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Glens and Gantries-- Where the Lagan Flows. Lyrics for the Album of the Same Title

By Simpson, Glen

Belfast: Balladeers Press, 1994. 31pp. Words to 16 songs, b/w drawings. Scarce. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by McSorley, John. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
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How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks

By Tompkins, Dave

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Melville House, 2010. The vocoder was invented by Bell Labs in 1928. It once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II. It later was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians. and became an important technology for popular music. Tompkins traces the history of electronic voices from Nazi research labs to Stalin's gulags, from the 1939 World's Fair to Hiroshima, from artificial larynges to Auto-Tune. Very Good/Fine. From the library of Magnus Johnstone, artist and disc jockey. His Lecco’s Lemma show Boston radio’s first all-rap program, launched the careers of hip-hop legends such as Guru and Ed OG, as well as legions of lesser-knowns. With Inscription: "Magnus: Don't worry. I will be watching over the Lemmus...always...Lecco" . First Edition. Hardcover.

$75.00

California Rock, California Sound, the Music of Los Angeles and Southern California

By Fawcett, Anthony

Los Angeles: Reed Books, 1978. 160 pp. Yellow leatherette. With 103 color photographs and over 100 black and white photographs by Henry Diltz. An intimate look at the community of Southern California musicians, particularly of Laurel and Topanga Canyons. Musicians include Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Byrds, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Karla Bonoff, Warren Zevon and many others. The author interviews many of his subjects. With discography. The hardcover edition is scarce, especially in dust jacket. Top corners bumped else VG in dust jacket with small chip at top of spine else GVG. Oversize: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the books will ship at cost.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$150.00

Tim Page on Music: Views and Reviews
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Tim Page on Music: Views and Reviews

By Page, Tim

Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 2002. 363, [1] pp. Forward by Anthony Tommasini. Includes index. Page is a former music critic for the Washington Post; this collection includes some of the pieces that won him the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Inscribed by Page on the title page. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$25.00

Hindustani Sangeet and a Philosopher of Art. Music, Rhythm, and Kathak Dance vis-a-vis Aesthetics of Susanne K. Langer

By Saxena, Sushil Kumar

New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2001. xiv, 384 pp, with bibliography, index. Lower section of spine bumped- probably fell off a shelf at one point; book appears to have been in fine condition previously. Dustjacket reflects same incident: rumpled lower section of spine and torn tail edge. Review stamp on title page.. Review Copy. Hard Cover. GVG/GVG.

$18.50

The Frank Loesser Songbook

By Lindsay, Cynthia. Preface By Richard Rodgers

New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1971. 223 pp with Index of First Lines and Index of Songs. Green paper-covered boards, blue cloth spine embossed in green. Very slight curve to boards. Dustjacket has wear to edges, corners, and spine edges but no tears or creases.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/GVG. Illus. by Paul Bacon.

$15.00

Tudor Church Music Volume IX: William Byrd 1543-1623 Masses, Cantiones, and Motets

By Buck, P C.; Ramsbotham, A.; Fellowes, E H. & Townsend Warner, S. (eds).

London: Oxford University Press for the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1928. xxii, 312 pp. Blue cloth with title gilt on front and spine. Folio. Volume IX Includes bibliographic material, appendix, and words of motets. Although Byrd was Roman Catholic, Queen Elizabeth I and James I were patrons. An organist at Kings Chapel, Byrd also wrote and performed sacred works for his fellow recusant Catholics. Andrew Carnegie endowed the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, which financed the work of collection and publication in ten volumes of all surviving complete works by English composers of church music in the 16th and early 17th centuries. From the library of Charles Bell, with his name on the ffep. A writer, poet, and Rhodes Scholar, Bell took a degree in English during his 3 years at Oxford, and indulged a deep interest in early music. Spine is sun faded, and 1/8 inch of the top and bottom of the spine cloth has worn away. GVG Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$125.00

Faith is a Song

By Dragonette, Jessica

New York: David McKay Co., 1951. 322pp. Fifth Edition. Presentation copy, inscription reads, "For Charlotte Ingram, Cordially Yours, Jessica Dragonette." VG+/VG. Presentation Copy. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$19.50

The Works of Francesco Landini

By Landini, Francesco and Ellinwood, Leonard (ed.)

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Mediaeval Academy of America, 1939. xliii, 316 pp. Mediaeval Academy of America, Publication No. 36, Studies and Documents, No. 3. With 8 black and white plates, bibliography, and cross-reference table of Landini's works. Annotated scores. From the library of Charles Bell, with Bell's name on front cover and title page with some margin notes in text. Bell, a writer, poet and scholar; grew up in Greenville, Mississippi with Walker Percy and Shelby Foote. His first novel, The Married Land, Houghton Mifflin, 1962, was praised by William Carlos Williams. His works include three volumes of poetry, two novels, and an audio-visual opus, "Symbolic History". Spine yellowed and edges frayed. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. . First Edition. Paper Wrappers. Very Good.

$35.00

Time, Science, and Society in China and the West : The Study of Time V

By Fraser, Lawrence & Haber

Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1986. xv, 262 pp. Original papers from 24 Chinese and Western scholars written for a symposium presented by the International Society for the Study of Time. Includes bibliographic notes at the end of each paper. With notes on contributors. Previous owner's blind embossed stamp on ffep.. First Edition. Hardcover Gutta Percha. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Lost Letters of Jenny Lind

By Ware, W. Porter & Lockard, Jr., Thaddeus C (eds.)

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1966. Translated from the German, edited with commentaries. 160 pp, with appendix. Red cloth, spine title gilt. Would be Very Good except the binding is warped. Dustjacket is sunned, with one closed tear, and a 1" chip out of the front. Inscribed on title page "For Deana & Charles Bell - hoping that they will soon return to Sewanee. Thad Lockard Sewanee 7 April '80". From the library of Charles Bell, writer, poet, and Rhodes scholar. Raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Bell's schoolmates included Walker Percy and Shelby Foote. Bell's Greenville, Mississippi, childhood included classmates Walker Percy and Shelby Foote. His first novel, The Married Land, Houghton Mifflin, 1962, was praised by William Carlos Williams. His works include three volumes of poetry, two novels, and an audio-visual opus, "Symbolic History".. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. GVG/Good-.

$18.00

Trademark: Music. A Treasury of Downeast Maine Musical History "From Ragtime Through Rock"

By Wakefield, Charlie

Cherryfield, Maine: Self Published, 1978. [viii], 92 pp. Illustrated with map, b&w photos. "This man of many careers writes autobiographically with emphasis on his more than sixty-two jam-packed years as a dance band musician." From the Library of Edward "Sandy" Ives, writer, singer, anthropologist, and authority on the folksongs and folklore of Maine and Maritime Canada. Ives was the founder and Director of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History and the editor of its annual publication, Northeast Folklore. Inscribed by the author on title page: "To: Professor "Sandy" Ives. In Appreciation. Very Best Wishes! Charlie Wakefield 12/12/80". See our Catalog "Ives, Edward" for more books from his collection. VG. Presentation Copy. First Edition, Third Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$18.00