Lot 342: ‘Hot Jazz’, very rare 1933 French record catalogue

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Lot 342: Author: Hugues Panassie; Title: 'Hot Jazz', rare 1933 French record catalogue, only known copy; Place Published: N/A; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1933; Description: (Record catalogue) Compagnie Francaise du Gramophone / La Voix de Son Maitre ["His Master's Voice"]. Le Hot Jazz. French text for 11 records by Hugues Panassie. Unsigned red-and-black front cover illustration (in the Art Deco style of Paul Colin) and three text illustrations in red, one, of Louis Armstrong in London, 1932, [artist's signature indecipherable, but curiously resembles "R.Magritte"!]. 5.25 x 7.25, 7pp. (R.C.Seine, June 1933) Very rare. WorldCat locates no copy in any American institution, nor could we find a copy listed in the Bioliotheque Nationale de France catalogue.Issued by the largest record company in Europe, the catalogue lists recordings by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Eddie Condon's Hot Shots, the Mound City Blue Blowers and McKinney's Cotton Pickers. Hugues Panassie's two-page preface - which foreshadows and predates his classic book, "Le Jazz Hot", published in Paris in 1934 and in New York and London in 1936), explains the meaning of "hot", naming as its musical stars Armstrong and Ellington, Henry Allen, Colman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Joe Sullivan and Red McKenzie. Condition: PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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