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Published by Da Capo Press in [New York, NY] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.,
  • Jazz -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlbert Murray ; produced and art directed by Harris Lewine ; [with a new preface by Rob Gibson].
SeriesA Da Capo paperback
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML3521 .M87 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 264 p. :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22992499M
ISBN 100306803623

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