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The Black Music History of Los Angeles - Its Roots. A Classical Pictorial History of Black Music in Los Angeles from the 1920s -1970
Los Angeles: Black Accent on L.A. Press, 1994. Second Printing. Hardcover. Massive pictorial history of African-American blues, jazz, R&B, and Rock & Roll performers of the 20s-60s, based largely on the author's own collection of photographs and memorabilia. Uncommon, especially signed. Quarto. Black cloth; dustjacket; 478pp; illus. Fine in fine...
[Item #34083]
Price: $250.00
 
The Black Music History of Los Angeles - Its Roots. A Classical Pictorial History of Black Music in Los Angeles from the 1920s -1970. AFRICAN AMERICANA, Tom REED.
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Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, Transcribed for Piano by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Op. 59. With a Preface by Booker T. Washington
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1905. First Edition. Paperback. Landmark collection of African-American spirituals, by the first African-American to gain true eminence as a composer in the European classical style. Somewhat scarce in dustwrapper. Quarto (32cm). Original card wrappers; dustjacket; (xiv), 125pp. Near Fine in the scarce printed dustwrapper, chipped at corners...
[Item #14080]
Price: $125.00
 
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Young Man with a Horn
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [8],243pp. Spine a bit cocked, jacket extremities rubbed and a bit ragged with several short closed tears and subsequent creasing. Still, Very Good or better in Near Very Good jacket. "A Houghton Mifflin...
[Item #22413]
Price: $200.00
 
Young Man with a Horn. Dorothy BAKER.
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The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues [Review Copy, with Signed Bookplate Laid In]
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Collection of poems and essays co-written by the Baraka's, with essays on Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Jay Hoggard, and other contemporary musicians, as well as reflections on soul, modern trends and the history of jazz and blues. First...
[Item #19779]
Price: $75.00
 
The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues [Review Copy, with Signed Bookplate Laid In]. Amiri BARAKA, pseud. of LeRoi Jones, Amina BARAKA.
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Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, [1986]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (23.5cm.): publisher's cloth in red and grey photo-illustrated dust jacket; xiii,[1],379pp.; illus. throughout. Jacket spine a bit sunned, else Just About Fine.
[Item #34391]
Price: $40.00
 
Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. Bruce BASTIN.
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Killing Jazz: A Detective Story
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Jazz-age mystery novel featuring Detective Jim Bliss. HUBIN p.41. Octavo; rust-colored cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 252pp. Minor wear to spine ends, rear hinge starting; Very Good+. Dustjacket lightly shelfworn, with a few tiny nicks...
[Item #27992]
Price: $85.00
 
Killing Jazz: A Detective Story. Christopher BOOTH.
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Bourbon Street Black: the New Orleans Black Jazzman
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 244pp. Near Fine in lightly rubbed jacket.
[Item #29587]
Price: $20.00
 
Bourbon Street Black: the New Orleans Black Jazzman. Jack V. BUERKLE, Danny Barker.
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The Giant Swing
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. The career of an American jazz pianist, from his roots in a small-time dance band to fame and fortune on the scale of Gershwin and Ziegfeld. Basis for the 1941 movie Dance Hall, starring Carole Landis and Cesar Romero. For Burnett...
[Item #17582]
Price: $350.00
 
The Giant Swing. W. R. BURNETT, Willliam Riley.
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The Robbed Heart: A Novel
[New York]: L.B. Fischer, [1945]. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [4],219pp. Some minor chipping and one closed tear at top edge of upper jacket panel, light dust-soil, else Near Fine in Near Very Good jacket. "A white music critic falls in love...
[Item #37479]
Price: $60.00
 
The Robbed Heart: A Novel. Clifton CUTHBERT.
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The Robbed Heart: A Novel
[New York]: L.B. Fischer, [1945]. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket; [4],219pp. Jacket quite chipped and worn with a number of small losses and one large loss along top edge of upper flap touching text without loss of sense. About Very Good only...
[Item #37480]
Price: $45.00
 
The Robbed Heart: A Novel. Clifton CUTHBERT.
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Freedom in the Air: Song Movements of the 60's
New York: International Publishers, 1965. First Edition. Marxist perspective on the growth of the folksong movement of the Sixties. Includes discussions of Woody Guthrie, Seeger, Dylan, Ochs, Tom Paxton, Mark Spoelstra and others. 12mo. Pictorial card wrappers; 126pp. Very minor dusting to covers, else an apparently unread, Near Fine copy...
[Item #19059]
Price: $20.00
 
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Shadow and Act
New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Ellison's second book, a collection of essays "concerned with three general themes: with literature and folklore, with Negro musical expression--especially jazz and the blues--and with the complex relationship between the Negro American sub-culture and the North American culture as a whole." An...
[Item #19351]
Price: $250.00
 
Shadow and Act. Ralph ELLISON.
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A History of Jazz in Britain, 1919-50
London: Quartet Books, [1984]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (24cm.); publisher's simulated cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; xiii,[1],306pp.; 8 leaves of illus. printed on rectos and versos. Light wear, front free endpaper has compression from previously-removed paperclip, else Very Good to Near Fine.
[Item #35354]
Price: $25.00
 
A History of Jazz in Britain, 1919-50. Jim GOLDBOLT.
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Just Mahalia, Baby: the Mahalia Jackson Story
Waco: Word Books, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Definitive biography of the great African-American gospel singer; uncommon signed. Tall octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 611pp; illus. Inscribed by author Goreau on second blank: "For M--- and W--- C--- - whom I love dearly and owe much,"...
[Item #15082]
Price: $65.00
 
Just Mahalia, Baby: the Mahalia Jackson Story. Laurraine GOREAU.
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The Boston Evening Transcript eulogizes America's great composer of Art Songs, H.T. Burleigh
New York: G. Ricordi & Co, [nd, ca 1917]. First Edition. Bifolium, 21cm; cover portrait, [3pp]. Horizontal fold (as issued?), light wear; Very Good. Promotional brochure reprinting a substantial article from the Boston Evening Transcript of March 10, 1917 titled "Deep River" Popularizes a Composer, signed in print H.K.M. Cover...
[Item #29387]
Price: $50.00
 
The Boston Evening Transcript eulogizes America's great composer of Art Songs, H.T. Burleigh. HARRY T. BURLEIGH.
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OverTime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton
San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, [1991]. First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong folio (27x33cm.); original leatherette in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; 164pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Some shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good and sound. Photography taken by the African American double bass jazz musician Milt Hinton.
[Item #30088]
Price: $30.00
 
OverTime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hinton. Milt HINTON, , David G. Berger, Holly Maxson.
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Black Velvet
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. Revised Edition. Paperback. The highly-politicized Philadelphia jazz poet's second book, with Afro-centric illustrations throughout by B.L. Carpenter. First Printing of the "Revised Edition." Slim octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 32pp; illus. Top edge slightly dusty, else Fine.
[Item #28067]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Velvet. Everett HOAGLAND.
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The Horn
New York: Random House, [1958]. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm.); original cloth over boards, black pictorial dust jacket, black topstain; [12],243pp. Minor wear to jacket flap folds and spine ends, boards just a hint rubbed, else a Very Good or better copy. Novel about an African-American jazz saxophonist...
[Item #23213]
Price: $125.00
 
The Horn. John Clellon HOLMES.
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Little Boy Blues
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Third volume of Willis's loosely-connected postwar trilogy about jazz musicians in the Midwest. Preceded by Tangleweed (1943) and The Wild Faun (1945). HANNA 3829. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp. Tight, Very Good...
[Item #14921]
Price: $35.00
 
Little Boy Blues. JAZZ NOVELS, George WILLIS.
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Little Boy Blues
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Third volume of Willis's loosely-connected postwar trilogy about jazz musicians in the Midwest. Preceded by Tangleweed (1943) and The Wild Faun (1945). HANNA 3829. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp. Review copy, with...
[Item #14922]
Price: $50.00
 
Little Boy Blues. JAZZ NOVELS, George WILLIS.
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Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage
New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 232pp; illus. Light wear and soil to board edges, else Near Fine dustwrapper with minor creases to flaps, Very Good.
[Item #19050]
Price: $20.00
 
Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage. Bessie JONES, Bess Lomax Howes.
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Jazz in Print (1856-1929). An Anthology of Selected Early Readings in Jazz History
Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2002. First Edition. Quarto. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; xvii+594pp. Fine, apparently unread copy. No jacket, presumably as issued.
[Item #28257]
Price: $95.00
 
Jazz in Print (1856-1929). An Anthology of Selected Early Readings in Jazz History. Karl KOENIG.
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All What Jazz. A Record Diary 1961-8
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1970. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Brick red cloth (hardcover); dustjacket; 272pp. Faint foxing to endpapers, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, also faintly foxed on flaps but crisp, clean and unclipped. Collection of Larkin's jazz record reviews for the...
[Item #31592]
Price: $100.00
 
All What Jazz. A Record Diary 1961-8. Philip LARKIN.
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Jazz, Giants, and Journeys: the Photography of Herman Leonard
London: Scala, (2006). First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 239pp; illus. Fine, unmarked and unworn copy in crisp, clean dustwrapper, very Near Fine. First full monograph devoted to the life and work of Leonard, arguably the 20th century's greatest jazz photographer. A lovely copy.
[Item #37499]
Price: $75.00
 
Jazz, Giants, and Journeys: the Photography of Herman Leonard. LEONARD, Quincy Jones, fwd, David HOUSTON, Jenny Bagert.
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Basic Jazz on Long Play. The Great Soloists [...] and The Great Bands [...]
Northfield, MN: Carleton Jazz Club, Carleton College, 1954. First Edition. Octavo. Printed card wrappers (softcover); 103pp. Moderate external wear; bumps to corners; Very Good. Bulletin No. 1 of the Carleton Jazz Club, a discursive discography of jazz recordings on the (then relatively new) long-play format.
[Item #31583]
Price: $30.00
 
Basic Jazz on Long Play. The Great Soloists [...] and The Great Bands [...]. John LUCAS.


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