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Published by MSS in [Edison, N.J.] .
Written in English


  • African American musicians -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby E. Harrison Gordon.
LC ClassificationsML385 .G67 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4557307M
ISBN 100842205721
LC Control Number77027623

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