Who’s Who of Jazz, by John Chilton. First Edition. 1972. No Dust Jacket.
Such a treasure trove of information. All replaced by this bulging beast of the interwebs. Such books make me think of Sherlock Holmes sitting in his parlour with a pipe reading up on his latest client.
I believe the first entry below is for Dewey Jackson. I should have compared entries before we donated this. Alas.
Status: Donated (yesterday!)
Kill-ratio: 29:2 / ~14/1
Alt-title: Untitled Book. No 213 For Referencing a Lost Giant.
Careless Love by Odetta for those of you outside N.A. Yes, more blues than jazz. She was simply the 1st singer that popped into my mind when I thought of a jazz singer. There are too many others to mention.
And anyone who knows how to code html will I hope appreciate the alt title sensibility.
Dewey Jackson, referenced above.