Autobiography & Biography
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 Eubie Blake By Al Rose [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Schirmer, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. SIGNED in black ink to the half title page, by Eubie Blake, and characteristically inscribed “ To Rude [sic], Luuuv, Eubie Blake”, from the estate of jazz collector...  read more...
 Every Day: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse   $30.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing with no other printings indicated. Billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer, Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, fine, tight, clean, in...  read more...
 Everyday: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse   $24.00 
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing, billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, front top fore corner is bumped and creased, otherwise...  read more...
 Everyday: The Story Of Joe Williams By Leslie Gourse  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Quartet Books, London, 1985, First Edition, First Printing, flat SIGNED by Joe Williams on the title page. Billed as the 'official' biography of the wonderful Basie singer, by the prolific jazz writer Leslie Gourse. In black cloth boards, fine,...  read more...
 Faith In Time: The Life OF Jimmy Scott By David Ritz   $20.00 
Da Capo Press, Cambridge, 2002, First Printing with complete number line. The first biography of the great jazz and r&b singer, Jimmy Scott's tumultuous, anguished and ultimately redemptive life and career. Veteran music writer David Ritz makes...  read more...
 Father Of The Blues By W.C. Handy Edited By Arna Bontemps  [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Macmillan, New York, 1941, Stated First Printing. Warmly inscribed, SIGNED and dated in just the second month of publication, at the ffep, "To Homer and Marian, with appreciation and admiration, W.C. Handy, 7-2-1941" (the author has corrected a word...  read more...
 Fats Waller By Maurice Waller & Anthony Calabrese  [SIGNED]   $225.00 
Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by co-author, Fats Waller's son, Maurice Waller, at the half title page, "Love to one of my father's best fans, Maurice". From the collection of jazz book seller and collector,...  read more...
 Fats Waller: His Life And Times By Joel Vance   $25.00 
Contemporary Books, Chicago, 1977, First Edition, First printing. Concise account of Waller's life and career, drawing on first hand accounts of his contemporaries. Hard cover, top and fore edge of text block lightly foxed, spine ends slightly...  read more...
 Fats Waller:His Life And Times By Alyn Shipton   $28.00 
Omnibus Press, London, Sydney, 1988, First Edition, trade paper back. The author has written several other significant jazz biographies which make good use of oral history and in this book he uses interviews with some of Waller's closest musical...  read more...
 Feel Like Going Home: Portraits In Blues & Rock 'n' Roll By Peter Guralnick [SIGNED]  [ON HOLD]   $165.00 
Outerbridge & Dienstfrey, New York, 1971, First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author at the half title page. An early collection of interrelated portraits of blues and pioneer rock musicians by the distinguished music historian and...  read more...
 First Lady Of Song By Geoffrey Mark Fidelman [SIGNED]   $35.00 
Birch Lane Press, New York, 1994, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author at the half title page. This biography of the great jazz singer provides a year by year account of her career beginning with her debut at...  read more...
 From Birdland To Broadway: Scenes From A Jazz Life By Bill Crow   $15.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. Veteran jazz bassist Crow is a talented writer and this warm, engaging memoir is a follow-up to his book Jazz Anecdotes which was judged best book of the year in 1991...  read more...
 From Birdland To Broadway: Scenes From A Jazz Life By Bill Crow  [SIGNED]   $50.00 
Oxford University Press, New York, 1992, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED and inscribed by the author "To X ,with best wishes, Bill Crow, 12-8-92" on dedication page. Veteran bassist Crow is a talented writer and this warm, engaging...  read more...
 George Lewis: A Jazzman From New Orleans By Tom Bethell  [SOLD]   
University Of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1977, First Edition, First Printing, Advance Reading Copy, with publisher's review copy card laid in. A comprehensive biography of the New Orleans clarinetist which also provides valuable historical...  read more...
 Gil Evans By Raymond Horricks   $18.50 
Hippocrene Books, New York, 1984, First Edition. This short monograph in the Jazz Masters series was the first single book devoted to the great jazz orchestrator; with b&w illustrations and a selected discography by Tony Middleton. Hard cover, fine,...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray   $12.00 
Donald Fine, Primus, New York, 1985, First Printing, with complete number line, First Thus, first trade paper edition of the Random House first edition published in 1984. Wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz,...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray   $60.00 
Random House, New York, 1985, First Edition, Stated Advance Uncorrected Proof. Warm, vivid memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, edited by the great jazz writer, Albert Murray. In original yellow printed wraps, lightly...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography Of Count Basie By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED By 13 Members Of The Count Basie Orchestra] [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed by 13 members of the Count Basie Orchestra, on the recto and verso of the ffep. SIGNED and inscribed by tenor saxophonist, arranger and composer and new leader of the...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography Of Count Basie By Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED] [SOLD]   
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition. SIGNED and inscribed at the half title page by the author, Albert Murray. This wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, was published posthumously, shortly after...  read more...
 Good Morning Blues:The Autobiography Of Count Basie As Told To Albert Murray  [SIGNED]   $135.00 
Random House, New York, 1985, Stated First Edition, SIGNED at the half title page by the author, Albert Murray. This wonderful memoir and oral history of the Count's extraordinary life in jazz, was published posthumously, shortly after Basie's death...  read more...
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