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HIGH HAT, TRUMPET AND RHYTHM: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow

Author: Mark Miller

Paperback, ISBN 978-1-55128-168-1: $24.95

Electronic: $12.99

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Singer, trumpeter and dancer. Child star, jazz pioneer and world traveller. Legend and myth. If Valaida Snow’s life wasn’t already sensational enough, she sensationalized it further, freely evading and embellishing the truth of her triumphs, trials, and tribulations. But even after her life has been measured against the historical record, it remains a grand and compelling tale, and Valaida herself a grand and compelling figure.

 “Once again, Miller finds gold in an obscure corner of jazz history. With his stylish writing and meticulous research, he leaves no doubts that this remarkable woman should be known - and heard.” —Pamela Margles, The Wholenote

 “This is an indispensable work of scholarship for anyone seeking to broaden their understanding not just of that phenomenon called Valaida Snow, but also of her music and the times in which she lived and played.” —Barry McCanna, amazon.com

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