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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

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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 the songs in Alabama. 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

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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 Wilson, Max Kaminsky, along with several others and reviews. Individual issues of this magazine are difficult to find. WorldCat l... 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 graphic of a cabin floating in the clouds. ; Cover Art (Blue Cabin in Sky); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pages View more info

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Richard Dyer-Bennet The 20th Century Minstrel

By: Dyer-Bennet, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Leeds Music Corporation: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10884


Stapled blue wraps with white titles and photo of Dyer-Bennet. General edge, corner and surface wear along with light toning on interior pages. Book has been used but is still in VG to VG- condition. Square and securely bound . ; Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages; Songbook from the great folk singer/minstrel. Piano settings by John Ward. View more info

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The Songs of Bob Dylan :From 1966 through 1975

By: Dylan, Bob

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf / Cherry Lane: 1980

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 11178

Condition: Very Good-


Large book with pictorial wraps. Some edge, corner and surface wear but spine is not creased or cracked, book is square and the binding is secure. Gift inscription on ffep/half-title. ; Musical Notation; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 383 pages; This book was obviously used but not abused. It is a great source for all of Dylan's early work. Includes lyrics and music for each song. View more info

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I Didn't Know about You

By: Ellington, Duke (music) and Bob Russell (lyrics)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Robbins Music Corporation: 1944

Seller ID: 16238

Condition: Very Good+


Pink-orange pictorial background with B&W photograph of Ted Martin and black titles. There is minor damage, a scrape, on the top right corner and some numbers written in pencil; otherwise, this copy is about near fine. This song with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell came out in 1944 which is the date of this sheet music. I am not an expert on sheet music, but this is an early copy if not the first. ; Sheet Music; Cover Art; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 4 pages View more info

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Backpocket Bluegrass Song Book

By: Erbson, Wayne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Asheville, Native Ground Music Inc.: 1992

Seller ID: 14722

ISBN: 096293271X

Condition: Very Good+


This collection of classic Appalachian ballads and bluegrass music has only light edge and corner wear. ; B&W Photographs and Musical Notation; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 56 pages View more info