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Duke Ellington

By: Lambert, G. E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes (Perpetua): 1961

Edition: 1st Edition, Thus; Second Printing

Seller ID: 7967

Condition: Very Good


Book has some edge and corner wear including a diagonal crease on the back lowere left. ; Kings of Jazz; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages; Brief but solid biography of Ellington. This copy is called the Perpetua Edition. View more info

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American Balladry from British Broadsides : A Guide for Students and Collectors of Traditional Song

By: Laws, G. Malcolm, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Folklore Society: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16299

Condition: Good+


This is an ex-library copy with all the usual markings including a light discard stamp on the spine. The book has some edge and corner wear but is still square and securely bound. There are a few interior bits of underling, but this is still a solid, usable copy. ; Bibliographical and Special Series, Vol. VIII, 1957; Ex-Library; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 315 pages View more info

Mother of the Blues: a Study of Ma Rainey

By: Lieb, Sandra

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Amhearst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13239

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with tinted image of Ma Rainey and white titles. Some edge and corner wear but spine is neither creased nor cracked. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 226 pages; Excellent biographical material on Ma Rainey, the first of the great classic blues singers. Lieb also considers the context and content of Rainey's entire recorded works. Includes Discography. View more info

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I've Got A Right To Cry

By: Liggins, Joe

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Recordo Music Publishers: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16244


Blue-tinted wraps with large photograph of Liggins. Stamp from H. L. Green Co. of Seattle, Washington in bottom center area; this also reads "Sheet Music Dept." Someone has written 15 near Liggins left shoulder. Otherwise this copy has only light wear and aging. VG to VG+. Liggins, born in Oklahoma, led the Honeydrippers for many years. His biggest hit was the Honeydripper. His recording of this song, "I've Got a Right to Cry," sold over 1 million copies. I think this is the first edition of this sheet music since the song was written in 1946. ; Blue-Tinted Photograph of Liggin... View more info

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That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture

By: Linn, Karen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15683

ISBN: 0252017803

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The book has only very light shelf wear along with a stamped black star on the ffep and stab holes in the gutter of that page that show the stitching. These holes appear to be a minor printing error. The dustjacet has some edge, corner and surface wear with small scuffs, tears and chips. Still quite presentable in it Mylar protector. The book is a comprehensive survey of the banjo in American music, beginning with instrument'a African origin through it use in early African-American music through its trasition to white country music and bluegrass. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; ... View more info

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The Easy Instructor, Or a New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony I. the Rudiments of Music on an Improved Plan, Wherein the Naming and Timing of the Notes Are Familiarized to the Weakest Capacity; II. a Choice Collection of Psalm Tunes and Anthems, from the Most Celebrated Au

By: Little, William and William Smith

Price: $280.00

Publisher: Albany NY, Websters & Skinners and D. Steele & Son: 1831

Edition: Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 9415

Condition: Fair


Wooden boards with blue paper covers and maroon leather backstrip. Part of boards both front and back is missing and most of blue paper on front is gone (see scan). If there were titles, they are gone. Interior has some toning and sunning with more on the endpapers. Title page is present but if any other prelims came before it, they are gone. If there were rear endpapers, they are missing. I have been unable to find a comparable copy of this book. There is also wear on the edges of some interior pages. Interestingly , the book is square and the binding, while fragile, is reasonably secure, wit... View more info

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The Negro and His Music

By: Locke, Alain

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, The Associates in Negro Folk Education: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10827

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled tan wraps with decoration and tan titles inside decoraton. Chipping on edges, front and rear. But still square with a secure binding. Overall light aging and some interior underlining in pencil. This work was written by the noted African-American scholar and Harlem Renaissance figure before the blues revival of the 1960's. Interesting view of black music while the Delta blues were still being sung by many of the originals. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages View more info

The Negro and His Music

By: Locke, Alain

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Port Washington, Kennikat Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 13441

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Yellow-green cloth with black titles on spine. Some light general wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. Former owner's name in ink on ffep. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages; This work was written by the noted African-American scholar and Harlem Renaissance figure before the blues revival of the 1960's. Interesting view of black music while the Delta blues were still being sung by many of the originals. This copy is a special reprint by Kennikat Press. View more info

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Beethoven's Symphonies: An Artistic Vision

By: Lockwood, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2015

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 16579

ISBN: 039307644X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket are as new. Readable assessment and study of Beethoven's symphonies. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 285 pages View more info

The New York Glee Book: Containing 100 Glees, Quartets, Trios, Songs In Parts, Rounds, and Catches

By: Loder, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hartford, Silas Andrus & Son: 1850

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12659

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth with gilt decoration on front along with gilt titles and decorations on spine. Foredges also gilt. Some edge corner and surface wear with a number of chips along back spine edge. H owever, book is square and binding is sound with not tears or parting. Interior pages, mainly endpapers, have a good bit of toning and/or soiling. ; Musical Notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Songs for Glee groups which appear to be the forerunners of Barbershop Quartets. This music must have been cutting edge in the mid-19th century. View more info

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Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

By: Lomax, John A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12623

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Red cloth with black titles and black decoration of guitar on spine. Book shows general aging and some light wear. Square and securely bound. Jacket has wear on edges with small chips and tears. Some areas of foxing and toning but still attractive. In Mylar. Classic autobiography of John Lomax, one of america's foremost researchers and collectors of roots music. ; B&W Sketches; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages View more info

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Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

By: Lomax, John A.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd.: 1920

Edition: 1st British Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13215


Red covers with gilt titles on spine and black titles and decoration on front. Book has light, general wear and aging. VG to VG+. Square with a secure binding. Jacket has chips on front, rear and spine. G-. See scan. First British Edition of an early Lomax title. No musical notation, just songs and lyrics. Relatively uncommon in jacket.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 189 pages; View more info

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Sunshine Choruses

By: London, Holland and Haldor Lillenas (compilers)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Lillenas Publishing Company: 1934

Seller ID: 12388

Condition: Good+


Side-stapled, dark blue wraps with white titles. Edge and corner wear along with a vertical crease down center of front wrap, not affecting rest of book. Former owner's name and address in ink at top right on title page. Still square with a secure binding and fresh interior. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 95 pages; Hymns and religious songs mainly for youth events. View more info

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Women's Gospel Trios : A Collection of Gospel Songs

By: Lorenz, Ellen Jane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dayton, Lorenz Publishing Co.: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12391

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Rust-brown covers with silver-gray titles. Some edge and corner wear along with light, general aging. Former owner's stamp on ffep. Square with a secure binding. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 112 pages; Religious and gospel songs arranged for female trios and quartets. View more info

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A Bibliography of Songsters Printed in America Before 1821

By: Lowens, Irving

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Worcester, American Antiquarian Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16298

ISBN: 0912296054

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Book has very light general wear with a light, ring impression on back cover. This is an excellent reference work on American songsters, usually small collections of songs, from early America. ; B&W Frontispiece; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 229 pages View more info

Lulu Belle and Scotty Autographed Photograph

By: Lulu Belle and Scotty

Price: $40.00

Publisher: (Nashville), Lulu Belle and Scotty: 1940

Seller ID: 15287

Condition: Very Good+


This signed publicity photo (it is the sames as the one illustrating the Wikipedia article) of Lulu Belle and Scotty has no indication of where and when it was made, so I've guessed at Nashville and 1940. The photo has only light wear. This duo was a major country music act from the 1920's through the 1940's. Their most successful song was "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You," which they wrote. ; B&W Photograph; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Hurry On Down

By: Lutcher, Nellie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Radio City, Capitol Songs, Inc.: 1947

Seller ID: 16241

Condition: Very Good


This sheet music features a photograph of Stan Kenton. It has light general wear and aging especially along the edges. A number is written in pencil just below the titling at the top. Somebody has tried to erase the number causing a small bit of lightening. This song was originally copyrighted in 1947 by Nellie Lutcher who had signed with Capitol that same year. Lutcher was an African-American composer, and performer. She was from Lake Charles, Louisiana and played briefly with Ma Rainey as a teenager and was later a singer with Nat King Cole. ; Tinted Photograph of Stan Kenton; 4to 11" ... View more info

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The Best of Jazz

By: Lyttelton, Humphrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Portico: 2008

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 16580

ISBN: 1905798229

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only minimal wear. About fine. This is a collection of essays on jazz musiciands by British music writer, Lyttelton. Starting with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, with a later emphasis on Louis Armstrong up through Lester Young and Roy Eldridge, Lyttelton offers informative and appreciative essays. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 423 pages View more info

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Songs As Sung by J. E. Mainer and His Mountaineers

By: Mainer, J. E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Concord NC, J. E. Mainer: N.D.

Seller ID: 8304

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; Song book of and information about North Carolina country singer J. E. Mainer. View more info

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Grande Parade du Jazz, Nice 81' - Poster Signed

By: Manders, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nice, Jazz Journal International: 1981

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 15533

Condition: Very Good+


12 1/2 X 18 poster on thick paper stock, designed and drawn by Peter Manders for the Nice Jazz Festival, "Grand Parade du Jazz," in 1981. Some wear and aging with some edge toning and minor wear. The copy is signed by Manders in the bottom right margin. It is protected in a lightweit, acrylic poster frame. The poster is made up of drawings of many of the jazz participants, including Buddy de Franco, Illinois Jacquet, Teddy Wilson, Arnett Cobb, Milt HamptonCleanhead Vinson, and a bust of Louis Armstrong for whom a Memorial was held. The Nice Jazz Festival claims to be the oldest Jazz Fe... View more info

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Grande Parade du Jazz, Nice 84' - Poster Signed

By: Manders, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nice, Peter Manders: 1984

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 15535

Condition: Near Fine


12 1/2 X 18 poster on thick paper stock, designed and drawn by Peter Manders for the Nice Jazz Festival, "Grand Parade du Jazz," in 1984. Very light toning and wear on edges. The copy is signed by Manders in the bottom right margin. It is protected in a lightweit, acrylic poster frame. The poster is made up of drawings of many of the jazz participants, including Lionel Hampton, J. J. Johnson, Nat Adderley, Billy Batterfield, James Moody, Linda Hopkins, Bud Freeman and others. The Nice Jazz Festival claims to be the oldest Jazz Festival in the world. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED.; B&W... View more info

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Autographed Musical Quotation by Chuck Mangione, "Feels So Good"

By: Mangione, Chuck

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (New York), Chuck Mangione: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15365

Condition: Near Fine


Short signed musical quote from "Feels So Good" by Chuck Mangione. The quote is on a half sheet of perforated music paper that is in near fine condition. There is an inscription for "John and Robert." Signed in Mangione's almost Prince-like initials. ; Musical Quotation; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Big Band Jazz

By: McCarthy, Albert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9421

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Black clothh with gilt lettering on spine. Book is about NF except for a partial dampstain of some sort on the front foredge that barely affects the interior edges of a few pages near the beginning and end. Book is square with a secure binding. Jacket has very light wear and shot tear at the bottom of the spine. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 360 pages View more info

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Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge : Old Time, Early Country, Folk and Bluegrass Label Recording Artists, with Discographies

By: McGee, Marty

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jefferson, Mcfarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13387

ISBN: 0786408766

Condition: Fine


Book is as new and unread. Photo of Doc Watson on front wrap. Great compendium of information on Appalachian singers including Doc Watson, the Stonemans and many more. ; Contributuions to Southern Appalachian Studies 3; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235 pages View more info

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I Can't Give You Anything But Love

By: McHugh, Jimmy (music) and Dorothy Fields (lyrics)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mills Music, Inc.: (1943)

Seller ID: 16245

Condition: Very Good+


Green background with images of Lena Horner, Fats Waller, Bill Robison, Cab Calloway and others from the 1943, all black cast musical, Stormy Weather. The only date on this sheet music is 1928, the original copyright, but, since the movie that this comes from was produced in 1943, this probably comes from that year. There is a stamp on the front that reads, "Al Salomon representing Jimmy McHugh" and an address. This may have come from the files of composer, Jimmy McHugh. Otherwise, this copy has only light, general wear and aging. VG to VG+. Lena Horne's image is stunning, though racia... View more info