BLACK AND BLUE
The Life and Lyrics of Andy Razaf
First American Paperback Edition
Schirmer Books [New York]
8vo (444 pages with index; black and white illustrations, photographs)
Softcover [Pictorial wraps]
Item Number: 18868
The definitive work about an obscure but essential figure in the annals of American popular music. Andy Razaf was the lyricist of choice for most of the great black music men of the prewar era in Harlem. His two closest collaborators were Fats Waller and Eubie Blake. From “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” to “Memories of You,” the words were Razaf’s, who also composed with Waller what many regard as America’s first race protest song, “Black and Blue.” This First American Paperback edition is in very good condition. Contents clean and unmarked.