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 ...Read MoreThis 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.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. 0385083246 Light soiling and creasing present on cover and page edges. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, edge wear, rubbing and creasing on covers. Binding intact. Unmarked text, good reading copy. (Z21)
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Good. Good paperback. Pages are clean and unmarked. Slightly tanned. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing/soiling and corner bend on rear.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good. Jazz Book Club edition. Sturdy binding. Unmarked text. Heavily worn dust jacket with heavily soiled spine and edge wear, including two 1" tears (one repaired with clear tape). Pages lightly tanned. Lightly soiled page edges. ____________ Hardcover/dust jacket, Jazz Book Club by arrangement with Secker & Warburg, 1959, 388 pages.
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.
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