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Published by Da Capo Press in New York .
Written in English


  • African American musicians -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Reprint of the ed. published by Press Forum Co., Brooklyn.

Statementby Penman Lovinggood ; with a new introd. by Eileen Southern.
SeriesDa Capo Press music reprint series
LC ClassificationsML385 .L69 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 68 p. ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4552706M
ISBN 100306775239
LC Control Number77022215

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