Music Biography

Music Biography

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TRUMPET BLUES The Life of Harry James, Levinson, Peter J.
1 Levinson, Peter J. TRUMPET BLUES The Life of Harry James
New york Oxford University Press 1999 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of dirt to the rear book cover by the bottom edge. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed with an inscription by the author on the reverse of the front endpaper: "To Andy Siri - Thanks for your interest in Trumpet Blues /Best Wishes, Peter Levinson" The same previous owner has noted his ownership with his name on the front endpaper in ink. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the Big Band Era. And few players dominated that era more than Harry James, whose soaring trumpet solos and romantic hit tunes influenced popular music for a generation." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Marian Anderson A Portrait, Vehanen, Kosti
2 Vehanen, Kosti Marian Anderson A Portrait
New York & Cleveland Whittlesey House 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket Ex-Library 
B&W Photographs; This copy has been removed from a Works Progress Administration Library in Kansas. The book is in Very Good- to Very Good condition and has a Good+ to Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine of the book has some beginning fading. The text pages are clean and bright. There are ink stamps to both front and rear pastedown and endpapers, along with a library card pocket on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing, especially the spine end and corners. The spine and flap joints have rubbing as well, and the rear panel has noticeable ground-in dirt and toning. "Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 April 8, 1993) was an African-American contralto and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: "Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty." Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anderson declined, as she had no training in acting. She preferred to perform in concert and recital only. She did, however, perform opera arias within her concerts and recitals." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Life & Legend Of Leadbelly, Wolfe, Charles and Kip Lornell
3 Wolfe, Charles and Kip Lornell The Life & Legend Of Leadbelly
New York Harper Collins 1992 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has one small semi-closed edge tear and some light bumping to the edges. "Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1889 December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. He is best known as Lead Belly. Though many releases credit him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly", which is also the spelling on his tombstone and the spelling used by the Lead Belly Foundation. Lead Belly usually played a twelve-string guitar, but he also played the piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and "windjammer" (diatonic accordion). In some of his recordings he sang while clapping his hands or stomping his foot." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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