Title: Chicago Documentary - Portrait of a Jazz Era...
Publisher: Jazz Sociological Society; London
Publication Date: 1944
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Vintage (1944) trade paperback original (no hardcover published); 1st edition/1st printing; A very good copy (rust stains & spots, original owner's unobtrusive name written inside front cover; occasional notes in pencil (likely eraseable); binding solid & tight (no loose or missing pages). The jazz historian's account of how jazz music developed in Chicago from 1911 through the late 1920's. Based on material developed for his pioneering "Jazzmen" (1939) this is written as a "documentary" play - complete with "music cues" "for those who know the music" and "that equally large group. who must always have something to read as they listen." Ramsey does note the piece "as published here is not intended to be produced without alterations". Among the "characters" in the drama: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Preston Jackson, Lil Hardin, Bessie Smith, Pops Foster, Joe Oliver, Zutty Singleton & more. 32 pages. Approx. 5x7. Abstract BW "cover design" by Jaxon. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13154092151
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