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Blues Faces : A Portrait of the Blues

By: Charters, Samuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine, Publisher / An Imago Mundi Book: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13165

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only very minor shelf wear. ; Color and B&W Photographs; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 137 pages; Great photographs, by Ann and Samuel Charters, of blues musicians, African griots and more along with commentary by Samuel Charters, whose The Country Blues in 1959 started the blues revival that has influenced American music ever since. View more info

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Jazz: New Orleans 1885-1963: An Index to the Negro Musicians of New Orleans

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Oak Publications: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15413

ISBN: 0825600812


Pictorial wraps with pink and white titles on a black background. Some edge and corner wear including a diagonal crease on front bottom right corner. Small area of scuffing on front right halfway down. It looks as though a sticker was removed. Book is square and binding secure. VG to VG-. One of Charters well-researched and written books -- this one on the roots of jazz in New Orleans. The book is a compendium of biographies of New Orleans' jazz musicians. This is rgw R... View more info

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The Classic Guitar Society of Atlanta Bulletin

By: Clasic Guitar Society Of Atlanta

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Classic Guitar Society of Atlanta: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11207

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled, three mimeographed sheets -- the first issue of the Atlanta organization. Interesting information on the fledgling group. Includes photo of a guitar, with stamp on the back that asks credit for WMAZ-TV in Macon. ; Vol. 1, #1; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 3 pages View more info

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Collection of Original Songs of the West

By: Clauser, Al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Portland, American Music, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13639

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, pictorial wraps. Some edge and corner wear along with general aging. Still square and securel bound. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 50 pages; Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws played predominantly Western Swing. They were in several movies. This portfolio features all original compositions, View more info

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Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws Collection of Original Songs of the West

By: Clauser, Al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Portland OR, American Music, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 15900

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Al Clauser and his Oklahoma Outlaws was a cowboy band popular in the 1930's This is their second published collection of songs, 20 songs including Sing We a Cowboy Song, Good-Bye Little Pinto and Whoa, Mule, Whoa. The book has some wear to the spine, with a small tear at the head, as well as general wear to the edges of the covers ; Vol. 2; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 50 pages View more info

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The Cole and Johnson Song Folio

By: Cole, Bob; Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Joseph W. Stern & Co.: 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14157

Condition: Very Good-


Light coral wraps with gold and black titles and decoration. Some dge and corner wear with small chips and tears. Binding is square and secure. Attractive copy of this difficult-to-find songbook that included works by James Weldon Johnson and his brother Rosamond. ; Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages View more info

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Folk-Songs of the Southern United States

By: Combs, Josiah H. (D. K. Wilgus, ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14500

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Straw-colored cloth with black titles on spine. Very light edge and corner wear with some aging/soiling on covers. This is a former library book with call letters on spine. See scan. Usual library interior marks and other library material. This is an exceptional study of mainly white folk music in the Southern highlands. There is some information on Native American and African-American material but the focus seems to be the British tradition in the Appalachians. ; Public... View more info

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Listen to the Blues

By: Cook, Bruce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14305

ISBN: 684133768

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book is close to near fine except for some toning on front cover, and front endpapers along with two finger smudges on right edge of half-title and title. Square and securely bound. Jacket has light wear and a small tear on rear top edge. First Edition. First Printing. Cook was one of the early writers on the blues. The book is organized into chapters on various sources for the blues. Komara and Johnson 86. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 263 pages View more info

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Autographed Photo of James Cotton, Framed

By: Cotton, James

Price: $175.00

Publisher: N.D.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15350

Condition: Very Good+


James Cotton, blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, 8x9 ½ photo, signed in silver marker, matted to 11x14. Framed ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Country Music Souvenir Scrapbook

By: Country Music Hall of Fame

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame: (1969)

Seller ID: 15910

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, blue and white wraps with black titles. This publication would be near fine except for a stain on the upper left front that extends slightly to the back. The stain is visible in the scan. The interior consists of photos and brief biographies of country music stars ca. 1969 -- the periodical is not dated but it lists members of the Country Music Hall of Fame through 1968. All the stars of the day are included. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpagina... View more info

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Negro Songs from Alabama

By: Courlander, Harold (compiler)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16295

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pale blue wrappers with black titles.Some toning around edges and a diagonal crease on back. Please see scans. Some minor soiling but overall in square, securely bound, VG to VG- condition. Musical transcription by John Benson Brooks. These songs came from field work by Courlander in 1950, which resulted in an album collection, but this was the first presentation in book form. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 76 pages; sold Princeton 10.26.17 View more info

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Hillbilly Songs

By: Cowboy Copas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cicinnati, Lois Music Publishing Co.: 1947

Seller ID: 13025

Condition: Good+


Stapled, white, pink and black wraps with photo of Cowboy Copas and titles in black and white, Some edge , corner and surface wear. Spine has a couple of longish slits but is still together, though care needs to be taken. Some light interior aging. ; B&W Photographs, Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages; Cowboy Copas was killed in the plane crash that also took the lives of Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins. He was a well-known country star of the 1940's and 50'... View more info

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Bravo Stravinsky

By: Craft, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co.: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14780

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear and aging. Jacket has some tears, chip and creasing along top and bottom edges. Still presentable. In Mylar. Robert Craft was a close friend of Stravinsky and this book was a homage to the great composer. The book is of special interest now since Craft recently died. The photographs by Arnold Newman are quite evocative. Famous work on Stravinsky. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 93+ pages View more info

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Pinebrook Choruses

By: Crawford, Ruth D. and Percy B. Crawford, M. A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company: 1934

Seller ID: 12387

Condition: Very Good-


Side-stapled, orange wraps with black titles and drawing of pine tree with needles and cones. Some light edge and corner wear along with light aging, interior and exterior. Diagonal crease in front lower right area. Binding is secure and book is square. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; The Crawford's ran several religious organizations. This book was offered through The Young People's Church of the Air. View more info

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Crestview Records

By: Crestview Records

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crestview Records / Elektra: 1962

Seller ID: 11208

Condition: Near Fine


Single sided sheet showing several albums produced by Crestview. Only light aging. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pages; Albums are: The Best of Lord Buckley, Hootenanny with several stars including Judy Collens, The Limelighters and Judy Henske, Zacherle's Monster Gallery, Drum Fever, The Smoke Dreams of Fred Engleberg, and Shel Silverstein's Stag Party. Great bit of music ephemera from the early 60's. View more info

Negro Folk Songs, Hampton Series, Book IV

By: Curtis-Burlin, Natalie (recorder)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer, Inc.: 1919

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13193

Condition: Very Good


Stapled dark brown wraps with reddish-orange titles. Chipping at corners. Wraps were almost completely detached but have been professionally, and almost unnoticably, reattached with archival material. ; No. 6766; Musical Notation; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 50 pages; This is Volume IV only. It is made up of African-American Work and Play Songs that were colllected and recorded in 1918 by Curtis-Burlin for the Hampton Institute. Burlin indicates that she collected ... View more info

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El Sid: Saint Vicious

By: Dalton, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13098

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket are close to new with very light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; Punk rock. The Sex Pistols. Johnny Rotten. Sid Vicious. View more info

Jazz Odyssey: The Autobiography of Joe Darensbourg

By: Darensbourg, Joe as told to Peter Vacher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 1988

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15702

ISBN: 0807114421

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is near fine except for some minor rubbing at corners and small area of scuffing on ffep where old sticker was removed. Remainder mark on bottom ede. Book is square and binding secure. Jacket has very light, general wear. Daensbourg was a jazz clarinetist who played with the Louis Armstrong All-Stars and with Kid Ory. Excellent material on early jazz. Many photos. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 231 pages View more info

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In the Country of Country A Journey to the Roots of Country Music

By: Dawidoff, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10566

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial wraps with some light streaks; otherwise the book appears as new and unread with an uncreased and uncracked spine. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Intersting study of the origins of commercial country music. View more info

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot : Tuskegee Choir Series

By: Dawson, William R. (arranger)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tuskegee, Music Press, Tuskegee Institute: 1946

Seller ID: 15659

Condition: Near Fine


This is sheet music from the Tuskegee Choir Series. It is in near fine condition with only light aging. It is perforated near the spine for a binder and has ads for other songs included in the series. Nice bit of music ephemera with the Tuskegee imprint. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 5 pages View more info

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Voices of the Jazz Age Profiles of Eight Vintage Jazzmen

By: Deffaa, Chip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1992

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14338

ISBN: 0252062582

Condition: Near Fine


Book is about fine with very light wear at one corner. Spine is neither cracked nor creased; book appears unread, like new. The jazzmen profiled are Sam Wooding, Benny Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, Joe Tarto, Bud Freeman, Jimmy McPartland, Freddie Moore and Jabbo Smith. First Softcover Edition. (Illini Books Edition.); B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages View more info

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Recording the Blues

By: Dixon, R. M. W. and Jon Godrich

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14859

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has a couple of light bumps on edges but is otherwise near fine. Square and securely bound. Jacket has some wear at corners but is still quite attractive. Solid copy. This book comes from the series of books on the blues, edited by Paul Oliver, in the early 1970's. Many illustrations from early record catalogues. ; Blues Series edited by Paul Oliver; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 109 +Index pages View more info

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Jazz Quarterly: A Hot Jazz Magazine, Summer, 1944, Vol. 2 No. 2

By: Downs, Judy (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Jazz Quarterly: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15649

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, white wraps with black titles and illustration. Very light general wear and aging. Slight musty odor from storage. Overall, a very attractive copy. Jazz Quarterly was issued from 1942 until 1945. There were only seven issues in all. It was produced by fans and artists who pooled their resources and tried to produce articles on "hot jazz," especially from Chicago, and underrecognized musicians. This issue features articles on The Harlem Hamfats, Bud Wils... View more info

Love and Devotion

By: Drumheller, Louis A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Morris Music Pub. Co.: 1908

Seller ID: 11511


Very attractive color illustration on cover with red titles. This copy has only light edge, corner and surface aging. Slit starting at bottom of spine. VG+ to EX. ; Color Cover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pages View more info

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Cabin in the Sky

By: Duke, Vernon (Music) and John Latouche (Lyrics)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Leo Feist Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 16276


This sheet nusic for the Song, "Cabin in the Sky" from the movie of the same name is in VG to VG+ condition with light wear and aging. I think this is a first printing. The all African-American cast featured stars such as Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Hall Johnson Choir. It had been produced originally as a Broadway play in 1940. The music is arranged for piano and guitar. The front cover features a nice gra... View more info