Kansas City Lightning The Life and Times of Young Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch

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Published by Pantheon .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Black Musicians And Their Music,
  • Jazz,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians,
  • People of Color

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7699029M
ISBN 100679438149
ISBN 109780679438144
OCLC/WorldCa141385112

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