New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027238
Signed by many of the Jazz greats of New Orleans, Preston Jackson who recorded with Louis Armstrong in 1931; the legendary clarinetist Ray Burke who recorded for over 56 years beginning with his 1927 recording at Columbia (which was never issued) his playing stands squarely in the line of New Orleans masters: he has the sweet-toned delivery of Willie Humphrey and blues-inflected as Johnny Dodds if he wished. Louis Barbarin (who signed his picture on p. 180), Chester Zardis (bass); and two signatures we could not identify (one for the banjo) and the other signed with noting the instrument. Above all is the note: Sweet Emma's Band 1978. Bound in orange cloth, spine lettered and decorated in a foil blue and silver, A near fine copy in a very good unclipped pictorial dust jacket with light wear to spine edges and corners, edges rubbed. small stain to lower corner of rear panel.