This is the story of a white boy who fell in love with black culture, learning the clarinet in the clubs frequented by Al Capone, accompanying Bessie Smith in her heyday - a white Jew exploring the world of jazz. It is a searching autobiography, written in the 1940s but with the directness and power of today's most streetwise language. The book ...
This is the story of a white boy who fell in love with black culture, learning the clarinet in the clubs frequented by Al Capone, accompanying Bessie Smith in her heyday - a white Jew exploring the world of jazz. It is a searching autobiography, written in the 1940s but with the directness and power of today's most streetwise language. The book tells of Mezz Mezzrow's tough experiences in reform school, his paranoia when he realizes he's been dating a big hoodlum's girl, and the nights spent on the bandstand and the days spent living outside America's conservative norms.
Very good. Soft cover. Very Good. Text is unmarked. Tight binding. No binding crease. Rubbing on binding edge. Cover has lost some brightness but is unmarked. Light edgewear. Crease bottom corner. viii, 348 p. 18 cm. A Doubleday Anchor book, A862.. Glossary: p.330-340.
Good. B0007DPQ6I. Signed by the late Professor Anthony Hilfer on the title page; from his personal library. This book is in good condition; no remainder marks. The book has some shelfwear. Some margin notes but not overwhelming.; A Doubleday Anchor book; 7 X 4.20 X 0.80 inches; 348 pages.
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Very Good. First printing, Signet edition. 320 pp., glossary, index, mass-market paperback. VG copy: very tight, square and clean with very light wear to extremities of covers. Spine somewhat worn and creased. No owner's marks. Nice copy. No creases to front and rear panels. Uncommon edition.
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