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1st Annual John Henry Memorial Authentic Blues & Gospel Festival. August 31 - September 2, 1973
Charleston, WV: John Henry Memorial Committee, 1973. First Edition. Memorial booklet for the first annual John Henry Memorial Blues Festival, held Fitzpatrick's Park in Beckley, WV in 1973. The three-day festival included performances by more than 20 traditional musicians from the Appalachian region, including Johnny Shines, Nimrod Workman, Uncle Homer...
[Item #14675]
Price: $60.00
 
1st Annual John Henry Memorial Authentic Blues & Gospel Festival. August 31 - September 2, 1973. AFRICAN AMERICANS, APPALACHIA.
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Twenty-Four Negro Melodies, Transcribed for Piano by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Op. 59. With a Preface by Booker T. Washington
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1905. First Edition. Landmark collection of African-American spirituals, by the first African-American to gain true eminence as a composer in the European classical style. Somewhat scarce in dustwrapper. Quarto (32cm). Original card wrappers; dustjacket; (xiv), 125pp. Near Fine in the scarce printed dustwrapper, chipped at corners and...
[Item #14080]
Price: $125.00
 
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Writing Songs for Fame and Fortune
New York: Holliday Publications, 1958. First Edition. Arthur "Bud" Green (1897-1981) was an Austrian-born American songwriter of the Tin Pan Alley and Swing eras, best-known for his hits "Flat-Foot Floogie" and "Alabamy Bound" and for penning the lyrics to the Les Brown/Doris Day classic "Sentimental Journey." This appears to be...
[Item #16385]
Price: $125.00
 
Writing Songs for Fame and Fortune. AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC - TIN PAN ALLEY, Bud GREEN.
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[Broadside] "Friday Nites in Greenwich Village" Jazz Concert and Dance...
New York: 1949. First Edition. Flyer advertising the weekly show "A Tonal Paradise," presented by Harold Anton and "Raphael" at the Panel Ballroom every Friday night from 9 PM to 2 AM. The show features Gene Sedric on the clarinet, bebop songs by Anton, and "Ecstasy Provided By The Shmoo."...
[Item #27174]
Price: $100.00
 
[Broadside] "Friday Nites in Greenwich Village" Jazz Concert and Dance. Harold ANTON.
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Young Man with a Horn
Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Octavo (21cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; [8],243pp. Spine a bit cocked, jacket extremities rubbed and a bit ragged with several short closed tears and subsequent creasing. Still, Very Good or better in Near Very Good jacket. "A Houghton Mifflin Fellowship...
[Item #22413]
Price: $200.00
 
Young Man with a Horn. Dorothy BAKER.
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The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues [Review Copy, with Signed Bookplate Laid In]
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1987. First Edition. Collection of poems and essays co-written by the Baraka's, with essays on Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders, Woody Shaw, Jay Hoggard, and other contemporary musicians, as well as reflections on soul, modern trends and the history of jazz and blues. First Printing...
[Item #19779]
Price: $75.00
 
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Killing Jazz: A Detective Story
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1928. First Edition. Jazz-age mystery novel featuring Detective Jim Bliss. HUBIN p.41. Octavo; rust-colored cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 252pp. Minor wear to spine ends, rear hinge starting; Very Good+. Dustjacket lightly shelfworn, with a few tiny nicks and...
[Item #27992]
Price: $85.00
 
Killing Jazz: A Detective Story. Christopher BOOTH.
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Bourbon Street Black: the New Orleans Black Jazzman
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 244pp. Near Fine in lightly rubbed jacket.
[Item #29587]
Price: $20.00
 
Bourbon Street Black: the New Orleans Black Jazzman. Jack V. BUERKLE, Danny Barker.
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The Giant Swing
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First Edition. The career of an American jazz pianist, from his roots in a small-time dance band to fame and fortune on the scale of Gershwin and Ziegfeld. Basis for the 1941 movie Dance Hall, starring Carole Landis and Cesar Romero. For Burnett, an...
[Item #17582]
Price: $350.00
 
The Giant Swing. W. R. BURNETT, Willliam Riley.
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Photographic portrait signed and inscribed to "Queen Catherine"
N.p. [New York?]: "Bloom" ca. 1927? Very early professionally produced photograph of a young Duke Ellington looking not yet 30. Most likely taken at the start of Ellington's popularity, when he and his orchestra became the house band "Rhythmania" at the "whites only" Cotton Club in Harlem. We have been...
[Item #26280]
Price: $1,500.00
 
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Shadow and Act
New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition. Ellison's second book, a collection of essays "concerned with three general themes: with literature and folklore, with Negro musical expression--especially jazz and the blues--and with the complex relationship between the Negro American sub-culture and the North American culture as a whole." An especially...
[Item #19351]
Price: $250.00
 
Shadow and Act. Ralph ELLISON.
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Just Mahalia, Baby: the Mahalia Jackson Story
Waco: Word Books, 1975. First Edition. Definitive biography of the great African-American gospel singer; uncommon signed. Tall octavo (24cm). Brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; 611pp; illus. Inscribed by author Goreau on second blank: "For M--- and W--- C--- - whom I love dearly and owe much," dated...
[Item #15082]
Price: $65.00
 
Just Mahalia, Baby: the Mahalia Jackson Story. Laurraine GOREAU.
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Blues: An Anthology. Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1972. Reissue of Handy's highly-regarded 1926 volume on the blues, containing lyrics and music to 53 songs inspired by the folk melodies heard up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Critical text by Abbe Niles, with illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. First printing of this...
[Item #29659]
Price: $50.00
 
Blues: An Anthology. Complete Words and Music of 53 Great Songs. W. C. HANDY, Miguel Covarrubias, illustrations.
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The Boston Evening Transcript eulogizes America's great composer of Art Songs, H.T. Burleigh
New York: G. Ricordi & Co, [nd, ca 1917]. First Edition. Bifolium, 21cm; cover portrait, [3pp]. Horizontal fold (as issued?), light wear; Very Good. Promotional brochure reprinting a substantial article from the Boston Evening Transcript of March 10, 1917 titled "Deep River" Popularizes a Composer, signed in print H.K.M. Cover...
[Item #29387]
Price: $50.00
 
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OverTime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hilton
San Francisco: Pomegranate Artbooks, [1991]. First Edition. Oblong folio (27x33cm.); original leatherette in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; 164pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Some shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Very Good and sound. Photography taken by the African American double bass jazz musician Milt Hinton.
[Item #30088]
Price: $30.00
 
OverTime: The Jazz Photographs of Milt Hilton. Milt HINTON, , David G. Berger, Holly Maxson.
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Black Velvet
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1970. Revised Edition. The highly-politicized Philadelphia jazz poet's second book, with Afro-centric illustrations throughout by B.L. Carpenter. First Printing of the "Revised Edition." Slim octavo (21.5cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 32pp; illus. Top edge slightly dusty, else Fine.
[Item #28067]
Price: $25.00
 
Black Velvet. Everett HOAGLAND.
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Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition. An attractively produced volume, in which Hughes attempts to amalgamate poetry and jazz, including with each poem a note suggesting the proper musical accompaniment. Typography, jacket, and design by Vincent Torrey, with the photographic portrait of Hughes on rear panel by Roy...
[Item #27600]
Price: $75.00
 
Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz. Langston HUGHES.
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The Story of the Blues
London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1970. Excellent, well-researched reference on American blues performers from the late 19th century through the Sixties. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographic portraits. Third printing. Quarto (30.5cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 176pp; illus. Includes brief (1pp) bibliography & discography. Tight, unmarked VG+ copy in lightly worn jacket.
[Item #16018]
Price: $20.00
 
The Story of the Blues. JAZZ & BLUES, Paul OLIVER.
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Little Boy Blues
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1947. First Edition. Third volume of Willis's loosely-connected postwar trilogy about jazz musicians in the Midwest. Preceded by Tangleweed (1943) and The Wild Faun (1945). HANNA 3829. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp. Tight, Very Good copy...
[Item #14921]
Price: $35.00
 
Little Boy Blues. JAZZ NOVELS, George WILLIS.
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Little Boy Blues
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1947. First Edition. Third volume of Willis's loosely-connected postwar trilogy about jazz musicians in the Midwest. Preceded by Tangleweed (1943) and The Wild Faun (1945). HANNA 3829. Octavo (21cm). Black cloth boards, stamped in red on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 223pp. Review copy, with publisher's...
[Item #14922]
Price: $50.00
 
Little Boy Blues. JAZZ NOVELS, George WILLIS.
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Old and New Duck Butter Poems
Paris: Hand Shake Editions, 1980. Second Edition. Late collection of poems by Joans, with numerous cut-and-paste illustrations throughout. The second edition was printed just one month after the First, and it is certainly likely Joans made changes to each version of the text (we note three editions). OCLC notes a....
[Item #19041]
Price: $75.00
 
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Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage
New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 232pp; illus. Light wear and soil to board edges, else Near Fine dustwrapper with minor creases to flaps, Very Good.
[Item #19050]
Price: $20.00
 
Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage. Bessie JONES, Bess Lomax Howes.
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Jazz in Print (1856-1929). An Anthology of Selected Early Readings in Jazz History
Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2002. First Edition. Quarto. Maroon cloth, lettered in gilt; xvii+594pp. Fine, apparently unread copy. No jacket, presumably as issued.
[Item #28257]
Price: $95.00
 
Jazz in Print (1856-1929). An Anthology of Selected Early Readings in Jazz History. Karl KOENIG.
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The Eye of Jazz
[London]: Viking, [1989]. Reprint. Folio (33cm.); original simulated cloth in black photo-illustrated dust jacket; 155pp.; photographs. Light edge-wear, American price sticker cancel to upper jacket flap. Very Good to Near Fine. First published in French as Oeil du Jazz.
[Item #28836]
Price: $40.00
 
The Eye of Jazz. Herman LEONARD, design Francis Paudras, ed Philippe Carles.
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75 Years of Freedom [title from cover]. Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. December 18, 1940
[Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress / USGPO, 1940]. First Edition. Programme of festivities and catalog of an exhibit of African-American art at the Library of Congress, staged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States. The concert featured performances by Josh White, Sterling Brown...
[Item #30233]
Price: $100.00
 
75 Years of Freedom [title from cover]. Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. December 18, 1940. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Alain LOCKE, Sterling Brown, Alan Lomax.


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