STOMPING THE BLUES. by Murray, Albert (1916-2013)

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STOMPING THE BLUES.

Edition: First printing.

New York: McGraw-Hill, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Produced and art directed by Harris Levine. A book which, as it examines the work of Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Charlie Parker, Jo Jones, Lester Young, Duke Ellington and others, also redefines the role and importance of blues in American music - "it's function has been the exorcism of despair. It is, above all, music to be danced to." Illustrated with many photographs. INSCRIBED on the half title page "For the Coffee House and more riff-style lunches." Index, somewhat oversized, Errata slip laid in. 264 pp.

Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

Book ID: 87961
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