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Word of Mouth; a monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records - Volume 1, 1983

By: (Johnson, Pete, ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Burbank CA, Warner Bros. Records: 1983

Edition: Nos. 1-11

Seller ID: 20572

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [black buckram binding with light external wear; title embossed black-on-black on front cover and spine]. (B&W halftone photographs, graphics) Complete year (Vol. 1, No. 2 was dated February-March) of this "cheap monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records directed at retail, radio, club and college communities," with a stated aim "to draw attention to current and upcoming projects associated with WB and to do so with a fair degree of accuracy." Strictly promotional stuff, presented in a self-conscious and occasionally straining-to-be-"hip" tone, bu... View more info

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Word of Mouth; a monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records - Volume III, 1985

By: (Johnson, Pete, ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Burbank CA, Warner Bros. Records: 1983

Edition: Nos. 1-10

Seller ID: 20573

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [black buckram binding with light external wear; title embossed black-on-black on front cover and spine]. (B&W halftone photographs, graphics) Complete year (presuming there was no December issue) of this "cheap monthly publication from Warner Bros. Records directed at retail, radio, club and college communities," with a stated aim "to draw attention to current and upcoming projects associated with WB and to do so with a fair degree of accuracy." Strictly promotional stuff, presented in a self-conscious and occasionally straining-to-be-"hip" tone, but... View more info

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Stories from the Nerve Bible: A Retrospective 1972-1992 [*SIGNED*]

By: Anderson, Laurie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPerennial: (c.1994)

Edition: 1st Edition (softcover issue)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22651

ISBN: 0-06-095050-1

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy with just minimal wear and a bit of smudging to the bottom edge, but with about a 3" wrinkle/crease extending diagonally from the bottom of the front cover upwards, and affecting almost the entire book (meaning that every page has that same crease, although somewhat less pronounced towards the end of the book); it would appear that somebody attempted to fold the entire book, and this front-to-back crease is all they achieved; honestly, although it's noticeable it's not that obnoxious]. Trade PB (B&W & color photographs, facsimiles) INSCRIBED ("To _____ ! / Hello from&... View more info

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My Life in Jazz

By: Burton, Nelson (as recorded, transcribed and edited by Lisa Ledin and Simon Anderson)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cincinnati OH, Clifton Hills Press: (c.2000)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 5153

ISBN: 0915725037

Condition: Fine


[as new: clean, tight, unread, with just the slightest trace of handling wear to front cover]. Trade PB (B&W Photographs) View more info

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On the Flip Side with Lloyd Dunn [*SIGNED*]

By: Dunn, Lloyd

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Billboard Publications, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22177

ISBN: 0-8230-7587-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very slight bumping to top corners, no other discernible wear to book; jacket faded at spine, a couple of itsy-bitsy edge-tears]. INSCRIBED ("To Dick Kelsey -- / A fine artist / and a nice guy!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of a Capitol Records executive, beginning with his experiences as a writer for "True Confessions" magazine during the Great Depression, before he got into the music business. Per the jacket tagline, "his life as a major record company executive [consisted of] traveling around the world at 33-1/3 RPM, seeking new markets, picking up a... View more info

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George Jackson y otras canciones [George Jackson and other songs]

By: Dylan, Bob [selected and translated by Antonio Resines]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madrid, Alberto Corazon Editor: [1972]

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 6363

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, some creasing/rubbing to covers]. Trade PB (No. 27 in the series "Coleccion Visor de Poesia"). Contains the lyrics in both English and Spanish for 26 Dylan songs, many of overtly political content, and including (if my research is correct) a few songs that were written but never recorded (or at least not issued commercially) by Dylan ("The Death of Emmett Till"; "Long Ago, Far Away") or were only released many years later on his "Bootleg Series" albums ("Only a Hobo"; "Walls of Red Wing"). The introduction is in Spanish only,... View more info

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Dance and Photography

By: Ewing, William A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1987)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16978

ISBN: 0-8050-0591-9

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dj


[no signficant wear to book, but there is a light tea-stain to the upper fore-edge; jacket shows just a bit of soiling, mostly to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Lavish photographic celebration of people who could do what I could never do, and look good doing it! (But of course most of them look better than I do when they're standing still, too.) Originally published in Great Britain under the much better title "The Fugitive Gesture: Masterpieces of Dance Photography." ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shi... View more info

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The Violinist's Handbook: Scientific Gymnastics for the Violinist

By: Fracht, J. Albert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Remsen Press: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20621

ISBN: 0-8206-0256-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless, with no discernible wear; jacket has a couple of tiny, near-invisible closed edge tears]. (B&W photographs, musical examples) An instructional book dedicated to the proposition that violin playing should be "a joyous undertaking," and that as a "total body experience [it] requires the harmonious interplay of the mind, body, and violin. Through the use of ingenious gymnastic exercise Mr. Fracht demonstrates how anyone with talent and drive can become a master violinist." Approximately the second half of the book is devoted to the presentation of twelve mast... View more info

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Only a Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs

By: Green, Archie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago/London, University of Illinois Press: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20292

ISBN: 0-252-00181-8

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[boards slightly warped, foxing to page edges; jacket edgeworn, small chips at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear panel]. (Music in American Life) Series (B&W photographs, facsimiles) An historical and critical examination of mining-related folksongs between 1925 and 1970, songs which "portray the life and values of miners, and reveal changes in folk society due to industrialization, urbanization, and mass-media technology. [The author] draws on ballad scholarship, labor history, and popular-culture study to explore coal-mining songs and also country music, Negro blues, and proble... View more info

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Jim Along, Josie: A Collection of Folk Songs and Singing Games for Young Children

By: Langstaff, Nancy and John, comps.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20817

ISBN: 0-15-240250-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a nice copy, with just the slightest bit of wear to top and bottom edges; jacket similarly nice, slightly faded at spine and along left edge of front panel]. (silhouette drawings) Lyrics and music for approximately 85 songs, chosen by the compilers "for the enjoyment they will give to children and teachers, as well as for their freshness and for their flexibility in lending themselves to varied uses. There are traditional singing games that will engage the small child by involving him in singing, dancing, and acting out the words. There are action songs especially suited to the younge... View more info

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The Composer's Advocate: A Radical Orthodoxy for Musicians [*SIGNED*]

By: Leinsdorf, Erich

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Haven/London, Yale University Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20225

ISBN: 0-300-02427-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [book is tight and clean, with no discernible wear of any kind; jacket has a few tiny scrape marks on the front panel]. (musical facsimiles) INSCRIBED briefly to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "In this book the distinguished conductor sets forth some provocative theories on how to understand and perform music. Leinsdorf wields his pen with the same dexterity he exhibits with his baton. In attempting to reveal the working of creative genius, he provides as well a fascinating glimpse of the one of the most erudite and thoughtful of twentieth-century conduct... View more info

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American Folk Song and Folk Lore: A Regional Bibliography

By: Lomax, Alan, and Sidney Robertson Cowell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Progressive Education Association: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17865

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


[ex-library with evidence of removed labels on front cover and inside front cover, black marker lines on front cover]. (P.E.A. Service Center Pamphlet 8) Series 59 Bibliography compiled by noted musical archivist Lomax and Mrs. Cowell, a "country-wide collector of American folk songs." Divided into 13 sections: General Collections; General Discussion; The North; The White South; The Negro South; The West; Occupational Ballads; Dances and Games; White Spirituals; Spanish-American; French-American; Periodicals and Serials; Bibliographies, Survey Lists, Indices. View more info

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They All Sang: From Tony Pastor to Rudy Vallée

By: Marks, Edward B., as told to Abbott J. Liebling

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1935 (c.1934)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 16804

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[solid copy, very light shelfwear, a touch of foxing to fore-edge; jacket moderately edgeworn, marred by a rather serious triangular pull-tear in the middle of the front panel (no paper loss but considerable associated creasing/scrunching), and another much smaller triangular pull-tear where the paper has been lost (resulting in a small hole in the jacket, but fortunately in an uncritical spot); original price on jacket scratched out with new price inked over; see additional note about jacket pull-tear]. "A musical record of America through half a century, told in the lively memoirs of an ... View more info

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The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll

By: Miller, Jim, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Rolling Stone Press / Random House: (c.1976)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20823

ISBN: 0-394-73238-3

Condition: Very Good+


(large-format paperback) [minor wear at edges and corners, a few surface scrapes and short finger-creases]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Not so much a history per se as a collection of about 70 essays and articles on major groups, individuals, movements or trends. Many of these are brilliant, almost definitive pieces of rock criticism, and the list of contributors is stellar: Robert Palmer, Peter Guralnick, Robert Christgau, Nik Cohn, Greil Marcus, Lester Bangs, Dave Marsh, Jim Miller, Joe McEwen, Ed Ward, etc. All the people you'd expect are included in the biographical pieces (all of which ... View more info

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God Save My Queen: A Tribute [*SIGNED*]

By: Nester, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, Soft Skull Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17375

ISBN: 1-887128-27-1

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, the teensiest bit of dog-earing to corners of rear cover, no other discernible wear]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author/poet beneath his name on the title page. "A sprawling meditation on the rock band Queen and the late legendary singer Freddie Mercury. A short essay or riff accompanies, in order of album and track, every song recorded by the band. The whole servies not only as rockumentary, but also as memoir, prose poem, and fanzine." View more info

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The Compleat Beatles [2-volume set, in slipcase]

By: Okun, Milton (music arranged and edited by)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto/New York, Delilah Communications Ltd. / ATV Music Publications / Bantam Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22647

Condition: Very Good+


(in Good slipcase) [both volumes are in nice shape, with just a little spotting on the top edges and minor scuffing to the covers; the slipcase is edgeworn but intact]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Music and lyrics for 105 Beatles songs, divided between the two volumes, with a whole bunch of interesting front matter in each book. Volume One (1962-1966) features a dedication to John Lennon; Part One of the group's musical history; interviews with Lennon and Bill Harry; reminiscences by film director Richard Lester; an article about Ringo Starr; a filmography and discography; and articles on var... View more info

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2 to the Bar: Dixieland Piano Method

By: Paparelli, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Leeds Music Corporation: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22638

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers, a bit more heavily worn along spine, a few stress lines along left edge of front cover]. (B&W photographs) "With public interest in Dixieland at a peak, we commissioned [the author] to write a comprehensive book on the subject. [His] book artistically merges Analysis and Execution." Separate sections trace the historical evolution of the style -- The New Orleans Period, the Chicago Period, and the Swing and Contemporary Period (each accompanied by photographs of representative players of the period) -- and are interspersed with chapters on "The Funda... View more info

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That Crazy American Music

By: Paul, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1957)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 10344

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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 ful... View more info

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Notes from the Road (and the songs I sang there): Journals, Poems & Lyrics

By: Paul, Ellis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cambridge MA, Black Wolf Press: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10606

ISBN: 0-9720270-0-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[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." View more info

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Rock-a-Bye, Baby

By: Pavletich, Aida

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9679

ISBN: 0-385-11207-6

Condition: 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 ... View more info