New York: M. Witmark & Sons, (1936). First edition in English, "especially revised by the author" 8vo. xvi, 363 pp. Index. Translated by Lyle & Eleanor Dowling. Blue cloth with gilt lettering in publisher's brown & yellow dustjacket. Near fine in very good dustjacket (wear to extremitie with 1/4" loss to spine head; small chip & short closed tear to upper front edge; small loss to upper rear edge; small stain on upper page edges). Item #19429
First published in 1934 in Paris, here is the complete, authoritative work on swing...its great performers, its great recordings, its great achievements. Hugues Panassié (1912 – 1974) was an influential French critic, record producer, and impresario of traditional jazz. In a changing world of jazz, Panassié was an ardent exponent of traditional jazz — strictly Dixieland. He harbored a particular love of style similar to that of Louis Armstrong from the 1930s. Panassié criticized West Coast jazz as inauthentic, partly because most musicians were white and also sounded white. - wiki.