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Bessie - Empress of the Blues

By: Albertson, Chris

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Abacus: 1975

Seller ID: 11468

ISBN: 0349100543

Condition: Very Good


224pp, 16 plates, selected discography. Biography of Bessie Smith, greatest of all blues singers. View more info

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Dinosaurs in the Morning: 41 Pieces on Jazz

By: Balliett, Whitney

Price: £5.00

Publisher: J. M. Dent: 1964

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 11598

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


224pp. Dust jacket chipped with few small tears. View more info

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The New Jazz Book

By: Berendt, Joachim

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1965

Seller ID: 4581

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


314pp, discography. Dust jacket edge worn and chipped. View more info

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Combo: USA: Eight Lives in Jazz

By: Blesh, Rudi

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Chilton Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11727

ISBN: 0801952506


240pp, 8 plates, discography. Ex library, remains of book plate, usual stamps in slightly chipped dust jacket. Louis Armstrong (Satchmo) , Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden, Lester Young, Eubie Blake, Gene Krupa, Charlie Christian & Billie Holiday, eight great names from the world of jazz. View more info

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The Jazz Word

By: Cerulli, Dom; Korall, Burt & Nasatir, Mort

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1963

Seller ID: 4710

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


192pp. A little foxing along top edge of pages. View more info

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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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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

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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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Blue Rhythms. Six Lives in Rhythm and Blues

By: Deffaa, Chip

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2000

Seller ID: 10299

ISBN: 0306809192

Condition: New


302pp. This book presents profiles of six outstanding performers, dealing not only with their music, but also with their struggles against racism and financial exploitation. Artists are: Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Little Jimmy Scott, Charles Brown, Floyd Dixon and Jimmy Witherspoon. View more info

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Singing the Blues

By: Endsley, Melvin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Frank Music Company: ©1954

Seller ID: 9652

Condition: Very Good


Slight crease and very small tear to top edge. ; Sheet Music View more info

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The Book of Jazz: A Guide to the Entire Field

By: Feather, Leonard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1957

Seller ID: 5415

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


viii, 280pp. Page edges a little dust stained, dust jacket price clipped, chipped with some loss. View more info

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Jazz

By: Francis, Andre

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Evergreen Books: 1960

Seller ID: 8413

Condition: Very Good


189pp, many illustrations, discography View more info

Image for Jam Session. An Anthology of Jazz

Jam Session. An Anthology of Jazz

By: Gleason, Ralph

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1961

Seller ID: 11389

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


253pp, 8 plates. View more info

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The Heart of Jazz

By: Grossman, William L. & Farrell, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1956

Seller ID: 5387

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


315pp, 20 plates. Corners slightly bumped, slightly chipped dust jacket. View more info

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Jazz Masters of the 20s

By: Hadlock, Richard

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1988

Seller ID: 11443

ISBN: 0306803283

Condition: Near Fine


266pp, 12pp b/w illustrations. An unabridged republication of the 1972 edition with a new introduction by the author. View more info

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Father of the Blues. An Autobiography

By: Handy, W. C.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1991

Seller ID: 11442

ISBN: 0306804212

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 317pp, illustrations, music examples, list of compositions, arrangements and books. Handy's remarkable story reveals not only the career of the man who brought the blues to the world's attention, but the whole scope of American music, from the days of the old popular songs of the South, through ragtime to the great era of jazz. View more info

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St. Louis Blues March

By: Handy, W. C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter: 1948

Seller ID: 11504

Condition: Very Good


7pp. For piano. Adapted by Steve Stevens from Jerry Gray Arrangement. ; Sheet Music View more info

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American Jazz Music

By: Hobson, Wilder

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Dent: 1940

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 4709

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Frontis, 230pp, 5 plates. Chipped dust jacket. View more info

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Essays on Jazz

By: James, Burnett,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jazz Book Club: 1962

Seller ID: 4908

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


205pp View more info

Image for Sweeping the Blues Away. a Celebration of the Merseysippi Jazz Band

Sweeping the Blues Away. a Celebration of the Merseysippi Jazz Band

By: Leigh, Spencer

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool: 2002

Seller ID: 11452

ISBN: 1898806039

Condition: Very Good-


176pp, illustrations, discography. The title page has been removed else a very good copy. ; Liverpool Sounds Series View more info