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U2 by U2

By: (U2), Bono; The Edge; Clayton, Adam; Mullen, Larry, Jr.; McCormick, Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277184

ISBN: 0007196687

Condition: Near Fine


First U.S. edition. 2006 Large Hardcover. 345, [7] pp. U2 are a rock band that formed in Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). The band formed at secondary school in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they [contracted with] Island Records and released their debut album. By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act. They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling ... View more info

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Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life

By: Adams, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200965

ISBN: 0374281157

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Very good. Jacket lightly toned. 2008 Hard Cover. 340 pp. John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Now, in Hallelujah Junction, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical composition amid the musical and social ferment of the 1960s, from his landmark minimalist innovations to his controversial docu-o... View more info

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Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin, a Biography

By: Amburn, Ellis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201580

ISBN: 075150856X

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly creased, pages toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. xii, 371 pp. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27. This edgy talented emotional drifter was as lost as anyone you will meet in either fiction or non-fiction. The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fueled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive life, to her death from a drug overdose at the age of 27, encompasses her binges, her egotism, her insecurities, and her affairs w... View more info

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Johnson Organs 1844-1898: Wm. A. Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son--A Documentary Issued in Honor of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of His Birth, 1816-2016 [William]

By: Archbold, Lawrence; Peterson, William J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 2015

Seller ID: 2294809

ISBN: 1512169552

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2015 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 239 p. A documentary issued in honor of the two hundredth anniversary of William A. Johnson' birth, 181-2016. View more info

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This May Sound Crazy

By: Breslin, Abigail

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294357

ISBN: 0062442333

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine. Spine very slightly cocked. 2015 Hard Cover. viii, 209 pp. Author's first book. Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Abigail Breslin is your best friend in her publishing debut, a collection of hilarious and heartfelt nonfiction essays on the subjects nearest and dearest to our hearts: love, loss, and Tumblr. Growing up in film and the online era, Abigail knows better than anyone—it’s rough out there in love-land. And this generation is ill-prepared to handle it gracefully. Let’s be hones... View more info

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Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68

By: Corbett, John; Elms, Anthony; Kapsalis, Terri

Price: $120.00

Publisher: WhiteWalls: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195258

ISBN: 0945323107

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914–93) constructed much of his complicated public persona during his sojourn in Chicago in the mid-1950s. Working with a still-shadowy underground fraternal organization, Ra amassed a library of books on the occult, Egyptology, race studies, Theosophy, and religion—all in service of drawing elliptical connections between these disparate bodies of knowledge. This work became the foundation of the personal mythology Ra employed in the 1960s when he b... View more info

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Elvis: The Army Years, 1958-1960

By: Corvino, Nick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Green Valley Record Store: 1978

Seller ID: 1852524

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Trade Paperback. 93 pp. A dramatization of Elvis' years in the United States Army. Complete with 16 pages of black-and-white photos. View more info

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Metallica: The Frayed Ends of Metal

By: Crocker, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2201595

ISBN: 0312086350

Condition: Very Good


Two creases to rear wrapper, pages toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 225 pp. Metallica, the frayed ends of sanity. Heavy Metal's most influential voice. With their cross-bred cacophony of punk's jagged anger and rock and roll's monolithic muscle, they've blown apart the temple doors of the once-sacred Top Ten. Their hurricane mosaic of guitar riffs and feverish lyrics has left America gasping for more from these titans of thrash. They've done it all on their own terms, crowning themselves true monsters of rock without compromise. Lars, James, Kirk, and Jason gave imploded any existing ideas abo... View more info

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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

By: Des Barres, Pamela

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Beech Tree Books / William Morrow: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287393

ISBN: 068806602X

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Small surface tear from sticker removal on front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. 304 pp. The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years s... View more info

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Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s

By: Douglas, Ann

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Noonday Press / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281333

ISBN: 0374524629

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Spine faintly creased. 1996 Trade Paperback. 606 pp. Cultural study of Manhattan in the 1920's, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Terrible Honesty is the biography of a decade, a portrait of the soul of a generation - based on the lives and work of more than a hundred men and women. In a strikingly original interpretation that brings the Jazz Age to life in a wholly new way, Ann Douglas arugues that when, after World War I, the United States began to assume the economic and political leadership of the West, New York became the heart of a daring and accompl... View more info

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Rosa Ponselle: A Centenary Biography (Opera Biography Series, No. 9)

By: Drake, James A.; Pauly, Reinhard G. (General Editor); Alfonte, James M. (Photographic Editor); Kaufman, Thomas G. (Chronology of Performances); Farkas, Andrew (Bibliography); Park, Bill (Discography)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Amadeus Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2201205

ISBN: 1574670190

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Minor 1 sticker ghost near base of spine, black marker dot on bottom page ridge. 1997 Hard Cover. 494 pp. Published in celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book presents a candid portrait of Ponselle, the Caruso in petticoats, contrasting the singer's own words, from interviews with the author and others, with the recollections of friends, family members, and colleagues. View more info

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Jump for Joy: Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates The Ellington Centennial, 1899-1999

By: Ellington, Duke; Marsalis, Wynton; O'Meally, Robert G.; Crouch, Stanley; James, Michael; Holley, Eugene; Murray, Albert; Boyer, Richard O.; Dance, Stanley; Ellison, Ralph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Jazz at Lincoln Center: 1999

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195254

ISBN: 0967037700

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed & signed by Walter Blanding, Jr. on rear wrapper corner ('Joe: Thank you, it's been a pleasure! Sincerely Walter' - the r of Walter is stylized into a saxophone and a musical stave). Blanding is a saxophonist and 'member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1998 [who] has performed, toured and/or recorded with his own groups and with such renowned artists as the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Hilton Ruiz, Count Basie Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Roberts, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Isaac Hayes, and many others.' - Jazz at Lincoln Center. ... View more info

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Your Cheatin' Heart: A Biography of Hank Williams

By: Flippo, Chet

Price: $6.00

Publisher: A Dolphin Book / Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1985

Seller ID: 2271942

ISBN: 0385197373

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light general wear. 1985 Trade Paperback. 251 pp. In this vivid portrait of a tragic hero who lived the songs he wrote, Hank Williams, the Cadillac Cowboy, comes to life like he has never done before. From the man to the legend, Hank Williams' six-year career is chronicled and illustrated with eight pages of photos. View more info

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The Life of Mahler (Musical Lives)

By: Franklin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268758

ISBN: 0521467616

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Newspaper clippings laid in and taped to last page, minor ink note on page 228. 1997 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. As a leading European conductor and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologizers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned with countering biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-Semitic elements were often mixed. In this new biography, Peter Franklin reconfronts the myth of Mahler-the-misunderstood-hero and attempts to find the person, ... View more info

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Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

By: Gardiner, John Eliot

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293262

ISBN: 0375415297

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2013 Hard Cover. xxxiv, 628, [8] pp. 8vo. Includes three sections of color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions of illustrations. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during World Wa... View more info

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Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond...

By: Garment, Leonard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202798

ISBN: 0812928873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink date to front endpaper. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 418 pp. In a smart, swinging memoir, Garment gives his version of the immigrant's coming-of-age story, telling readers how a liberal Jewish jazz musician became one of President Nixon's most trusted advisers and Washington's most influential lawyers--finally arriving at the grim, chaotic center of the Watergate scandal. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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A Day with Edvard Grieg

By: Gillington, M.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London:

Seller ID: 2153466

Condition: Very Good


Includes original fragile onion skin jacket. Lightly foxed, minor loss from top jacket edge, ink gift note on front flyleaf. Good. Unpaginated. Portrait of Grieg mounted on front board. Color frontispiece & plates by T.H. Robinson. A brief biographical sketch of the Norwegian pianist most well-known for composing the music for Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. View more info

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Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney

By: Giuliano, Geoffrey; Laine, Denny

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203605

ISBN: 0525933743

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket faintly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xiv, 384 pp. The most prolific and commercially successful of the Beatles, Paul McCartney has made musical waves for over three decades. His leadership of the Beatles; collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Costello; solo hits, including Maybe I'm Amazed, Band on the Run, Jet, Silly Love Songs, No More Lonely Nights, My Brave Face, and Put It There; and many world tours have re-established him to successive generations of listeners. In Blackbird, Beatles insider Geoffrey Giuliano unfolds the whole ... View more info

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Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies

By: Grove, George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1962

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2297463

ISBN: 0486203344

Condition: Very Good


1962 reissue of 1898 third edition. Loss to spine base, ink stamp on title page. 407 pp. This classic of music analysis by a noted musicologist offers revealing insights into Beethoven's personality and music. George Grove, the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, interweaves fascinating background information on the composer's historical era with quotations, letters, and anecdotes. He examines the nine symphonies in chronological order, movement by movement, illustrating his points with numerous excerpts — more than 400 in all. In addition to emphasizing the uniquen... View more info

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John, Paul, George & Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of the Beatles, 1960-1970, Rare Photographs, Ephemera, and Day-By-Day Timeline

By: Hill, Tim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261079

ISBN: 1435110072

Condition: Fine


First American edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 448 pp. John, Paul, George & Ringo minutely traces the meteoric rise of the Beatles from 1960 to 1970, with detailed timelines of their day-to-day activities, fascinating photographs (many exceedingly rare), penetrating biographies of everyone associated with the spread of Beatlemania, and contemporary excerpts from London's influential Daily Mail. This exhaustive record, which closely follows the four young lads as they rose from Liverpool obscurity to become universally acknowledg... View more info

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The Toscanini Legacy

By: Hughes, Spike

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196671

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. 1959 Hard Cover. 346 pp. First edition. A critical study of Arturo Toscanini's performances of Beethoven, Verdi, and other composers. Includes 192 musical illustrations. View more info

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Mozart: The Man, the Musician

By: Hutchings, Arthur

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Schirmer Books: 1976

Seller ID: 2299188

ISBN: 0028711408

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1976 Large Hardcover. Filled with color illustrations, this is a visually-stunning biography of the late classical composer. View more info

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Felix Mendelssohn and His Times

By: Jacob, Heinrich Eduard; Winston, Richard & Clara

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2141419

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. Near Fine. 1963 Hard Cover. vi, [1], 356 pp. 8vo. The story of Felix Mendelssohn's life as a wealthy socialite, a popular musician, and a target during the Holocaust. The Nazi regime sought to stamp out his work, but today Mendelssohn's music is enjoying renewed appreciation. View more info

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Leadbelly (The National Poetry Series)

By: Jess, Tyehimba; Kelly, Brigit Pegeen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Verse Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274170

ISBN: 0974635332

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Ink name on half-title page, light smell of smoke. 2005 Large Softcover. 117 pp. “It is exhilarating to be invited into a world so large and muscular, so rooted in history, a world where so much is at stake. —Brigit Pegeen Kelly, National Poetry Series judge. A biography in poems, leadbelly examines the life and times of the legendary blues musician from a variety of intimate perspectives and using a range of innovative poetic forms. A collage of song, culture, and circumstance, alive and speaking. Tyehimba Jess’ numerous awards include fellowships f... View more info

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Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story

By: Jones, Max; Chilton, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293813

ISBN: 1127539302

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1971 Hard Cover. One of the leading figures of New Orleans jazz, known as a technician on the trumpet and also as an ambassador of good will. View more info

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Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey

By: Keiler, Allan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2300579

ISBN: 0252070674

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Top corner of rear wrapper slightly creased. 2002 Trade Paperback. 447 pp. Marian Anderson was a woman with two disparate voices. The first - a powerful, majestic contralto spanning four octaves - catapulted her from Philadelphia poverty to international fame. A second, softer voice emanated from her mere presence: an unwavering refrain of opportunity and accomplishment in the face of racial prejudice. Anderson was born in 1897 to parents who made the long journey north from Virginia to escape the clutches of Jim Crow. Her musical genius was apparent from an early age... View more info

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Paul Newman: A Life

By: Levy, Shawn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 2009

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2296408

ISBN: 0307353753

Condition: Fine


Eighth printing. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. 490 pp. Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody’s Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card... View more info

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Three Titans: Michael Angelo [Michelangelo]; Rembrandt; Beethoven

By: Ludwig, Emil; Mayne, Ethel Colburn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272508

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. 1930 Hard Cover. xv, 286 pp. With portraits. Profiles of Michael Angelo, Rembrandt and Beethoven. From the Preface: Even in their destinies the three masters are comparable, for their characters were essentially akin and so drew down on each a similar fate. They were all, throughout life, misanthropical, enigmatic, distrustful; and at certain periods each approached the borderland of madness. Despite their prodigious successes, all three had been perpetually in conflict with the world; Michael Angelo st... View more info

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Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

By: Marsalis, Wynton; Ward, Geoffrey C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Random House: 2008

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287988

ISBN: 1400060788

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Signed by author with inscription. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 2008 Hard Cover. xvi, 181 pp. In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he's learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz–the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand–can enrich every aspe... View more info

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Memories are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes

By: Martin, Deana; Holden, Wendy; Lewis, Jerry (Foreword)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2004

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2296403

ISBN: 1400098335

Condition: Near Fine


Eighth printing. Very minor general wear. 2004 Trade Paperback. xiv, 298 pp. Charming, debonair, and impeccably attired in a black tuxedo, Dean Martin was coolness incarnate. His music provided the soundtrack of romance, and his image captivated movie and television audiences for more than fifty years. His daughter Deana was among his most devoted fans, but she also knew a side of him that few others ever glimpsed. In this heartfelt memoir, Deana recalls the constantly changing blended family that marked her youth, along with the unexpected moments of silliness and tenderness that this unusual... View more info