THEY ALL SANG ON THE CORNER, by Philip Groia - 1973 [1st Ed] 1950s R&B in NYC


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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.
  • SC20181115
147 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches.

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.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Softcover Wraps
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Subject: History
Topic: Music
Publisher: The Edmond Publishing Company
Place of Publication: New York
Year Printed: 1973
Author: Philip Groia
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