Kimball, Robert & Bolcom, William
Title Reminiscing with Sissle and Blake
Binding Oversize Boards & Cloth W. Dj.
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York The Viking Press 1973
Seller ID 010364
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY 16 PERFORMERS ON THE FRONT AND BACK ENDSHEET AND FRONT PASTEDOWN INCLUDING EUBIE BLAKE, ADELAIDE HALL, SLIM THOMPSON, HELEN ARMSTEAD JOHNSON, FERDI & FLO, ESTELLINE PIKE, AMY OLSON, TOMMY & KITY, MARQUERITE CARTWRIGHT, MARION JONES WHORTHY WARNER, THOMASINA JOHNSON NORFORD, RUBY W. NICHOLAS & OTHERS. Large over 250pg. pictorial history and tribute to two great performers-composers Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake and their many years in vaudeville and the musical theatre. The book is beautifully illustrated with 100's of vintage photos & theatre memorabilia along with the lyrics for many of their songs. Also includes extensive text with most of the material coming from the archives of Sissle & Blake. Also laid in is A SMALL 5" X 7" WHITE CARD THAT HAS BEEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED IN INK BY EUBIE BLAKE WHO HAS ALSO WRITTEN IN PENCIL A BAR OF MUSIC TO HIS MOST FAMOUS SONG "I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY." ALSO LAID IN IS A SMALL PUBLICITY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED PHOTO CARD OF ESTELLINE WHO FROM THE PHOTO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A SWORD SWALLOWER. ALSO INCLUDED IS A PROGRAM FROM A LIMITED PERFORMANCE HELD AT TOWN HALL OF "BLACK BROADWAY" THAT WAS PERFORMED IN 1980 WITH AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF PERFORMERS INCLUDING HONI COLES, BOBBY SHORT, JOHN W. BUBBLES, NELL CARTER, ADELAIDE HALL, GREGORY HINES AND LESLIE "BUBBA" GAINES WHO HAS SIGNED THE COVER. THERE IS ALSO A 1PG. PROGRAM FOR A PERFORMANCE BY ADELAIDE HALL LATER IN HER LIFE AND ALSO LAID IN HIS A 2PG. FOLDOVER PROGRAM FOR A TRIBUTE TO EUBIE BLAKE 100 YEARS THAT WAS HELD IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1983 AND FINALLY LAID IN ARE SEVERAL NEWSPAPER REVIEWS FOR ADELADIE HALL AND BLACK BROADWAY AND A SMALL TYPED RESUME FOR FERDIE ROBINSON. A Unique copy of a wonderful book on the great team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake whose partnership spanned more than 50 years. The dustjacket has some shallow chipping to the top edge and the book is lightly shaken. Vg/vg.
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