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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; sold TN 2.28.29 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 Plantation Songs on the inside of the front wrap. We have several others in this series. 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 during the 4'33" is a matter of chance, but you can be sure that nothing you hear was written by Cage. Got that? The folder is ne... 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 Brasstown, North Carolina, was one of the sources for the main character in the movie, Songcatcher, the other being Dorothy Scarbor... 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 was quite popular in England and had some success in the US. Gus Haston, a banjo player, had originally formed The Versatile Th... 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 (spiritual) singing popular. As a group the Kentucky singers had a long career, still performing into the 1890's. This sheet mus... 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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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 around the same time. The author, Gumbo Chaff, was fictitious; the book was written y Elias Howe. This is a very early minstrel ... View more info

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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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The Country Blues

By: Charters, Samuel B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16483

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only light general wear and aging -- a touch of dustiness on the edges. VG to VG+. The jacket has some wear on the edges and extremities but is still quite attractive. VG to VG-. This early book on the blues by Samuel Charters is still one of the best. He captures the mystery and romance that propelled the rediscovery of the great country bluesmen in the 1960's. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; The seminal work on the blues. Sold ABE 2.6.13 View more info

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

By: Chinen, Nate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2018

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16482

ISBN: 1101870346

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is as new, in a like jacket. Nate Chinen, former jazz critic at the New York Times and Jazz Times has written an exceptionally readable and informative book on modern and contemporary jazz. If you still think of Miles Davis and John Coltrane as modern stars, this book may introduce you to some new names and ideas. Even if you are up-to-date, Nate Chinen will provide new insights and fresh perspectives. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 273 pages 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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A Legend of Nacoochee: A Cantata of the Cherokees

By: Codington, Kate Fort (words) and James Robert Gillette (music)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, J. Fischer & Bro.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16642

Condition: Good


Stapled beige wraps with a good bit of soiling and aging. Some edge and corner wear with atear at spine bottom. Most importantly the last two pages of the musical score have been torn out. The score ends on page 56. The two following pages are missing and at least one of them had musical notation. ( A small bit of tpage 57 remains.) This copy seems to have been used for performance -- there are some pencil notations -- so the pages may have been removed by the person directing the performance. At any rate, inexpensive reprints of this work are readily available so that the missing pages can be... View more info

Long Steel Rail : The Railroad in American Folksong

By: Cohen, Norm

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9989

ISBN: 0252003438

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Both book and jacket appear near fine at first glance. The book is squae and securely bound with a small bump on the lower right corner. Former owner's name in ink on half title with stray mark in upper right corner on same page. Book is still NF with bump noted. Jacket has some very light corner and edge wear and a small tear on the back top edge. VG to VG+ - still very attractive. Comprehensive history of the influence of railroads in folk songs.; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 710 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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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; Unpaginated pages 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's. This songbook is not dated but 1947 is the date on a number of the songs. View more info