The Special Collections Research Center has acquired a second printing copy of artist R. Crumb’s “Early Jazz Greats” trading cards, first printed in 1982 for Yazoo Records. The set includes 36 cards featuring original images by Crumb and short biographies of early Jazz musicians, including both household names and relative unknowns. Crumb’s love of early Jazz music comes through in his artwork, often reproduced from black and white photographs of the period. The set includes a number of musicians with ties to Chicago like Benny Goodman, Roy Palmer and Junie C. Cobb. Crumb followed this set with “Heroes of the Blues” and “Pioneers of Country Music”, and the set joins a number of works by Crumb in the Special Collections Research Center.
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