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

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Da Capo Press, 1982 - Music - 360 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Blaine - Goodreads

Best compendium of historical jazz photos and memorabilia on the planet. Fantastic collection of photos from every imaginable source. Immerse yourself in the world of jazz by living in thousands of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phil Overeem - Goodreads

Absolutely beautiful photos and text documenting the first half-century of jazz. I have followed jazz fairly passionately for 25 years and hadn't seen many of the best pictures anywhere else. A true labor of love. Read full review


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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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