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The Prairie Prattler, Vol. 5 No. 1

By: Tiedemann, Julia (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Sons of the Pioneers Official Fan Club: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16542

Condition: Good


4to-sized (9X12), singlefold, slick paper fan club newsletter for the Sons of the Pioneers. I cannot find a date for this issue (Vol. 5. No. 1) but Vol. 4, No. 4 can be dated to 1949, so I am confidant that this one is from 1950. Hugh Farr is on the cover and there are articles of various types for fans of the group. There are also song lyrics, addresses for other fan clubs and much general information. These fan club newsletters from the 1940's and 50's are quite uncommon. This copy has two horizontal fold lines for mailing and tattering, mainly along the top edge. There much tattering on the... View more info

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The Prairie Prattler, Vol. 4 No. 3

By: Tiedemann, Julia (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Sons of the Pioneers Official Fan Club: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16543

Condition: Very Good


4to-sized (9X12), singlefold, slick paper fan club newsletter for the Sons of the Pioneers. The issue lists months (March, April, May) but no year; however, internal evidence indicates that this issue is from 1949. The cover has a photo of Tim Spencer, and there are articles and letters of various types for fans of the group. There are also song lyrics, addresses for other fan clubs and much general information. These fan club newsletters from the 1940's and 50's are quite uncommon. WorldCat/OCLC locates no copies in libraries. This copy has two horizontal fold lines for mailing but otherwise,... View more info

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The Prairie Prattler, Vol. 4 No. 2

By: Tiedemann, Julia (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Sons of the Pioneers Official Fan Club: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16544

Condition: Very Good


4to-sized (9X12), singlefold, slick paper fan club newsletter for the Sons of the Pioneers. The issue lists months (December, January, February) but no year; however, internal evidence indicates that this issue is from 1949. The cover has a photo of Lloyd Perryman, and there are articles and letters of various types for fans of the group. There are also song lyrics, addresses for other fan clubs and much general information. These fan club newsletters from the 1940's and 50's are quite uncommon. WorldCat/OCLC locates no copies in libraries. This copy has two horizontal fold lines for mailing b... View more info

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Slipping Around

By: Tillman, Floyd

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Peer International Corporation: 1949

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10449


Light, general wear. EX condition. ; Sheet Music; Photograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages; This is possibly the first publication of sheet music for Floyd Tillman's classic "Slipping Around." Tillman's photo is on the cover and the front is signed and inscribed by Tillman. Tillman is in both The Song Writers Hall of Fame and The Country Music Hall of Fame. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Jazz: A History

By: Tirro, Frank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15169

ISBN: 0393021947

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only light, general wear and expected aging. Jacket has small area of light damage along top front edge and at spine base. Good and interesting history of jazz. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 457 pages View more info

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A Book of Negro Songs

By: Tobitt, Janet E. (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pleasantville, Janet E. Tobitt: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15257

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, deep purple wraps with white titles. Light edge, corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound. Very nice copy. This is an interesting collection of songs that includes spirituals, folk songs, blues and a number of others. Tobitt was Music Consultant to the Girl Scouts. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages View more info

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Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, & Drugs

By: Torgoff, Martin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Da Capo Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16717

ISBN: 0306824752

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Jacket is similar but has some wear and rubbing along flap folds and at corners. The jacket wear appears to have come from packing and is likely a result of the finishing process for the black background. VG+ to NF. Intersting study of the rise of Bebop in the world of jazz, the concommitant rise of drug usage and the effects of those two events on the developing Beat Generation. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 412 pages View more info

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A Blues Life

By: Townsend, Henry as told to Bill Greensmith

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14598

ISBN: 0252025261

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket are as new. Henry Townsend was an early blues singer (first recorded in 1929) from the St. Louis area. He sang and played with many of the early, legendary bluesmen and managed to live to tell about it. Good book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 145 pages View more info

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The Man Called Cash : The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend

By: Turner, Steve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, W Publishing Group: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13106

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have almost no wear, but book has some toning and/or foxing on interior page edges. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 298 pages; Authorized biography of Cash, published by religious publisher. Two sections of photographs, many from Cash family. Foreword by Kris Kristofferson. View more info

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Carnegie Hall Program

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 11373

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, cream wraps with photo of Dimitri Mitropoulos. Some light edge , corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 15 pages; Mitropoulos was the Director of the New York Philharmonic at this time. The feature pianist for this program (March 30, 1952) was Oscar Levant. Ad on rear wrap features movie star, Dale Robertson, on an airplane getting a pack of Chesterfields from a stewardess. Very Mad Mennish. View more info

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Musical Celebrities : The Concert Magazine

By: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Richmond, Hotel Jefferson: 1968

Seller ID: 11376

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with photo of Paul Lipson as Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof. Square with a secure binding and light, general wear and aging. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 15 pages; Program, printed for performances at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia. This may have been a generic national-type program that was job printed in a specific location for that market. This issue focuses on the current production of Fiddler on the Roof. A slick, small broadside for Man of La Mancha is laid in. View more info

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Judy Henske

By: Unknown Photographer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Elektra Records: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11206

Condition: Very Good+


Sheet is NF except for an old, diagonal crease on the bottom right corner. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pages; Advertising sheet for Henske, who is still singing, from 1963. Features blurbs from magazines and newspapers, along with clips from newspaper reviews. View more info

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Giant Songbook A Special Edition of over 100 Songs

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Winona, Hal Leonard Publishing Corp.: 1975

Seller ID: 10409

Condition: Very Good+


Blue, pictorial covers with orange lettering. Light, general wear with no significant problems, ; Yamaha Music Library; Vol. 7; Musical Notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; This a kind of chord-book, fake-book with over 100 songs. It is useful for professionsal musicians and for thse who have learned to read treble clef melody and chord behind It. View more info

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The American Minstrel : Being a Choice Collection of Original and Popular Songs, Glees, Duetts, Choruses, Etc.

By: Various

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry F. Anners: 1844

Edition: New and Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11145

Condition: with no dust jacket


Tan cloth over boards with gilt eagle decoration on front and gilt titles and decoration on spine. Book has light wear and aging with light bumps on corners. Former owner's name of ffep, dated 1846. One page is partially loose but binding is secure, no parting or tears, and book is square. It grades in the G+ to VG- range. ; Some Musical Notation and B&W Frontispiece; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 318 pages; Collection of early American songs. Some musical notation in the first part, all of which seems to be in shaped notes. View more info

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Sing Out! 10-Year Index of Songs

By: Various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Sing Out, Incorporated: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11205

Condition: Near Fine


Small brochure has only very light wear and aging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 pages; This is a ten-year index to the songs that were published in the most influential folk-era magazine, Sing Out! Great resouce for songs that were published and songs that were current in the folk repertoire of the day. View more info

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Foster Hall Bulletin

By: Various

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Josiah K. Lilly: 1935

Seller ID: 11371

Condition: Very Good


Cord-tyed, grayish-green wraps with gold titles. General wear and aging with some soiling on rear wrap. Book is square and binding is secure. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 24 pages; Magazine devoted to Stephen Foster and those interested in him and his work including collectors. View more info

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The Opera Glass

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, The Opera Glass Publishing Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 11372

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with title in blue and photo of Clara Lane tinted blue. Light, general wear and aging, with small slit at top of spine and 1/4" loss at bottom of spine. Square with a secure binding. ; # 12; Vol. 3; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 23 + year's index + ads pages; Articles on Clara Lane, J. K. Murray, Oscar Girard and others. View more info

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Sing : Britain's Folk Song Magazine

By: Various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Susan Tully LTD.: 1962

Seller ID: 11379

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, self-wraps with very light aging and a stamp at front bottom from Hargail Music Press (see scan). Otherwise this copy is near fine. ; #6; Vol. 6; Musical Notation and B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages; This British magazine contains articles on music as well as sonegs with lyrics and notation. Similar to the American magazine, Sing Out! View more info

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Sing : Britain's Folk Song Magazine

By: Various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Susan Tully LTD.: 1962

Seller ID: 11380

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, self-wraps with very light aging and a stamp at front bottom from Hargail Music Press (see scan). Otherwise this copy is near fine. ; #7; Vol. 6; Musical Notation and B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 12 pages; This British magazine contains articles on music as well as songs with lyrics and notation. Similar to the American magazine, Sing Out! View more info

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The Atlantic Monthly, June, 1867

By: Various

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Ticknor and Fields: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13539

Condition: Good+


Tan wraps with black titles. Edge and corner wear with minor tears and chipping. Some expected toning. Ad in front for Great American Tea Company is partially torn away as are two ad pages in back. No problems with other interior pages. ; Vol. XIX, No. CXVI; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 641-764 pages; This issue of the Atlantic is of special interest because of an article entitled "Negro Spirituals," which includes numerous lyrics. Early, post Civil War account of African-American music. View more info

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Song Folio of Johnnie and Jack and Their Tennessee Mountain Boys

By: Various

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Shreveport, The Drake Company: ca. 1940

Seller ID: 10444

Condition: Good+


Green wraps with black titles and photographs. Wraps have many creases almost as if they had been folded up for a while. Also some toning and soiling. Stapled binding is holding but with paper this old, it has to be somewhat fragile. Book is square and interior is quite nice. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 32 pages; Johnnie and Jack were popular in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. Johnnie Wright was the husband of Kitty Wells. View more info

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Complete Catalogue of Victor Records, 1939-40

By: Victor Division of RCA Manufacturing Co.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Camden, RCA: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15330

Condition: Very Good-


Side-stapled wraps with red, black and beige illustrations and black titles. There is some tearing around the staples on both the opening and closing pages plus a one inch slit at the top spine edge in the front. Book is stil square and attractive with a secure binding. This is the complete Victor catalogue for 1939-40 plus the Red Seal listings and a short supplement for a total of 568 pp. Useful research tool. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 440, 120, 8 pages View more info

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Songs from the Hills An Intimate Look At Country Music

By: Von Mathiessen, Maria

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Publishing Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9893

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Book and jacket appear new and unread. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 134 pages; Photographs of country music personalities with text by photographer. View more info

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down : The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years

By: Von Schmidt, Eric and Jim Rooney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, Anchor Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 9102

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with photo collage of singers and musicians. Book has light edge and corner wear. Book is square and binding is secure but there is some creasing on the spine. This book was used by a reviewer at the Atlanta Constitution. His notes for page references are on the half-title. Solid copy. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 314 pages; A history of the folk music, including blues, in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the 1960's and 70's. Many photos. View more info

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On This Day in Black Music History

By: Warner, Jay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, Hal Leonard Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 11036

Condition: New


Book is new with no defects. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 377 pages; Facts arranged by each day of the year. View more info