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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 ...

Really the Blues 2016, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781590179451

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Really the Blues 2009, Souvenir Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780285638457

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Really the Blues 2001, Citadel Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780806512051

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Really the Blues 1999, Payback Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780862419592

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Really the Blues 1993, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780006546917

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Really the Blues Signet Book

ISBN-13: 9780451025869

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