Their Art By Whitney Balliett   $52.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1977, First Edition, First Printing, review copy with publisher's card laid in. An investigation of jazz improvisation, with sixteen jazz greats musing on the mystery in their own words, by one of the most...  read more...
 Intimate Nights: The Golden Age Of New York Cabaret By James Gavin   $38.00 
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1991, First edition, First Printing, with complete number line. A comprehensive history of the New York cabaret scene, which in its 50's heyday contributed greatly to American popular music. By the author of Deep In A...  read more...
 Jazz Gentry: Aristocrats Of The Music World By Warren Vache, Sr.   $58.00 
Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, 1999, First Edition, First Printing. Based primarily on twenty years of interviews, jazz historian and musician Vache, has compiled an admirable and valuable oral history of some of the finest but lesser known...  read more...
 Jazz In Black And White: Race, Culture, & Identity In The Jazz Community By Charley Gerard   $44.00 
Praeger, Connecticut, London, 2001, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback edition. A thoughtful and provocative study of the difficult issues of race in the jazz world. About fine in pictorial wraps, head of spine very slightly...  read more...
 Jazz In Black And White: Race, Culture, & Identity In The Jazz Community By Charley Gerard   $44.00 
Praeger, Connecticut, London, 1998, First Edition, Third Printing. A thoughtful and provocative study of the difficult issues of race in the jazz world. Hard cover, bottom fore corners of boards gently bumped, spine ends slightly compressed,...  read more...
 Jazz In Canada: Fourteen Lives by  Mark Miller   $32.00 
University Of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, First edition, First printing. Fourteen portraits of influential Canadian jazz musicians provides an interesting historical perspective on the first fifty years of jazz in Canada. Hard cover, strip of...  read more...
 Jazz Masters In Transition 1957-69 By Martin Williams   $65.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1970, Stated First Printing. Sixth volume in the Macmillan Masters Of Jazz Series by one of jazz's most distinguished critics. Hard cover, about fine, previous owner's small stamp to ffep, spine ends gently compressed, page...  read more...
 Jazz Masters In Transition, 1957-69 By Martin Williams   $68.00 
Macmillan, New York, 1970, Stated First Printing, fifth volume in the acclaimed Macmillan Jazz Masters Series. In black cloth boards, with small book plate of boogie woogie pianist Ben Conroy to front pastedown, page edges are toned, slight...  read more...
 Jazz Masters In Transition: 1957-1969 By Martin Williams   $35.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1982, republication of the 1970 first edition, trade paperback. The sixth volume in the Macmillan Masters Of Jazz Series by one of jazz's most distinguished and perceptive critics. Two small price labels to interior of rear...  read more...
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