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White and Negro Spirituals : Their Life Span and Kinship

By: Jackson, George Pullen

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Locust Valley NY, J. J. Augustin Publisher: 1943

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 13828

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Rust-red cloth with somewhat faded white titles on spine. Otherwise, only very light, general wear. Folded sheet music for Amazing Grace laid in. The book is not dated but does have "1943" at end of "Prefatory Acknowlegements." This publisher listed printings after the first, and this copy does not indicate any later printing. I suspect that this is the first printing but I am not sure. ; B&W Illustrations and Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10"... View more info

White and Negro Spirituals : Their Life Span and Kinship

By: Jackson, George Pullen

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Locust Valley NY, J. J. Agustin Publisher: 1943

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13219

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon cloth with faded white titles on spine. Small scuff on front cover; otherwise, only very light wear and aging. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations and Musical Notation; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 349 pages; One of Pullen's well-known studies of Southern religious music. Besides the subtitles there are blurbs stating: "Tracing 200 years of Untrammeled Song Making and Singing among our Country Folk, with 116 Songs as Sung by Both Races." Ex... View more info

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Autographed Framed Photo of Illinois Jacquet

By: Jacquet, Illinois

Price: $150.00

Publisher: N.D.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15356

Condition: Very Good+


Jazz tenor saxophonist. Four 3 ½ x4 ¼ images of Jacquet printed on an 8x10 sheet of photo paper. Signed " Sincerely Illinois Jacquet Good Luck" across the center of the page. Matted to 11x14, framed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Jacquet's Got It! Vinyl Album signed by Jacquet with Inscription to Stanley Crouch

By: Jacquet, Illinois & His Big Band

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Recording Company: 1988

Seller ID: 15881

Condition: Near Fine


This is the 1988 vinyl albun, Jacquet's Got It! by Illinois Jacquet. The album is signed on the front cover by Jacquet with an inscription to Stanley Crouch, poet, art critic, syndicated columnist and cultural critic. Nice association. Except for a cut out on the spine, this album is about fine. ; LP; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

Coleman Hawkins

By: James, Burnett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hippocrene Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15591

ISBN: 0870520091

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


This book has light, general wear and aging; it is very close to near fine. No dustwrapper, as issued. This is one of a series by Hippocrene Books on jazz musicians. These books are short but provide good overviews of their subjects. Hawkins, one of the greatest tenor saxophone players, has had few works written about him. This book is quite good. There is a discography by Tony Middleton. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

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The Appalachian Dulcimer

By: Jeffreys, A. W. , Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Staunton VA, Self-Published: 1964

Edition: Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9703

Condition: Very Good


Stapled blue wraps with black titles and drawing of a dulcimer , mountains and houses. Some sunning along edges and a small stain lower left. Very light corner and edge wear; EX interior. Square with a secure binding. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 22 pages; While this booklet has some history of the dulcimer, it is mainly about how to play the plucked dulcimer. A double-fold sheet from the George Kelischek Workshop in Atlanta is laid in. This lar... View more info

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The Death of Floyd Collins

By: Jenkins, Rev. Andrew (words) andMrs. Irene Spain (music)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: 1925

Seller ID: 10443


Sheet music is slit along spine so that pages are no longer attached. Could be reattached carefully with archival tape. Edge and corner wear along with some foxing and toning. Overall , because of detached spine, this copy is only F to G-. ; Sheet Music; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pages; Early printing, perhaps first, of the famous ballad of the trapped Kentucky miner. View more info

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Discography of Jelly Roll Morton : Vol. 1, Period 1922-29; Vol. 2, Period 1930-40

By: Jepsen, Jorgen Grunnet

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Brande, Denmark, Debut Records: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13134

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine in original colored, side-stapled printed wrappers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 17, 20 pages; Thorrough discography, with excellent biographical notes by Knud H. Ditlevsen, of Morton's recordings through 1940. The notes include information on Morton's sidemen on the recordings. View more info

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My Spirituals

By: Jessye, Eva A. (Gordon White and Hugo Frey, eds. )

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, Robbins-Engels, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9724

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Colored and patterned boards with titles in white on paper label pasted on front and on a smaller one pasted on spine. Very light corner and edge wear with very light toning on some of the endpapers. Square and securely bound. A very attractive copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 81 pages; Jessye's spirituals with music and commentary. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 3, Number 2.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13314

Condition: Very Good


Stapled green wraps with white titles. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has several articles on the relationships between American jazz and African music along with news on records and reviews. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 3, Number 3.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13315

Condition: Very Good


Stapled maroon wraps with white titles and photographs of musicians. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Bud Scott, Don Redmon and Mezz Messrow along with discographies of Ida Cox, Lizzie Miles and other reviews. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 3, Number 8.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13316

Condition: Very Good


Stapled re and white wraps with black and red titles and photograph of trumpet bill. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 29 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Wilton Crawley, Al Nicholas and Kid Ory along with record reviews and research. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 3, Number 4.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13317

Condition: Very Good


Stapled black wraps red titles and photograph of trumpeter, Mutt Curry. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 29 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Mutt Carey and Lee Collins along with record reviews and research. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 3, Number 6.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13318

Condition: Very Good


Stapled light green wraps black titles and photograph of trombonist, Brad Gowens. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Brad Gowens, Mezz Mezzrow and Jim Robinson along with record reviews and research. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 4, Number 2.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13319

Condition: Very Good


Stapled beige and white darker beige titles with red outlining. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Dutch Swing College, Fate Marable, Julia Lee, and King Oliver along with record reviews and research. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 4, Number 6.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13320

Condition: Very Good


Stapled blue-green wraps with black titles. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 29 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on Jimmy Noone, Burl Ives, Jazz in Britain along with record reviews and research. View more info

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Jazz Music, Volume 4, Number 5.

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13321

Condition: Very Good


Stapled red wraps with red and black titles. Light shadow of magazine that was stacked on this one at one time. General light wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 30 pages; Jazz Music consciously strove to have about half of its articles on music and musicians with the other half on records and collectors. This issue has articles on JMugsy Spanier, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Minor "Ram" Hall along with recor... View more info

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Folk, Review of People's Music, Part One

By: Jones, Max (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Jazz Music Books: 1945

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16250


Stapled, gray wraps with black titles and silhouette image. This copy has an old, mostly flattened, horizontal crease through the middle along with toning along edges and light gebneral wear. Square and securely bound. Still an attractive solid copy, even with the old crease. This copy is labelled Part One but I cannot find a Part Two. This looks like a magazine, but I think it was published as a book since there is no volume number and no other issues listed. Essays inc... View more info

American Heritage, April/May 1978

By: Josephy, Alvin M. , Jr. (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ameican Heritage Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15577

Condition: Very Good


This copy has some light edge, corner and surface wear along with general, light aging. Still square and securely bound. A solid copy. Of special interest, featured on the cover, is an article on the minstrel tradition in American music. This tradition dates back to the Civil War and before and extended into the 1960's at least. Minstrelsy featured racist sterreotyping and cast African-Americanss into roles that persist even today. At the same time the music of minstrels... View more info

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George Kelischeck Workshp Archive, Atlanta

By: Kelischeck, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atlanta, George Kelischeck: 1963

Seller ID: 11195


The two catalogs in this archive are NF. The paper pieces may have slight wear or light creases on the corner, but none are lower than Excellent. ; B&W Illstrations and Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; This archive comes from an Atlanta music shop, George Kelischeck Workshop. Kelischeck sold instruments, books and sheet music; He also made repairs on instruments. I do not know that he made instruments. This archive includes a Catalog for Herman Moeck in Germany wh... View more info

Image for The American Songster, Containing A Choice Selection of About One Hundred and Fifty Songs as sung by Mr. Sloman, Mr. Pearman, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Cowell, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Nichols, Mr. Incledon, Mr. Hyle, Mr. Keene, ...

The American Songster, Containing A Choice Selection of About One Hundred and Fifty Songs as sung by Mr. Sloman, Mr. Pearman, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Cowell, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Nichols, Mr. Incledon, Mr. Hyle, Mr. Keene, ...

By: Kenedy, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John Kenedy: 1836

Edition: Stereotype Edition

Seller ID: 15395

Condition: Very Good-


Small, full leather volume listed as the Stereotype Edition, though both earlier and later editions seem to say this as well. This copy, published by the author in 1836, is rather hard to find with WorldCat locating only 14 copies in libraries. The songs have words only with no musical inscription. Research on the listed singers is somewhat difficult because only last names are given, but many of them can be found, a group of mostly forgotten entertainers. These songs wo... View more info

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My Favorite Mountain Ballads and Old-Time Songs

By: Kincaid, Bradley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, WLS: 1928

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 16329

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, grayish green wraps with black title. Some light edge, corner and surface wear. A solid VG copy. Collection of mainly mountain songs, many with an English origin,both words and music, by early country star, Bradley Kincaid. ; B&W Photographs and Musical Notation; Square 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 47 pages; View more info

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Afro-American Folksongs

By: Krehbiel, H. E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer, Inc.: 1914

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 14749

Condition: Very Good


Book is ex-library and has the usual library stuff and markings. Otherwise it is a very attractive copy, with light wear. It is square and securely bound. A nice reading copy. This is an important work for the study of African-American musical traditions since it was written before the blues became popular. The Blues per se are not mentioned in the book though there are hints here and there of black traditions that may have eventually led to the blues. ; Musical Notation... View more info

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Afro-American Folk-Songs

By: Krehbiel, H. E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Unger Publishing Co.: 1971

Edition: Reprint; Third Printing

Seller ID: 15170

ISBN: 0804455716

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


This is a 1971 reprint of Krehbiel's original work published early in the 20th century. This copy has only light, general wear and aging. The jacket has some small tears and chips along with a tape repair along the top edge. There is also minor loss at spine ends. This is an important work for the study of African-American musical traditions since it was written before the blues became popular. The Blues per se are not mentioned in the book though there are hints here a... View more info

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Afro-American Folksongs

By: Krehbiel, H. E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer, Inc.: 1914

Edition: Fifth Issue

Seller ID: 15825


Book is ex-library and has the usual library stuff and markings including call number sticker on front, top left. It has edge, corner and surface wear. It is square and securely bound. A nice reading copy. G+ to VG-. This is an important work for the study of African-American musical traditions since it was written before the blues became popular. The Blues per se are not mentioned in the book though there are hints here and there of black traditions that may have eventu... View more info