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Down Beat

Down Beat (, 1934-1963)

“Race relations, sexual equality, unionism, wars, recessions, birth, life, death, the triumph of the will, the battle of the soul: it spills across the pages

Jazz Information

Jazz Information (, 1939-1941)

“Jazz Information, started by Ralph Gleason, Ralph de Toledano, and Gene Williams, began was a purveyor of discographical and collector’s information, leavened by vitriolic responses

The Jazz Record

The Jazz Record (, 1943-1947)

“The Jazz Record was unusual among jazz magazines in that its founder and editor was a renowned jazz musician—pianist Art Hodes. Begun as a bi-weekly,

The Needle

The Needle (, 1944-1945)

“This short-lived monthly, edited and published by Robert Reynolds, was distinguished well out of proportion to its brief run. Among the significant writings to appear

Record Research

Record Research (, 1955-1977)

Lacunae: Nos. 3, 13, 44, 134, 137-38. Numeration irregularities: Initially maintains two parallel issue numerations, one for each volume and one for the cumulative run. This