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The Real Jazz Woodcut

By: Washington, Earl Marshawn

Price: $125.00

Publisher: ca. 1990's

Seller ID: 15918

Condition: Very Good+


This is a striking woodcut of the illustration on the dust jacket of the first American edition of The Real Jazz by Huges Pannisse. It is by all accounts, a forgery by Earl Marshawn Washington, an engraver, who has created about 1700 copies of works by other artists. He has at times claimed these to be the work of his grandfather (of whom there is no record) or that the grandfather had "rescued " the plates from a burned-out print shop. His forgeries include works by M. C Escher and Rockwell Kent. More information is available on Wikipedia.That being said, this is a very decorativ... View more info

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Dan Burley's Original Handbook of Harlem Jive Woodcut

By: Washington, Earl Marshawn

Price: $125.00

Publisher: ca. 1990's

Seller ID: 15919

Condition: Very Good+


This is a striking woodcut of the illustration on the dust jacket of The Original Handbook of Harlem Jive by Dan Burley. The illutration was done by Melvin Tapley. Earl Marshawn Washigton seems to have forged woodcuts of about 1700 works by other artists. He has at times claimed these to be the work of his grandfather (of whom there is no record) or that the grandfather had "rescued " the plates from a burned-out print shop. His forgeries include works by M. C Escher and Rockwell Kent. Much more information is available on Wikipedia. That being said, this is a very decorative piec... View more info

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Southern Cultures : Music, Winter 2011

By: Watson, Harry L. and Jocelyn R. Neal

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13303

Condition: Near Fine


This copy seems new and unread. Free CD is missing -- though inquire. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 122 pages; Southern Cultures is a magazine about the South Published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Music Issue includes articles on Bobby Rush, Gretchen Wilson, Jacksonville, Opryland and much more. View more info

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The Beauties of the Late Rev. Dr. Isaac Watts; Containing the Most Striking and Admired Passages in the Works of That Justly Celebrated Divine Philosopher, Moralist, and Poet: ... : To Which is Added the Life of the Author

By: Watts, Isaac, D. D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Elizabeth-Town, Shepard Kollock: 1796

Seller ID: 13376


Full leather with scuffed gilt titles in red square on spine. The covers are slit vertically next to the spine but the binding is still secure. Some ege and corner wear with minor loss at spine ends. Interior has expected toning of hand-laid paper. Interesting essays by the great English hymn writer along with a biography. Watts was a major influence on early American music. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 229 pages View more info

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78 Quarterly

By: Whelan, Phil (ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Key West, Key West Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13168

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled wraps with R. Crumb drawing of Robert Johnson. Light corner wear with a bump to top right corner. Otherwise, this copy is bright, square and attractive. ; Volume 1 Number 4; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages; This is the original Vol. 1 No. 4, issued by Whelan after an almost 20-year hiatus. It features the Stephen Calt and Gayle Wardaw article on Robert Johnson, along with articles on Paramount, Fred Ramsey, Fred Clauberg and much more. R. Crumb is listed on the staff. View more info

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Forty Negro Spirituals

By: White, Clarence Cameron (arr.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Theodore Presser Co.: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13735

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Olive green cloth with blue titles and small illustration. Generally, light to moderate edge, corner and surface wear and aging. Former owner's name In pencil on ffep. Square with secure binding. ; Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages View more info

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The Modern Harp: A Collection of Church Music

By: White, Edward L. and John E. Gould

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Benjamin B. Mussey: 1847

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 13617

Condition: Good


Gray cloth with brown leather backstrip. Titles in black Much edge, corner and surface wear, though quite readable. Some interior toning and writing on endpapers. Still square with a secure, if somwhat fragile, binding. ; Musical Notation; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 342 pages; Antebellum religious songbook. Oliver Ditson also published this work. I am not sure if this is the 1st or 2nd -- either way , It is an early copy. View more info

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Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy : Fiddlin' John Carson, His Real World, and the World of His Songs

By: Wiggins, Gene

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13243

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket are in very attractive condition with some light shelf wear. ; B&W Photographs, Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 302 pages; Signed with inscription to Rudy Myers on ffep. The inscription indicates that Myers played in a string band. Wiggins was Chairman of the English Department at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. Myers was a well-known local resident. Wonderful history/biography of Fiddlin' John Carson, an early country music star. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Fiddlin' Georgia Crazy: Fiddlin' John Carson, His Real World, and the World of His Songs

By: Wiggins, Gene

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16269

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear and aging. This book is a wonderful history/biography of Fiddlin' John Carson, an early country music star from the Atlanta, Georgia area. Gene Wiggins was Chairman of the English Department at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia for many years. There is a discography by Norm Cohen. ; B&W Photographs, Musical Notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages; View more info

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled: Or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled, Intended to Secure, by the Simplest and Most Practicable Means, an Invariable Coincidence between the Poetic and the Musical Emphases, and Thus to Combine the Two Powers for the High Purpose of Religious.

By: Willard, Samuel, D. D. , A. A.s.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Leonard C. Bowles: 1830

Seller ID: 11632

Condition: Good


Reddsih brown leather with gilt titles and decoration on spine. Wear on edges and extremities. Slight tear at top front of spine. Book starts with tile page so at least one, maybe two, endpapers are missing; I suspect one. Book is square and binding seems secure. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 360 pages; Includes Willard's essay as indicated by title along with the words for 518 hymns. The words and notes for five Chantrs follow the hymns. There is an Index as well. Not a common book; offers an interesting take on American hymnology. View more info

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American Folk Songs as Sung by the Williams' Jubilee Singers

By: Williams, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, Press of Rosenow Co.: (1925)

Seller ID: 15286

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, pictorial, pink-toned wraps with black titles and B&W photographs. This copy has very little wear with one diagonal crease on the back lower left corner, about NF. Pictorial wrappers with photos of the singers in the group on the front cover, and two photos on the rear cover, one of the entire group and one Quartette. The title on the front wrap reads, "Williams' Colored Singers. The world's greatest harmonizing octette". There is no date that I can find, but 1925 is probably close. The biography of one of the singers mentions 1923. This group sang mainly spirituals and trave... View more info

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Ugly Chile (You're Some Pretty Doll)

By: Williams, Clarence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 16240

Condition: Very Good


This sheet music features a photograph of Johnny Mercer. It has very light general wear and aging especially along the edges. A number is written in pencil just below and to the right of the word "Doll." This song was originally copyrighted in 1917 by Clarence Williams and Armand Piron, who had started a music publishing house in New Orleans in 1915. Williams was a major African-American composer, publisher and performer. His most famous song was "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate." This sheet music was copyrighted by Shapiro, Bernstein in 1946. ; B&W Photograph of Johnny Mercer; 4to ... View more info

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Hank Williams Country Music Folio

By: Williams, Hank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose: 1948

Seller ID: 13848

Condition: Very Good


Stapled green wraps with photo of Williams and title in white and black. Some edge, corner and surface wear but still very good with no tears or parting. ; B&W Illustrations, Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 47 pages; Great songbook of Williams songs during the height of his career. Honky Tonkin', Honky Tonk Blues, I Saw the Light, Move It on Over, and more. View more info

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Hank Williams Favorite Songs

By: Williams, Hank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose: 1953

Seller ID: 15406

Condition: Very Good


Stapled yellow wraps with photo of Williams and title in white and black. Some edge, corner and surface wear (a few light stains) with some minor slitting on spine edge top and bottom. Some songs inside have marks indicating that a previous owner used this copy to learn from. (To me this is a plus, but then I like the idea of some old boy or girl learning to pick Hank songs from this songbook.) Numerous photos of Williams, the Drifting Cowboys, Audrey and the young Hank, Jr.. Inside the front wrap is a heartfelt letter from Fred Rose on Hank's legacy. This is a great collection of songs with t... View more info

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Hank Williams Country Hit Parade

By: Williams, Hank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose: 1950

Seller ID: 15407

Condition: Very Good


Stapled red wraps with photo of Williams and title in white and black. Some edge, corner and surface wear (light scuffing) with some slitting on spine edge, top and bottom. Some songs inside have marks indicating that a previous owner used this copy to learn from. (To me this is a plus, but then I like the idea of some old boy or girl learning to pick Hank songs from this songbook.) Numerous photos of Williams, the Drifting Cowboys, Audrey and the young Hank, Jr.. I cannot finr a date for this folio but the letter from Fred Rose inside the front wrap indicates that Williams was still alive and... View more info

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Your Cheatin' Heart

By: Williams, Hank

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose Publications: 1952

Seller ID: 15796

Condition: Very Good+


Green-tinted, single-fold sheet music for "Your Cheatin' Heart" by Hank Williams. Some light edge, corner and surface wear but still very attractive with photo of Williams and facsimile signature. This is an early printing, possibly first, of Hank Williams' most iconic song. (I am not an expert on sheet music, but this copy appears to have the correct photo and date for the first printing.) ; Cover Photo of Hank Williams; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages View more info

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Hank Williams Country Music Folio

By: Williams, Hank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose: 1948

Seller ID: 15897

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled green wraps with photo of Williams and title in white and black. Some edge, corner and surface wear light creases at the corners, but still very good with no tears or parting. There is a stamp of a music store in the lower right corner. Great songbook of Williams songs during the height of his career. Honky Tonkin', Honky Tonk Blues, I Saw the Light, Move It on Over, and more. ; B&W Illustrations, Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 47 pages; View more info

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The Blue Moment : Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

By: Williams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2010

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12438

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket are new and unused with only light evidence of wear from packing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 309 pages; Full discussion of Miles Davis' great album, Kind of Blue. View more info

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Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble

By: Williams, Spencer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation: 1946

Seller ID: 16242

Condition: Very Good+


This sheet music features a photograph of Benny Goodman. It has very light general wear and light interior aging. This song was originally copyrighted in 1916 by Edward B. Marks Corporation. This copyright is a 1947 renewal. Spencer Williams, not to be confused with the other Spencer Williams the actor, director and one-time star of Amos and Andy) was an African-American composer, pianist and performer who wrote many standards, most famously, Basin Street Blues. He was originally from New Orleans and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. ; Tinted Photograph of Benny Goodman; 4to 11" - 13... View more info

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The Austin Music Scene through the Lens of Burton Wilson

By: Wilson, Burton with Jack Ortman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, Eakin Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13047

Condition: Fine


Book is in as new, unread condition. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 190 pages; I'm not sure of the printing history of this book. It is a stated second printing. It also combines photographs from Wilson's work in the 1970's with more recent photographs. Great chronicle of the music that has come from and through Austin, Texas. View more info

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Trails of the West: For All Western Fans

By: Winton, Norma (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Moffett, Norma Winton: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16545

Condition: Very Good


There is a red stamp on the front with the date, Sep 28 1944. This was a general-interest fan club magazine for those interested in Western entertainment, including music, movies, and history. There are articles on Ernest Tubb, and Jimmy Wakely, reviews of music and movies, general announcements, a factual article on Boot Hill, lists of fan clubs and even a short story. These fan club periodicals were ephemeral and are quite scarce today. WorldCat locates no copies of Trails of the West. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 10 pages View more info

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Trails of the West: For All Western Fans

By: Winton, Norma (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Moffett, Norma Winton: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16547

Condition: Very Good


Side-stapled, newsprint periodical with cover photograph of a howling wolf titled, "The Call of the Wild.". Some light, general wear (two short closed tears) along with light, flattened folds from mailing and expected toning. There is a red stamp on the front with the date, Feb 27 1945. This was a general-interest fan club magazine for those interested in Western entertainment, including music, movies, and history. There are articles on Bill Boyd (later to be Hopalong Cassidy), reviews of music, general announcements, a factual article on cattle brands, lists of fan clubs and even a short stor... View more info

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Hymns and Anthemns for Treble Choirs

By: Wohlfeil, J. C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Hall & McCreary Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13696

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, green wraps with white titles. Edge and corner wear with scuffing on spine. Half inch, closed tear on front right edge. Square and securely bound. ; H. & M. Auditorium Series No. 17; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Wohlfeil was a musician and composer at St. John's Ev. Lutheran School on Elgin, Illinois. View more info

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The Life and Legend of Leadbelly

By: Wolfe, Charles and Kip Lornell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14906

ISBN: 0060168625

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is unread in a beautiful dustjacket. Well-researched and written biography of Huddie Leadbetter, Leadbelly. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 333 pages View more info

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Early American Music Engraving and Printing: A History of Music Publishing in American from 1787 to 1825 with Commentary

By: Wolfe, Richard J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16305

ISBN: 0252007263

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only very light wear and aging. Jacket would be near fine except for a sunned spine. This book is an excellent reference on and history of music publishing in earl America. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 321 pages View more info