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    [Jazz]. Eddie Condon and Thomas Sugrue. We Called it Music. New York: Holt, [1947]. First edition. Inscribed by Condon to trombonist, Kid Ory.

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    [Jazz]. Eddie Condon and Thomas Sugrue. We Called it Music. A Generation of Jazz. New York: Henry Holt, [1947]. First edition. Inscribed by Condon to famous jazz trombonist, Kid Ory.

    Inscribed by Condon on the front free endpaper: "Dear Ory,/This copy is somewhat battered from/being dragged about the country in a flannel/banjo case, kicked under tables of basement/dinners, and spotted with licorice gin and/ cigarette burns. (You know how rowdy the crowds/in Zibart's are, especially when it comes to their/last copy). See you at Eddie's./Your'n,/Satcho". Octavo. [viii], 341, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's tan cloth, spine lettered in purple, dust jacket. Jacket spine sunned, jacket chipped, torn and worn, a cut mark on the front panel of the jacket (which is also on the front of the book's front cover) extending the length of the jacket, with a tape repair on verso (visible on the front of the jacket). Some rubbing to binding. A fair copy with an excellent inscription and association.

    Eddie Condon (1905-1973) was a jazz guitarist, banjo player and bandleader. During his career, he played with some of the greats in jazz: Jack Teagarden, Bix Beiderbecke, and Frank Teschemacher to name but a few. He did radio broadcasts, recorded albums, and owned his own club (New York's Eddie Condon's open from 1945 to 1967). Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a legendary jazz trombonist and bandleader, who worked with all the greats in New Orleans Jazz: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe "King" Oliver.



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