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WLS Family Album 1934

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1934

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16389

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps in yellow, red and brown with a large moon over a farm scene. This copy has some relatively light edge and corner wear along with anticipated aging. A few small stains on rear wrap. Overall VG to VG+. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of early country music performers and their National Barn Dance... View more info

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WLS Family Album 1942

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1942

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16390

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, blue wraps with gilt trim and a small scene ofa family. This copy has light, general wear along with light aging. It is close to near fine. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of early country music performers and their National Barn Dance show. Among the well-known performers who were on WLS shows at this time wer... View more info

WLS Family Album 1943

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1943

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16391


Stapled, pictorial wraps with photo of a window with a star flag indicating a soldier at war from that home. This copy has some light, generally flattened creasing; VG to VG+. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of early country music performers and their National Barn Dance show. Among the well-known performers who were o... View more info

WLS Family Album and Almanac,1949

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16392

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial, B&W cover with image of fans lined up to enter the Eighth Street Theatre in Chicago to attend the WLS National Barn Dance. This copy has some light, generally flattened, creasing on the wraps. There is also light toning on the spine edge. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer, emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of early country music perfor... View more info

WLS Family Album, 1953

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1953

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16393

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial, brightly-colored cover with image of earth shooting forth many-colored rays, probably suggesting the modern age of the 1950's. This copy has some light, generally flattened, creasing on the wraps along with very light edge and corner wear. A very attractive copy. The WLS Family Album was an annual publication of Chicago's WLS radio station. This yearbook, published by the Prairie Farmer, emphasized the country roots of WLS and featured their cast of e... View more info

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The Carter Family Scrap Book Number 1

By: (Unknown)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Tompkinsville, Monroe County Press/Acme Recording Studios: ca. 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16311

Condition: Very Good


16336; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Kamasi Washington, Autographed Photograph

By: (Washington, Kamasi)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Unknown, Unknown: 2018

Seller ID: 16056

Condition: Fine


Fine color photograph of jazz tenor saxophonist, Kamasi Washington, in concert. Signed and dated in Sharpie or similar pen. Comes with COA and our personal guarantee of authenticity. ; Color Photograph; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Postcards Stan Wilson Hungry I Club San Francisco

By: (Wilson, Stan)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Linden, The Mayrose Company: ca. 1953

Seller ID: 14896

Condition: Near Fine


Only very light aging and general wear. Two postcards from the famed hungry i club in San Francisco. Both cards feature folksinger Stan Wilson, who was the first performer at the hungry i in 1952 and soon after that appearance became the feature singer six nights a week. Wilson also influenced the Kingston Trio and probably turned down an opportunity to join the group. With The Weavers, The Gateway Singers and Josh White, Wilson is credited with the folk music renaissanc... View more info

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Songs of the Yellowstone Park Camps

By: (Yellowstone Lodge and Camps Co.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yellowstone Park, Yellowstone Lodge and Camps Co.: ca. 1930

Seller ID: 16138

Condition: Good


Stapled, light tan toned wraps with photo of hikers on Uncle Tom's Trail. Wraps seem to have been reinforced at some point but are secure and booklet is square. Some light edge and corner wear with one short closed tear on front edge. There are also a couple of small chips on spine edge. Old dampstain on back in bottom corner at spine; this affects some interior pages but not text. Overall aging. This is a collection of songs that were sung at Yellowstone Camps in the 19... View more info

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Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Songs

By: Acuff, Roy and Fred Rose

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose Publications: 1943

Seller ID: 12885

Condition: Good+


Stapled, reddish-orage wraps with photo of Acuff and white titles. Some edge corner and surface wear, with splits at top and bottom of spine, though still solid in between staples. Former owner's name just above "roy" in title. This is a well- used but not abused copy (see scan. ) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 47 pages; Numerous songs associated with or by Roy Acuff, including "Fire Ball Mail." Has the "Acuff-Rose" imprint. Nice bit of country music ephemera. Includes six,... View more info

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That Dreamy Rag

By: Adler Bernie (Music) and Harry L. Newton (Words)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Will Rossiter: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11010

Condition: Good+


Pictorial wraps with edge and corner wear including a bit of loss bottom right. There also seems to have been a dampstain bottom right with minor bleedthrough of some ink, to back of page only. The pages are stitched together (see vertical line just to right of left border) so this is still square with a secure, original binding. The name Standifer is written on the front along with a small stamp that reads "R. G. Standifer, Mgr." I'm guessing this is the store w... View more info

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Bessie

By: Albertson, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1985

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 10407

Condition: Very Good-


Black wraps with pictorial cover of Smith and white titles. Book is square and binding is secure . Some light edge and corner wear along with some light creases on surface. Superficial crease on spine but no cracks and book feels unread, or if read, carefully. Name marked out of ffep. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; Still the best biography of Bessie Smith. View more info

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No Depression : An Introduction to Alternative Country Music. Whatever That Is.

By: Alden, Grant and Peter Blackstock (eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, Dowling Press: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13557

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light wear and aging. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 256 pages; This is a compendium of articles from No Depression magazine. This magazine, published from the late 1990's to 2008 featured country stars like Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Steve Earle and other alternative country artists. Great stuff. View more info

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Duke and Other Legends

By: Alexander, Jim (photographer)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Blackwood Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13283

Condition: Very Good


Deep tan wraps with white titles and B&W photo of Duke Ellington. Light edge, corner and surface wear but still quite attractive. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 63 pages; Photographs, taken mostly in Atlanta, of many jazz legends -- Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Blakey and many more. This book served as catalog for an exhibit of these photographs in Atlanta at Clark College. This copy is signed (Ji... View more info

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Living Blues, Spring, 1970

By: Allmen, Diane, et. al.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Living Blues Publications: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14754


Stapled black and white pictorial wraps with white title. Very light edge and corner wear. Bottom, bottom right corner torn away. Expected, light age-toning. Square and securely bound. VG to VG+. This is the inaugural copy of "America's First Blues Magazine," in remarkably nice condition. It featues articles on Magic Sam, Howling Wolf, Blues and the Church, and the song - "Uncle Sam Gonna Take Me Away." There are also sections of Reviews and News. Historic issue of this ... View more info

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Jazz 1958

By: Balcerak, J., et al

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Gdansk, Miesiecznik Illustrowany: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15290

Condition: Very Good


This is a Polish Jazz calendar for 1958. 14 leaves, including front cover (of Rita Hayworth) and center advertising leaf, with a larger, stiff rear cover. Some wear and aging, with creasing and loss of corner at bottom of rear card; interior leaves and photos are in excellent condition. The interior leaves feature a photograph of a prominent jazz musician on the front with a biography on the back. This is an exceptional example of American jazz behind the Iron Curtain in... View more info

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"Razor" : Uncool 2001, Festival of International Contemporary Music

By: Baraka, Amiri & Blue Ark

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Switzerland, La Ciaf: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13395

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled pictorial wraps with only very light wear. ; B&W Photographs; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; This is a booklet that probably served as some sort of program for Uncool, The Festival of International Contemporary Music in 2001. The publication information I have listed may be somewhat incorrect since the booklet itself is unclear. The Festival was in 2001, but the date 2002 is indicated as a copyright (I think) At any rate, Baraka and his wif... View more info

Crying for the Carolines

By: Bastin, Bruce

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11935

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light shelf wear. Jacket has some mild edge and corner wear. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages; Uncommon hardcover edition of this book on the African-American Piedmont blues of the Carolinas and Georgia. This book was not for sale in the U. S. It was part of a series of blues books edited by Paul Oliver. View more info

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Unfinished Blues : Memories of a New Orleans Music Man

By: Battiste, Harold, Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Orleans, The Historic New Orleans Collection: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13155

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is new and unread. Jacket is also new and in mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 196 pages; Autobiography of famed New Orleans musician. Really good on New Orleans music and musicians. View more info

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Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Minstrelsy

By: Bean, Annemarie, James V. Hatch and Brooks McNamara (eds.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hanover, Wesleyan University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15678

ISBN: 0819552941

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


This copy has very light corner wear with a couple of light blemishes on surfaces, about near fine. This is a carefully selected and interesting collection of essays on the development of minstrelsy and issues of race. Some of the essays touch on the early 20th century. This book is uncommon in hardback. This copy lacks a dustjacket. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 310 pages View more info

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Ragtime: A Musical and Cultural History

By: Berlin, Edward A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15681

ISBN: 0520036719

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some damage along topedeges and at spine ends. Top of spine has two tears with slight loss. Still an attractive jacket in Mylar protector. Very thorough and interesting study of Ragtime and its relationship to later musical styles. ; B&W Illustrations, Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 248 pages View more info

Image for Service in Song : A Carefully Selected Collection of Standard Hymns Set to Familiar Tunes Especially Adapted to Congregational Worship

Service in Song : A Carefully Selected Collection of Standard Hymns Set to Familiar Tunes Especially Adapted to Congregational Worship

By: Biddle, Arthur Colyar

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Nashville, Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10636

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brown covers with gilt title. This is an ex-library book with call numbers on the front, card holders and date due slip on back endpapers and various stamps and markings in the interior. This being said, for a library book, it is still in attractive condition, square and securely bound. There is some edge and corner wear on the outside and very light interior toning, but overall the interior is excellent. ; Ex-Libris; Musical Notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 112 pages View more info

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John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works

By: Bierley, Paul E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16302

ISBN: 0252002970

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has very light general wear and aging - a bright, attractive copy. Jacket has some light wear and aging/soiling on edges, mainly on back. Excellent reference on Sousa whose importance to the development of jazz especially is often overlooked. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 177 pages View more info

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No Depression, May-June 2008

By: Blackstock, Peter and Grant Alden (eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13564

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Buddy Miller on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear. Bump to lower right front corner. Square with a secure binding. ; #75; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 144 pages; This was the final issue of this influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Buddy Miller, Hayes Carll, Billy Bragg, Pinetop Perkins and much more. Good, well-written information o... View more info

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No Depression, July-August 2004

By: Blackstock, Peter and Grant Alden (eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13565

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Dave Alvinon cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #52; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 144 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Dave Alvin, Bobby Bare, Jr. , Dale Watson and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info