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1 Davis, Angela Y. BLUES LEGACIES AND BLACK FEMINISM: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday.
NY Pantheon Books 1998 067945005X / 9780679450054 First Edition Original Boards Fine Very Good Jacket 
pp: xx, 427; 8pp illus from photographs. Price clipped from corner of dust jacket. 9.5" x 6.25" 
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BLUES & GOSPEL RECORDS:  1902-1942, Dixon, Robert M.W. and John Godrich
2 Dixon, Robert M.W. and John Godrich BLUES & GOSPEL RECORDS: 1902-1942
Kenton, England Steve Lane 1963 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good 
765pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering. Few signs of light use. 8.75" x 5.75" "In this volume we have attempted to list every distinctive Negroid folk music record made up to the end of 1942...as part of a sociological study of Negro folk music..." (Preface). 
Price: 175.00 USD
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3 Feldstein, Sandy BLOWIN' THE BLUES AWAY: A Quick, Self-teaching Harmonica Method
Miami Beam Me Up Music, CPP Belwin 1991 First Edition Pictorial wraps Very Good 
24pp; diagrams in text. Complete with the casette learning tape and book in the original plastic pouch. Learn blues harp: "quick & easy instructions; no music reading required; blues, folk & pop styles; straight harp & cross harp techniques; use with any 10-hole diatonic harmonica." 12" x 9". 
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JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC (1966) Souvenir program., Granz, Norman
4 Granz, Norman JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC (1966) Souvenir program.
London Harold Davison 1966 First Edition Original Wraps Near Fine 
18pp; illus throughout from photographs. Includes extensive biographical and career notes on the performers. 10.25" x 8.25" This concert is noteworthy for its rich roster of jazzmen and for the addition of Texas bluesman, T-Bone Walker. The musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, James Moody, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Bob Cranshaw, Benny Carter, and T-Bone Walker. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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BLUES UNLIMITED,  No. 124, March/June 1977: Cover photo of Linda Hopkins., Greensmith, Bill and others, editors
5 Greensmith, Bill and others, editors BLUES UNLIMITED, No. 124, March/June 1977: Cover photo of Linda Hopkins.
London, England BU Publications 1977 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
36pp; illus from photographs. 11,75" x 8.25" Featured in this issue: Bobby King, Linda Hopkins, Roy Brown, Charley Patton, along with record reviews, comments, concerts, and news from the blues world. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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BLUES UNLIMITED,  No. 128, January/February 1978: Cover photo of Nat Dove.  Back cover photos from 1977 Chicago Blues Festival., Greensmith, Bill and others, editors
6 Greensmith, Bill and others, editors BLUES UNLIMITED, No. 128, January/February 1978: Cover photo of Nat Dove. Back cover photos from 1977 Chicago Blues Festival.
London, England BU Publications 1978 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
36pp; illus from photographs. 11,75" x 8.25" Featured in this issue: Nat Dove, Big Chief Ellis, Johnny Hi-Fi, Billy Ray Arnold, Bo Diddley, along with record reviews, comments, concerts, and news from the blues world. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE COUNTRY BLUES GUITAR: Descriptive analysis and musical transcriptions (in standard notation and tablature)., Grossman, Stefan
7 Grossman, Stefan THE COUNTRY BLUES GUITAR: Descriptive analysis and musical transcriptions (in standard notation and tablature).
NY Oak 1968 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
120pp; candid photographs of the major country guitarists, and 70 photos of chord positions. Contains introductory text on each performer, lyrics, and music to 24 songs, including: Shake That Thing; Candyman; Big Leg Blues; Dryland Blues; How Long Blues; Rolling Stone; Awful Fix Blues; and 17 more. 11" x 8.5" Grossman, an accomplished guitarist, here looks at the styles of Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis, Frank Stokes, Charley Jordan, Memphis Minnie, Bo Carter, Robert Wilkins, Ed Bell, Barefoot Bill, and Buddy Boy Hawkins. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Haag, John L., producer PROFESSIONAL BLUES GUITAR TRANSCRIPTIONS #1: Note-for-note Guitar Tab Transcriptions from Original Recordings
Ventura, CA Creative Concepts 1995. 1995 1st Edition Soft cover 
Illustrated covers and contents in very good condition. 12" x 9" 80pp Three pages of instruction on how to read tablature precede the transcriptoins for nine tunes. Included are: "Bad Influence" as recorded by Eric Clapton; "Got My Mojo Working" as recorded by Muddy Waters; "Mistreated Blues" as recorded by Lightnin' Hopkins; and six more. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES  [songbook]. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather., Hansen, Charles, publisher
9 Hansen, Charles, publisher THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES [songbook]. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather.
Miami Beach Charles Hansen Music & Books 1972 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good 
200pp; 33 portraits from photographs of blues musicians. 11" x 8" Contains a history of the blues by Leonary Feather, an index of 70 composers, and words & music to 107 songs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather., Hansen, Charles, publisher
10 Hansen, Charles, publisher THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather.
Miami Beach Charles Hansen Music & Books 1972 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good 
200pp; 33 portraits from photographs of blues musicians. 11" x 8" Contains a history of the blues by Leonary Feather, an index of 70 composers, and words & music to 107 songs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather., Hansen, Charles, publisher
11 Hansen, Charles, publisher THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES. With a Special Introduction by Leonard Feather.
Miami Beach Charles Hansen Music & Books 1972 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good + James Shaffer 
200pp; 33 portraits from photographs of blues musicians. 11" x 8" Contains a history of the blues by Leonard Feather, an index of 70 composers, and words & music to 107 songs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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FOLK & BLUES HARMONICA:  An Instruction Manual. Complete with the supplemental 33-1/3 rpm record in jacket, issued by Sunny Mountain Records., Heaps-Nelson, George and Barbara McClintock Koehler
12 Heaps-Nelson, George and Barbara McClintock Koehler FOLK & BLUES HARMONICA: An Instruction Manual. Complete with the supplemental 33-1/3 rpm record in jacket, issued by Sunny Mountain Records.
Kirkwood, MO Mel Bay 1976 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
136pp; full-page and text illus from photographs. Contains detailed instruction and practice tunes. 11.75" x 8.5" Chapters include: Gettin' Started; Ballads and Folk Tunes; Fiddle Tunes; The Blues; Special Techniques; etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous by Lady Day., Holiday, Billie
13 Holiday, Billie THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous by Lady Day.
NY Edward B. Marks 1972 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
32pp. Contains words and music to11 songs, including: Fine And Mellow; God Bless The Child; Long Gone Blues; Preacher Boy; Strange Fruit; There'll Be Some Changes Made; and five more. Black covers lightly rubbed as usual. 12" x 8.75" 
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THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous by Lady Day., Holiday, Billie
14 Holiday, Billie THE BEST OF BILLIE HOLIDAY: Songs Recorded and Made Famous by Lady Day.
NY Edward B. Marks 1972 Memorial Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Very Good 
48pp; five full-page portraits from photographs. Contains words and music to15 songs, including: Billie's Blues; Fine And Mellow; Long Gone Blues; Preacher Boy; Strange Fruit; There'll Be Some Changes Made; and nine more. Sticker scuff on lower corner. 12" x 8.75" Movie blurb at foot of cover: "Diana Ross IS Billie Holiday ... Lady Sings the Blues ...." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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BLUES RECORDS:  January, 1943 to December, 1966, Leadbitter, Mike and Neil Slaven
15 Leadbitter, Mike and Neil Slaven BLUES RECORDS: January, 1943 to December, 1966
NY Oak Publications 1968 082560110X / 9780825601101 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good 
pp: 381, (2) pencilled, neatly written, scholarly notes; occasional scholarly notes in text. Black cloth, gilt lettering. 9.25" x 6" A collector's notes in this book furnish valuable, additional information on blues discography during this 24-year period. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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SWEET SWING BLUES ON THE ROAD, Marsalis, Wynton
16 Marsalis, Wynton SWEET SWING BLUES ON THE ROAD
NY W.W. Norton 1994 039303514X / 9780393035148 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Frank Stewart 
191pp; text illus from photographs. The great trumpeter (jazz/blues/classical) offers impressions of life on the road, performing in night clubs to concert halls. 10.25" x 8.75". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Picture record: "(AH YES) THERE'S GOOD BLUES TONIGHT" and "BABY, WHAT YOU DO TO ME," by Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra., McCoy, Clyde
17 McCoy, Clyde Picture record: "(AH YES) THERE'S GOOD BLUES TONIGHT" and "BABY, WHAT YOU DO TO ME," by Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra.
Detroit Sav-Way Industries 1946 First Edition Near Fine 
Record near fine in a brown Decca envelope. 10" 78 rpm two sides A full-color treatment of Gabriel blowing his horn into a mic covers Side 1. Side 2 shows a flirtatious young couple. This is Vogue Picture Record #R-752. The color illustrations are embedded in the transparent vinyl of the record. The first 10-inch Vogue picture record (R-707) was released in May 1946, while production ceased less than a year later in April 1947. The vocalist on both sides of this record is Billie Jane Bennett. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES, Mississippi...sheet music
18 Mississippi...sheet music THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BLUES
Chicago Calumet Music 1932 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
Words and music by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long. Arranged by Nick Manoloff. 6pp, in part: "Many years have gone by since I wandered, From my loved ones and all that was dear to me, From my home in the Mississippi Valley ." 12" x 9". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Muddy...sheet music MUDDY WATER (A Mississippi Moan) Words by Jo Trent. Music by Peter De Rose and Harry Richman.
NY Broadway Music 1926 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good 
4pp, words and music, in part: "Dixie moonlight, Swanee shore, Headin' home-bound just once more...." 12" x 9" The illustrated cover has an inset photo of Nora Bayes who sang this song. The following year, in 1927, Bessie Smith recorded it as a blues, accompanied by Buster Bailey, Coleman Hawkins, et al. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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STOMPING THE BLUES, Murray, Albert
20 Murray, Albert STOMPING THE BLUES
NY McGraw-Hill 1976 0070440794 / 9780070440791 First Edition Pictorial wraps Very Good Illus from Photographs 
pp: (vi), 264pp, index; many full-page illus from photographs. Also issued in cloth. Comprises essays on the styles and sources of the blues, the meaning of jazz in African-American life, redefinitions, etc. 10" x 7". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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THE BLUE DEVILS OF NADA: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement, Murray, Albert
21 Murray, Albert THE BLUE DEVILS OF NADA: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement
NY Pantheon Books (1996). 1996 0679442138 / 9780679442134 Hardcover Dust Jacket Included Jacket 
Book and dust jacket in fine condition. 8.5" x 5.5" pictorial dj pp: viii, 238 Has index. 2nd printing edition. Binding is cloth/boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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BLUES AT NEWPORT--Recorded Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963: Vanguard Stereo VSD-79145,  12",  33-1/3 rpm vinyl record in original pictorial cover., Newport Folk Festival
22 Newport Folk Festival BLUES AT NEWPORT--Recorded Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1963: Vanguard Stereo VSD-79145, 12", 33-1/3 rpm vinyl record in original pictorial cover.
NY Vanguard Stereolab 1963 First Edition Pictorial Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Liner notes by Stacey Williams. The record, sleeve, and cover are in fine condition. 12.25" x 12.25" Contains 15 tracks: Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry (3); Mississippi John Hurt (3); John Hammond (3); Rev. Gary Davis (2); John Lee Hooker (2); Dave Van Ronk (2). 
Price: 28.00 USD
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23 Obrecht, James, editor ROLLIN' AND TUMBLIN': The Postwar Blues Guitarists
San Francisco Miller Freeman Books (2000). 2000 0879306130 / 9780879306137 1st Edition Soft cover 
Pictorial paper covers and contents near fine condition. 9.25" x 6" 453pp w/index A history of postwar blues precedes interviews with and biographies of more than 20 major blues guitarists. Illustrated by chapter-head photo-portraits. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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MUSIC HOUND BLUES:  The Essential Album Guide-- Complete with cd in pocket.  Foreword by Al Kooper., Rucker, Leland, editor
24 Rucker, Leland, editor MUSIC HOUND BLUES: The Essential Album Guide-- Complete with cd in pocket. Foreword by Al Kooper.
Detroit Visible Ink 1998 1578590302 / 9781578590308 First Edition Pictorial Paper Covers Fine 
pp: xxii, 511, blanks for notes; text illus from photographs. 9.25" x 7.25" This thick book contains alphabetical entries for hundreds of songwriters, performers, and groups, with photographs of many. In an unopened sleeve at the back is a House of Blues sampler cd. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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W.C. HANDY'S SAINT LOUIS BLUES: The King of "Blues" Songs--Featured by The King of Jazz, Paul Whiteman., Saint Louis...sheet music
25 Saint Louis...sheet music W.C. HANDY'S SAINT LOUIS BLUES: The King of "Blues" Songs--Featured by The King of Jazz, Paul Whiteman.
NY Handy Brothers Music 1914 Early edition Pictorial Cover Good 
6pp, words and music, in part: "I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, Hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down. Cause my baby, he done lef dis town...." 12" x 9" The cover, designed by Barbelle, features a photo-portrait of Paul Whiteman. 
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26 Saint...sheet music SAINT LOUIS BLUES. "The International Melody." "The most widely known ragtime composition by W.C. Handy...In which he wrote The First Jazz Break, Ushering in Modern Jazz."
NY Handy Brothers Music 1942 Copyright 1914 Pictorial Cover Near Fine 
6pp, words and music, in part: "I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down, Hate to see de evenin' sun go down, 'Cause ma baby, he done lef dis town...." 12" x 9" The cover features the skyline of St. Louis with an inset photo-portrait of W.C. Handy playing trumpet. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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27 Schackner, Alan Blackie BLUES HARP & MARINE BAND: Everything You Always Wanted to Know ...But Didn't Know Who to Ask!
NY Warner Bros. 1976. 1976 1st Edition Soft cover 
Pictorial paper covers and contents in very good condition. 11.75" x 8.75" 48pp Contains graduated exercises from basics through bending notes, fills, playing in any key, special effects, chromatics, etc. Illustrated by illustrations in the text. First Edition. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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BESSIE SMITH: Empress of the Blues. Commentary by Chris Albertson & Gunther Schuller [songbook], Smith, Bessie
28 Smith, Bessie BESSIE SMITH: Empress of the Blues. Commentary by Chris Albertson & Gunther Schuller [songbook]
NY Schirmer (1975). 1975 0793532736 / 9780793532735 1st Edition Soft cover 
Pictorial stiff-paper covers and contents in very good condition. 11" x 8.5" 144pp Biographical information and notes on Bessie Smith's singing style precede a collection of 30 tunes. Includes lyrics, melody lines, piano accompaniment and guitar chords to: Long Road; Jailhouse Blues; Down in the Dumps; Safety Mama; Wasted Life Blues; Squeeze Me; Pickpocket Blues; New Orleans Hop Scop Blues; Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out; and 21 more. Illustrated by frontis & 28 illus fr photos. 1st ppb edn. Binding is original wraps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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29 Southern, Eileen THE MUSIC OF BLACK AMERICANS: A History.
NY W.W. Norton 1971 0393098990 / 9780393098990 Sixth Printing Original Wraps Very Good 
pp: xviii, 552 with index; 14pp illus from photographs, two double-page maps. Prior owner's signature inside cover. 8.25" x 5.25" Still one of the best books on the subject. 
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30 Spider...sheet music THE SPIDER AND THE FLY Words and music by Myra Taylor.
Kansas City, MO Blasco Music 1946 First Edition Printed self-wraps Very Good 
Advance Artist Copy. 4pp, words and music, in part: Shuffle bounce--"`Come into my parlor,' said the spider to the fly, `It's the gayest little parlor that you ever did spy....'" 12" x 9" In 1940, Harlan Leonard, a former member of Benny Moten's orchestra, noticed Taylor's talent. Leonard's new band, Harlan Leonard and His Rockets (initially featuring a young Charlie Parker), gave her top billing as a singer. Shortly after, the Rockets headed to New York for a lengthy engagement at Harlem's Golden Gate Ballroom. "Spider and the Fly," recorded in 1946 for Mercury Records, is the song that really put Taylor on the map. 
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