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The Beatles: Unseen Archives

By: Hill, Tim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2003

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262031

ISBN: 0760745838

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faintly rubbed. 2003 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. With 600 fabulous photographs selected from the archives of the Daily Mail, The Beatles Unseen Archives comprehensively chronicles the heady years in which the group bestrode the world like a colossus. View more info

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At the Corner of Music Row and Memory Lane

By: Hitchcock, Stan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hitchcock Enterprises, Inc.: 2009

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196319

ISBN: 0615270204

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author. 2009 Trade Paperback. 305 pp. For the past 50 years, Stan Hitchcock has been actively involved making history in the country music industry and this book details the highs and lows. He spent years on the road—when recording artists such as Tammy Wynette, Mel Tillis, and Little Jimmy Dickens carved out their places as stars— and went on to become the creative force behind the start of Country Music Television (CMT). The stories here present the adventure of his life and those whose lives he impacted. Keywords: MUSIC COUNTRY STAN HITCHCOCK SIGNED ENTERTAINMENT 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

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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Alan Jay Lerner: A Biography

By: Jablonski, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206146

ISBN: 0805040765

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Near Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. xvii, 345 pp. One of the great lyricists and screenwriters of Broadway's and Hollywood's golden age, Alan Jay Lerner was one half of the successful collaboration (with Frederick Loewe) that created such memorable ventures as My Fair Lady and Camelot. Noted musical theater scholar Jablonski tells the story of Lerner's career and of his personal life--filling in the cracks purposefully left open in Lerner's own autobiography. 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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Free Jazz

By: Jost, Ekkehard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2273781

ISBN: 0306805561

Condition: Good


Front wrapper creased, ink name on front flyleaf, pencil underlining, faint smell of smoke. 1994 Trade Paperback. 214 pp. When originally published in 1974, Ekkehard Jost's Free Jazz was the first examination of the new music of such innovators as Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Jost studied the music (not the lives) of a selection of musicians—black jazz artists who pioneered a new form of African American music—to arrive at the most in-depth look so far at the phenomenon of free jazz. Free jazz is not absolutely free, as Jost is at pains to point out. As each co... View more info

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Crystal Beach Live: Buffalo & Toronto Entertainers & More (The History of Crystal Beach, Volume 2)

By: Kae, William E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cyclone Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298871

ISBN: 0979663210

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. 2009 Large Softcover. 232 pp. Black-and-white photographs throughout text. A compendium of entertainers from the Buffalo and Toronto metropolitan areas who performed at Crystal Beach Park throughout its 100 seasons. The first half covers a long forgotten Crystal Beach entertainment format: acrobats, daredevils, athletics, and other thrill-show style acts - some originating from the Niagara Frontier. The second half of the volume focuses on a century of musical entertainment drawn from the Niagara region. Within Crystal Beach Live are the profiles of bands ... 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

Seller ID: 1813842

ISBN: 0252070674

Condition: Very Good


Top corner of rear wrapper slightly creased, wrappers gently rubbed. 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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Till the Clouds Roll By

By: Kern, Jerome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: M-G-M:

Seller ID: 2262614

Condition: Near Fine


Four sleeves with records in a large hardcover binder. A few faint spots on front board, edges lightly rubbed. Four sleeves with records in a large hardcover binder. Till the Clouds Roll By, music by Jerome Kern. Recorded directly from the sound track of the M-G-M production. Songs include: Till the Clouds Roll By; Make Believe; Who Care if My Boat Goes Upstream?; Cleopatterer; Look for the Silver Lining; Life Upon the Wicked Stage; Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man; Leave It to Jane; Ol' Man River; Who?. Artists include Judy Garland, June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Lena Horne, Tony Martin, Virginia O'... View more info

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All Night Stand

By: Keyes, Thom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280276

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by quarter-inch chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel, one-inch by quarter-inch chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, a few small tears to jacket edges. Board corners rubbed, small surface tear on front endpaper. 1966 Hard Cover. 220 pp. A novel about rock and roll, published during the British Invasion, with some details clearly inspired by The Beatles and other contemporary bands. View more info

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz 1900-1950, in Four Volumes

By: Kinkle, Roger D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Arlington House: 1974

Seller ID: 2290766

ISBN: 0870002295

Condition: Very Good


Former library copies. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Hard Cover. Complete in four volumes. This four-volume set is the definitive data bank on American popular music and jazz. No other work compares to it for depth and range of information on popular music and jazz in film, on records, in radio and TV, on Broadway and in vaudeville. And no other work integrates the two principal streams in American music, Popular and Jazz - and documents their relationship. View more info

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The Organ Handbook: Structure, Design, Maintenance, History, and Function of the Organ

By: Klotz, Hans; Krapf, Gerhard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Concordia Publishing House: 1969

Seller ID: 2294813

Condition: Near Fine


Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. 1969 Hard Cover. 225 pp. Here is a concise yet comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the art of the organ, written by one of the foremost representatives of the Orgelbewegung. ...examines the construction and design of the organ, the most effective placement of organs in the church, all aspects involved in purchasing an organ, and its maintenance and care. ...discusses the liturgical tasks of the organ from both a historical and a modern perspective. He surveys in diagram form the history of the organ and includes representative specifications of class... View more info

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Iroquois Music and Dance: Ceremonial Arts of Two Seneca Longhouses (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 187)

By: Kurath, Gertrude P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office: 1964

Seller ID: 2297860

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. 1964 Hard Cover. xv, 268 pp. First-hand investigation of Iroquois songs and dances by a modern dancer turned anthropologist. Includes descriptions, analysis, and diagrams of dance variants and words and music for dozens of songs and dances. Introduction by Tara Browner. Illustrations. Linguistic note. Songs and texts. View more info

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The Organ and Its Masters: An Account of the Organists of Former Days, as Well as Some of the Prominent Virtuosi of the Present, with a Brief Sketch of the Development of Organ Construction

By: Lahee, Henry C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: L. C. Page & Company: 1927

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2294815

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Gilt titles on spine rubbed. Edward Atwater's copy (pencil name on front free endpaper). Front hinge starting. 1927 Hard Cover. 385 pp. Red boards with gilt titles on spine and on front board. Top page ridge gilt. Includes illustrations. CONTENTS: Part I. A Preliminary Account of Early Organs; Early Continental Organists; Early English Organists; Purcell to Handel; Johann Sebastian Bach; The Contemporaries and Pupils of Bach; English Organists of the Eighteenth Century; Modern Continental Organists; English Organists; American Organists; Organ-Building. Part II. Progress in Organ De... View more info

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The Song Lyre

By: Leslie, C.E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Chicago Music Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 1890028

Condition: Good


Rear hinge repaired, boards rubbed & toned. 1894 Hard Cover. 176 pp. Brown cloth over paper-covered boards. A musical instruction book with numerous practice songs indexed by title. Front & end matter also include advertisements for various musical instruments and supplies. View more info

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The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection: The 300 Essential Works

By: Libbey, Ted; Rostropovich, Mstislav

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Workman Publishing: 1994

Seller ID: 2206890

ISBN: 156305051X

Condition: Near Fine


Faint smudge to page ridge. 1994 Trade Paperback. xiii, 498 pp. Introducing the indispensable book that helps listeners choose the best classical music on CD. Based on Ted Libbey's highly popular segment on National Public Radio, the NPR Guide To Building A Classical CD Collection is an expert's selection of 350 must-have, must-listen-to pieces in the basic classical repertory. The best of the best: Bruno Walter's Mahler; Karajan's Bruckner; Colin Davis's Hayden, & Rubinstein's Chopin - The 43 great operas - The unexpected giants: Kyung Wha Chung, Charles Munch, Santiago Rodriguez. Plus: Becom... 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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American Composers of Our Time

By: Machlis, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1963

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276910

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Julian & Hella, with all fond wishes, Joe Machlis'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr. Very good in good jacket. Jacket price clipped, jacket corners rubbed with a couple small tears. 1963 Hard Cover. xvi, [2], 237, [1] pp. 8vo. A study of American composers, including a history of the development of music in America from earliest times to the twentieth century, by a professor of music at Queens College. View more info

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Media Policy and Music Activity

By: Malm, Krister; Wallis, Roger

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1770884

ISBN: 0415050200

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Light crease on front corner, ink name inside. 1992 Trade Paperback. xiv, 271 pp. How do people make music - and how does this activity relate to the policies of governments and the music industry? What is the relationship between live music and music we hear on the radio, or in music videos? How has the digital revolution affected music-making in industrialised and in developing nations? In Media Policy and Music Activity, Krister Malm and Roger Wallis look in depth at the relationships between policies governing the output of the music media and music activity in society. A p... 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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The Story of the Jubilee Singers; with Their Songs.

By: Marsh, J.B.T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Houghton, Osgood and Company / The Riverside Press: 1880

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2178559

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Corners a bit rubbed, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 243 pp. 8vo. The story of a group of emancipated slaves who set out to raise $20,000 for their school by touring the United States as a musical group. 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

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Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

By: McCartney, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Norton: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279087

ISBN: 0393020495

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 2001 Hard Cover. The hardcover publication of Blackbird Singing, the first collection of Paul McCartney's poems and lyrics, was an international cultural event?celebrated in concert halls, at literary festivals, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. While McCartney is of a completely different cast than Bob Dylan, his appeal may be even greater than that of the latter great poet-songwriter, wrote Publishers Weekly; The Guardian hailed McCartney's words as a remarkable feat of historical imagination. The best-selling Blackbird Singing now in... View more info

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The Masque of Comus: The Poem by John Milton; The Airs by Henry Lawes

By: Milton, John; Lawes, Henry; Van Doren, Mark; Foss, Hubert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press / The University Press:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261266

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number III: 20 laid in. A couple light creases and a tiny tear to fore-edge of Sandglass pamphlet, slipcase edges faded. 57, [15] pp. 8vo. The full text of Milton's mythological poem, together with the airs by Henry Lawes. Includes prefaces to each by Mark Van Doren and Hubert J. Foss, and Van Doren's notes on Milton's text. View more info

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Resurrection Road: Lenten and Easter Music for Mountain Dulcimer

By: Missigman, Donna

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Donna Missigman, Missigman Music: 2001

Seller ID: 2289487

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2001 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 52 pp. 35 traditional and contemporary compositions for intermediate and advanced players. View more info

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Grassroots Music in the Upper Cumberland

By: Montell, William Lynwood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of Tennesee Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287916

ISBN: 1572335459

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Sticker on half-title page. 2006 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 311 pp. “This book is, in a sense, a folk history of the music cultures of this area, and one full of rich detail and cultural surprises.” —Charles K. WolfeThe bi-state Upper Cumberland region—as discussed in William Lynwood Montell’s new book, Grassroots in the Upper Cumberland—includes eight counties in Tennessee (Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, and Putnam) and eight counties in Kentucky (Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Metcalfe, Monroe, Pulaski, Russell, and Way... View more info

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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya

By: Mordden, Ethan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285221

ISBN: 0312676573

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. x, 334 pp. Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists. For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in Love Song, a dual biography that unfolds against the background of the tumultuous twentieth century, scored to music from Weil's greatest triumphs: Knickerbocker Holiday, Lost in the Stars, Lady in the Dark, Happy End, One Touch of Venus and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The romance of Wei... View more info

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The Life of Richard Wagner, in Four Volumes: Volume I: 1813-1848; Volume II: 1848-1860; Volume III: 1859-1866; Volume IV: 1866-1883

By: Newman, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201385

ISBN: 0521291496

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printings. Pencil marginalia on a few pages only, spines lightly creased, wrappers toned. 1964 Trade Paperback. Complete in four volumes. xxv, 512, xxxi; xviii, 619, xxviii; xiv, 569, xxxvi; xv, 729, lvi pp. An extensive biography of the German composer and theater director best known for his operas, particularly The Ring of the Nibelung and Tristan and Isolde. View more info