Spade Cooley - Ghost in the Music. Drawings by Kira Lynn Cain. Donnelle Malnik, story, music.

Spade Cooley - Ghost in the Music. Drawings by Kira Lynn Cain

Oakland: printing & binding by The Key [for author], undated, circa 2000. Unpaginated, about 15p, monochrome illustrations verso and text recto, hardbound first edition in 7.5x8.5 monochrome boards with gilt spine panel (looks like a little Golden Book, the kids' series, except slightly larger). Inside the rear cover find a 45rpm vinyl record in an adhered pocket. Book, pocket and record in fine clean shape. Content is not for small children; the rasty ghost of a real-life local jazzman comes to haunt a living player. Addictions and sexual jealousy are part of this story, which obliquely refers to California realities (a music joint on Market Street, Ronald Reagan governor, &c. Author Malnik may be related to the deceases, as Spade's given name was Donnell, without the terminal e.

Cat.No: 229851

Price: $20.00