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Six Decades of Songwriters and Singers: American Popular Song

By: Morris, James A. et. al.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution Press: 1984

Seller ID: 14313

Condition: Very Good


Gray wraps with red and black titles ang B&W illustration. Some edge, corner and surface wear with light creasing at corners, a few dogears and light aging. Still square and securely bound. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. This book accompanied the Smithsonian collection of American Popular Song. It has excellent short essays on each song and singer along with many photographs. ; Smithsonian Collection of Recordings; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages View more info

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Auntie Skinner's Chicken Dinner : Well-Known Library of Comic Songs

By: Morse, Theodore (music) and Arthur Fields and Earl Carroll (lyrics)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, M. Witmark & Sons: 1915

Seller ID: 15793

Condition: Very Good+


This sheet music for "Auntie Skinner's Chicken Dinner" is in a folder titled "Songs for Entertainments Including Amateur Minstrel Shows," with a long list of songs under that title. In the past, someone has marked "Auntie Skinner's Chicken Dinner" in that list. That song is inside the folder with part of it printed on the next to last folder page. Overall, this folder and music shows only light wear and aging. The writers, Morse, Fields and Carroll, were all performers and writers associated with Minstrelsy, Vaudeville and Broadway. This song is a racist minstrel show tune, playing up Aunties ... View more info

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Long Lost Blues : Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920

By: Muir, Peter C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 14577

ISBN: 0252076761

Condition: Fine


Book is as new and unread. There is a hint of packing wear. This work focuses on the history of blues in sheet music prior to Mamie Smith's recording of Crazy Blues. The study reveals the earliest manifestations of the blues genre. This softcover edition was issued at the same time as the hardcover. First Edition, Thus. First Printing. Komara and Johnson 11. ; Music in American Life; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 254 pages View more info

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Good Morning Blues : The Autobiography of Count Basie

By: Murray, Albert and Count Basie

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12887


Black covers with silver-metallic titles. Book has light wear and one small bump on bottom front edge. Former owner's name at bottom of ffep. Feels read but carefully. Solid, VG copy. Jacket has some small tears and chip and shows wear but is still attractive In mylar. G+ to VG-. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 399 pages; Count Basie's autobiography, co-written with journalist and musicologist, Murray. This copy has been signed on the ffep, with an inscription, by Billy Ecstine, one of the most significant jazz vocalists of the mid-20th century and a close friend of Basie's. In fa... View more info

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Broadside for Dance 1929 Newark NJ Mystic Order of Hams

By: Mystic Order of Hams

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Newark, 1929

Seller ID: 15358

Condition: Good


Broadside announcing a dance on December 28, 1929 sponsored by the Mystic Order of Hams in the Mosque Ballroom in Newark NJ. I assume this is a Masonic organization but it sure sounds like a butcher's fraternity! Performing is Eddie White and his Sensational Roseland Dance Band. The piece has been stabilized on the back with clear archival tape and acid free paper, the hinged to archival mat board. The matted size is 11x14, framed. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Words and Music

By: Near, Holly and Jeff Langley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Hereford Music: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 9762

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial (photo of Near and Langley) white wraps with black titles. Light edge and corner wear with some toning and spotting on wraps. Square with a secure binding . ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 87 pages; Songs (lyrics and music) by Near and Langley. View more info

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Battle Songs of Prohibition

By: New Era Company

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Springfield OH, The New Era Company: 1887

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 13054

Condition: Very Good


Cord-bound, beige wraps with black titles and decorative border. Light, general wear and aging. Original cord. Remarkably attractive condition -- no tears, creases or chips. ; Musical Notation; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Unpaginated pages; Collection of songs written for political meetings of the Prohibition Party, so stated in an ad on the inside of the rear wrap. In fact it is called "A Political Campaign Book." Hot, catchy songs against demon rum. View more info

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Photograph of the Georgia Crackers

By: Newman, Hank

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Reading PA, The Georgia Crackers: 1934

Seller ID: 12076

Condition: Near Fine


Fine photo except for small tear in top margin. Photo is signed "Sincerely, The Georgia Crackers" -- don't know by whom. The members of the group have been identified in green ink, except for the three Newman brothers, I think. The mailing envelope has no cancellation and is in NF condition except for crease on fold over. ; B&W Photograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; I'm guessing at the date but the Crackers played on Reading , WEEU in the mid-thirties. View more info

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The Birds and the Bees

By: Newman, Herb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pattern Music Inc./Criterion Music Corp.: 1964-65

Seller ID: 16248

Condition: Very Good+


Blue-toned background with image of Jewel Akens. This copy has only very light wear and aging. Jewel Akens had his biggest hit with The Birds and the Bees in 1965. This seems to be the earliest edition of the sheet music. ; Photograph of Jewel Akens; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages; sold ABE 10.30.18 View more info

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Music History from Primary Sources

By: Newsom, Jon and Alfred Mann (eds.)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Library of Congress: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11879

Condition: New


Book is new and unread. ; The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial; B&W and Sepia Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 733 pages; Many illustrations of primary source material including musical excerpts and letters from composers followed by 53 essays by experts on various of the primary sources from Bach too Webern. Beautiful copy of a magnificent resource. No dustjacket as issued. View more info

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Singing Soldiers

By: Niles, John Jacob

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15819

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Deep purple cloth with dull yellow, gilt-like titles. Some, mainly light, edge and corner wear along with aging and some dustiness. Still square and securely bound. Fragile dustwrapper is parted along front spine edge and has other slits along folds. Top spine edge torn away including part of front top edge. Please see scan of jacket (and book for that matter.) The dustwrapper is still presentable in its Mylar protector. This is a memoir of WWI and the music of African-American soldiers by the famous folklorist and singer, John Jacon Niles. The book is of particular significance for its insig... View more info

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Great Songs of Madison Avenue

By: Norback, Peter and Craig

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle ? the New York Times Book Co.: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 13096

Condition: Very Good-


Ex-libris, discard from Chattanooga Public Library. Some reinforcing with tape on corners and spine along with call numbers at base of spine. Only one internal stamp that I see. Some light edge wear but square and secure. Quite a nice copy with library marks noted. ; Musical Arrangements and Notation; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 251 pages; Music and lyrics for TV advertising songs pre-1070's. Remember Brush Your Teeth with Pepsodent; Ajax, the Foaming Cleanser; It's the Real Thing and so many more? View more info

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Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine

By: Norman, Bob (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Sing Out, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 12808


Stapled white, pictorial wraps with black titles. General light wear and aging. An attractive and sound copy. VG. ; No. 3; Vol. 24; B&W Illustrations and Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 55 pages; Articles on pre-blues music in North Carolina, railroad songs and much more, including flexible vinyl record with five songs. View more info

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Coda September, 1974

By: Norris, John (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coda Publications: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14833

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, beige, pictorial wraps with black titles. Light general wear and aging. Influential Canadian jazz magazine. Articles on Modern Jazz Quartet, Duke Ellington and others. ; Volume 11, Number 11; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 38 pages View more info

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Living Blues : A Journal of the Black American Blues Tradition

By: O'Neal, Jim & Amy (eds.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13157

Condition: Very Good


Stapled black and white pictorial wraps with b&w photo and white title. Edge and corner wear with light scuffing along spine. Square and securely bound. ; Autumn, 1980; Vol. 48; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 58 pages; Special Record Review Issue. View more info

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Living Blues : A Journal of the Black American Blues Tradition

By: O'Neal, Jim & Amy (eds.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13162

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled yellow wraps with B&W photograph and black titles. Very light edge and corner wear along with light aging. Chicago Blues, Eddie Boyd, Roy Gaines, John Jackson, the Smothers Brothers of the Blues and many others. ; May/Apr 1978; Vol. 37; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 42 pages View more info

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Living Blues

By: O'Neal, Jim & Amy (eds.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13223

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled green and white pictorial wraps with green title and photograph of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Light edge and corner wear but some aging and soiling, both exterior and interior. Still square and securely bound. ; Summer, 1973; Vol. 13; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 38 pages; This issue is signed on the cover, in silver ink, under his name, by Brownie McGhee. On page 7, Yank Rachell has signed above his photo in an article about him. The issue has articles on Louisiana, Magic Sam, Papa Lightfoot, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, and Yank Rachell, plus much more i... View more info

Living Blues : A Journal of the Black American Blues Tradition

By: O'Neal, Jim & Amy (eds.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12884

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled black and white pictorial wraps with white title. Very light edge and corner wear. ; Summer, 1981; Vol. 51; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 58 pages; Articles on Kentucky Blues (connects Bill Monroe to black blues and country picker, Arnold Shultz) , B. B. King at Parchman Prison and National Academy of Blues Awards. View more info

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Living Blues : A Journal of the Black American Blues Tradition, Autumn, 1971

By: O'Neal, Jim & Amy (eds.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15041

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled black and white pictorial wraps (photo of Snooky Pryor) with black title. Very light edge and corner wear along with minor aging. Articles on Snooky Pryor, Lowell Fulsom, Ann Arbor Blues Recital, African Influence on the Blues, Albert & Freddy King at the Fillmore West and much more. ; Vol. 51; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 46 pages View more info

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Panorama de la Musica AfroAmericano

By: Oderigo, Nestor R. Ortiz

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Editorial Claridad: 1944

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15519

Condition: Very Good-


Signed, First Edition of Panorama de la Musica Afroamericana [Panorama of African American Music] by Nester R. Ortiz Oderigo. Signed on the front cover by noted Cuban composer, pianist and father of author Anais Nin, Joaquin Nin (1879-1949). Illustrated with several b/w tipped-in photographic portraits of Lead Belly, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, W. C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson, Original Creole Jazz Band, Will Marion Cook, William Grant Still, and others. Includes Bibliography and Index. Text in Spanish. Bound in printed wrappers. Very good to very ... View more info

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Treble Choruses, First Group

By: Olds, W. B, (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Hall & McCreary Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13692

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pale-green wraps with white titles and reddish decoration. Edge and corner wear with some soiling on rear wrap. Book is verygood except for two punch holes near spine. Square and securely bound. ; H. & M. Auditorium Series No. 23; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Olds was the Director of Music at Redlands University in Redlands, California. View more info

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Barrelhouse Blues : Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues

By: Oliver, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Civitas Books: 2009

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13394

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very minor shelf wear. Jacket has an odd fold on back near spine that obviously occurred in the printing process. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 228 pages; Much interesting information on the recording history of the blues by an eminent musicologist and historian. The number line ends with "2," so I am assuming this copy to be a second printing. View more info

Bessie Smith

By: Oliver, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, A Perpetua Book / A. S. Barnes and Company, Inc.: 1961

Seller ID: 14481

Condition: Very Good


Light edge and corner wear. There is a one inch piece of tape on front, upper left corner, not sure why. Spine has one light crease. Solid copy. Oliver's book on Bessie Smith preceded Chris Albertson's more thoroughly researched biography by over a decade. This book was originally published in England in 1959. ; Kings of Jazz; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages View more info

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The Story of the Blues

By: Oliver, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 15572

ISBN: 080195441X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


The book has light, general wear and aging. The jacket has some edge and corner wear along with a 1 1/2 closed tear on front bottom edge. Square and securely bound. Paul Oliver was an early researcher in the so-called "blues revival." His books are thouroughly documented. This oversized book is filled with hard-to-find photos and an informative text. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages View more info

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The Messiah : 94th Christmastide Performance

By: Oratorio Society Of New York

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carnegie Hall: 1919

Seller ID: 11222


Program is NF except for small slit on bottom of spine for about one and one half inches. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8 pages; Walter Damrosch was the Conductor; principals are listed. Includes libretto in program. View more info