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1986 Festival of American Folklife: Program Book

1986 Festival of American Folklife: Program Book

by VENNUM, Thomas (Jr), ed; Robert Cantwell (contrib)

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Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1986. First Edition. Quarto. Pictorial heavy card wrappers; 104,[30]pp; illus. Tight, clean and Near Fine. A substantial program for the Festival's 20th incarnation. In addition to the festival program, includes an introductory essay by Robert Cantwell, and lengthy pieces on the participants, including articles by Archie Green ("Championing Crafts in the Workplace"); Richard Blaustein ("Moonshining and Herb Doctoring"); Joseph T Wilson ("Country Music in Tennessee: from Hollow to Honky Tonk"); Phyllis H. May ("Hogmeat, Corn and Catfish: Tennessee Foodways"); many others, concluding with a photo essay by Roland Freeman, "Afro-American Quilters from the Black Belt Region of Alabama.
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Ain't You Got A Right to the Tree of Life? The People of Johns Island, South Carolina - Their...

Ain't You Got A Right to the Tree of Life? The People of Johns Island, South Carolina - Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Recorded and Edited by Guy and Candie Carawan

by CARAWAN, Guy and Candie; Robert Yellin (et al), photographs; Charles Joyner, preface; Bernice Johnson Reagon, afterword

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Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989. First printing of the Revised and Expanded Edition. Quarto; cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 240pp; illus. Fine copy in a crisp, unworn dustwrapper. A much expanded and updated version of the Carawans' 1966 classic, included many new photographs by Ida Berman, Gary Hamilton, and others.
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The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 4 (Fall, 1984)

by [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

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Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.
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The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring, 1984)

The Autoharpoholic. Vol. 5, no. 2 (Spring, 1984)

by [FOLK MUSIC] BLACKLEY, Becky (ed)

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Brisbane, CA: i.a.d. Publications, 1984. Single quarto issue. Staple-bound wrappers; pictorial card covers; 30pp. Light external soil and wear; Very Good or better. Single issue of this quarterly 'zine devoted to enthusiasts of the autoharp and traditional American music.
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Beside Myself

Beside Myself

by BLOCK, Allan

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New York: Flatiron Press, 1962. First Edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers; [iv, 16pp]. Inscribed inside front wrapper to the Greenwich-village folk-music impresario Izzy Young, dated 1962. Mild discoloration to front wrapper, else Fine. A significant association, joining two of the great figures of the 1960s folk revival. Allan Block (1923-2013) was the long-time proprietor of the Allan Block Sandal Shop, on West 4th Street, which would become one of the twin hubs of the Greenwich Village folk scene of the Sixties. The other hub was Izzy Young's Folklore Center, located a few blocks away on MacDougal Street, and performances from either venue were known to disperse from one locality only two coalesce at the other; Bob Dylan, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Dave Van Ronk, and a host of others were frequent visitors to both venues. This book scarce, as are all of Block's early collections published under the "Flatiron Press" imprint.
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Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]

Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]

by MITSUI, Toru

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Toyohashi, Japan: Traditional Song Society, Aichi University, 1967. First Edition. Octavo (21cm); jade green wrappers with French flaps, with titles printed in black on spine and front cover; 164pp; illus. Text is in Japanese. A few faint creases to extremities, with light fading to spine; Near Fine. Uncommon, historic work by Mitsui, a professor of English at Kanazawa Univeristy in Japan, and his country's foremost scholar on country music. In his bibliographical survey of bluegrass material, Scott Hambly notes the existence of three book-length historical surveys of the genre: Mitsui's Burugurasu Ongaku (1967), Steven D. Price's Old as the Hills: The Story of Bluegrass Music (1975), and Bluegrass by Bob Artis (1975) [cf. JEMFQ 16, no.59 (Fall 1980), pp.118-120]. While a number of shorter articles on the genre had been publisher earlier, Mitsui's work is widely considered the first full-length scholarly study on Bluegrass, illustrated with black and white photographs of Bill Monroe, Rusty York, Tex… Read More
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Corpus (Inscribed)

Corpus (Inscribed)

by GRIEDER, Ted

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N.p.: by the author, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Printed, staple-bound wrappers; 46pp. Limited to 100 copies, printed at the Hooiberg Printing Co., Epe, Netherlands. Inscribed below limitation statement: "For the promoter of good music & poetry - Izzy Young / Ted Grieder," undated. Mild external dusting, else Fine. Izzy Young was the proprietor of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, a hub of the folk revival as well as of the nascent Lower East Side literary scene of the Sixties.
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Folklore from the Working Folk of America. From the Leading Journals and Archives of Folklore

Folklore from the Working Folk of America. From the Leading Journals and Archives of Folklore

by COFFIN, Tristram Potter and Hennig Cohen (eds)

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New York: Doubleday, 1973. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 464pp. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly edge-rubbed dustwrapper with original price on front flap. Remainder speckle on bottom edge of text block. No first edition statement, as usual for this title (an exception to Doubleday's usual practice, possibly because this is an edited volume). Edited volume of scholarly articles on American folklore, including sections on folktales, games, music, customs, etc.
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The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Five [5]: The Music of the Folk...

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Five [5]: The Music of the Folk Songs

by SCHINHAN, Jan Philip

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Durham: Duke University Press, 1974. Second printing (first published 1957). Octavo; tan buckram (hardcover); xli+639pp; frontispiece illus. Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. Volume Five only of a seven-volume set.
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The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Four [4]: The Music of the Ballads

The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. Volume Four [4]: The Music of the Ballads

by SCHINHAN, Jan Philip

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Durham: Duke University Press, 1974. Second printing (first published 1957). Octavo; tan buckram (hardcover); xliv+420pp; frontispiece illus. Fine copy, lacking dustwrapper. Volume Four only of a seven-volume set.
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A Garland of Mountain Song from the Repertoire of the Ritchie Family of Viper, Kentucky

A Garland of Mountain Song from the Repertoire of the Ritchie Family of Viper, Kentucky

by RITCHIE, Jean (ed); Alberta Sordini (illus); Merle Armitage (design)

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New York: Broadcast Music, Inc, 1953. First Edition. Quarto. Gray cloth boards; dustjacket; 67pp; illus. A clean, tight VG to Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper which is darkened on spine with a small (ca 1/2") triangular chip at crown (not affecting text); Very Good. Collection of Appalachian mountain songs and ballads as sung by Jean Ritchie on her various iconic folk albums of the Fifties, here arranged for piano by Hally Wood Gordon. The illustrations are by Alberta Sordini, and the book was designed by Merle Armitage -- one of the great modernist designer's lesser-known works. A somewhat uncommon title, especially in such nice condition.
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Grateful Dead 365

Grateful Dead 365

by WARREN-GEORGE, Holly

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New York: Abrams, 2008. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo. (oblong, thick- 24 cm x 16.5 x 4 cm) 744pp; illustrated; pictorial boards, decorated foreedge of textblock; Fine, lacking dustjacket, as issued.
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If It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence, and Solace in America's Music

If It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Seeking Subversion, Transcendence, and Solace in America's Music

by MANNING, Richard; Rick Bass (fwd)

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Oakland: PM Press, 2020. First Edition. First printing. Black cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 258pp. New, unread copy.
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Le Point - Revue Artistique et Litteraire, XL (Janvier 1952). Le Jazz
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Le Point - Revue Artistique et Litteraire, XL (Janvier 1952). Le Jazz

by PANASSIE, Hugues; Madeleine Gautier; Big Bill Broonzy (et al)

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Paris: Le Point, 1952. First Edition. Quarto. Card wrappers with printed dustwrapper; 48pp; illus. From the library of artists Ben and Bernarda Shahn, with estate label inside front cover. Mild wear; light dusting to title page; Very Good or better. Entire issue devoted to (mostly American) jazz, with articles by Hugues Panassie ("Le Jazz, musique vivant"), Madeleine Gautier ("Le Blues"); Big Bill Broonzy ("Lowland Blues"), others. Many full-page photographs featuring portraits of Don Byas, Zutty Singleton, Mezz Mezzrow, Louis Armstrong, and others; 10 photos credited to Robert Doisneau.
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The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore

The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore

by MULLEN, Patrick B.

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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. First Edition. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; 210pp. Fine, unmarked copy. Issued simultaneously in wrappers; this is the somewhat less common hardcover edition. No jacket, perhaps as issued.
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North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber...

North Pennsylvania Minstrelsy as Sung in the Backwoods Settlements, Hunting Cabins and Lumber Camps in Northern Pennsylvania, 1840-1910

by [MUSIC] SHOEMAKER, Henry W. (compiler)

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Altoona: Altoona Tribune Company, 1919. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial buff card wrappers; 176pp; portrait frontispieces (2). Slight toning and wear to wrappers; bold ink ownership signature at upper margin of front wrapper ("R.E. Goettman"); still a solid, VG copy of the rather less common first edition (the collection was revised and re-issued in 1923). Collection of ballads and work songs from Pennsylvania's north woods, collected by Shoemaker with the assistance of native ballad singers John French and John Chatham (whose portraits appear as frontispieces). Reissued in 1923; the first printing is notably uncommon in commerce. COHEN ("Work & Sing") 149.
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Original Silkscreen Poster: Untitled [Portrait of Pete Seeger]

Original Silkscreen Poster: Untitled [Portrait of Pete Seeger]

by [GRAPHICS & ORIGINAL ART] NEWMAN, Earl

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N.p., 1965. Original four-color screenprint, 89cm x 57cm (ca 35" x 22-1/2"), on heavy white poster stock. Signed in pencil lower right, dated 1965. Light edgewear; darkening and adhesive tape remnants to verso; image bright and clean - Very Good to Near Fine. Striking portrait of a folksinger with a twelve-string guitar. Though untitled, the image bears a strong resemblance to Newman's 2009 poster-portrait of Pete Seeger, who we strongly suspect is the subject of this piece as well. Rare image by the talented West Coast printmaker Earl Newman (b. 1930), who began designing posters for the California music scene in the late 1950s. Some of his best-known designs have been his annual posters for the Monterey Jazz Festival, which he began producing in 1963.
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Phonophotography in Folk Music: American Negro Songs in New Notation. With an introduction by...
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Phonophotography in Folk Music: American Negro Songs in New Notation. With an introduction by Carl E. Seashore

by METFESSEL, Milton

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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1928. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (23cm). Recently rebound in quarter linen over paper-covered boards; x,[1]-181pp; text diagrams; 17 inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones) not reckoned in pagination. Closed marginal tear to second flyleaf (blank); minimal aging to text; Near Fine, albeit not in the original publisher's binding. An important study, documenting the author's procedures and equipment for recording and notating the performances of vernacular musicians in the American South. Metfessel devised a novel form of musical notation to capture the glides and diction unique to African-American blues and gospel performance, with numerous examples in the text. WORK p.438.
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Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp

by LOMAX, John A.

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1920. Second Printing. Octavo (19.5cm): rust-colored cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 189pp, [1]. Softening to base of spine, discreet evidence of small bookplate removed from front pastedown, with a faint stain to lower corner of front endpaper; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket priced $1.90 at spine; 1.75cm chip at crown, with loss along upper edge, various small chips, and several splits and tears tape-mended on verso; Good. Follow-up volume to the author's highly-regarded Cowboy Songs (1910), collecting 74 cowboy songs and ballads broken up into three sections: "Cowboy Yarns," "The Cowboy Off Guard," and "Cowboy Types." With a foreword by William Lyon Phelps. Quite scarce in dustjacket.
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A Tribute to Huddie Ledbetter

A Tribute to Huddie Ledbetter

by [LEDBETTER, Huddie, aka "Lead Belly"] JONES, Max; Fred Ramsey, Charles E. White, et al.

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London: Jazz Music Books, 1946. First Edition. First impression. 12mo. Staple-bound, photo-pictorial wrappers; 26pp. Trace of wear to wrapper edges, else Near Fine. Uncommon and early compilation of essays both in praise and analysis of Lead Belly, the African-American guitarist and vocalist who legendarily "sang his way out" of the Louisiana prison system in 1934. Includes essays by Fred Ramsey, Charles White, Mike Alegria, Charles Wilford and others. The pamphlet was reprinted in 1959, but this first printing is rarely seen in commerce.
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