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Oakland: PM Press, 2020. Hardcover. ix + 258p., 6.5x9 inches, hardcover, New.
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Ballads and Blues: volume two

by White, Josh

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Published
1947
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n.pl: Decca Records, 1947. Audio LP. Four 78 rpm records, very good condition, in a slightly edgeworn album with White's photo on the cover. Part of the American Folk Music series, edited by Alan Lomax. American Folk Music Series, edited by Alan Lomax, Decca Album A-611.
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image of Meine dunklen Hände; moderne Negerlyrik, in original und nachdichtung

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Munich: Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, 1958. Hardcover. 92p., later (fourth) printing, openweave black cloth with titling and panel gilt, in unclipped dj, jacket mildly rubbed with handling and age. "Modern Negro Poetry," ...Poetry and lyrics, in English and German, many by Langston Hughes. Also Countee Cullen, Arna Bontemps, Jean Toomer, Melvin Tolson, to name a few.
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image of Blues unlimited: all blues all the time; number 107, April/May 1974

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London: Blues Unlimited, 1974. Magazine. 32p. including covers, 8.25x11.75 inches, photos, ads, reviews, interviews, very good magazine, newsprint, stapled pictorial wraps. Mighty Joe Young, nPee Wee Crayton, Lloyd Glenn, Little Boyd and more New Orleans. UK Blues periodical.
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image of W. C. Handy's Saint Louis Blues featured by Louis Armstrong and his All Stars in the Columbia record album no. CL 591 [sheet music]

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New York: Handy Brothers Music Co, 1968. Sheet_music. 6p., including covers, 9x12 inches, 4 pages of sheet music and lyrics (in dialect) lightly-worn glossy blue pictorial wraps with Louis Armstrong on the cover and ads on back cover. Originally written and published in 1914 and re-issued and recorded countless times, also the basis of an Eartha Kitt movie. … Read more
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B. B., King blues guitar; arrangements by Hampton Reese

by [King, B. B.]

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Published
1970
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N. pl: Edward B. Marks Music Company, 1970. Paperback. 48p., softbound in 12x9 inch wraps, illustrated with b&w photos of King in recording studios and on tour. Externally rather worn but a sound copy clean within. Lyrics and music, with a prefatory statement by B.B. endorsing these transcriptions.
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The Blues of Flats Brown; illustrated by Nina Laden

by Myers, Walter Dean

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Published
2000
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9780823414802
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New York: Holiday House, 2000. Hardcover. Hardbound item; [28]p., color illustrations throughout, first edition laminated pictorial boards in glossy ditto-image dust jacket, 10x10 inches, a fine clean copy. Blues story for children, featuring two dogs, a young guitarist and an elderly percussionist who plays "the bones". Includes lyrics and notations for a "New York City Blues
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San Francisco: Blue Monday Foundation, 1985. 8p. illus. tabloid newspaper/program for the event.
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image of 1984 12th annual San Francisco blues festival; free official souvenir program, September 8_9, the great meadow, Fort Mason

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San Francisco: Blue Monday Foundation, 1984. 12p. illus. tabloid newspaper/program for the event.
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image of The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume three (E - Gordon)

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London: Cassell & Company, 1956. [viii], 365-551p., second edition of the 1951 original, plain printed grey wraps. Previous owner has lettered the cover "E F G," an else very good copy.
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image of The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume six (Kirkeby - Longshaw)

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London: Cassell & Company, 1957. Unpaginated preliminaries, 927-1112p., softbound in 9.5x6 inch plain printed grey wraps. Bindery mis-trimmed the lower corner of last several leaves, a San Francisco record dealer (Jack's Record Cellar on Haight) stamped his address on cover, an else very good copy.
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image of The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume three (E F G)

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Fordingsbridge: The Delphic Press, 1951. Paperback. Unpaginated preliminaries, 365-551p., plain printed 9.5x6 inch grey wraps. Cover has previous owner's stamp and a bookseller's numerals, title page is attached inside to cover and to textblock both causing some unsightly tears, spine panel is somewhat abraded and there is general handling, a good-only copy.
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image of The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume four (G H I)

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Fordingsbridge: The Delphic Press, 1952. Paperback. Unpaginated preliminaries, 553-738p., softbound in plain printed grey wraps, 9.5x6 inches. Mildly edgeworn with some cover soil, title page was fastened to cover and textblock both causing a tear in the gutter, a good to very good copy.
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image of The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume five (J - Kirk)

The directory; of recorded jazz and swing music (including gospel and blues records); volume five (J - Kirk)

by Carey, Dave and Albert J. McCarthy, compilers

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Published
1955
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London: Cassell & Company, 1955. Paperback. Unpaginated preliminaries, 739-925p., softbound in plain printed 9.5x6 inch wraps. Slight edgewear, a very good copy.
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Antologia dei poeti negri d'America; introduzione e appendice critica di Leone Piccioni

by Piccioni, Leone and erla Cacciaguerra, eds

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Published
1964
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N. pl: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1964. Hardcover. 676p., first edition, slightly worn dj. This mammoth bilingual (Italian and English) compilation includes blues, spirituals and poetry from Wheatley to Baraka.
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The Folk music sourcebook; new, updated edition

by Sandberg, Larry and Dick Weissman

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Published
1989
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New York: Da Capo Press, 1989. x+272p., 9x12 inches, illustrated with photos, very good in original pictorial wraps. Encyclopedia of folkies. Where to find Sonny Terry stuff, for instance, and what titles of his to look for.
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Aspects of the blues tradition

by Oliver, Paul

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Published
1970
ISBN
9780825600128
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New York: Oak Publications, 1970. Hardcover. viii, 294p., first US edition. No dj. Oliver's wide-ranging survey of the blues tradition includes discussions of the problems involved in classification and collection, as well as censorship, the Dirty Dozens, and much more. Originally issued in Great Britain as "Screening the Blues
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