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A Plain Man's Guide to Jazz

By: Postgate, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Hanover Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4682

ISBN: 0900994053

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


146pp. previous owners unobtrusive book plate. View more info

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Jelly's Blues: The Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton

By: Reich, Howard & Gaines, William

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Da Capo: 2003

Seller ID: 7404

ISBN: 0306812096

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


288pp, 16 plates. Ink line on bottom edge of pages. View more info

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Faith in Time. the Life of Jimmy Scott

By: Ritz, David

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2002

Seller ID: 10293

ISBN: 0306812290

Condition: New


270pp, plates. A biography of American jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott (born 1925) , from being orphaned as a teenager and growing up with Kallman’s syndrome (which kept his voice unnaturally high) to touring with Lionel Hampton in the 40s, his work with Ray Charles, his decline into relative obscurity, and rediscovery in the 90s. View more info

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Perchance to Dream. The World of Ivor Novello

By: Rose, Richard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Leslie Frewin: 1974

Seller ID: 6224

ISBN: 0856321206

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


199pp, many illustrations. A small tear to back of dustjacket. View more info

Jazz Records A-Z 1897 to 1931

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Middlesex, Brian Rust: 1962

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 4490

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


736pp. View more info

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Jazz Records 1932 - 1942 A to Z

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: VJM Publications: N.D.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4491

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


680pp. No publishing date, probably 1960s. View more info

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The Dance Bands

By: Rust, Brian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ian Allan: 1972

Seller ID: 11734

ISBN: 0711003416

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


160pp, many b/w illustrations. The story of the music is told against the background of world events of the years from 1919 to 1944. Very slight bumping of edges of dust jacket. View more info

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Stir it Up: Musical Mixes from Roots to Jazz

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 6700

ISBN: 0195098692

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


193pp. A music critic equally at home writing about jazz, rock or world music, Santoro offers unpretentious discussions of a variety of music and musicians, from Paul Simon in South Africa to Cuban mambo. View more info

Image for Myself when I Am Real: the Life and Music of Charles Mingus

Myself when I Am Real: the Life and Music of Charles Mingus

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 10101

ISBN: 0195147111

Condition: New


452pp 16 plates. This biography draws on dozens of new interviews and previously overlooked archival materials to highlight the intricate connections between the man and his music. A pioneering bassist and composer, Mingus wrote over 300 works spanning gut-bucket gospel, Colombian cumbias, orchestral tone poems, multimedia performance, and chamber jazz. View more info

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Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock and Beyond

By: Santoro, Gene

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 12768

ISBN: 0195101235

Condition: New


xi, 308pp. Examines the historical roots of popular music while offering insight into performers and trends that dominate the current scene. View more info

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Tin Pan Alley

By: Shepherd, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1982

Seller ID: 11455

ISBN: 0710009046

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


vi, 154pp, plates. Small crease and chip on dust jacket. ; Routledge Popular Music Series View more info

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The Big Bands

By: Simon, George T.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1968

Seller ID: 4476

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


xvi, 537pp, 250+ photographs. Foreword by Frank Sinatra. Profiles of 72 top-ranking bands. Small discolouration on front free endpaper. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

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The Big Bands

By: Simon, George T.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Collier MacMillan: 1974

Seller ID: 11737

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 584pp, illustrations. Foreword by Frank Sinatra. Slight bumping to top corners. View more info

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Music on My Mind: the Memoirs of an American Pianist

By: Smith, Willie The Lion (with George Hoefer )

Price: £18.00

Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11721

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xvi, 318pp. Foreword by Duke Ellington. Dust jacket a little worn and bruised. View more info

The Story of Jazz

By: Stearns, Marshall W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12270

Condition: Very Good


xii, 367pp,16 plates. No dust jacket. View more info

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Jazz on the Barbary Coast

By: Stoddard, Tom

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Heyday Books: 1998

Seller ID: 7538

ISBN: 189077104X

Condition: New


223pp, illustrations. San Francisco's infamous Barbary Coast was one of the country's thriving centres of jazz in the early 1900s. View more info

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Bands, Booze and Broads

By: Tracy, Sheila

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing: 1996

Seller ID: 11502

ISBN: 1851588507

Condition: Very Good+


319pp, plates. In this study Sheila Tracy talks to over 60 Americans who played with the most famous big bands—and who lived to tell the tale. This was no mean feat: swing music's huge popularity brought the performers wild adulation, and for many, resorting to drugs and alcohol was the only way to keep up. These musicians relate their incredible experiences of life on the road, where the pressure to party every night was enormous. View more info

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Concerning Jazz.

By: Traill, Sinclair

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1958

Seller ID: 4914


180pp, 8 plates. Slight loss of surface along top edge of plates else v good in v good dust jacket. View more info

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Just Jazz No. 4.

By: Traill, Sinclair and the Hon. Gerald Lascelles

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Souvenir Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12497

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


159pp, plates. A month by month list of events of 1959, list of top twenty jazz records, poll results, discography. Foreword by Ray Bryant; discography compiled by George Cherrington. View more info

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Myself Among Others. A Life in Music

By: Wein, George with Nate Chinen

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2003

Seller ID: 10294

ISBN: 0306813521

Condition: New


xiv, 546pp,16pp b&w plates. The memoirs of impresario and founder of three major jazz festivals George Wein. He recounts his relationships including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, and anecdotal stories such as Charlie Mingus’ visit to the White House and the day when Bob Dylan first went electric. View more info