Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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Charterhouse, New York, 1973, First Edition, First Printing. Perhaps still the best introduction to Bird's life and music. Russell writes with a novelist's flair and is very much a part of the narrative, having known Parker well and recorded Bird's landmark sessions of the mid-late 40's for his one-man label Dial Records. In black cloth boards, bright pictorial gilt to front board and gilt lettering to spine, touch of bleed through at the front paste down as usual, else fine, tight and unmarked. In a near fine + dust jacket, original price of $8.95 to front flap, lightly creased at spine, touch of wear to panel edges. A very nice copy, increasingly difficult to find in this condition. J1422 [SOLD]

Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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Bird Lives: The High Life And Hard Times Of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker BY Ross Russell [SOLD]
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