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    Book Name+   Price 
 Quintet Of The Year By Geoffrey Haydon   $38.00 
Aurum Press, London, 2002, First UK Edition. An interesting account of the famous Massey Hall concert of May 1953, often referred to as the greatest jazz concert ever, at which the luminaries of Be Bop, Parker, Gillespie, Powell, Mingus and Roach,...  read more...
 Rags And Ragtime: A Musical History By David A. Jasen & Trebor Jay Tichenor   $48.00 
Seabury Press, New York, 1978, First Edition, First printing, review copy with publisher's letter, card and early reviews laid in. Comprehensive history, illustrated by b&w archival photos, includes a discussion of 800 important rag compositions...  read more...
 Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music Edited By John Edward Hasse  [SIGNED]   $120.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1985, First Printing with complete number line. Review Copy with publisher's slip laid in, SIGNED and inscribed on the ffep by John Edward Hasse to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman. Excellent reference for Ragtime...  read more...
 Recording The Blues By Robert Dixon & John Godrich   $30.00 
Stein & Day, New York, 1970, First Hardcover Edition; a social historical account of the "race record" companies of the 1920's and 30's, which produced blues and gospel recordings exclusively for black audiences;one in an estimable series of...  read more...
 Remembering Song: Encounters With The New Orleans Jazz Tradition By Frederick Turner   $25.00 
Viking, New York, 1982, First Printing. Part cultural history, part personal memoir, a brief but illuminating and well written account of the origins of jazz in New Orleans. Quarter tan cloth over brown boards, hint of shelf wear to bottom edge,...  read more...
 Repeal Of The Blues; How Black Entertainers Influenced Civil Rights By Alan Pomerance   $27.00 
Citadel Press, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1988, First Edition, First Printing. A cultural history from 1932 to the 1980's traces the expanding role and influence of the great black entertainers in the performing arts and their contributions to radical...  read more...
 Rhythm & Blues In New Orleans by John Broven   $40.00 
Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 1978, First U.S. Edition, [previously published by Blues Unlimited in the UK as Walking to New Orleans]. A comprehensive account of the rise of R&B in New Orleans, which in the 1950s was the center of the rhythm and blues...  read more...
 Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions In The Blues By Paul Oliver   $38.00 
Studio Vista, London, 1970, First Hardcover Edition, First Printing; one in a series of scholarly blues studies, edited by the author Paul Oliver, a highly esteemed blues historian and researcher. This short monograph re-examines the question of...  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...
 Shining Trumpets By Rudi Blesch   $30.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1976, First Trade Paperback Edition, republication of the second enlarged hard cover edition published in 1958, revised edition of the first comprehensive study of the evolution of jazz, a seminal book in jazz studies,...  read more...
 Showtime At The Apollo By Ted Fox   $30.00 
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1983, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. The first comprehensive history of the legendary Harlem theatre with more than 150 b&w photographs. Hard cover, fine, tight, square, unmarked in a...  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...
 Songsters & Saints: Vocal Traditions On Race Records By Paul Oliver   $85.00 
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984, First Edition, First Printing. The eminent blues scholar's examination of the neglected traditions on Race records, including Southern rural dance songs, the comic songs and ballads of the medicine shows...  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...
 Such Melodious Racket By Mark Miller   $30.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 1997, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, trade paper back. Miller, one of Canada's best writers on jazz, here chronicles the early development of jazz in Canada. In pictorial wraps, very good+, lightly...  read more...
 Such Melodious Racket By Mark Miller   $32.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 1997, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line, review copy with publisher's letter laid in, trade paper back. Miller, perhaps Canada's best writer on jazz, chronicles the early development of jazz in Canada....  read more...
 Such Melodious Racket: The History Of Jazz In Canada  1914-1949 By Mark Miller   $42.00 
Mercury Press, Toronto, 1997, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the half tiltle page. Miller, perhaps Canada's best writer on jazz, chronicles the early development of jazz in Canada. In pictorial wraps,...  read more...
 Swing Changes: Big Band Jazz In New Deal America By David W. Stowe   $36.00 
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1994, First Edition, First Printing. An interesting, well written social and cultural history of New Deal America in relation to the development of jazz in the Swing Era. Quarter teal cloth with purple paper...  read more...
 Swing City: Newark Nightlife, 1925-50 By Barbara J. Kukla  [SIGNED]   $50.00 
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1991, First Edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author at the ffep. Previously undocumented, a comprehensive and valuable history of the jazz and entertainment mecca that was Newark, New Jersey from the 20's...  read more...
 Talking Jazz By Max Jones   $22.00 
Norton, New York, 1988, Stated First American Edition. British writer and editor Jones interviewed jazz musicians over a forty year period and this collection which includes more than sixty of the most significant interviews, makes for a colourful...  read more...
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