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Before Motown A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 by Lars Bjorn

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Published by University of Michigan Press/Regional .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History,
  • Jazz,
  • Genres & Styles - Jazz,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Music,
  • Michigan,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music / Jazz,
  • Detroit,
  • History and criticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7632827M
ISBN 100472067656
ISBN 109780472067657

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