To my knowledge,the book The Coming of Blues by Valery Pisigin is only available in Russian. I assisted Valery during the writing of his book. He and an interpreter met with me several years ago. He graciously sent me copies. However, because the books are in Russian, I haven’t been able to read them. Luba Rohrback was able to read the book and translate some of it to me this week. Here is a recording of the partial translation used with her permission.
Valery also recorded me playing the piano on my early 1900s upright.