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Image for Brother Ray. Ray Charles' Own Story

Brother Ray. Ray Charles' Own Story

By: Charles, Ray & David Ritz

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2004

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 11453

ISBN: 0306814315

Condition: Fine


x, 364pp, illustrations, discography. Ray Charles (1930-2004) tells the story of his musical development, his heroin addiction and his tangled romantic life. He overcame poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era and by combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. View more info

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Jelly Roll Morton's Last Night At the Jungle Inn

By: Charters, Samuel B

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Marion Boyars: 1984

Seller ID: 4992

ISBN: 0714528978

Condition: Very Good


153pp. An imaginary memoir. View more info

Image for Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

By: Chilton, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1970

Seller ID: 4495

ISBN: 0950129003

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


447pp, b/w illustrations. Previous owners book plate on front paste-down. View more info

Image for Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz

Sidney Bechet: The Wizard of Jazz

By: Chilton, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1987

Seller ID: 7972

ISBN: 0333443861


331pp, 32 plates. Ex library, usual stamps else very good in very good dust jacket View more info

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Who's Who of Jazz: Storyville to Swing Street

By: Chilton, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: MacMillan: 1989

Seller ID: 11555

ISBN: 0333483758

Condition: Very Good+


375pp, 16 plates. View more info

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Who's Who of British Jazz

By: Chilton, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cassell: 1997

Seller ID: 11638

ISBN: 0304339105

Condition: Fine


370pp, selected list of bandleaders. View more info

Image for Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: the New Musical

Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: the New Musical

By: Citron, Stephen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 8274

ISBN: 0195096010

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


452pp, illustrations. Heavy book, extra postage may be requested for delivery outside UK. An insight into each artist's working methods, analyzing their scores, their early works, and their works-in-progress, as well as the impact their youthful training and private lives have had upon their creative outputs. View more info

Image for Wishing on the Moon. Life and Times of Billie Holiday

Wishing on the Moon. Life and Times of Billie Holiday

By: Clarke, Donald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd: 1995

Seller ID: 11607

ISBN: 0140147489

Condition: Very Good


xi, 468pp, plates. This biography of Billie Holliday describes the music business and club scene of her youth and her childhood in Baltimore before she became a dancer and then a singer. Accounts of the recording sessions and club dates, in chronological order. View more info

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Jazz - A to Z.

By: Clayton, Peter & Peter Gammond

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Guinness Superlatives Ltd: 1986

Seller ID: 12495

ISBN: 0851122817

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


262pp, illustrations. Dust jacket price clipped. View more info

Image for Jazz Generations: A Life In American Music And Society

Jazz Generations: A Life In American Music And Society

By: Collette, Buddy with Steven Isoardi

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Continuum: 2001

Seller ID: 6127

ISBN: 082644721X

Condition: New


214pp, 8 plates, discography. View more info

Image for Duke Ellington: the Life and Times of the Restless Genius of Jazz

Duke Ellington: the Life and Times of the Restless Genius of Jazz

By: Collier, James Lincoln

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 1989

Seller ID: 11677

ISBN: 0330306170

Condition: Very Good


viii, 340pp, 16 plates. An examination of the Ellington legend set amid the shifting world of black America which provided the background to his success. View more info

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Louis Armstrong. A Biography

By: Collier, James Lincoln

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1984

Seller ID: 12494

ISBN: 0718124316

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


383pp, plates. Pages slightly tanned. View more info

Image for Oh, Didn't He Ramble. The Life Story of Lee Collins

Oh, Didn't He Ramble. The Life Story of Lee Collins

By: Collins, Mary & edited by Gillis, Frank J. & Miner, John W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford, Bayou Press: 1989

Seller ID: 11449

ISBN: 1871478103

Condition: Near Fine


xv, 165pp, plates, discography. View more info

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Jazz Anecdotes

By: Crow, Bill

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1990

Seller ID: 11667

ISBN: 0195055888

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


xiv, 350pp. 1st American Edition View more info

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The Big Band Years

By: Crowther, Bruce and Pinfold, Mike

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1988

Seller ID: 7188

ISBN: 0715391372


208pp, many illustrations, colour & b/w. Ex library, usual stamps, slight edge wear to boards. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested for delivery outside UK. View more info

Image for Sweet, Hot and Blue. St. Louis' Musical Heritage

Sweet, Hot and Blue. St. Louis' Musical Heritage

By: Cunningham, Lyn Driggs & Jones, Jimmy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company: 1989

Seller ID: 11458

ISBN: 0899503020

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


ix, 245pp, illustrations. A list of 124 musicians from jazz to classical, their lives, careers, bands they performed with, recording credits, clubs and dates, and pictures. View more info

Image for Jelly Roll Morton. an Essay in Discography

Jelly Roll Morton. an Essay in Discography

By: Cusack, Thomas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cassell: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11574

Condition: Very Good-


40pp. View more info

Image for The World of Duke Ellington

The World of Duke Ellington

By: Dance, Stanley

Price: £10.00

Publisher: MacMillan: 1971

Seller ID: 11675

ISBN: 0333130197


xvi, 301pp, photographs, chronology, discography. Slight chipping and two small tears to back of dust jacket. View more info

Image for The Swing Era 1941-1942: Swing As a Way of Life

The Swing Era 1941-1942: Swing As a Way of Life

By: Daniels, George

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Times Life: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11788

Condition: Very Good


64pp, illustrations, discography. Very slight rubbing of the edges. View more info

Image for Jazz: An Introduction to its Musical Basis

Jazz: An Introduction to its Musical Basis

By: Dankworth, Avril

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 4483

ISBN: 0193165015

Condition: Very Good+


89pp, diagrams, music examples. Simply written, it tells about the chords, the rhythms, the melodies: how they have come about and how jazzmen use them. View more info