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No Depression, November-December 2006

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13566

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Solomon Burke on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #66; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 112 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Solomon Burke, Mindy Smith, Greg Brown, Lucero and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info

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No Depression, November-December 2004

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13567

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Iris Dement on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #54; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 112 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Iris Dement, Hem, John Fogerty and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info

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No Depression, March-April 2003

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13568

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Rosanne Cash on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #44; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Rosanne Cash, The Be Good Tanyas and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info

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No Depression, March-April 2004

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13569

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of Patty Griffin on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #50; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 160 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on Patty Griffin, BR-549, Holmes Brothers and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info

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No Depression, March-April 2007

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Seattle, No Depression Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13570

Condition: Very Good+


Photo of James Mercer of the Shins on cover. Some light edge, corner and surface wear, otherwise square with a secure binding. ; #68; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages; Influential magazine, devoted to alternative country music, "whatever that is," as they said in each issue. This issue featured articles on The Shins, Ry Cooder, Joe Ely, Carlene Carter and much more. Good, well-written information on many of these performers is hard to come by. View more info

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They all Played Ragtime :The True Story of an American Music

By: Blesh, Rudi and Harriet Janis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9669

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Slate gray boards with gilt tile on spine. Book has very light edge and corner wear with some aging on foredges and endpapers. Overall square and securely bound. Signed with gift inscription by former owners (Don Southgate and Tena (? ) Achilles) to Jerry Kelley, who has also signed. Basic work on ragtime by well-known musicologist Blesh. Signed and inscribed by Blesh and Janis on the title page with the date, 1950. The signatures other than the two authors are supposed ... View more info

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The Journal of American Folklore, Volume XXVII, 1914

By: Boaz, Franz (ed.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lancaster PA & New York, American Folklore Society: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12983

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ex-Libris, library-bound, year's issue (four) of this important folklore journal. The binding has light wear but call numbers. Interior has a date due slip and a few stamps. Each issue is complete with original covers. The issues show expected toning but have only light wear and one small chip out at the top foredge of the April-June issue and affects only the top corner of a number of pages. Square and securely bound. ; Some Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10"... View more info

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Lift Every Voice and Sing : A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem

By: Bond, Julian and Sondra Kathryn Wilson (eds.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14322

ISBN: 0679463151

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is fine except for some light corner bumps. Jacket has only very minor edge and corner wear. The book is a full history of James Weldon Johnson and his brother, Rosamond Johnson's composition, Lift Every Voice and Sing, termed the Negro National Anthem. A personal letter (2 pp.) to Lannie Davis from Heather Booth, Executive Director, at the time, of the NAACP National Voter Fund, is laid in. The letter includes a personal note in Booth's handwriting. Lannie Davis m... View more info

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The Political Art of Bob Dylan

By: Boucher, David and Gary Browning (eds.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hampshire and New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16167

ISBN: 1403916829

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is as new and unread. Jacket is pristine. Collection of essays examining the political and social messages in Bob Dylan's songs.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 178 pages View more info

Image for Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School a New and Extensive Collection of Music and Hymns

Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School a New and Extensive Collection of Music and Hymns

By: Bradbury, William B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Biglow and Main: 1867

Seller ID: 13878


Beige paper over boards with maroon cloth backstrip. Black titles. The back board has be bent in half at some point and so has a crease across it. Much edge, corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound. If there were any endpapers before the title page, they are missing. The rear free endpaper is torn in half and page 51-52 is almost completely torn away. Overall, this copy is G-. ; Musical Notation; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 157 pages; Bradbury was a pr... View more info

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Opera Once Over Lightly

By: Bradford, Reuben A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dallas, WFAA Radio Service of the Dallas Morning News: 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13100

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pale green wraps with black titles and illustration of Pagliacci. Some toning and light wear. A couple of very small stains on front wrap. Overall, attractive condition, square and securely bound. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 34 pages; These are six radio scripts used in Dallas as introductions and promotions for the city's opera season. Bradford summarized and commented on the operas in a mock hard-boiled style, mining the rich vein of humor that ... View more info

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Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry 1890-1919

By: Brooks, Tim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 15414

ISBN: 025207307X

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial wraps with white titles on brown bacground. Some wear, mainly curling at front coners, two light reading creases on spine. Square with a secure binding. A solid VG to VG+ copy. This large book is a massive and impressive survey of black musicians who recorded in the earliest days of recording, beginning ca. 1890 and going through 1919. Many forgotten names are brought to life and their importance to American music established. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9"... View more info

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Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

By: Broyles, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10365

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Book is new and unread with a dustjacket. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 387 pages; Musical innovators in American classical music View more info

The Best of Albert E. Brumley

By: Brumley, Albert E. et. al.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Powell, Albert E. Brumley and Sons: 1966

Seller ID: 10408

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear with some toning or soling. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs + musical notation; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages; A kind of survey of white, Southern gospel music in the 20th century sold Amazon 9.17.12 View more info

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Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music

By: Bufwack, Mary A. and Robert K. Oermann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14718

ISBN: 0517581140

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only light shelf wear. Jacket is similar but has a few very small dings. Excellent survey of the history of females in Country Music. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 594 pages View more info

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Negro Spirituals: Little David, Play on Your Harp

By: Burleigh, H. T. (arrangement)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. Ricordi & Co.: 1917

Seller ID: 10436

Condition: Good+


Tan wraps with black titles and white backstrip. Light edge and corner wear with old, somewhat flattened vertical crease down middle with short tear at bottom. Former owner's name written lightly in pencil near top right corner. G. Ricordi stamp to right of publication box at bottom of front. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pages; One of a series of Negro spirituals arranged by African-American, Burleigh, in the early 20th century. There is a brief essay by Burleigh on ... View more info

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4'33"

By: Cage, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kenmar Press, Inc.: 1960

Edition: Edition Peters

Seller ID: 15898

Condition: As New


This is John Cage's most famous composition, 4'33". I'm not really sure what this means, but maybe music scholars out there will. The pianist sits at the piano for four minutes and 33 seconds and does not hit a single note. He times himself with a stopwatch and the silence make be broken up into smaller segments. The pianist can't play it too fast or slow, too soft or loud - there's no room for interpretation. (Maybe I could do this!) Whatever the listener hears durin... View more info

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English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

By: Campbell, Olive Dame and Cecil J. Sharp

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons / the Knickerbocker Press: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13057

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Deep blue cloth with gilt titles. Very light, general wear and aging. Square and securely bound. A very attractive, close to near fine copy. ; Map, Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 341 pages; Early and extremely important collection of English folk songs, stilll extant (1917) in the Southern Appalachians, collected mainly in North Carolina and Virginia. Olive Dame Campbell, who married John Campbell, founder of the famous Campbell Folk School in Brasst... View more info

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Ja-Da by The Versatile Three -- Sheet Music, 1919

By: Carleton, Bob (composer)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Herman Darewski Music Publishing Co.: 1919

Seller ID: 15666

Condition: Good+


Beige wraps with black titles and B&W photograph of The Versatile Three. This copy has wear on edges, corners and surfaces including short closed tears, corner creases and some, general aging. Overall, it is in the G to VG range and still quite presentable. Ja-Da, written the year before this music was published in England, was a throwaway melody that became a hit and eventually a jazz standard. Of more interest are the singers, The Versatile Three. This American trio wa... View more info

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Kentucky Jubilee Singers' Schottische

By: Carnes, Frederick G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. L. Bancroft & Company: 1879

Edition: Twentieth Edition

Seller ID: 15794

Condition: Good+


This sheet music for the Kentucky Jubilee Singers' Schottische is in about G+ condition. It has wear and aging including some tape repairs of tears and some use of tape to strangthen edges. Former owners' names written on front, top right. Even with these flaws this is still a nice copy of this once very popular piece of music. The Kentucky Jubilee Singers were formed sometime early in the 1870's, not long after the Fisk Jubilee Singers began to tour and make Jubilee (sp... View more info

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Signed Photo of Benny Carter, Framed

By: Carter, Benny

Price: $225.00

Publisher: N.D.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15349

Condition: Very Good+


Jazz saxophonist, major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s. Signed 8x10 B&W stock photo, matted to 11x14. Very good+ ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Autographed Magazine Photograph of Mother Maybelle Carter and Helen Carter

By: Carter, Mother Maybelle

Price: $80.00

Publisher: (Nashville), Maybelle Carter: c. 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15364

Condition: Near Fine


This is a B&W Photo removed from a book or magazine depicting Mother Maybelle Carter with her daughters, Helen and Anita. Both Mother Maybelle and Helen have signed near their images. The pictur is in near pristine condition. Maybelle Carter is one of the founders of Country Music as a member of the near legendary Carter Family. Her career extended into the 1970's with the Johnny Cash Show. Her distinctive guitar style, taught to her by African-American singer Leslie Rid... View more info

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Porgy and Bess

By: Catfish Row Co.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Charleston, The Catfish Row Company: 1985

Seller ID: 11349

Condition: Very Good


Near fine except for light vertical crease where this program was once curled. ; B&W IPhotographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages; Program for 1985 production in Charleston. Signed on biographies by eleven of the principal actors and actresses. ; Signed by Actor View more info

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A Book of Nonsense Songs

By: Cazden, Norman (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10912

Condition: Very Good


Gray wraps with reddish titles. Light edge and corner wear but quite toned along the surface edges of the cover -- see scan. Interior pages do not exhibit the exterior toning. Square and secuely bound. ; B&W Drawings and Musical Notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 106 pages; Great collection of nonsense. View more info

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The Ethiopian Glee Book Containing the Songs Sung by the Christy Minstrels With Many Other Popular Negro Melodies in Four Parts, Arranged for Quartett Clubs, No. 2

By: Chaff, Gumbo (Elias Howe)

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Elias Howe: 1848

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15053

Condition: Very Good


Relatively light edge and corner wear with some surface toning and soiling along with a scuff on front upper left and minor tears and chips. The backstrip that covers the spine has a slit for about two inches up on the back, but the binding is still square and secure. Remarkable condition for an antebellum songbook. This was Book 2 of a set of four that, I think, expanded upon a single volume issue (lacking the reference to the Christy Minstrels) that was published aro... View more info