Reference
    Book Name+   Price 
 A Hymn To Him: The Lyrics Of Alan Jay Lerner Edited by Benny Green   $16.00 
Limelight Editions, New York, 1987, First Edition. The complete lyrics of a master of the musical theatre, many of whose songs have found their way into the jazz repertoire, edited with an introduction by British broadcaster and musician, Benny...  read more...
 A Jazz Lexicon By Robert S. Gold   $22.00 
Knopf, New York, 1964, Stated First Edition, First Printing. An A to Z dictionary of the jazz idiom, applying the methods of historical lexicrophy, the author has systemically compiled all the words and phrases to emerge in the jazz world from the...  read more...
 A Lester Young Reader Edited By Lewis Porter   $35.00 
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1991, First Printing with complete number line. Edited by jazz scholar and Young biographer, Lewis Porter, this is an excellent compilation of biographical and critical essays on the great tenor...  read more...
 A Short History Of Jazz By Bob Yurochko   $18.50 
Nelson-Hall, Chicago, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line, trade paperback, review copy with publisher's card laid in, a concise introduction to jazz intended for students new to the music. In his introduction Wynton...  read more...
 Black Song: The Forge And The Flame By John Lovell, Jr.  [SOLD]   
Paragon, New York, 1972, First Paperback Edition. A magisterial historical study of the African American spiritual which includes a discussion of the spiritual's influence on various forms of contemporary music. Important reference. Pictorial...  read more...
 Blues Travelling: The Holy Sites Of Delta Blues By Steve Cheseborough   $60.00 
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MI, 2001, First Printing with complete number line, no dust jacket as published. A charming guide book to the blues music landmarks of Mississippi, with detailed maps and directions to the “towns, homes, and...  read more...
 Blues Who's Who: A Biographical Dictionary Of Blues Singers By Sheldon Harris  [ON HOLD]   
Arlington House, New Rochelle, New York, 1979, First Edition, First Printing with no further printings indicated. At 775 pp, a monumental, comprehensive, biodictionary of blues singers, illustrated throughout with archival b&w photos. Hard cover,...  read more...
 Blueswomen: Profiles and Lyrics 1920-1945 by Anna Stong Bourgeois [ON HOLD]   $30.00 
McFarland, Jefferson NC, 1996, First Edition,profiles of thirty seven early blueswomen with an anthology of lyrics. In brick red cloth, no dust jacket, as issued, foot of spine slightly pushed, touch of wear to tips, else about fine, crisp, tight...  read more...
 Contemporary Blues Guitar Edited by Edward J. Lozano   $22.00 
Amsco Publications, New York, 1996, First Trade Paperback Edition. Full transcriptions in standard notation and guitar tablature with complete lyrics of twenty five classic and contemporary blues standards. As new, in bright pictorial wraps,...  read more...
 Drums And Drumming Today Edited By Sam Norton & Ken Spacey [SOLD]   $20.00 
Boosey & Hawkes, Middlesex, UK, 1964, presumed First Edition. A useful and interesting, wide ranging collection of essays by British drummers of the period, on drumming styles, manufacture and maintence of drums, etc. with b&w photographs and...  read more...
 Encylopedia Of The Blues By Gerard Herzhaft, Translated By Brigitte Debord [SOLD]   
The University Of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1992, First US Edition, Third Printing, trade paperback. Comprehensive, alphabetical study of blues styles and artists, includes a bibliography, b&w photographs and a discography with a representative...  read more...
 Free Jazz And Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia, Vol. One  A-J By Todd S. Jenkins   $110.00 
Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 2004, First printing with complete number line. Vol. One of a two volume encyclopedia of the free jazz movement, its principal players and recordings, provides an historical, cultural and critical assessment of a field...  read more...
 Jazz Guide: New York City By Steve Dollar   $10.00 
The Little Bookroom, New York, 2003, Stated First Printing, soft cover. A delightful guide to over sixty New York jazz venues, as well as NYC festivals, music stores, jazz landmarks and lore with b&w photographs by Nicholas Prior. In original...  read more...
 Jazz Portraits: The Lives And The Music Of The Masters By Len Lyons & Don Perlo   $16.50 
Quill, William Morrow, New York, 1989, First Trade Paperback Edition, later printing. Comprehensive biographical guide to over two hundred jazz masters, illustrated throughout with b&w photographs. Previous owner's inscription to inside front wrap,...  read more...
 Jazz Profiles  The Spirit Of The Nineties By Reginald Carver   $10.00 
Watson-Guptil Publications, New York, 1998, First Edition, First Printing with complete number line. Forty jazz profiles, primarily of musicians who were coming to prominence in the 90's, includes biographies, interviews and selected discographies....  read more...
 Jazz: A Student's And Teacher's Guide By Graham Collier [SIGNED]   $35.00 
Cambridge University Press, London, 1975, First Paperback Edition, First Printing. SIGNED and dated by the esteemed British jazz trumpeter, composer and educator, Graham Collier, at the title page. A basic introductory jazz text book, nicely...  read more...
 Just Jazz No. 4 Edited By Sinclair Traill & Gerald Lascelles   $20.00 
Souvenir Press, London 1960, First Edition.The fourth in a series edited by Traills and Lascelles, an interesting vintage miscellania, includes contributions from Count Basie, a discography of 1959-60 record releases, an evaluation of Charlie...  read more...
 Leadbelly: A Collection of World-Famous Songs by Huddie Ledbetter, Edited By John and Alan Lomax  [SOLD]   
Folkways Music Publishers, Inc., NY, First Printing, 1959. Very good+ in printed grey wraps, tightly staple bound, age toning to pages, light soil and tanning to spine and wrap edges. Musical and lyric transcriptions of all Leadbelly's songs, edited...  read more...
 Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music Edited By John Edward Hasse  [SIGNED]   $120.00 
Schirmer, New York, 1985, First Printing with complete number line. Review Copy with publisher's slip laid in, SIGNED and inscribed on the ffep by John Edward Hasse to jazz book seller and collector, Arthur Newman. Excellent reference for Ragtime...  read more...
 Robert Johnson: King Of the Delta Blues  [ON HOLD]   $100.00 
London, Immediate Music Limited, 1969, First Edition in original pictorial wraps; a complete musical and lyric transcription of the great bluesman's 29 recordings, with guitar chords, short biographical essay and alternative lyrics to several songs....  read more...
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