THEY ALL SANG ON THE CORNER, by Philip Groia - 1973 [1st Ed] 1950s R&B in NYC
They All Sang on the Corner: New York City's Rythm and Blues Vocal Groups of the 1950s
by Philip Groia
FIRST EDITION. Published by: The Edmond Publishing Company, New York, 1973.
Softback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.
- Volume displays mild overall aging and wear.
- Covers feature B&W illustrations, and display overall rubbing and fading, as well as some edgewear.
- Wraps also exhibit mild overall toning.
- Spine features black lettering, and shows commensurate toning, with overall rubbing, more to ends, and gentle creasing along front shoulder.
- Binding is secure.
- Cover returns and first page on front display foxing. (See photos)
- Interior is well preserved, and shows mild overall toning with occasional foxing. (See photos)
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges show expected toning, some foxing and mild soiling along foot.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
In the personal tales of some seven bands, the history of Rythm & Blues in New York in the mid-20th century. Starting off as street singers, these musicians often gathered on the corner of a street and sang tunes which would eventually become, for some of them, worldwide sensations. The history of a career that started in the street and ended up on stage.
Includes, in seven chapters, the individual tales of several bands. Includes a section of B&W photographs at end of volume.
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