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Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh
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Classic Piano Rags. Complete Original Music for 81 Rags, Selected and with an Introduction by Rudi Blesh

By Blesh, Rudi, compiler, preface

New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1973. Paperback. xi, 364p., sewn signatures, very sound, huge softbound in 12x9 inch pink wraps. Slightest external edgewear, inside is completely clean, unmarked and sound, a very good copy.

$22.00

On a Slow Boat to China (Slowly with a beat)
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On a Slow Boat to China (Slowly with a beat)

By Loesser, Frank, words and music

New York: Melrose Music Corp, 1948. Single large folio leaf printed and folded to make a typical two-page sheet music spread with monochrome cover illustration and a terminal page advertisement for other 1948 efforts (none so durable as this). Item very slightly edgeworn with some light creasings along its bottom edge, paperstock faintly toned, no markings, a very good copy. "I'd love to get you ON A SLOW BOAT TO CHI-NA, All to myself, a-lone. Get you and keep you in my arms ev-er-more.. Out on the briny, with a moon big and shiny.." Emptor to expect just the one stanza; "There is no verse to this song, 'Cause I don't want to wait a mo-ment too long..

$15.00

California Catholic Daughters of America adopt: Let there be peace on earth (and let it begin with me) Bicentennial song
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California Catholic Daughters of America adopt: Let there be peace on earth (and let it begin with me) Bicentennial song

By Miller, Sy and Jill Jackson

no place: California Catholic Daughters of America, 1976. [4p.] 8.5x11 inches, very good, red, white and blue flag design on self-wraps. A Bicentennial piece from California which includes the music and lyrics to the popular song from 1955 and the story of the song which began at a workshop in the California mountains.

$12.00

A gay caballero
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A gay caballero

By Crumit, Frank; Lou Klein; Louis Fleischer

New York: F.B. Haviland Pub. Co, 1929. 5p., sheet music, mild edgewear. "Sung with sensational success by the peerless Duncan Sisters." Rosetta Duncan, pictured at left, was lesbian.

$20.00

Fay Templeton\'s latest song sensations: Fishing [sheet music] as sung at Klaw and Erlanger\'s Aerial Theatre
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Fay Templeton's latest song sensations: Fishing [sheet music] as sung at Klaw and Erlanger's Aerial Theatre

By Johnson, J. W. [James Weldon Johnson] Bob Cole, and Rosamond Johnson

New York: Joseph W. Stern & Co, 1914. Sheet_music. 8p. includes covers, 11x13.75 inches, lyrics, music, chord symbols in red ink added by previous owner, edgewear and spinfold re-enforced, sheet music in orange and white pictorial wraps.

$25.00

Lucky Little Cricket [sheet music for mixed voices - two versions]
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Lucky Little Cricket [sheet music for mixed voices - two versions]

By Attaway, William, Lara Hoggard & Joyce Merman

Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press, 1970. Two pieces of sheet music for the song, 8p. each, 7x10.5 inches, very good condition, one in red decorative wraps and the other in green. Children's song by Attaway et al, two slightly different arrangements by Hoggard, one for Mixed Voices (D-121) (S.A.B.) and one for Two or Four Part Voices (S.A.) (T.B.) or (S.A.T.B.).

$20.00

Chant impérial russe. Hymne Paroles françaises et russes de Lwoff
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Chant impérial russe. Hymne Paroles françaises et russes de Lwoff

By [Lvov, Alexei Fyodorovich]

Paris: L. Labbé, n.d.. Four-panel sheet music, with lyrics in French and transliterated Russian, cover design depicting two sailors (a French and a Russian) flourishing crossed flags. Rear panel lightly soiled. Horizontal crease not evident from front. OCLC lists a holding as 1891, but this example has no date.

$35.00

Blaze away: vocal march [sheet music]
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Blaze away: vocal march [sheet music]

By Kennedy, Jimmy, song version, music by Abe Holzmann, cover illustration by Holloway

London: B. Feldman & Co, 1931. Sheet_music. 4p., 9.75x12 inches, excerpts from several other songs offered by the company, large ad on rear for Roland's Pianoforte Tutor, very good sheet music in beautiful, striking illustrated covers. Also includes ukelele chord fingering by R. S. Stoddon. Cover depicts a crowd around a bonfire tossing in cards titled "Rates" "Taxes" "Demand Note" etc while a figure in top hat labeled Kill Joy burns in the blaze. Uplifting song written to combat the Great Depression in the UK. These music sheets were sold at Feldman's Blackpool summer shows which were also titled "Blaze Away

$45.00

Chinese Mother Goose rhymes: music based upon Chinese themes
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Chinese Mother Goose rhymes: music based upon Chinese themes

By Crist; Bainbridge

New York: Carl Fischer, 1917. 13p., very good in wraps. Sheet music with the lyrics in English.

$20.00

Five poems from the Japanese: set for voice and piano
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Five poems from the Japanese: set for voice and piano

By Peterkin, Norman

Boston: Boston Music Co, 1918. [9p.], sheet music in mildly edgeworn wraps, ownership signature at upper left corner of front cover. Translated Japanese poems set to music, their titles being Dew, At the Gate, A Farewell, The Guest, and The Forlorn Hope.

$35.00

Nathan Davis: original songs from his latest recording... Happy Girl
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Nathan Davis: original songs from his latest recording... Happy Girl

By Davis, Nathan

Berlin: Musikverlag/Ursula Davis, 1967. Sheet_music. 13p., 8.25x11.25 inches, press excerpt, sheet music for 5 songs, very good in stapled pictorial wraps. Expatriate Black jazz saxophonist in Paris and Berlin.

$35.00

Three Negro poems; set for medium or low voice and piano by Jacques Wolf: Debbil-Foot, De Glory Road, and Gwine to Hebb\'n
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Three Negro poems; set for medium or low voice and piano by Jacques Wolf: Debbil-Foot, De Glory Road, and Gwine to Hebb'n

By Wood, Clement

New York: G. Schirmer, 1928. 12p., 9x12 inches, pictorial wraps showing masked faces in several tones of blue on buff; penciled 1, 2, 3, etc next to measures of music, otherwise very good. Words and music to "Gwine to Hebb'n.

$35.00

Goodbye girls I\'m through. Charles Dillingham presents Montgomery and Stone in a musical fantasy: Chin-Chin
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Goodbye girls I'm through. Charles Dillingham presents Montgomery and Stone in a musical fantasy: Chin-Chin

By Caldwell, Anne, et al.

New York: Chappell & Co. Ltd, 1914. 5p., sheet music, short closed edge tear, otherwise very good in wraps. Stereotypical depiction of two Chinese men with queues. This musical featured a Beijing toy shop where the toys came to life. The singer of this song celebrates his newfound love with an American woman, which turns tragicomic in a later song.

$30.00

Chinese Lullaby. Featured by Fay Bainter in William Harris Jr\'s production East is West
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Chinese Lullaby. Featured by Fay Bainter in William Harris Jr's production East is West

By Bowers, Robert Hood

New York: G. Schirmer, 1919. 3p., sheet music with pictorial wraps featuring the actress Fay Bainter in Chinese drag as "Ming Toy." Very good. "Sing song, sing song, so Hop Toy / Allee same like China boy, / But he sellee girl with joy: Pity poor Ming Toy!

$30.00

Hong Kong [sheet music, \
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Hong Kong [sheet music, "The Chinese Love Song"]

By Von Holstein, Hans; Alma M. Sanders; Richard W. Pascoe

New York: Leo Feist, 1916. 10.25x13.5 inch sheet music in colorfully illustrated wraps, small tape internal repair, otherwise very good. "There are many oriental places, Down in Chinatown / There are many oriental faces, With almond eyes of brown..." Song about a man working in a toy shop who laments his separation from a woman in Hong Kong to whom he promises to return.

$30.00

Adios, Mariquita Linda... [sheet music]
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Adios, Mariquita Linda... [sheet music]

By Jimenez, Marcos A.

Mexico City: Promotora Hispano Americana de Musica, SA, 1940. Four-panel sheet music with cover illustration of a balladeer serenading a demure woman leaning against a cactus; 9x13 inches, very good. Original copyright 1925; this issue noting tradsfer of copyright as of 1940.

$25.00

Mammy\'s Little Kinky Headed Boy
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Mammy's Little Kinky Headed Boy

By White, Joseph M. (lyrics); George J. Trinkaus (music)

New York: M. Whitmark and Sons, 1926. 5p., sheet music, very good but for music shop's stamped address; with cover image of a seated mother holding her young son. The lullaby was recorded by Paul Robeson, among others. Joseph M. White was known as the "Silver Masked Tenor.

$35.00

By the Watermelon Vine, Lindy Lou
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By the Watermelon Vine, Lindy Lou

By Allen, Thomas S.

Boston: Walter Jacobs, 1904. 5p., sheet music, very good. Cover image depicts a Black couple exchanging amorous looks while perched on a giant slice of watermelon under the moonlight. Love song about meeting Lindy Lou by the watermelon vine down in Louisiana.

$45.00

Turkey in the Straw: Vocal
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Turkey in the Straw: Vocal

By Wood, Leo (lyrics); Music By Otto Bonnell

New York: Leo Feist, 1920. 4p., sheet music, very good but for music shop's stamped address; with cover image of an African American banjo player. The tune is familiar even today, though many may not realize that Wood's lyrics to the chorus were "Funniest thing I ever saw, was when I watched that darkey play the Turkey in the Straw.

$35.00

Nobody makes a pass at me: sheet music from Pins and Needles
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Nobody makes a pass at me: sheet music from Pins and Needles

By Rome, Harold J., music and lyrics

New York: Mills Music, 1938. Sheet_music. 8p. including covers, 9x12.25 inches, sheet music and lyrics, ownership name on front cover, worn pictorial wraps. Music for a song from the musical "Pins and Needles" staged by the Labor Stage with the ILGWU Players directed by Robert H. Gordon. Ownership name of Mike Kitay, Thom Gunn's partner in San Francisco on cover.

$45.00

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