Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950

Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950

by Frank Driggs, Harris Lewine
     
 

An essential part of every aficionado’s library, Black Beauty White Heat brings back innumerable memories of jazz’s early days. With more than 600 photographs, advertisements and record labels, the book presents the years of 1920–1950—the decades of the greatest ferment and spread of jazz. Black Beauty White Heat will be a

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An essential part of every aficionado’s library, Black Beauty White Heat brings back innumerable memories of jazz’s early days. With more than 600 photographs, advertisements and record labels, the book presents the years of 1920–1950—the decades of the greatest ferment and spread of jazz. Black Beauty White Heat will be a focal point of endless discussion about the origins of jazz for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Reprint (with the omission of the color insert) of a work published in New York in 1982. Photos of musicians, record labels, and promotional flyers and posters are accompanied by lively and affectionate explanatory text. An exuberant reference, dense with both visual and textual information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306806728
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/21/1996
Edition description:
1st Da Capo Press ed
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 11.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Driggs, noted jazz historian, record producer, and photo archivist, operates the renowned Frank Driggs Collection of jazz history and American popular culture. Harris Lewine, acclaimed art director and book packager, has worked in jazz at Riverside Records, been art director for five major publishing houses, and written, co-written, and edited a myriad of books.

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