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Reference Materials:

  • New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd ed. Edited by Barry Kernfeld. New York: Grove, 2002. Vol. 3: Women, pp. 978-984. (REF ML102.J3N48 2001)
  • "Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History: Jazz & Blues". Daphne Duval Harrison. http:// wh_018800_jazzandblues.htm
  • Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz 1920-1950. Frank Driggs and Harris Lewine. New York: Wm. Morrow, 1982. (REF ML3506.D74)


  • American women in jazz : 1900 to the present : their words, lives, and music. 1st ed. Sally Placksin. New York: Wideview Books, c1982. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML3508.P58 1982b)
  • Black women in American bands & orchestras. D. Antoinette Handy. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML82.H36)
  • The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. D. Antoinette Handy. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1983. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML421.I6H36 1983)
  • Madame Jazz : contemporary women instrumentalists. Leslie Gourse. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML82 .G69 1995)
  • Stormy weather : the music and lives of a century of jazzwomen. 1st ed. Linda Dahl. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML82.D3 1984)
  • Swing shift : "all-girl" bands of the 1940s. Sherrie Tucker. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2000. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML82 .T83 2000)
  • Swingin' at the Savoy : the memoir of a jazz dancer. Norma Miller with Evette Jensen. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996. (General Coll./Floor 3 GV1784 .M556 1996)
  • Women in jazz : a discography of instrumental music, 1913-1968. compiled by Jan Leder. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1985. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML156.4.J3L44 1985)

  • Bessie Smith. Elaine Feinstein. New York: Viking, 1985. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML420.S667F44 1985)
  • Between you and me : loving reminiscences. Pearl Bailey. New York : Doubleday, c1989. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML420.B123A3 1989)
  • Billie Holiday, her life & times. John White. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Spellmount Ltd.; New York: Universe Books, 1987. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML420.H58W5 1987)
  • Blues legacies and Black feminism : Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Angela Y. Davis. New York: Pantheon Books, c1998. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML3521 .D355 1998)
  • Ella Fitzgerald : a biography of the first lady of jazz. 1st American ed. Stuart Nicholson. New York: C. Scribner's Sons : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994, c1993. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML420.F52N5 1994)
  • Mother of the Blues. Sandra R. Lieb. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981. (General Coll./Floor 3 ML420.R274L5)
  • Talking To Myself. Pearl Bailey. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1971] (ML420.B123A33)
  • "Telling Performances: Jazz History Remembered and Remade by the Women in the Band." Tucker, Sherrie. The Oral History Review, Winter-Spring 1999, v26, p67-.
  • "Testosterone Is Not an Instrument." Nat Hentoff. Jazz Times Magazine.