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1 A group of favorite old songs not as yet traced or traced to collections not yet located.

38 leaves, 35 tipped in examples of music, stiff wraps, ex-library (Portland Public Library) with usual library markings otherwise very good. 8 inches by 11-1/2 inches. Original compilation. 
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2 Jazz Times Magazine 1982-2007 [Lot of 104 Issues]
Jazz Times 1982-2007 Softcover Very Good 
104 issues, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good to fine. From Wikipedia: "JazzTimes is a magazine that dates back to Radio Free Jazz, a publication founded in 1970 by Ira Sabin when he was operating a record store in Washington, DC. It was originally a newsletter designed to update shoppers on the latest jazz releases and provide jazz radio programmers with a means of communicating with the industry. However, Radio Free Jazz grew substantially over the next decade, attracting readers and writers from around the world. In 1980, the magazine's broader focus and appeal prompted a name change, so Radio Free became JazzTimes. In 1990, the magazine also underwent a change, receiving a bold new look that incorporated exclusive cover photography and state of the art graphic design. It carries extensive news coverage of happenings in the Jazz world. It also reviews CDs, concerts, home audio, videos, instruments and books. In addition, it features a guide to artists, events, record labels and music schools." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 Jazziz Magazine 1977-2002, Vol. 14-19 [Lot of 38 Issues]
Jazziz Magazine 1977-2002 Softcover Very Good 
38 issues, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good to fine. Includes such articles as Metheny Big Band, Blues Masters of the Harmonica, Queens: in the 'Hood, Henry Threadgill Sideways, etc. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Modern Drummer Magazine 1977-1999 Vol. 1 #1 - Vol. 13 [Lot of 92 Issues]
Cedar Grove, NJ Modern Drummer Publication 1977-1999 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
92 issues, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good to fine. First four issues are in reprint form. Included with the 92 issues of Modern Drummer are: 9 issues of RHYTHM, 11 issues of DRUMS, and 10 issues DRUM TRACKS. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 Musician Magazine 1992-1998 [Lot of 40 Assorted Issues]
Musician Magazine 1992-1998 Softcover Very Good 
40 issues, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 8.5 by 11 inches, very good to fine. From Wikipedia: "Musician (1976–1999) was a monthly magazine that covered news and information about American popular music. Initially called "Music America", it was founded in 1976 by Sam Holdsworth and Gordon Baird. The two friends borrowed $20,000 from relatives and started the publication in a barn in Colorado. Subtitled "The Art, Business and Technology of Making Music," it became known for its extended and thorough articles about the stars of rock music. "Musician" was not intended to be a fan magazine—the founders envisioned it as a publication about the musician's craft, and as a result, it earned it the respect of people in the music business. As Holdsworth told an interviewer in 2003, the magazine "...created a level of trust that made the musicians feel they were talking with peers." In that same article, he noted that "Musician" was also known for finding out the little things that the average magazine did not—such as why a musician chose a particular brand of instrument, or what was the inspiration for a certain song. But "Musician" never gained a wide following, although it had a devoted base of fans. The magazine was respected by the critics for the quality of the writers—among the best known writers for "Musician" were rock critic Lester Bangs and soon-to-be film director Cameron Crowe. (Gordon, 2003) Due to the expense of running it, Holdsworth and Baird sold it in 1982, to the company that owned Billboard magazine; but Holdsworth and another company executive bought it back in 1985 and they ran it until selling it again in 1987. (Frenette, 1989)" 
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6 Alyker, Frank (editor) Down Beat. 60 Years of Jazz.
Hal Leonard Corporation 1995 0793534917 / 9780793534913 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
270 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. Introduction by John McDonough. From the back cover: "More than 100 classic articles and photographs from Down Beat Magazine, the world's premier jazz magazine for the past 60 years." ; 11.02 X 8.46 X 0.59 inches 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 AMBURN, ELLIS Buddy Holly. A biography.
New York St. Martin's Press, 1995 0312134460 / 9780312134464 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
422 pages, 16 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: Here, in Buddy Holly, Ellis Amburn, the biography of Janis Joplin and Roy Orbison, presents the most comprehensive biography ever written about this legendary figure, a young man who transformed the course of American music with his shocking blend of country and western and rhythm 'n' blues. Having devoted the last five years of his life to this work - crisscrossing the rural paths of the United States from Texas to Minnesota - Amburn portrays Holly as a mythic antihero,whose rebellious, dramatic life was a reaction against the constricting values of America in the 1950s, when his music was regarded as the work of the devil. From his wild days as a juvenile delinquent, to his first romances, to his early associations with then virtually unknown singers ilke Elvis Presley and Waylon Jennings, Holy emerges as a deeply tortured, driven individual and a brilliantly talented young man in a hurry to make it as a star. 
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8 ANGELOU, MAYA Singin' and swingin' and getting' merry like Christmas.
New York Bantam Books, 1976 0553380052 / 9780553380057 Soft Cover 
291 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the cover, 'In the third book of her enthralling autobiographical series, Maya Angelou continues the fascinating saga that has touched, inspired, and empowered so many readers. Here Maya Angelou, dazzling entertainer, casts the spotlight on her show business career - a pageant of international scope. Maya, the woman, shares her sad, failed marriage to a white man, her early motherhood and achingly sensitive relationship with her young son, and her bone-deep, painful suspicion of the wwhite world that welcomes her talent so dramatically...' 
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9 ARNOLD, ZACH M. The miniature harmonica.
Pacific Grove, CA Boxwood Press 1995 0940168308 / 9780940168305 Soft Cover Very Good 
218 pages, illustrations, diagrams, music, pictorial wrappers, spiral bound, very good. From the preface: This manual is not a magical way of learning to play the harmonica in five minutes or thirty but a self-administered guide for the serious student who wishes to invest a few minutes a day (either regularly or sporadically) to master one of the easiest of musical instruments and thereby start a rewarding exploration of the vast field of making music for one's self, a do-it-yourself effort at broadening your own horizons and enriching your life. 
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10 ARVEY, VERNA Choreographic Music: Music for Dance.
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. , 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
523 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, back-strip frayed, text very good. 1st edition. From the foreword: The art of the dance is as yet recordless, as fleeting as the life of the artist who interprets it. Once Pavlowa's dancing was supreme artistry. Now it is mere memory and many descriptive, written words; but the music to which she danced still lives. Mozart danced the Minuet faultlessly. His dancing has passed on with him but the Minuets he wrote remain to charm us with their exquisite perfection. Composers of all times have created a living body of musical literature for the Dance. For those who scorn the writing of such music, and deem it light and unworthy let it be said that most composers have been guilty of the crime. We now call their dances classics, simply because they wrote them. This book is therefore occupied equally with the classics of the past and of the future. 
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11 BAKER-CARR, JANET Evening at Symphony A Portrait of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1977 0395256976 / 9780395256978 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
172 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the dj: This handsomely illustrated volume takes the reader backstage at the BSO to discover for himself the history of the institution, the famous conductors, the musicians, the interaction of audience and performer, the special lore of this highly gifted group of people - in short, all the elements that are essential to the life of a major performing orchestra. 
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12 BEATON, VIRGINIA and, PEDERSEN, STEPHEN Maritime Music Greats: Fifty Years of Hits and Heartbreak
Halifax, Nova Scotia Nimbus Publishing, Limited 1992 1551090155 / 9781551090153 Soft Cover Very Good 
175 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers. From the publisher: Wilf Carter, Hank Snow, Anne Murray, and Rita MacNeil are just a few of the Maritimers who, over the years, have made their mark on the North American music scene. These downeast performers impart a distinct Maritime flavor to their music, embodying the variety, style and values of the region's culture while combining country and pop with traditional and folk music. Maritme Music Greats follows the story of Maritime music over a fifty year span - the local environment, the struggles in the industry, and the songs that have brought fame- from fiddling styles and ceilidh at the Grand Ole Opry, to the Acadian accent and 'Singalong Jubilee.' It profiles such performers as oldtime fiddlin' great Don Messer, the distinctly Canadian Stompin' Tom Connors, the kilt and country of John Allan Cameron, country Carroll Baker, and the innovative Rankins. Complete with anecdotes and photos, Maritime Music Greats provides an informative and entertaining look at the region's music industry. 
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13 Berendt, Joachim-Ernst & William Odom (translator) Jazz. a Photo History.
New York Schirmer Books 1979 0028702905 / 9780028702902 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
355 pages, well illustrated, black cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar, former owner's address label otherwise fine. From the DJ: "In order to collect the unique photos contained in this book, many of them never before published in America, Berendt obtained the cooperation of world famous jazz photographers and the most important jazz archives." ; 10.70 X 9.40 X 1.10 inches; 355 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Bertensson, Sergei and Leyda, Jay Sergei Rachmaninoff: a Lifetime in Music
New York University Press 1956 0814700446 / 9780814700440 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
X, 464 pages, 4 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Second printing. With the assistance of Sophia Satina. From the DJ: "In this first full account of Rachmaninoff's career as composer, conductor, and pianist, the authors reveal unexpected links between the public sides of this great artist and those parts of his life carefully concealed from the public, especially the circumstances surrounding the composition of each of his works." ; Ex-Library 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 BIERLEY, PAUL E. John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon.
Columbus, OH Integrity Press 1973 0918048060 / 9780918048066 Soft Cover Very Good 
Xxiv, 270 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: "The revised edition of John Philip Sousa, American Phenomenon incorporates the latest findings of many scholars. Four earlier printings were published by Appleton-Century-Crofts and Prentice-Hall. This book and The Works of John Philip Sousa (the stories behind Sousa's music) have become the international standards for those wishing to learn about the life and music of the 'March King.'" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Blades, James & Johnny Dean How to Play Drums
St Martins Pr 1992 0312085028 / 9780312085025 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
112 pages, illustrations, diagrams, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 1st U. S. Edition. ; How-to-Play Series; 9.30 X 7.40 X 0.50 inches 
Price: 24.00 USD
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17 BOOKSPAN, MARTIN and, YOCKEY, ROSS Zubin. The Zubin Mehta story.
New York Harper & Row 1978 0061204005 / 9780061204005 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
226 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Zubin Mehta, Indian conductor. Son of the violinist Mehli Mehta, founder and conductor of the Bombay Symphony, Mehta studied medicine for two years before continuing the family's musical tradition. After two years of study at the Vienna Music Academy, he won first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Liverpool, England, in 1958. Master of a flamboyant style, Mehta specializes in late romantic and early modern symphonic repertoire and in opera. He has served as director of the Montreal Symphony (1961-67), the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (1962-78), the New York Philharmonic (1978-91), and the Israel Philharmonic. 
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18 BRANDT, WILLIAM E. The way of music. Second edition.
Boston Allyn and Bacon, 1969 Hard Cover Very Good 
595 pages, illustrations, music, cloth, very good. From the preface: The approval with which the first edition of The Way of Music was generally received has encouraged the publication of this second edition. The reader familiar with the former version will find essentially the same approach in the present book, with the addition to certain chapters of important material dealing with opera, keyboard and chamber music. The chapter dealing with the twentieth century has been thoroughly revised, brought up to date and, it is hoped, generally improved. WAY 
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19 Brown, Nathan Clifford A Catalogue of the Birds Known to Occur in the Vicinity of Portland, Me. , Especially in the Townships of Falmouth, Deering, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. Briefly Annotated.
Portland William M. Marks, Printer 1882 Softcover Fair 
48 pages, wrappers, covers frayed, text very good, ex-library, with usual library markings, in stiff binder. Scarce. ; Ex-Library; 48 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 CARPENTER, HUMPHREY Benjamin Britten. A Biography.
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992 Very Good 
677 pages, plates, boards, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh 1913-76, English composer. Britten is considered the most significant British composer since Purcell. As a youth he composed instrumental works, displaying technical brilliance and colorful orchestration. One example, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1946), written for a film, is based on a theme by Purcell. His most characteristic expression is achieved in vocal music. His many song cycles and choral works include A Boy Was Born (1933) and A Ceremony of Carols (1942). Britten's great War Requiem (1962), based on the bitter war poems of Wilfred Owen, was sung at the dedication in England of the reconstructed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed during World War II. In his operas, which include Paul Bunyan (1941), Peter Grimes (1945), The Rape of Lucretia (1946), The Turn of the Screw (1954), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), and Death in Venice (1973), he displayed a sensitivity to text and a fondness for variation technique, dynamic dissonance, and the use of ground basses. In 1976 Queen Elizabeth II named him a life peer. 
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