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    Book Name   Price+ 
 Black Song: The Forge And The Flame By John Lovell, Jr.  [SOLD]   
Paragon, New York, 1972, First Paperback Edition. A magisterial historical study of the African American spiritual which includes a discussion of the spiritual's influence on various forms of contemporary music. Important reference. Pictorial...  read more...
 Blues Who's Who: A Biographical Dictionary Of Blues Singers By Sheldon Harris  [ON HOLD]   
Arlington House, New Rochelle, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated. At 775 pp, a monumental, comprehensive, biodictionary of blues singers, illustrated throughout with archival b&w photos. Hard cover,...  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...
 Leadbelly: A Collection of World-Famous Songs by Huddie Ledbetter, Edited By John and Alan Lomax  [SOLD]   
Folkways Music Publishers, Inc., NY, First Printing, 1959. Very good+ in printed grey wraps, tightly staple bound, age toning to pages, light soil and tanning to spine and wrap edges. Musical and lyric transcriptions of all Leadbelly's songs, edited...  read more...
 Robert Johnson: King Of the Delta Blues  [SOLD]   
London, Immediate Music Limited, 1969, First Edition in original pictorial wraps; a complete musical and lyric transcription of the great bluesman's 29 recordings, with guitar chords, short biographical essay and alternative lyrics to several songs....  read more...
 The Blues Line: A Collection Of Blues Lyrics Compiled By Eric Sackheim  [SOLD]   
Mushinsa Grossman, New York, 1969, First Edition. Handsome publication with charming illustrations by Jonathan Shahn, a collection of 270 blues lyrics by some of the great figures in the music. Quarter brown cloth over buckram, light creasing of...  read more...
 The Folk Songs Of North America By Alan Lomax  [SOLD]   
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1960, First US Edition. A monumental history of folk songs in America which includes more than 300 songs, divided into four geographic sections, each with lyrics and either piano accompaniment or guitar chords;...  read more...
 Thinking In Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation By Paul F. Berliner  [SOLD]   
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1994, First printing with complete number line. At nearly 900 pages, a monumental musical analysis and comprehensive study of the aesthetic, traditions and language of improvisation, the "spontaneous...  read more...
 Teach Yourself Jazz By Rodney Dale   $8.00 
NTC/Contemporary Publishing, Illinois, 1998, First Trade Paperback, Second Printing. Teach Yourself Book series, a brief, concise introduction to jazz history, the prominent players and its instruments and musical structure, by a veteran jazz...  read more...
 The Book Of Jazz By Leonard Feather   $8.50 
Meridian, New York, 1959, Stated First Printing of this early reissue of the 1957 First Edition, trade paperback. Still one of the best concise introductions to jazz. Very good, previous owner's inscription to ffep, wraps lightly toned, spine is...  read more...
 Jazz Guide: New York City By Steve Dollar   $10.00 
The Little Bookroom, New York, 2003, Stated First Printing, soft cover. A delightful guide to over sixty New York jazz venues, as well as NYC festivals, music stores, jazz landmarks and lore with b&w photographs by Nicholas Prior. In original...  read more...
 Jazz Profiles  The Spirit Of The Nineties By Reginald Carver   $10.00 
Watson-Guptil Publications, New York, 1998, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Forty jazz profiles, primarily of musicians who were coming to prominence in the 90's, includes biographies, interviews and selected discographies....  read more...
 The Jazz Experience: A Guide To Appreciation By Joseph Levy   $10.50 
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1983, First Printing with complete number line, trade paperback. Concise guide to jazz appreciation with selected discographies and bibliography. Very good, small scuff mark to front wrap, tiny edge tear...  read more...
 Texas Shout: How Dixieland Jazz Works By Tex Wyndham   $12.00 
Light, Words & Music, Seattle, 1997, First Edition, First Thus. First publication in book form of a comprehensive and wide ranging collection of all the columns written between 1989-96 for the West Coast Rag/The American Rag magazine, by traditional...  read more...
 The B.B. King Companion: Five Decades Of Commentary Edited By Richard Kostelanetz   $12.00 
Omnibus Press, Schirmer Books, New York, 1997, First Trade Paperback. One in the estimable Schirmer 'Companion' series, a compilation of the best articles, interviews, critical reviews, written over a nearly fifty year span, on the great blues...  read more...
 The Best Of The Music Makers By George T. Simon & Friends   $14.00 
Doubleday & Co.,Garden City, New York, 1979. Nearly 300 biographical profiles of prominent American musicians and performers, runs the gamut from jazz to country music. Lavishly illustrated. Hard cover, remainder spray to bottom of text block,...  read more...
 A Hymn To Him: The Lyrics Of Alan Jay Lerner Edited by Benny Green   $16.00 
Limelight Editions, New York, 1987, First Edition. The complete lyrics of a master of the musical theatre, many of whose songs have found their way into the jazz repertoire, edited with an introduction by British broadcaster and musician, Benny...  read more...
 The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Jazz By Brian Case & Stan Britt   $16.00 
Harmony Books, New York, 1978, First Edition, trade paperback. An A-Z jazz reference with over 400 entries, selected discographies, lavishly illustrated. Very good in pictorial wraps, slightly rubbed, light edge wear, small price label to interior...  read more...
 Jazz Portraits: The Lives And The Music Of The Masters By Len Lyons & Don Perlo   $16.50 
Quill, William Morrow, New York, 1989, First Trade Paperback Edition, later printing. Comprehensive biographical guide to over two hundred jazz masters, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs. Previous owner's inscription to inside front wrap,...  read more...
 A Short History Of Jazz By Bob Yurochko   $18.50 
Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, trade paperback, review copy with publisher's card laid in, a concise introduction to jazz intended for students new to the music. In his introduction Wynton...  read more...
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