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Bessie Smith by Chris Albertson


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Minimum Bid $5.00
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Time Left 0 mins 0 secs (Dec 15, 2022)
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Item Location San Francisco, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, 94104
Label Paper Items
Item Number sku46
Physical Grade A :: B See Description :: See Description
Genre Blues, Pre-War, Jazz, Personality
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Description of Product

Bessie Smith - the great American singing star - I'm sure she needs no introduction!

First Stein and Day paperback edition, 1974.

Let me just say that Chris Albertson debunks many of John Hammond's widely published and oft-referenced errors.

253 pages, fully indexed. The plentiful photo images include many shots of Bessie through her career, as well as quite a few of her contemporaries. Also images of Columbia Records payment pages showing her earnings by title and year, and images of period advertisements as well. Also, the true story of her fatal accident, with the long-believed mythology removed.

Condition: See images - this book shows ancient water damage in the lower outside corner area, and most of the pages have a light mark in the same area. Nevertheless, there is no mold, and the book itself is still solid and intact. I've set a low minimum bid due to the condition.

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