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That Crazy American Music, Paul, Elliot
21 Paul, Elliot That Crazy American Music
Indianapolis/New York The Bobbs-Merrill Company (c.1957) NO Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[solid clean copy, very shallow dent at top of front cover, top page edges very slightly darkened; jacket spine faded, faint overall soiling, minor chipping/edgewear (mostly along top edge) with a few itsy-bitsy tears]. The author of "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and numerous other books, described in the jacket copy as a "critic, reporter, interviewer, lecturer, dilettante and accomplished performer [who] has lived with music all his life," here presents his informal and highly personal survey of American musical history, comprised of "thumbnail sketches, caricatures and full-scale portraits of men and women of American music who appeal to his inquisitive fancy." Bibliography, index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Notes from the Road (and the songs I sang there): Journals, Poems & Lyrics, Paul, Ellis
22 Paul, Ellis Notes from the Road (and the songs I sang there): Journals, Poems & Lyrics
Cambridge MA Black Wolf Press (c.2002) 0-9720270-0-9 / 9780972027007 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by the author 
[nice tight clean copy, as-new but for some very minor scuffing to bottom of boards, faint surface wear to jacket]. "The modern bard turns the daily grind into the great frontier. Here's the American landscape you thought was buried under the strip-malls." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Rock-a-Bye, Baby, Pavletich, Aida
23 Pavletich, Aida Rock-a-Bye, Baby
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company 1980 0-385-11207-6 / 9780385112079 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj 
[nice solid copy, no significant wear, remainder spray to bottom edge, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket a little rubbed, mild edgewear, one small closed tear and associated creasing at bottom left-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs) A look at women in popular music from 1960 on, the book "is as much about culture as it is about music. In her look at the female singer from the days of the Hit Parade to the present, [the author] profiles the stars and styles of every genre from folk to funk, from bubble gum to blues. She also analyzes the cultural and political influences on their work, and their own considerable impact on modern sensibilities. What emerges is a portrait of women adored and abused, publicly placed on a pedestal, and -- too often -- privately pushed around." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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So I've Heard: Notes from a Migratory Music Critic [*SIGNED*], Rich, Alan
24 Rich, Alan So I've Heard: Notes from a Migratory Music Critic [*SIGNED*]
Pompton Plains NJ Amadeus Press 2006 1-57467-133-2 / 9781574671339 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dj Illustrated by (dj design) Clare Cerullo Signed by Author
[very nice copy, no significant wear to either book or jacket]. SIGNED and DATED (July 2006) by the author on the ffep. "Gleaned from [the author's] four decades of concert-going, opera-going, and record-listening on both the East and West Coasts, this volume is a collection of his music criticism, or 'journalistic adventures,' as Mr. Rich describes it." Includes reminiscences and/or ruminations on Leonard Bernstein, John Cage, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Glenn Gould, and David Helfgott. Rich (1924-2010) wrote for numerous publications during his career, including The New York Times, Newsweek, California magazine, the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Opera News, and LA Weekly. Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Not Fade Away: A Comparison of Jazz Age with Rock Era Pop Song Composers, Rimler, Walter
25 Rimler, Walter Not Fade Away: A Comparison of Jazz Age with Rock Era Pop Song Composers
Ann Arbor MI Pierian Press 1984 Unstated ed Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket, probably as issued) [ex-library but with minimal markings (only library stamp on top edge and two labels + "withdrawn" stamp on ffep); nice copy with just minor exterior soiling]. (B&W photographs) Divided about evenly between a general discussion of the topic (chapter titles -- Songwriting Communities; Partnerships; Pop Orchestration; The Songwriter as Performer; Lyrics) and brief examinations (8-10 pages each) of the work of 14 songwriters or writing teams, under the chapter heading "Productive Longevity" -- George Gershwin; Jerome Kern; Richard Rodgers; Irving Berlin;Cole Porter; Harold Arlen; John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; Bob Dylan; Carole King; Holland-Dozier- Holland; Paul Simon. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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History of the Ludwig Drum Company, Schmidt, Paul William
26 Schmidt, Paul William History of the Ludwig Drum Company
Fullerton CA Centerstream Publishing (c.1991) 0-931759-49-8 / 9780931759499 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
[two gift inscriptions (non-authorial) on inside front cover, a little dog-earing at corners of front cover; a few pages are slightly wrinkled]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, other illustrations) History of the drum manufacturing firm, founded in 1909 in Chicago by two German immigrant brothers, William F. and Theobald Ludwig. Includes quotes by some of the noted musicians who have played Ludwig instruments, including Ringo Starr, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb, Carl Allen, Ed Shaughnessy, and others. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Road to Music, Slonimsky, Nicolas
27 Slonimsky, Nicolas The Road to Music
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dj 
[a bit of wear to top and bottom edges, slight bumping to top rear corner, faint dampstain to upper right corner of front cover; jacket dampstained along top edge (mostly on front panel), completely faded at spine, with some rubbing and edgewear and a few tiny nicks]. (cartoon drawings, musical examples, etc.) Idiosyncratic introduction to the history and theory of music, with "a lot of useful and also some curious information" thrown in: "The clever pictorial illustrations and fine musical examples are calculated to stimulate the imagination. A world map serves to illustrate sonata form; an orchestral score has pictures of instrumnets in the key signature. Rules of harmony are given in limericks, and there are numerous lively anecdotes about music and musicians." The Russian-born Slonimsky, who lived to be 101, was a conductor, pianist, and composer, but earned his place in musical history more for his writings and criticism, including his authorship (or editing) of several key reference works in the field. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Catalog of the Lititz Congregation Collection, Steelman, Robert, ed.
28 Steelman, Robert, ed. Catalog of the Lititz Congregation Collection
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press (c.1981) 0-8078-1477-6 / 9780807814772 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear]. (musical examples) A detailed catalog of an extensive collection of 18th and early 19th century music manuscripts housed at The Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Mother of Us All (an opera) [limited/numbered edition, *SIGNED* by the composer; with three original photographs by Carl Van Vechten], Stein, Gertrude (text) and Virgil Thomson (music); scenario by Maurice Grosser
29 Stein, Gertrude (text) and Virgil Thomson (music); scenario by Maurice Grosser The Mother of Us All (an opera) [limited/numbered edition, *SIGNED* by the composer; with three original photographs by Carl Van Vechten]
New York Music Press, Inc. [1947] First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(grey decorated cloth, no dust jacket) [moderate exterior soiling, corners bumped, light stain across bottom of front cover, spine somewhat darkened]. (two B&W photographs) This opera, first performed at Columbia University in May 1947, was inspired by the life and career of Susan B. Anthony, and includes a wide range of historical characters, among them Daniel Webster, Anthony Comstock, Ulysses S. Grant and Lillian Russell. This is No. 47 of 55 copies (of which only 50 were for sale) which were "printed on special paper, cloth bound and numbered ... and are signed [on the limitation page] by Virgil Thomson." (The regular trade edition was 1,000 copies in wrappers.) Included (but transferred from another copy of the book) are the three original portrait photographs by Carl Van Vechten which were originally issued with each of the numbered copies. Each photograph is approx. 5x7 inches, and is mounted on a 9x12 piece of thin textured card stock; each has a printed label on the verso bearing Van Vechten's original signature. The three photographs, contained in their original envelope, are: Gertrude Stein; Virgil Thomson; and Dorothy Dow (as Susan B. Anthony) and William Horne (as Jo the Loiterer), as they appeared in the original production. [NOTE that the original photo of Stein (in profile) is different from the shot of Stein (in front of an American flag) that's reproduced as part of a dual frontispiece in the book itself; the two portraits of Thomson are identical.] Signed by One Author 
Price: 700.00 USD
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Mein Leben, Stravinsky, Igor
30 Stravinsky, Igor Mein Leben
Munich Paul List Verlag 1958 NO Unstated ed Softcover Very Good+ 
[solid, clean copy with minor wear at corners, browning to page edges; covers still bright due largely to a makeshift plastic protective covering, held in place by tape, devised by the book's previous owner]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Text in German; appears to be the German- language version of the author's autobiography, originally published in 1936. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers, Wolfe, Charles
31 Wolfe, Charles In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers
Jackson University Press of Mississippi (c.1996) 0-87805-891-5 / 9780878058914 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [as-new, with no discernible wear]. (American Made Music Series) Series (B&W photographs) "The first book about the legacy and legend of two beloved country-music troubadours," Alabama-born brothers who were "inspired by the thriving gospel-music tradition and by brother-duet acts on southern radio." They rose to fame playing their own songs on such stations, and by 1955 had joined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; they achieved wider exposure by touring with Roy Acuff and (in 1956) with Elvis Presley. The book includes information on all their recording sessions, from 1951 through 1963, when they broke up the act. (One brother, Ira, was killed in a car accident two years later.) Includes: a list of Louvin songs recorded by other artists; sources and bibliography; index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection, Wolfe, Charles K., ed.
32 Wolfe, Charles K., ed. Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection
Knoxville The University of Tennessee Press (c.1997) 0-87049-957-2 / 9780870499579 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, as new with no discernible wear]. (B&W photo frontispiece, musical examples) A selection of lyrics, transcribed music, and historical/cultural background information for 106 of the more than 1,000 songs contained in the George Boswell Collection, housed in the Vanderbilt University library in Nashville. According to the introduction, the criteria for selection in this volume included: popularity within the collection itself (in which many songs were represented by multiple versions); regionality (specific to a geographical area and often related to historic events); rarity (to include songs that seldom appear in other folksong collections); and quality. The songs are divided into seven categories: British Ballads and Songs; Native American Ballads; Local, Topical, and Civil War Songs; Sentimental and Old Popular Songs; Comedy and Novelty Songs; Lyrics and Laments; Religious and Gospel Songs. Includes: brief biographies of the major informants for the collection (those from whom songs were gathered); bibliography; a list of George Boswell's publications and unpublished writings; and a full name and song title index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop [*SIGNED*], Zoro, with Russ Miller; transcription & notation by Brian Mason
33 Zoro, with Russ Miller; transcription & notation by Brian Mason The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop [*SIGNED*]
Van Nuys CA Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (c.2007) 0-7692-1691-9 / 9780769216911 Revised 10th Anniversary Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
[light edgewear to covers, minor soiling to top edge, bumped at base of spine]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, musical transcriptions) INSCRIBED ("To ______ + ______ / Stay sweet + / keep your eyes / on Jesus!") and SIGNED by the author on the front cover. Known as "The Minister of Groove," Zoro is a renowned musician, voted the top R&B/blues/funk drummer in the world by various publications, and an active Christian motivational speaker. His book encompasses a wide range of historical, technical and instructional information on R&B drumming, including "plenty of useful exercises and transcriptions for technique development, plus tips to help capture each sub-genre's defining feel and essence. The accompanying CD [present, in its still-sealed sleeve] includes a wide variety of nicely played developmental exercises and grooves (including some from classic recordings) that are highlighted for quick identification, as well as a few original tunes played with and without drums." Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Vergiss Woodstock!: die geschichte eines welterfolges: 20 jahre Wiener Donauinselfest [Forget Woodstock!: The History of a World Success (rough translation)], [no author]
34 [no author] Vergiss Woodstock!: die geschichte eines welterfolges: 20 jahre Wiener Donauinselfest [Forget Woodstock!: The History of a World Success (rough translation)]
Vienna (Austria) ECHO Verlag 2003 3-901761-21-7 / 9783901761218 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(laminated covers; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor handling wear, faint soiling to rear cover; vertical wrinkle in rear endpaper]. (color photographs) Text in German. Handsomely produced, extensively illustrated year-by-year retrospective of the first 20 years of Austria's largest outdoor rock music festival. Includes numerous double-page spreads devoted to many of the star performers who have appeared over the years, including: The Beach Boys; Jose Feliciano; Joe Cocker; Kool and the Gang; Bonnie Tyler; Hot Chocolate; Toto; Chris Rea; Simple Minds; Suzi Quatro. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin, {Gershwin, Ira} Kimball, Robert, ed.
35 {Gershwin, Ira} Kimball, Robert, ed. The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-394-55651-8 / 9780394556512 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, minor shelfwear, binding starting to pull apart just a teensy bit at top front hinge (but still intact), small dent at top of rear cover; jacket shows minor creasing, light surface wear] (B&W photographs) Massive compilation of Ira Gershwin's entire body of lyrical work -- the words to more than 700 songs (nearly 400 of them never before published). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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103 Lyrics of Cole Porter, {Porter, Cole} Selected, with an introduction and commentary, by Fred Lounsberry
36 {Porter, Cole} Selected, with an introduction and commentary, by Fred Lounsberry 103 Lyrics of Cole Porter
New York Random House (c.1954) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) SKA 
[virtually no wear to book at all, just a little age-toning to edges of text block; jacket lightly worn at extremities, front panel a little scuffed, minor soiling to rear panel]. "Happy is the word for Cole Porter's songs. Some are sentimental, some comic, some sad -- but mostly these lyrics are happy, playful, saucy words that were set to music by one of today's great tunesmiths. And whether they're devilish comedy or divine love songs, these lyrics make good reading." In addition to the lyrics for 103 hit songs from movies and musical comedies, the book also includes "rare additional choruses from Cole Porter's private production scripts." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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