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 Lost Chords: White Musicians And Their Contribution To Jazz By Richard M. Sudhalter [SIGNED]  [SOLD]   
Oxford University Press, New York, 1999, First Printing with complete number line. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by the author at the ffep. A massive history of the contributions made to jazz by white musicians between 1915-45, winner of the 2000...  read more...
 Louis' Children: American Jazz Singers By Leslie Gourse   $48.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1984, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Comprehensive history of jazz singers, based on extensive interviews, Gourse argues logically that all jazz singing evolves from Louis Armstrong. Hard cover,...  read more...
 Louis' Children:American Jazz Singers By Leslie Gourse   $35.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1984, First Printing with complete number line. Comprehensive history of jazz singers, based on extensive interviews, Gourse argues that all jazz singing evolves from Louis Armstrong. Hard cover, light spotting to top of...  read more...
 Memphis Blues By Bengt Olsson [SOLD]   
Studio Vista, London, 1970, First Hardcover Edition; a study of the early blues musicians and jug bands of Memphis, based on field work conducted by the author in 1969; one in an estimable series of scholarly blues studies, edited by Paul Oliver. In...  read more...
 Milestones Of Jazz By Linton Chiswick   $25.00 
CLB International, Surrey, England, 1997, First Edition. Handsome chronological photo-history of jazz with more than 270 b&w photographs, researched by celebrated music photographer, David Redfern, a nice introduction for those new to jazz. Fine in...  read more...
 Mojo Triangle: Birthplace Of Country, Blues, Jazz And Rock 'n' Roll By James L. Dickerson   $22.00 
Schrimer Trade Books, New York, 2005, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. History of the evolution of southern music in the Mojo 'triangle', the area that runs between New Orleans and Nashville, over to Memphis and back down...  read more...
 Music In New Orleans: The Formative Years 1791-1841 By Henry A. Kmen   $38.00 
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1966, First Edition. Lively social history of the development of an extraordinarily fertile musical environment; includes accounts of the development of brass bands, antebellum funeral parades, street...  read more...
 Music: Black White & Blue By Ortiz M. Walton   $58.00 
William Morrow, New York, 1972, First Edition, First printing with no further printings indicated. Subtitled, A Sociological Survey Of the Use And Misuse Of Afro-American Music, classically trained bassist Ortez, "takes into account the social and...  read more...
 Preservation Hall: Music From The Heart By William Carter   $48.00 
Norton, New York, 1991, Stated First Edition. Lavishly illustrated with the author's photographs, this is a warm and authoritative history of the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans, includes biographical sketches of the pioneers of...  read more...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
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