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Rockford You're My Home Town

by TAGGART, Barbara (words and music), and ERDMAN, Ernie (words)

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Rockford: Taggart Enterprises, n.y.. Paperback. 4to (8½" X 11"). (4pp). Illustrations in blue (front and rear wrappers). Very good. Lightly age toned. Sheet music for the official song for Illinois' third largest city, undated but typographically clearly a 1970s-80s production (confirmed be pencilled "10-2-81" date at upper right of front wrapper). Supposedly composed in the early 20th century, this… Read more
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Sounds of Chicago's Lakefront: A Celebration of the Grant Park Music Festival

by MACALUSO, Tony, BACHRACH, Julia S., and SAMORS, Neal

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Published
2009
ISBN
9780979789267
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Chicago: Chicago's Neighborhoods, 2009. Hardcover. Introduction by Van Cliburn. Wide 8vo. Blue cloth with silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 233pp. Extensive illustrations (many color). Fine/fine. Perfectly pristine first edition of this superbly-illustrated chronicle of this three-quarter's of a century old music festival -- with choice presentation inscription from Macaluso in black ballpoint on title page: "Dear Senator Stevenson,… Read more
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Trust Your Heart: An Autobiography

by COLLINS, Judy

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Published
1987
ISBN
9780395412855
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 275pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. First edition of the folksinger's memoir, tight and handsome -- and nicely signed and inscribed by her large and bold in black fineline on the title page: "love from / Judy /… Read more
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by KENTON, Stan (1911-79)

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This influential big band leader known for innovation, education and experimentation was a respected pianist as well as composer and arranger. IPS, 8" X 10", n.p., n.y.Near fine. Handsome half-length portrait of a smiling young Kenton in suit and tie seated at a piano, inscribed huge and bold in blue ink: "For Leo -- / Good luck to you,… Read more
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by HERMAN, Woody (1913-87)

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The oft Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and clarinetist gained fame in the 1930s as a big band leader and remained active for several decades. PS, heavy stock glossy 4¼" X 6", n.p., n.y. Fine. Postcard photograph issued in 1982, a half-length informal image showing Herman playing sax at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 1978. In a light area across… Read more
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by (GUTHRIE, WOODY). GUTHRIE, Marjorie Greenblatt (1917-83)

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This principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company became the first person other than Graham to be invited to teach her dance techniques; in 1942 she met legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie and they wed in 1945; after his death from Huntington's Disease in 1967 she founded an organization that became the Huntington's Disease Society of America. TLS,… Read more
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cover of Archive of TLsS, TNsS, ALsS, ANsS, DS, Etc.

Archive of TLsS, TNsS, ALsS, ANsS, DS, Etc.

by (HOWDY DOODY SHOW). KEAN, Edward (1924-2010), and SMITH, "Buffalo Bob" (1917-98)

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Wildly popular, pioneering early children's program (1947-1960) that established the genre and became a cultural phenomenon: Kean wrote more than 2,000 episodes and invented the show's many colorful characters (1947-55), coming up also with its famed "Cowabunga!" tagline, its theme song and every other song sung on the show (97 of them), while Smith was its long-time beloved host.… Read more
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Swedish Emigrant Ballads

by WRIGHT, Robert L.

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Published
1965
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Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xii, 209pp. Near fine/very good. Nonauthorial gift inscription on front pastedown; faint jacket edgewear and bit of rubbing, with single edge chip. Tight and attractive first edition of these forty ballad lyrics with side-by-side Swedish/English texts, divided up into "Songs… Read more
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by (MCGUIRE SISTERS). McGUIRE, Phyllis (1931-2020)

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The successor to the Andrews Sisters was this pop music sensation of the 1950s and '60s often remembered for "Sincerely" (1955) and "Sugartime" (1957) and whose squeaky clean image became somewhat tarnished by the youngest sister's affair with mobster Sam Giancana; eldest sister Christine (born 1926) died in 2018 and middle sister Dottie (born 1928) in 2012. IPS (verso),… Read more
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The Threepenny Opera

by BRECHT, Bertolt

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Published
1982
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Hardcover. Translation by Desmond Vesey. Lyrics and introduction by Eric Bentley. Illustrations by Jack Levine. 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, slipcase. 155pp. Original lithograph frontispiece, illustrations. Fine/near fine. Superbly bright and tight LEC edition of this musical play loosely based on the 18th century play by John Gay, "The Beggar's… Read more
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cover of Give Out! Songs by and for the Men in Service

Give Out! Songs by and for the Men in Service

by POSSELT, Eric (editor)

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Published
1943
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New York: Arrowhead Press, 1943. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Pale blue pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 128pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Binding faintly edgeworn and text block lightly age toned per usual; jacket rather edgeworn, but complete and bright. Tight and nice first edition of this WW2 patriotic song collection. Ranging from soupy and sentimental to bawdy… Read more
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Brahms: His Life and Work

by GEIRINGER, Karl

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Published
1974
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 383pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Tight and handsome fourth printing of the revised, enlarged 1947 second edition of this 1936 classic.
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Music in the Romantic Era

by EINSTEIN, Alfred

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Published
n.y.
ISBN
9780393097337
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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 371pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Bit of mild jacket edgewear; small front pastedown ownership signature. Tight, handsome undated modern (ca. 1975) printing of this classic, first published in 1947. Notes jacket front, "A History of Musical Thought in the… Read more
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Beethoven Encyclopedia

by NETTL, Paul

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Published
1956
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New York: Philosophical Library, 1956. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 325pp. Near fine/very good. Faint bit of jackwet rubbing only; small front pastedown ownership signature. Quite handsome first edition of this useful reference.
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Music in the Baroque Era: From Monteverdi to Bach

by BUKOFZER, Manfred F.

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n.y.
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9780393097450
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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 489pp. Illustrations, music notations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear; small front pastedown ownership signature. Tight and handsome undated modern (ca. 1975) printing of this classic, first published in 1947.
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Inscription and Signature

by EISLER, David (1955-92)

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This leading tenor with the New York City Ballet was struck down by illness at age 36. Handsome, bold "Richard -- / My pleasure. I wish you all / the best. / D.E." on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card -- the verso of which he signs boldly in full and dates 19 October 1982. Fine. With original… Read more
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by HUGHES, Rupert (1872-1956)

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The uncle of famed financier Howard Hughes was a popular music writer ("American Composers," "The Music Lovers' Encyclopedia," etc.) who also authored novels, biographies, poetry and more. TLS, 1p, 7 3/4" X 9½", Los Angeles, CA, 6 May 1939. Addressed to future notable Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. On imprinted letterhead, Hughes thanks his correspondent… Read more
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Bloomington: The Lilly Library, 1968. Paperback. 4to. Stiff brown pictorial wrappers. (Ca. 50pp). Numerous illustrations. Near fine. Tight and sharp first edition of this exhibition catalogue, a useful pictorial survey of important patriotic tunes from the late 18th century through the Civil War.
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Inscription and Signature

by MONTANA, Patsy (1908-96)

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This Country Music Hall of Famer was a star of the 1930s and is remembered as the first female country music singer to have a million-selling single -- "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart." Boldly penned "Many 'Happy Trails' / to Donald, / Your Pardne! / Patsy Montana / Hollywood" in blue ballpoint on an irregularly-trimmed, roughly triangular… Read more
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 659pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/near fine. A tight and handsome first edition of the third and final volume of the eminent Mahler scholar's massive opus.
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