Used. Very Good+. Cover has a bit of shelfwear, but otherwise looks unread.
Paperback. Friedman/Fairfax Publishers (1995).
Turn-of-the-century New Orleans was the meeting ground for several diverse cultures, including the French and West African, that combined to yield what has come to be known around the world as jazz. The offspring of minstrelsy, the blues, ragtime, and the French march, Dixieland was an early, exuberant form of jazz that electrified a nation with its driving tempos and infectious melodies. This full illustrated book tells the dramatic story of the dynamic men and women - from Mamie Smith t Louis Armstrong - who championed this music in it nascency.