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Image for So I've Heard: Notes from a Migratory Music Critic [*SIGNED*]

So I've Heard: Notes from a Migratory Music Critic [*SIGNED*]

By: Rich, Alan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pompton Plains NJ, Amadeus Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22450

ISBN: 1-57467-133-2

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[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 Me... View more info

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Not Fade Away: A Comparison of Jazz Age with Rock Era Pop Song Composers

By: Rimler, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI, Pierian Press: 1984

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 2684

Condition: 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jacket, probably as issued) [ex-library but with minimal markings (only library stamp on top edge and two labels + "withdrawn" stamp on ffep); nice copy with just minor exterior soiling].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 w... View more info

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The Genius of Ray Charles [cover title: Ray Charles]

By: Robertson, Stanley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Program Publishing Company: [1962]

Seller ID: 22548

Condition: Very Good+


[light handling wear and minor external soiling, soft diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover]. (B&W photographs) Oversize souvenir/promotional booklet (9"x14", 24 pages) for musician Ray Charles. In addition to the Robertson essay (6 pages), there are numerous photographs of Charles both on- and off-stage, and a list of songs from which his concert set lists were assembled. View more info

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History of the Ludwig Drum Company

By: Schmidt, Paul William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fullerton CA, Centerstream Publishing: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12068

ISBN: 0-931759-49-8

Condition: 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, E... View more info

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The Road to Music

By: Slonimsky, Nicolas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22416

Condition: 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 pictori... View more info

Image for The Mother of Us All (an opera) [limited/numbered edition, *SIGNED* by the composer; with three original photographs by Carl Van Vechten]

The Mother of Us All (an opera) [limited/numbered edition, *SIGNED* by the composer; with three original photographs by Carl Van Vechten]

By: Stein, Gertrude (text) and Virgil Thomson (music); scenario by Maurice Grosser

Price: $700.00

Publisher: New York, Music Press, Inc.: [1947]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3045

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Mein Leben

By: Stravinsky, Igor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Munich, Paul List Verlag: 1958

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 6975

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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. View more info

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In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers

By: Wolfe, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Jackson, University Press of Mississippi: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22436

ISBN: 0-87805-891-5

Condition: 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 Opr... View more info

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Folk Songs of Middle Tennessee: The George Boswell Collection

By: Wolfe, Charles K., ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Press: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22435

ISBN: 0-87049-957-2

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop [*SIGNED*]

By: Zoro, with Russ Miller; transcription & notation by Brian Mason

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Van Nuys CA, Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.: (c.2007)

Edition: Revised 10th Anniversary

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19305

ISBN: 0-7692-1691-9

Condition: Near Fine


[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 encompasse... View more info

Image for Vergiss Woodstock!: die geschichte eines welterfolges: 20 jahre Wiener Donauinselfest [Forget Woodstock!: The History of a World Success (rough translation)]

Vergiss Woodstock!: die geschichte eines welterfolges: 20 jahre Wiener Donauinselfest [Forget Woodstock!: The History of a World Success (rough translation)]

By: [no author]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Vienna (Austria), ECHO Verlag: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9304

ISBN: 3-901761-21-7

Condition: 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 Co... View more info

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The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwin

By: {Gershwin, Ira} Kimball, Robert, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16888

ISBN: 0-394-55651-8

Condition: 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). ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. custome... View more info