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Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song

By: Anthony, Ted

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Book ID: EC27914BB

ISBN: 0743278984

Condition: Very Good


BT6 - An advance uncorrected reader's proof trade paperback in fine condition. Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of American music told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations, as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous folk singers of the 20th century. 9"x6", 293 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Faking It: The Quest For Authenticity in Popular Music

By: Barker, Hugh and Taylor, Yuval

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2006

Book ID: EC20732BB

ISBN: 0393060780

Condition: Very Good


CM5 - An advance reader's edition trade paperback book in very good condition that has label, lightly curled, light discoloration and shelf wear. Musicians strive to "keep it real"; listeners condemn "fakes";... but does great music really need to be authentic? Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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Jazz: A History of the New York Scene

By: Charters, Samuel B. and Kunstadt, Leonard

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press, Inc.: 1981

Book ID: EC11151BB

ISBN: 030676055X

Condition: Good


CA6 - An ex-library hardcover book in good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), rubbing and wear on the cover edges, wrinkling on the spine edges and gutter edges, significant highlighting on pages 43-50, some dog-eared pages and light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. A Da Capo Press Reprint Series. New Foreword by Samuel B. Charters. 9.25"x6.5", 385 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Billie's Blues: A Survey of Billie Holiday's Career, 1933-1959: A Survey of Billie Holiday's Career, 1933-1959

By: Chilton, John

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Stein and Day: 1975

Edition: 2nd Printing

Book ID: SCW06483

ISBN: 0812818210

Condition: Good


BZ2 - A hard cover 2nd printing withdrawn ex-library book in good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in light gray paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light fading on the top board edges plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, label, and pocket on the top, bottom, and right outside paper edges (marked out with large black marker), title page, copyright page, back endpaper, and inside surfaces of the front and back boards plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the ins... View more info

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Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in an English Town

By: Finnegan, Ruth

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC21923BB

ISBN: 0521360668

Condition: Very Good


CH6 - An ex-library first edition (First published 1989 stated) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label on the spine, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, ERRATUM adhered on page 106, light discoloration and shelf wear. This interdisciplinary and accessible study should interest readers from social history, folklore, community ... View more info

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A Concise History of Avant-Garde Music: From Debussy to Boulez

By: Griffiths, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Oxford University Press: 1978

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW13496

ISBN: 0195200446

Condition: Good


CB2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with DJ mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers, usual library stamps, label, & pocket on the top & bottom outside paper edges, free endpapers, & title page, some very light soiling on the outside paper edges. The DJ shows minor overall shelf wear with library label on the spine & original library mylar sleeve. A survey of the history of modern music beginning at the threshold between Romanticism and the modern era and the music of Debussy and Mahler. View more info

Australia: Traditional Music in Its History

By: Hausman, Ruth L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: North Quincy, Massachusetts, The Christopher Publishing House: 1975

Book ID: EC11175BB

ISBN: 0815803214

Condition: Good


CA6 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has price clipped, tear with wrinkling and crease on the front top, label on the spine and back, fading on the spine, inside flaps taped on the top and bottom to the book cover, discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. Book has rubbing and wear on the cover edges, library stamping on the page edges, title page, and back loose endpaper with label and cardholder adhered, label on the back fixed endpaper, discoloration and shelf wear otherwise good. View more info

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Simple Gifts: The Hymns of Our Life

By: Henderson, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2006

Book ID: EC11484BB

Condition: Very Good


BS3 - An advance uncorrected proof paperback book in very good condition that has label on the front and back, light crease on the front bottom and back left, and light shelf wear. A moving and intelligent spiritual memoir revealing the true stories behind some of the most cherished works in the American hymnal and one man's search for community and religious grace through hymn singing. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music

By: Hentoff, Nat

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., HarperCollins Publishers: 1996

Book ID: SCW06138

ISBN: 0060927127

Condition: Very Good


BW5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white and color photo illustrated black wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. This is a book that is the fruit of a long life of listening to, watching, traveling and talking with, and knowing first hand jazz musicians and country and gospel singers from all over the nation. The artists considered include Billie Holiday, Bird, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and Merle Haggard. By the author of "Jazz Is," and "Hear Me Talkin' To Ya." Indexed, 220p. View more info

Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost Jazz Critics and Scholars

By: Hentoff, Nat and McCarthy, Albert J. (Edited by)

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1974

Book ID: EC11332BB

ISBN: 0306705923

Condition: Good


CC3 - Book has wrinkling and wear on the top cover, bumped corners, chipping and wear on some cover edges and corners, taped label on the spine, label on the back and couple on the back endpapers with cardholder adhered, library stamping on the page edges, title page, and back loose endpaper, light stains, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. A Da Capo Press Reprint Series. View more info

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Mozart's Piano Sonatas: Contexts, Sources, Style

By: Irving, John

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC23808BB

ISBN: 0521496314

Condition: Very Good


J3 - An ex-library first edition (First published 1997 stated) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling on some edges and corners, some light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners and scattered marked out info, light discoloration and shelf wear. Mozart's piano sonatas from a richly diverse and significant part of his instrumental output, and span much of his mature composing career, thereby representing a microcosm of the composer's... View more info

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Stride!: Fats, Jimmy, Lion, Lamb, and All the Other Ticklers

By: John L. Fell and Terkild Vinding

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1999

Book ID: EC28080BB

ISBN: 0810835630

Condition: Very Good


BY3 - An ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some labels, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, and light shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.) and some light discoloration on the page edges. Studies in Jazz Series, No. 31. 8.75"x5.75", 237 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Three Chords and the Truth: Hope, Heartbreak, and Changing Fortunes in Nashville

By: Leamer, Laurence

Price: $1.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: MC06AA

ISBN: 0060175052

Condition: Very Good


F4 - DJ has some wrinkling on the edges and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has "FINAL" stamped on top page edges, light soiling on the top front loose end paper, some discoloration and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Hope, heartbreak, and changing, fortunes in Nashville. Behind the scenes with those who make and shape country music...450 pages. View more info

Stride: The Music of Fats Waller

By: MacHlin, Paul S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Twayne Publishers: 1985

Edition: First Printing

Book ID: EC12386BB

ISBN: 0805794689

Condition: Very Good


BW3 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling and crease on some edges and corners, wrinkling on the upper part of the front and back, inside flaps adhered to the fixed endpapers, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has some rubbing on the cover edges, library stamping on the top and copyright page with label, cardholder adhered on the back loose endpaper, light label stain on the first few pages, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. View more info

People and Music

By: McGehee, Thomasine C.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1939

Edition: New Edition

Book ID: EC12465BB

Condition: Good


BW4 - Book has some rubbing and wear on the cover edges, sides, and corners, bumped on some corners, tanning and some wear on the spine, lightly cocked, library markings, stamping, and cardholder adhered on the endpapers, lirbary marking on the title page and spine, discoloration due to old age, and shelf wear otherwise good. View more info

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Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State

By: Oliphant, Dave

Price: $25.75

Publisher: Austin, Texas, University of Texas Press: 2007

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC13475BB

ISBN: 0292714963

Condition: As New


BU2 - A paperback book SIGNED by author on the title page in as new condition. Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State presents sixteen published and previously unpublished essays on Texans and jazz. 9"x6", 242 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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Bellini

By: Orrey, Leslie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW08641

ISBN: 0460031325

Condition: Good


BX6 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. The words FIRST PUBLISHED and the year appear on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in green cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine wity very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some tape staining on the front and back outside board surfaces and front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is a very, very light bump to... View more info

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So This Is Jazz

By: Osgood, Henry O.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press, Inc.: 1978

Book ID: EC11173BB

ISBN: 0306775409

Condition: Very Good


CA6 - An ex-library hardcover book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some bumped corners and cover edgewear, a few pencil markings, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. A Da Capo Press Reprint Series. 8.75"x6", 258 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict

By: Pena, Manuel

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U.S.A., University of Texas Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC8682BB

ISBN: 029276586X

Condition: Very Good


AB5 - Book has some light residue on the back gutter otherwise fine. Red covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. View more info

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The Essential Guide to Dutch Music: 100 Composers and Their Work

By: Van Der Klis, Jolande (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam University Press: 2003

Book ID: SCW08922

ISBN: 9053564608

Condition: Very Good


CE4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound cop in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear primarily in the form of some light creasing on the bottom edges of the front and back covers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. A book that documents four centuries of music composition in the Netherlands. It contains a hundred articles written by over forty specialists. Eash essay deals with the life and work of an individual composer and includes a discography. About the contributors, indexed, 437p. View more info