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Really the Blues

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This is the story of a white boy who fell in love with black culture, learning the clarinet in the clubs frequented by Al Capone, accompanying Bessie Smith in her heyday - a white Jew exploring the world of jazz. It is a searching autobiography, written in the 1940s but with the directness and power of today's most streetwise language. The book tells of Mezz Mezzrow's tough experiences in reform school, his paranoia when he realizes he's been dating a big hoodlum's girl, and the nights spent on the bandstand and the days ...

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Really the Blues
2016, New York Review of Books

ISBN-13: 9781590179451

Trade paperback

Really the Blues
2009, Souvenir Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780285638457

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Really the Blues
2001, Citadel Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780806512051

Trade paperback

Really the Blues
1999, Payback Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780862419592

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Paperback

Really the Blues
1993, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780006546917

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Really the Blues
Signet Book

ISBN-13: 9780451025869

Mass-market paperback

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