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To mark the 2009 centenary of Stuff Smith’s birth a pamphlet has been printed in a small edition presenting
STUFF SMITH AND THE ALPHONSO TRENT ORCHESTRA: A NEWLY DISCOVERED PHOTO
Not illustrated below. Available only direct from AB on enquiry




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Anthony Barnett
DESERT SANDS
THE RECORDINGS AND PERFORMANCES OF STUFF SMITH
AN ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHY AND BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCE BOOK
including the supplement UP JUMPED THE DEVIL and cassette with broadcasts
1995/1998, 448 large A4 format pages, rugged sewn cardbound, over 100 illustrations, 2-vol. set 0 907954 25 1, £66; Ř enquire; US$ enquire
Purchasers of the original single volume Desert Sands can obtain the supplement Up Jumped the Devil direct from England on enquiry
The complete two volume set, not the supplement alone, is also available through our USA distributors
Finalist ARSC Awards for Excellence 1995


Stuff Smith
PURE AT HEART 2: ANECDOTES & INTERVIEWS
Edited by A. Barnett
new completely reset and augmented 2nd edition of book first published in 1991 with
previously unpublished autobiographical material, interview by Val Wilmer, previously unpublished photos
none of this material is included in Desert Sands
2002, 72 standard A5 format pages, paperback, ISBN 0 907954 34 0, £15; Ř enquire; US$ enquire

Anthony Barnett
BLACK GYPSY
THE RECORDINGS OF EDDIE SOUTH
AN ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHY AND ITINERARY
including cassette with broadcasts and with Foreword by Leroy Jenkins
1999, 128 large A4 format pages, rugged sewn cardbound, over 60 illustrations, 0 907954 26 X, £48; Ř enquire; US$ enquire
Finalist ARSC Awards for Excellence 1999

IMPORTANT

Substantial corrections and additions to
Stuff Smith: Desert Sands/Up Jumped the Devil
are included in vols 3 & 4
and to Eddie South: Black Gypsy in vol. 4
of the following journal available only direct from England, however, the relevant pages are now
posted online here at the ends of the Smith and South sub pages to the journal update page
scroll to the link lower down

FABLE BULLETIN: VIOLIN IMPROVISATION STUDIES
Anthony Barnett, Editor

Special features incl. interviews, discography, photos, music scores on
Emilio Cáceres; Regina Carter; India Cooke; Malcolm Goldstein incl. Ornette Coleman score
Leroy Jenkins; Harry Lookofsky incl. Clifford Brown score; Jim Nolet; Dick Wetmore; Juice Wilson
Discographical and bio-discographical features incl. photos, documents on
Elek Bacsik; Julio Bella; Clarence Black; Ray Biondi/Remo Biondi; Al Duffy; Darnell Howard; Ray Nance
Paul Nero; Hal Otis; Ray Perry; Edgar Sampson; Ginger Smock incl. scores; Eddie South
Early African-American Jazz and Blues and String Band Violinists, etc
Notes from the Archive incl. reprints on
19th Century; Sam Caplan; Harriett Wilson
Miscellaneous notes, rare and unpublished photos, etc on
blues, swing, bebop, avant-garde, new music, women violinists, European violinists
Corrections and additions to
Stuff Smith Desert Sands/Up Jumped the Devil and Eddie South Black Gypsy

1993–2000, 4-vols in 13-parts of which vol. 1 originally looseleaf parts and vols 2–4 originally bound pb with unbound supplements
note that only vols 2 and 4 remain as originally issued; all other vols may be supplied as unbound photocopies
ISSN 0969–5214, 4-vol. set ISBN 0 907954 45 6
the complete set may be available on enquiry but bear in mind that time-consuming photocopying will be reflected in a high price

Libraries holding complete sets of Fable Bulletin: Violin Improvisation Studies include
National Sound Archive, British Library; Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, NJ; Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago
Belmont University, Nashville; Concordia University, Montréal; National Jazz Foundation, Loughton Public Library, Essex
Jazz-Institut, Darmstadt; Musikafdelingen, Syddansk Universitetsbibliotek, Det fynske Musikkonservatorium, Odense
Jazz Oktási és Kutatási Alapítvány, Budapest; Music Collections, National Library of Singapore
Istanbul Technical University

The wide range of subjects will delight anyone interested in the violin’s role in jazz
and surprise those who view it with disfavor or prejudice – Jazz Times
Anyone with a serious interest in jazz fiddle should look into this series – Strings
Every improvising violinist should have it – Cadence
Exemplary research – The Strad
The editor is a contributor to Routledge Encyclopedia of the Blues (2005)
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2000); New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2001)
and later Grove online editions


ON LINE UPDATES TO THE PRINTED JOURNAL

Desert Sands/Up Jumped the Devil / Black Gypsy / Fable Bulletin: Violin Improvisation Studies

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Beware an incomplete error-ridden counterfeit extraction and appropriation of Desert Sands entitled
Stuff Smith Discography not bearing the AB imprint advertised for sale over the internet and elsewhere



JOE VENUTI
PRIVATELY PUBLISHED 1953 BIOGRAPHY

James Baxter, inspired by Robert White
THE BLUE VIOLIN
Probably published Philadelphia, 1953, 167pp, spiral bound, reproduced from typescript
Privately issued uncatalogued biography of Joe Venuti and his “Blue Violin”
Internal evidence provides the date and likely place of this fanciful account whose
commissioner White of Philadelphia, and author, Baxter of Los Angeles were close to their subject
and assisted in their research and interviews by Leah Worth and Natalie Cantor
Acquired by AB Fable archive in March 2001 from a Philadelphia dealer
Likely to be the mysterious biography to which Venuti reportedly referred in conversation with disapproval
Enquire for availability from AB only of unbound photocopies of this fugitive volume
Please be aware that this volume is of curiosity value only



AB’s In Time: A Not-So-Brief History of the Swing to Recorded Bebop and Progressive Violin
published in four parts over four issues of Fiddler Magazine (winter 2002/2003–fall 2003)
with some corrections in winter 2003/2004 issue

is now superceded by a greatly expanded and revised 96 page booklet with numerous photos
retitled Almost Like Being in Bop included with 2005 2CD release I Like Be I Like Bop



LISTENING FOR HENRY CROWDER

Henry Crowder, consort of Nancy Cunard, was Eddie South’s pianist 1927–1928
He made roll and other disc recordings apart from those with South

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Book + CD

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128 page monograph with previously undocumented materials
published December 2007 by Allardyce Book including
essay, roll/discography, some 90 photos, documents, music, CD insert AB Fable XABCD1-X017
with rolls and recordings including the Crowder–Cunard composition Memory Blues aka BŌuf sur le toit and new
recordings by New York vocalist Allan Harris of six compositions by Crowder including his collaboration with Samuel Beckett

ISBN 978-0-907954-36-1

for ordering information, corrections and supplementary materials

VISIT HENRY CROWDER HERE


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