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Famous Spirituals (Male Voices)

By: Goodell, Walter (arrangement)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Hall & McCreary Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13693

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, purple wraps with white titles. Edge and corner wear with one and a half inch, closed tear near front top left corner. Square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; Goodell was a well-known musician and composer who is thought to have done the music for two silent films -- The Blue Moon and The Gamester. View more info

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Famous Spirituals (Male Voices)

By: Goodell, Walter (arrangement)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Hall & McCreary Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13694

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, purple wraps with white titles. Very light wear and aging. Faint check in pencil near upper right on front. Square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; Goodell was a well-known musician and composer who is thought two have done the music for two, silent films -- The Blue Moon and The Gamester. View more info

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It Came from Memphis

By: Gordon, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Faber and Faber: 1995

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 13112


Blue and red pictorial wraps with general light wear and aging. Spine has a very light , almost unnoticeable, vertical crease but is not cracked. If book has been read, the reading was done with great care. Solid copy. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages; Foreword by Peter Guralnick. This book looks at the growth of the Memphis music scenein the 1950's and 60's through a study of the white youths who played on the streets and sought out the black blues player... View more info

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Broadside - Programme: Gorton's Original New Orleans Minstrels!

By: Gorton, J.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Stanford, Interior Journal Steam Print: 1885

Seller ID: 13620

Condition: Very Good-


Flyer, 9 1/2 X 4 1/4. Lower half has some creasing and rolling. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1 pages; Broadside of program for a show by the New Orleans Minstrels group, founded by Joseph Gorton in 1867. This show took place around 1885 (the broadside is not dated. ) In 1882 a Corning, NY newspaper references George Franckum's Clarinet Solo (included in this program. ). Hank Goodman, a performer listed on the program, retired in 1887; this show took place before o... View more info

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Programme Goulds Military Band of Seneca Falls, New York

By: Goulds Manufacturing Company

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Syracuse, New York State Fair: ca. 1920

Seller ID: 15802

Condition: Good


Single-fold, cream program with black titles and B&W photgraph of Goulds Military Band. There is a horizontal crease through the middle and other creasing and wear. Only light edge and corner wear, and while the program has wear, it is still quite presentable. This Programme is for the Goulds Military Band appearance at the New York State Fair in Syracuse on September 12 of, probably 1918 or 1919. Goulds was a pump manufacturing company in Seneca Falls, NY. They formed t... View more info

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Singable Songs for Male Voices, First Group

By: Grant, Richard W. and Hummel Fishburn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Hall & McCreary Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13697

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, green and maroon wraps with white titles. Light wear and aging. Square and securely bound. ; H. & M. Auditorium Series No. 9; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Both Grant and Fishburn were musicians and composers were connected with Penn State. This book contains a variety of music types from religious to popular. View more info

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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes : In Search of Blind Willie McTell

By: Gray, Michael

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Review Press: 2009

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10210

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Book and jacket have only a hint of shelf wear. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 432 pages; This is certainly the standard biography of McTell. To my knowledge it is the only one. Many B&W photographs. Signed on title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Searching for Robert Johnson

By: Guralnick, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton/Obelisk: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13722

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only very minor shelf wear. Jacket is about near fine except for some wear and scuffs along the bottom, rear edge. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 83 pages; Guralnick's brief but classic account of Robert Johnson. Essential work on the blues. View more info

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Country Music Legends in the Hall of Fame

By: Hagan, Chet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, Thomas Nelson Publishers: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13107

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial wrapswith orange and blue titles. Some very light corner wear and light foxing on foredges, not uncommon in Nelson publications. Spine is neither creased nor cracked and book appears unread. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 256 pages; Brief biographies of members of the Country Music Hall of Fame (through 1981.) View more info

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Negro Spirituals and Folk Songs : Arranged for Men's Voices

By: Hall, Frederick (Arranger)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Winona Lake, Rodeheaver Hall - Mack Company: 1939

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6778

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Wraps toned around edges; pages also lightly toned. ; Musical Notation; Thin Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 59 pages; This volume includes three books by this author- Negro Spirituals for Men's Voices, Women's Voices and Mixed Voice. In his Introduction, Hall emphasizes that "In singing these songs dialect must not be overdone." View more info

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Hymns for the Use of the Evangelical Association, and Others; Adapted to Public and Private Worship

By: Hammer, Charles (pub.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Chas. Hammer: 1860

Edition: 7th Edition, Improved

Seller ID: 12681


Deep brown leather with gilt decoration on front and gilt titles and decoration on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wear (see scan) but overall square with a secure binding. The hinges may have been reglued at some time. Some interior toning. G+ to VG-. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 575 pages; Nice collection of hymns at the start of the Civil War. I noticed that "Dark Was the Night" was among them. Blind Willie Johnson's version of this hymn was sent into sp... View more info

Hamp, An Autobiography

By: Hampton, Lionel with James Haskins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15582

ISBN: 0446710059

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket appear to be unused, though book does have some light age-toning on interior page edges, which is probably true of most copies. Very nice copy of Hampton's ghost written autobiography. Many photographs. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 286 pages View more info

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Autograph of W. C. Handy, Framed with Photo

By: Handy, W. C.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Associated Press: 1941,1951

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15353

Condition: Very Good-


"Father of the Blues," 1951 Associated Press photo on the occasion of his 78th birthday, framed with cut signature from an autograph album, dated 1941. There are some small holes in the paper. Photo is somewhat yellowed. The price takes these flaws into account. The photo is 8x10, the signature 3 ½ x 1 ½, matted together to 11x17. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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A Treasury of the Blues : Complete Words and Music of 67 Great Songs From Memphis Blues to the Present Day

By: Handy, W. C. (Ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni (Simon & Schuster): 1949

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 12964

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Black cloth with red backstrip and gilt titles. Some edge, corner and surface wear with a small dampstain on the lower left corner and spine area, that affects, to a lessening degree on each page the first 25 pages or so. The stain touches no text and is not especially noticeable. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 258 pages; Great collection of blues, and other songs, with both words and music. Handy desreves more credit in the history of blues than many ... View more info

"Be Happy" As Sung by Happy Dan and His Radio Folks

By: Happy Dan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, United States Tobacco Company: 1939

Seller ID: 13347

Condition: Very Good


Yellow wraps with black titles and B&W photos. Some soiling, mostly on back wraps and general light aging, No creases, tears or wrinkles. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4 pages; This single foldbrochure features the lyrics to "Be Happy" which was the theme song of Happy Dan and his Radio Folks. The date, 1939, is from the song copyright date. Happy Dan appeared on radio stations throughout the South, includimg WSB in Atlanta and WSM in Nashvil... View more info

Deeper Blue : The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt

By: Hardy, Robert Earl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denton, University of North Texas Press: 2008

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 13238

Condition: Fine


Near perfect condition. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; The only full biography of Van Zandt. View more info

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Roy Acuff's Folio of Original Songs

By: Harris, Jack (text)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashville, Roy Acuff: ca. 1935

Seller ID: 16132

Condition: Very Good


This is a postcard-like folder/mailer, published by Roy Acuff to send to fans. It has some aging and soiling on outer surfaces along with generally light edge and corner wear with a few small surface creases. See scans. The interior folds out in accordian fashion and features pictures of Acuff along with the words and music to a number of his songs, including Wabash Cannonball, Precious Jewel, The Great Speckled Bird and and several more. The text says that Acuff is just... View more info

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Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920's

By: Harrison, Daphne Duval

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14573

ISBN: 0813512774

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is about as new; jacket has some very light shelf wear, now in Mylar protector. This book is a major study of the black female blues singers whose recordings preceded thos of male singers. Included are Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey and many more. First Edition. First Printing. Komara and Johnson 17. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages View more info

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Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920's

By: Harrison, Daphne Duval

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1993

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14576

ISBN: 0813512808

Condition: Near Fine


Book seems unread but has some very light shelf wear on corners. Signed "Daphne," with inscription, on Dedication Page.This book is a major study of the black female blues singers whose recordings preceded thos of male singers. Included are Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey and many more. Komara and Johnson 17. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 299 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Black Pearls : Blues Queens of the 1920s

By: Harrison, Daphne Duval

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1988

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Maroon cloth with silver titles on spine. Near fine with only very light shelf wear. Jacket is similar, with a few minor, almost unnoticeable, bits of edge wear. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 279 +Bibliography pages; Serious study of the female blues singers who, for the most part, preceded and influenced the male singers. Includes discussions of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Alberta Hunter, Victoria Spivey and many more. Im... View more info