Fall 2019 Catalogue


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161. [Jazz & Song] Garland, Judy. (1922–1969).
Five Concert Programs

Five original concert programs from performances by the beloved actress and singer. Included are programs from a November 1951 performance in "Palace Two-A-Day" at the RKO Palace Theatre; a September 1956 performance at the RKO Palace Theatre; a May 1959 performance at the Metropolitan Opera House to benefit the Children's Asthma Research Institute; a May 21, 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall; and her October 7, 1961 performance "An Evening with Judy Garland" at the Mosque Theatre, Newark. In very good condition overall, some with toning and partial spine tears.

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Program, unsigned

162. [Jazz & Song] Hampton, Lionel. (1908–2002).
Group of Photographs

Group of six original 8 x 10 photographs of the American jazz vibraphonist, percussionist and bandleader. Included are a photograph of Hampton with a large group of friends around a table (stamped on the verso by Brodie Studio); two photographs from the same occasion dated March 9, 1947, showing Hampton with several friends, one a woman identified as "Jen" (stamped on the verso by photographer Anita Delores), and three promotional photographs of Hampton playing vibraphone and drums. Tape remnants, edge wear and some small losses; overall very good. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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163. [Jazz & Song] Harrison, George. (1943–2001).
Original Photograph

Small original mid-1960's snapshot of the Beatles guitarist, viewed through the window of a car. Fine. 3.5 inches (9 cm) square.

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Song
Two original photographs of the beloved jazz singer Lena Horne and vibraphonist and bandleader Lionel Hampton, in one of which they are shown together with the boxer and occasional television personality Max Baer.  One photograph is labeled at the head: "Famous Door 1943 NYC." 10 x 8 inches and 7 x 5 inches. Rather soiled, overall very good.

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Jazz

165. [Jazz & Song] [Young, Lester. (1909–1959)].
"New Orleans Strutters" - Vintage Photograph with teenage Lester Young

An extraordinary and very rare vintage photograph of the 1920's jazz band "The New Orleans Strutters," including the teenage Lester "Prez" Young, shown standing on an outdoor stage in front of a large poster with their name. The musicians shown, wearing marching-band-style outfits, include brass, percussion, and clarinet; also shown behind them are a group of other performers, presumably dancers, including a man and a boy in blackface. Lester Young is the young saxophonist in plus-fours in the front row. Photograph rather wrinkled, laid down to a larger sheet with some water damage at the foot. Overall very good. Photograph 13.5 x 10.5 inches (34 x 26.5 cm), overall size 20 x 16 inches (50.5 x 40.5 cm). Read More...

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Art

166. [Jazz & Song] Lee, Peggy. (1920–2002).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American jazz and pop singer whose career spanned six decades. She is shown in a glamorous studio portrait and has signed and inscribed to Paul McMahon at the lower right: "To Paul / Onward! / Peggy Lee." Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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167. [Jazz & Song] Lewis, John. (1920–2001) & Jackson, Milt. (1923–1999) & Kay, Connie. (1927–1994).
The Modern Jazz Quartet & The Beaux-Arts String Quartet - Signed Program

Signed single-sheet program from a joint performance of the Modern Jazz Quartet and the Beaux-Arts String Quartet, ca. 1960. The program has been signed on the verso by Modern Jazz pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, and drummer Connie Kay. The concert, at the Record Hunter, Fifth Avenue, included premieres of two collaborative works between the two ensembles: "Sketch" by Lewis and "Conversations" by Gunther Schuller. The Beaux-Arts Quartet also performed Haydn's Quartet op. 74 no 1, and the Modern Jazz Quartet several standards and selections from the film Odds Against Tomorrow. Heavy horizontal crease, otherwise fine. 6.75 x 11.25 inches (17.2 x 28.8 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music
Jazz

168. [Jazz & Song] Mulligan, Gerry. (1927–1996).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great baritone sax player, arranger, and composer, who is shown playing his instrument and has signed at the lower margin in black ink. Black and white matte print in very fine condition. 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.5 cm). Read More...

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169. [Jazz & Song] Parker, Charlie. (1920–1955).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the legendary jazz musician, who is shown with his sax in a small cropped half-tone photograph and has signed across the image. The photograph was signed ca. 1950 during a tour to Sweden, where Parker performed at the Stockholm club Nalen. Fine. 2.75 x 3.5 inches (6 x 8 cm), nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 8.5 x 10.75 inches.

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170. [Jazz & Song] [Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882–1945)] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996) & Webb, Chick. (1905–1939) & Lunceford, Jimmy. (1902 - 1947).
Two Original FDR Convention Ball Tickets Featuring Jazz Performers

Two original tickets to gala balls given in honor of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by the Democratic Negro Campaign Committee in 1936 and 1938. The ball on October 23, 1936 (ticket with stub still attached) featured Jimmy Lunceford and a "Marvelous Floor Show"; the ball on October 28, [1938] featured Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald. 1936 ticket in very fine condition, 6 x 3 inches (15.1 x 7.6 cm); 1938 ticket in fair condition with heavy soiling and creases, 4 x 3 inches (10.2 x 7.3 cm). Rare. 

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Ephemera
Jazz
History & Historiography

171. [Jazz & Song] Sani, Amru. (1925–2000).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Jamaican singer and actress, who experienced short-lived fame in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's, was dubbed the "Jamaican 'enchantress of song," appeared with Maurice Chevalier on stage and was featured several times on the Ed Sullivan Show, including on the episode where Elvis made his first appearance there. She is shown in a promotional photograph by Maurice Seymour and has signed and inscribed at the lower left to Paul McMahon. Logo of the Music Corporation of America struck through at the lower right. Overall very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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Song

172. [Jazz & Song] Scott, Hazel. (1920–1981).
Signed Portrait and Original Poem

Unusual signed item from the jazz and classical pianist and singer, a large mounted color magazine photograph over an original poem "Queen of the Keys (To Hazel Scott)" neatly composed in red pencil by one Edna Lo Harrison in 1947. Scott has signed and inscribed the page in black ink "To Edna Harrison- My very best wishes / Hazel Scott." The poem reads in full: "From classical to modern / Her fingers caress the keys; / Sound emanates from her soul / with natural rhythmic ease. / Her music is so precise yet / She seems in a rapturous haze. / There's a depth of feeling in her eyes, / As she pats her foot and sways. / She shall be queen of the keys - / A halo of music her crown; / For through her dexterous fingers / She has become reknown." 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm) and in very fine condition. Read More...

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173. [Jazz & Song] Sherrill, Joya. (1924–2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American jazz vocalist, who is shown performing in an elegant gown. She has signed and inscribed at the left to Paul McMahon. Photograph by Murray Korman of New York. Slightly toned around the edges with one large fingerprint; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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174. [Jazz & Song] Simone, Nina. (1933–2003).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist, who is shown in a promotional photograph for Colpix Records, ca. 1959-1964. She has signed and inscribed at the left to Paul McMahon. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 26 cm). Read More...

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175. [Jazz & Song] Smith, Patti. (b. 1946).
Patti Smith Group Salutes Pope Jean Paul I

New York: Radio Ethiopia. [1979]. Offset printed poster on thin gloss paper. Very fine. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (27.2 x 21.5 cm). Not listed in OCLC/WorldCat. One copy is located in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

The title track of the Patti Smith Group's fourth album Wave (1979) was titled Frederick and was a tribute to Pope John Paul I, whose brief papacy coincided with the recording sessions.


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176. [Jazz & Song] Staton, Dakota. (1930–2007).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American jazz singer known for her 1957 hit "The Late, Late Show." She is shown in a promotional photograph for Shaw Artists Corporation and has signed and inscribed at the right. Some very light corner creases; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.7 cm).

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177. [Jazz & Song] [The Supremes (1959–1977)] Ross, Diana. (b. 1944) & Wilson, Mary. (b. 1944) & Ballard, Florence. (1943–1976).
"An Evening With the Supremes" - SIGNED Souvenir Program with Unsigned Program

1965 souvenir program for "An Evening with the Supremes," signed by all three members of the group on their color photograph on the front cover: "Florence / Mary / Love Always Diana Ross." Together with another souvenir program from 1967, this one unsigned. Both programs with color photographs to the wrappers, additional facsimile signatures, and black-and-white photographs and text throughout. Some light shelf wear, overall fine. 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30.4 cm). Read More...

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Song

178. [Jazz & Song] Vaughan, Sarah. (1924–1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great American jazz vocalist and pianist, a gifted song stylist known for her rich voice and perfect pitch. She is shown in a promotional photograph for Mainstream Records and has signed and inscribed at the right: "To Bill & Tammy, all the best / Sarah Vaughan." Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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179. [Jazz & Song] Washington, Dinah. (1924–1963).
Rare Early Promotional Photograph

Unusual early promotional photograph of the young singer, shortly after she adapted her performing name, captioned at the foot: "Dinah Washington with Lionel Hampton and Band."The very young Washington is shown seated, facing to the side and showing off her crossed legs in high heels. Some surface cracks, corner losses and toning; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.2 cm). Read More...

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180. [Jazz & Song] Waters, Muddy. (1915–1983).
"Sail On" - Signed Album

Album of greatest hits by the important blues musician, signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, "To Ken, Muddy Waters". Damp staining and wear to the lower edge, partially split; overall very good. The record is included. 12.5 x 12.5 inches (31.5 x 31.5 cm).

Sail On is a 1969 re-released version of the 1958 album The Best of Muddy Waters, with the tracks re-sequenced. The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inducted the album as a "Classic of Blues Recording" in 1983.


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