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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

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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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

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The Jazz Tradition

By: Williams, Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1970

Seller ID: 4629

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


232pp. Slight wear to dust jacket, faded at spine else v good. Jazz as seen through its most significant figures including Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll morton, Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Theolonius Monk plus others. View more info

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The Art of Jazz: Essays on the Nature and Development of Jazz

By: Williams, Martin T.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1962

Seller ID: 4911


248pp. Very good in chipped dust jacket with repaired tears. View more info

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Words and Music

By: Williamson, John

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Liverpool University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 10354

ISBN: 0853236194

Condition: New in Fine dust jacket


264pp, music examples. Contributors tackle the study of words and music from a number of standpoints, examining artists as diverse as Eminem, Patti Smith and Arnold Schoenberg. ; Liverpool Music Symposium View more info

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The Life and Legend of Leadbelly

By: Wolfe, Charles K. & Lornell, Kip

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1993

Seller ID: 11505

ISBN: 0436584107

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


xv, 333pp, plates, discography. Huddie Ledbetter, known to his fans as Leadbelly, was among the most prominent black folk singers in American history. His songs, such as "Goodnight Irene" and "Midnight Special", have become part of American culture, and his music helped to lay the foundations for blues, modern folk music, and rock and roll. View more info

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Afro-Cuban Jazz

By: Yanow, Scott

Price: £10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Miller Freeman: 2000

Seller ID: 8289

ISBN: 087930619X

Condition: New


212pp, illustrations. A history of Latin jazz and the musicians that developed it. View more info

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Tristesse De St. Louis: Swing under the Nazis

By: Zwerin, Mike

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Quartet Books: 1985

Seller ID: 11337

ISBN: 0704324202

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


197pp, plates, text illustrations. In removable clear protective cover. View more info