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Image for Never Sell A Copyright. Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene 1916-1978.

Never Sell A Copyright. Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene 1916-1978.

By: BASTIN, Bruce.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Chigwell: Storyville Publications, 1990. 0902391127:

Seller ID: 38637


Joseph M. "Joe" Davis (6 October 1896 – 3 September 1978[1]) was an American music producer, publisher and promoter in jazz, rhythm and blues and pop music...He has to be considered as an important influence for Fats Waller, having actually talked the shy, reluctant Waller into considering a performing career.(wiki). Pp.346, black & white portrait photo frontispiece + 33 further illustrations. White cloth, gilt title to spine. Scarce. VG. View more info

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans.

By: BROTHERS, Thomas.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York: W.W.Norton & Company, 2006. 0393061094:

Seller ID: 43077


1st edition. "Draws from a wealth of autobiographies, memoirs, and interviews with family, friends, and fellow musicians to tell the story of a man, his city, and his music. Alive with the cadence and speech of Armstrong and his contemporaries, the book is both an enjoyable, highly readable biography and a serious contribution to the scholarship of jazz and one of its greatest geniuses." Pp.xii/386, occasional black & white photo illustrations. Yello and orange boards, d... View more info

Jazz: An Introduction to its Musical Basis.

By: DANKWORTH, Avril.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Oxford University Press, 1972. 0193165015:

Seller ID: 42505


Reprint. "Simply written, it tells about the chords, the rhythms, the melodies: how they have come about and how jazzmen use them. Required reading for anyone musical who is interested in the fascinating phenomenon of jazz." Pp.xii/91, occasional music examples. Paperback. VG. View more info

Jazz on the Barbary Coast.

By: STODDARD, Tom.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1998. 189077104X:

Seller ID: 39660


"San Francisco's infamoius Barbary Coast was one of the country's thriving centers of jazz in the early 1900s. "Jazz on the Barbary Coast" captures the incredible energy of the black jazz scene of this era through the firsthand accounts of the men who were at the heart of it. Musicians such as Sid LeProtti, Reb Spikes, Wesley Fields, Alfred Levy, and Charlie "Duke" Turner recreate the hot spots, dances, rivalries, and lawlessness that characterised th... View more info