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Black Pearls : Blues Queens of the 1920s

By: Harrison, Daphne Duval

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1988

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Maroon cloth with silver titles on spine. Near fine with only very light shelf wear. Jacket is similar, with a few minor, almost unnoticeable, bits of edge wear. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 279 +Bibliography pages; Serious study of the female blues singers who, for the most part, preceded and influenced the male singers. Includes discussions of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey and many more. Important book for anyone interested in the blues. View more info

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Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920's

By: Harrison, Daphne Duval

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1993

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14576

ISBN: 0813512808

Condition: Near Fine


Book seems unread but has some very light shelf wear on corners. Signed "Daphne," with inscription, on Dedication Page.This book is a major study of the black female blues singers whose recordings preceded thos of male singers. Included are Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey and many more. Komara and Johnson 17. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 299 pages; Signed by Author View more info