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Really the Blues

Mezzrow, Mezz
Wolfe, Bernard



Fifth printing. Light brown cloth boards with blue lettering to upper board and spine. Small tear to head of spine, otherwise fine: clean, unmarked pages, no foxing. Dust jacket chipped and torn with some loss to spine ends. Repaired with sellotape to reverse of fold of lower wrapper. *** Autobiography by jazz clarinetist/saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow, co-written with Bernard Wolfe. Beat literature avant la lettre: an exciting account of the jazz scene in the 1930s and 40s. Mezzrow became better known for his drug dealing than his music to such an extent that Mezz became slang for marijuana.

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Book Details

AuthorMezzrow, Mezz
Wolfe, Bernard
PublisherRandom House
Publisher Year1946
Book ConditionNear Fine
Jacket ConditionVery Good
Binding TypeHardcover