Somerset, NJ: Classic Urban Harmony Press, . Edited by Don Stine & Douglas E. Friedman. First Edition. Signed by both Charlie and Pam Horner on front endpaper. Springwood Avenue Harmony Volume 1 details the history of music from Asbury Park’s predominantly African American West Side from 1871 through 1945. It includes the genres of Spirituals, Ragtime, Stride Piano, Jazz, Black Vaudeville, Blues, Swing Band, Gospel and Pop music. The book examines the social, political, economic and racial climates under which the music developed and evolved.
The lives of West Side singers and musicians long forgotten are finally given recognition. Also covered are the churches, theaters, nightclubs and entertainment venues that made up the music scene along Springwood Avenue. The book has close to 200 rare photos and flyers and is drawn from more than 700 documented news clippings, journals, books and interviews. It is fully indexed and contains an extensive bibliography. Quarto: pictorial wraps; 194 pages. Item #56730
Fine condition (covers nice; contents clean & tight).