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 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...
 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...
 Talking Jazz: An Illustrated History By Ben Sidran   $20.00 
Pomegranate Art Books, Petaluma, CA, 1992, Stated First Edition. Fifty "directed conversations" with some of the great musicians in jazz, conducted by Ben Sidran between 1985-90, chronicle the oral jazz history of an era. Hard cover, previous...  read more...
 The Art Of Ragtime: Form And Meaning Of An Original Black American Art By William J. Schafer & Johannes Riedel   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, New York, 1977, Stated First Paperback Edition, republication of the hard cover first edition of 1973. The first comprehensive history of Ragtime, chronicles the music's development in the 1890's through its peak in 1915, with...  read more...
 The Best Of Jazz: Basin Street To Harlem By Humphrey Lyttelton   $38.00 
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, 1979, First American Edition, First Printing with complete number line. A review of the greatest jazz performers and recordings of the 1920's by the fine British traditional trumpeter and jazz writer. In...  read more...
 The Big Bands: 4th Edition By George T. Simon   $20.00 
Schrimer, New York, 1981, republication of the 4th Edition, Third Printing. A classic history of big band jazz, foreward by Frank Sinatra. Hard cover, fine, tight, clean, unmarked in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, minimal shelf wear, small...  read more...
 The Birth and Death Of the Cool By Ted Gioia  [SIGNED]   $70.00 
Speck Press, Golden Colorado, 2009, stated Advance Uncorrected Proof, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED by the author at the title page. An interesting cultural history of the concept of "cool' in which the author argues that as a...  read more...
 The Bluesman: The Musical Heritage Of Black Men And Women In The Americas  By Julio Finn   $30.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1986, First Edition. A carefully researched study "of the roots, spiritual, social, and anthropological of the Afro-American musical form known as the blues". Julio Finn [Augustus Arnold) is the brother of blues singer and ...  read more...
 The Book Of Jazz By Leonard Feather   $8.00 
Arthur Barker, London, UK Jazz Book Club Edition, produced in 1961 for sale to its members only. First published in 1957, a very good introduction to jazz, its history, the instruments and the great practioners, with a chapter on the art of...  read more...
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