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Salty Holmes, Autograph Matted with Photograph

By: (Salty Holmes)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Self-Published: ca. 1945

Seller ID: 16508

Condition: Near Fine


This is a matted autograph and small photograph of Country Music star, Salty Homes. Homes was also in several western movies in Hollywood. The matted display is 5X7. The autograph and photo come from a collection of a young woman named Millie, who attended radio broadcasts in the 1930's to 1950's and collected memorabilia from the performers. Many of the photos, like this one, were candid snapshots that she took herself. Salty Holmes, born in Glasgow, Kentucky, was a harmonica and guitar player who started a group called the Prairie Ramblers who appeared on WLS in Chicagoand were the backing b... View more info

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San Francisco Salute to Paul Robeson Program

By: (San Francisco Robeson Salute Committee)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, San Francisco Robeson Salute Committee: 1965

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16616

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with B&W image of Robeson by Bob Lucas along with black and white titles. There is some very light wear but the paper is age-toned expecially along edges. There is less aging on the interior. This is the program for a 1965 salute to Robeson at the Jack Tar Hotel in San Francisco. It lists many of his accomplishments and awards, presents the order and participants of the ceremony and is illustrated with a number of nice photographs, including the striking image on the front wrap. WorldCat locates only one copy of this program, in the Wisconsin Historical Society. ; B&W ... View more info

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Tumbleweed Topics, Vol. 2 No. 14, January 1942

By: (Sons of the Pioneers)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Sons of the Pioneers Official Fan Club: 1942

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16549

Condition: Very Good-


4to-sized (9X12), slick paper fan club newsletter for the Sons of the Pioneers. (In the late 1940's this magazine would become The Prairie Prattler.) This copy has some small, closed tears on edges along with a horizontal fold, probably from mailing) along with expected aging. There is also some minor damage (dampstain) on the rear cover just along the outer edge. Overall, G+ to VG-. The issue features articles from each of the Sons of the Pioneers: Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Bob Nolan and Pat Brady. There are also song lyrics and other articles and announce... View more info

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Tumbleweed Topics, Vol. 2 No. 15, September 1942

By: (Sons of the Pioneers)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Sons of the Pioneers Official Fan Club: 1942

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16550

Condition: Very Good


Small 4to-sized (9X11), slick paper fan club newsletter for the Sons of the Pioneers. (In the late 1940's this magazine would become The Prairie Prattler.) This copy has only light, general wear and aging. VG to VG+. The issue features articles from each of the Sons of the Pioneers: Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer, Hugh Farr, Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Bob Nolan, Smiley Burnette and Pat Brady. There are also song lyrics and other articles and announcements. These fan club newsletters from the 1940's and 50's are quite uncommon. WorldCat/OCLC locates no copies in libraries. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4t... View more info

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Spike Jones and His City Slickers Musical Postcard

By: (Spike Jones)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Musical Postcard Company: ca. 1950's

Seller ID: 16219

Condition: Near Fine


Some light edge and corner wear but still bright and unused. 5 1/2" X 9". Please see scan. This is a playable postcard from the Musical Postcard Company of Chicag, Illinois. These were novelty items in the 1950's. The recording on this one is "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag" by the inimitable Spike Jones and his City Slickers. Nice bit of music and travel ephemera that can still be played, or mailed for that matter. ; Postcard; Color Cartoon; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages View more info

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Framed Autograph and Photograph of Stan Getz

By: (Stan Getz)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Unknown, UNknown: ca 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15525

Condition: Fine


This is an autograph of Stan Getz, framed with a very attractive publicity photograph. Frame, photograph and autograph are fine. Photo is 7 1/4 X 9 3/4; frame opening is 11X14; and autograph is 4 X 1 3/4. Autograph and photograph are matted to 11x14. ; B&W Photograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; This autographed photo came from the collection of Walter Glenn, Atlanta businessman (Geode at Lenox Square) and music collector. The autographs were obtained personally by Glenn who then had each custom framed for display. The display is not dated but is ca.1980. John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) was bo... View more info

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Framed Autographed Photograph of Stan Kenton

By: (Stan Kenton)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Unknown, UNknown: 1965

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15526

Condition: Near Fine


This is an autographed photograph of Big Band jazz leader Stan Kenton. The photograph is inscribed and the ink has skipped here and there. There are also a couple of blemishes that keep the photo from being Fine. The photo is 5X10 matted into an 11X14 frame. Very nice presentation. ; B&W Photograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; This autographed photo came from the collection of Walter Glenn, Atlanta businessman (Geode at Lenox Square) and music collector. The autographs were obtained personally by Glenn who then had each custom framed for display. The display is not dated but is ca.1980. J... View more info

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WLS Family Album 1933

By: (The Prairie Farmer)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Prairie Farmer: 1933

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16388

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, pictorial wraps in blue, white, gold and black with large moon over farm scene. This copy has a short slit at bottom spine edge; otherwise, only very light general wear and aging. 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 were Gene Autry and Arkie, the Arkansas Woodchopper. Many lesser-known early country per... View more info

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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 show. Among the well-known performers who were on WLS shows at this time were Gene Autry, George Gobel (Georgie Goebel), Red... 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 were Red Foley, Lulu Belle and Scotty, and Pat Buttram. Many lesser-known early country performers are also pictured and describ... View more info

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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 on WLS shows at this time were Pat buttram, Red Foley, Lulu Belle and Scotty, George Gobel, and Lum and Abner. Many lesser-kno... View more info

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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 performers and their National Barn Dance show. Among the well-known performers who were on WLS shows at this time were: Rex Allen, ... View more info

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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 early country music performers and their National Barn Dance show. Among the well-known performers who were on WLS shows at th... View more info

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The Swallows, 1953, Boxing-Style Jumbo Globe Concert Poster, Richmond Virginia

By: (The Swallows) Gregory Ballroom, Richmond Virginia, 1953

Price: $595.00

Publisher: Richmond, Gregory Ballroom: 1953

Seller ID: 16577

Condition: Good+


Original large cardboard window card for Baltimore doo-wop group The Swallows. Measures approximately 22 x 28". In G+ condition with moderate wear, moisture stains in the upper portion, and a 2" nail-pull missing piece in the bottom center. Not bad for something two-thirds of a century old. The Swallows were a two-hit wonder that created Top 10 R&B hits in two consecutive summers, 1951 and 1952. This is a quintessential Globe boxing-style concert poster that was on the leading edge of the collecting frenzy surrounding vintage boards a generation ago, when a few of them surfaced from a small st... View more info

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The Willis Brothers, Autographed Publicity Photograph and Three other Photographs

By: (The Willis Brothers)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Nashville, Acuff-Rose: ca. 1950's

Seller ID: 16538

Condition: Very Good+


This B&W, 8X10, signed, publicity photograph has some light wear with an old, flattened crease on the right bottom corner. There is some light age-toning but the photo is still about VG+. Besides the signed 8X10, there is a smaller, 3X5, B&W publicity shot and two color polaroids (3X5) from a concert in Amsterdam. The back says these two photos were taken by Harry Segers. The Willis Borothers began their careers in Shawnee Oklahoma on radio station KGEF. After service in WWII, they became members of the Grand Ole Opry and briefly played as a backup band for Hank Williams. They often incorpora... View more info

Image for Tony Walberg, Country Music, Two Candid Photographs

Tony Walberg, Country Music, Two Candid Photographs

By: (Tony Walberg)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Chicago), UNknown: ca. 1955

Seller ID: 16652

Condition: Near Fine


These are two small (3.5X5, 2X3), candid, B&W photographs of country musician and accordian player, Tony Walberg. Walberg played in many groups, most notably with Captain Stubby and the Buccaneers, The larger photo shows Walberg onstage at WLS in Chicago with this group. ; B&W Photographs; 48mo 3½" - 4" tall; 2 pages 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

Image for Wesley Tuttle, Two Candid B&W Photographs

Wesley Tuttle, Two Candid B&W Photographs

By: (Wesley Tuttle)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Unknown, (Millie Annis): ca. 1955

Seller ID: 16553

Condition: Very Good+


These are two small (3.5X3.5), candid photographs of Western Music Hall of Fame member, Wesley Tuttle. Both photos have some album residue on the back but are otherwise NF. One may be a publicity shot. Tuttle was well-known in California as a singer of Western songs. He also appeared in a number of Western movies and did some of the yodeling for the Dwarfs in Snow White. ; B&W Photographs; 48mo 3½" - 4" tall; 2 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 renaissance that began in the 1950's. He wrote "Jane, Jane, Jane" and "Rolling Stone" for The Kingston Trio. The hungry i in North Beac... 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 1920's or 30's. The booklet is not dated but is from the early 20th century.. The songs suggest a different time, for example -... 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, full-page photographic illustrations. 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 where the music was originally sold. ; Cover Drawing; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 6 pages; Nice, early bit of ragtime by a ... 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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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 (Jim) , inscribed and dated by Alexander on the title page. Relatively uncommon title. ; Signed by Author View more info