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 Jelly Roll, Bix, And Hoagy: Gennett Studios And The Birth Of Recorded Jazz By Rick Kennedy   $40.00 
Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1994, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Detailed history of Gennett Studios, the small, pioneering, independent recording studio in Richmond Indiana which produced some of...  read more...
 Jelly Roll, Jabbo & Fats: 19 Portraits In Jazz By Whitney Balliett   $24.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1983, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. The eleventh book by the preeminent jazz writer of his generation, a collection of his memorable jazz portraits, ranging from Jelly Roll Morton to...  read more...
 Jookin': The Rise Of Social Dance Formulations In African American Culture By Katrina Hazzard- Gordon   $25.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1993, First Edition, First Printing. The first historical examination of the development of social dance in African-American culture, focusing on ten dance arenas from the period of enslavement to the the...  read more...
 Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime To Bebop - A History By Frank Driggs &  Chuck Haddix   $32.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2005, First Printing with complete number line. Perhaps the best, full-length history of jazz in Kansas City, one of the great spawning grounds for the music, co-authored by jazz scholar and collector Driggs, also...  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...
 Living The Jazz Life By W. Royal Stokes   $25.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, First Trade Paperback Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed on the half title page, "For Margaret Luttrell, Keep Swingin' !, Royal Stokes, May 20 2003". Writer/broadcaster...  read more...
 Looking Up At Down: The Emergence Of Blues Culture By William Barlow   $35.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1989, First Edition. In blue cloth, bright gilt stamped titles to spine, spine ends gently pushed, else about fine, clean and unmarked. In an about near fine dust jacket, touch of wear to extremities, mild...  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...
 Lost Chords:White Musicians And Their Contributions To Jazz  [SIGNED]   $100.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed in year of publication, to the front free endpaper, with the authorís usual "RMS". Quarter grey cloth over cream boards, mild shelf wear, spine...  read more...
 Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers By Leslie Gourse   $48.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1984, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Comprehensive history of jazz singers, based on extensive interviews, Gourse argues logically that all jazz singing evolves from Louis Armstrong. Hard cover,...  read more...
 Louis' Children:American Jazz Singers By Leslie Gourse   $35.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1984, First Printing with complete number line. Comprehensive history of jazz singers, based on extensive interviews, Gourse argues that all jazz singing evolves from Louis Armstrong. Hard cover, light spotting to top of...  read more...
 Ma Rainey And The Classic Blues Singers By Derrick Stewart-Baxter   $28.00 
Stein & Day, New York, 1970, First Edition, trade paperback. A critical history and analysis of blues pioneers Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and the other "classic' women singers of the twenties who made the first blues recordings, part of the admirable...  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...
 Milestones Of Jazz By Linton Chiswick   $25.00 
CLB International, Surrey, England, 1997, First Edition. Handsome chronological photo-history of jazz with more than 270 b&w photographs, researched by celebrated music photographer, David Redfern, a nice introduction for those new to jazz. Fine in...  read more...
 Mojo Triangle: Birthplace Of Country, Blues, Jazz And Rock 'n' Roll By James L. Dickerson   $22.00 
Schrimer Trade Books, New York, 2005, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. History of the evolution of southern music in the Mojo 'triangle', the area that runs between New Orleans and Nashville, over to Memphis and back down...  read more...
 Music In New Orleans: The Formative Years 1791-1841 By Henry A. Kmen   $38.00 
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1966, First Edition. Lively social history of the development of an extraordinarily fertile musical environment; includes accounts of the development of brass bands, antebellum funeral parades, street...  read more...
 Music: Black White & Blue By Ortiz M. Walton   $58.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1972, First Edition, First printing with no further printings indicated. Subtitled, A Sociological Survey Of the Use And Misuse Of Afro-American Music, classically trained bassist Ortez, "takes into account the social and...  read more...
 Nothing But The Blues Edited By Mike Leadbitter   $50.00 
Hanover Books, London, 1971, First Edition, First Printing. A valuable collection of articles originally published in the estimable UK magazine, Blues Unlimited; with contributions from more than forty writers, representing ten years of research;...  read more...
 Preservation Hall: Music From The Heart By William Carter   $48.00 
Norton, New York, 1991, Stated First Edition. Lavishly illustrated with the author's photographs, this is a warm and authoritative history of the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans, includes biographical sketches of the pioneers of...  read more...
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