Fall 2018 Catalogue


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61. [Jazz & Song] Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975).
Signed Self-Portrait Drawing in her famous banana skirt

A rare early autograph signature from the legendary entertainer, who has penned a stick-figure self-portrait of herself attired in her banana skirt from her performance in 'La Folie du Jour,' released just two months after the date of this drawing.  This is the only self-portrait drawing we have ever seen from Baker! On a small album leaf, dated Munich, February 17, 1929. Some light toning, one edge slightly rough; overall fine. 5.25 x 4 inches (13.5 x 10 cm). Read More...

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62. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles] Starr, Ringo. (b. 1940) .
Original Ringo Photograph of McCartney and Lennon

Original photograph measuring 20” x 30”, published Genesis Publications. Signed and numbered by Ringo from the edition of 25 and sold together with the publisher's COA.  Unframed. Read More...

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63. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles] Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004).
1967 Richard Avedon First-Edition Psychedelic Beatles Posters - Complete Set of Four

Complete set of four first-edition psychedelic Beatles posters created by noted photographer Richard Avedon in 1967, printed by the Daily Express in 1968. Also included is the corresponding black and white landscape photographic group portrait print, also by Avedon. The psychedelic posters each measure 18.5 x 27 inches, while the banner poster measures 14.5 x 40 inches. Pinholes, creases and tears, particularly to edges of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, several pieces of tape to borders of Lennon poster, banner poster exhibits an area of loss at the right edge; overall very good. Read More...

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64. [Jazz & Song] Blake, Eubie. (1887 - 1983) .
"I'm Just Wild About Harry" - Autograph Musical Manuscript

New York: M. Witmark & Sons. [1948]. Autograph musical manuscript in pencil, music and lyrics in the hand of Eubie Blake, seven pages on four sheets of music manuscript paper, 9.5 x 12.5, no date but marked on each page with Blake's 1959 registration with Local 802.  The first page is headed, "'I'm Just Wild About Harry,' The New Arrangement for Miss Swann, Words by Noble Sissle, Music by Eubie Blake." The lyrics, in part: "I'm just wild a-bout Har-ry— / And Har-ry's wild a-bout me— / The heav'n-ly bliss-es of his kiss-es / fill me with ec-sta-sy." On the front page, in ink, Blake apologizes: "Sorry about this number in lead powder." In fine condition. This manuscript was a gift from Blake to his close friend and protege, Jim Hession. Read More...

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65. [Jazz & Song] Clooney, Rosemary. (1928–2002).
"This Ole House" - Signed Song Lyrics

Typed lyrics to the beloved song "This Ole House" by Stuart Hamblen, boldly signed at the right by singer Rosemary Clooney, who recorded it in 1954. Very fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 28 cm).

The recorded version of "This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney, featuring bass vocals by Thurl Ravenscroft, reached No. 1 on the Billboard on chart in 1954 as the flip side to her previous No. 1 song, "Hey There."


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66. [Jazz & Song] Cooke, Sam. (1931–1964).
Signed Photograph

Rare signed photograph of the popular soul singer, photographed by J. A. Dodd. Cooke has signed and inscribed boldly at the left. Photographer's signature at the lower right and stamp to the verso, dated May 17, 1958. One small scratch; slightly irregularly trimmed; overall fine. 7.5 x 7.5 inches (19 x 19 cm). Read More...

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67. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974).
Signed Photograph at the BBC

Signed doubleweight photograph of the important jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, shown during a broadcast from the BBC studios on his 1933 tour of England and Scotland. Ellington is seen looking over the soundboard of the piano, with several other members of his band visible, and has signed boldly at the right: "Best wishes / Duke Ellington." Press caption mounted on the verso. Small chip from lower blank margin, significant wear and staining to margins and a few other scattered creases, otherwise very good. 10 x 8 inches.

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68. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996).
Signed Photograph to the parents of her pianist, Lonnie Simmons

Signed ca. 1930's photograph of the legendary jazz singer, inscribed to the parents of her longtime pianist Lonnie Simmons. She has penned at the left: "To 'Lonnie's' mother & father / Best to you always / Sincerely, Ella Fitzgerald." Heavy wear and soiling, with creases, a vertical tear and two small edge tears mended with tape on the verso; not affecting the signature.  8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.3 cm). Read More...

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69. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996).
Signed Photograph

Signed ca. 1930's photograph of the legendary jazz singer, inscribed to her longtime pianist Lonnie Simmons. She has penned at the lower right: "Dig me kid / Hot stuff huh?/ Best wishes to you always Lonnie / Fondly / Sis Ella." Photographed by Bruno of New York, with studio credit hand-stamp to verso. Pinholes, some smudges to image and inscription; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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70. [Jazz & Song] Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996).
Vintage Photograph in Performance

Vintage photograph of the great jazz singer in performance with her band. She is shown holding a large baton, with brass players shown in the background and a large drum set visible at the front of the stage. Photographed by Arsene Studio, with photographer's credit stamp to the verso. Some light toning, soiling and edge wear; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.4 cm).

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71. [Jazz & Song] Jackson, Mahalia. (1911–1972) & Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974).
Original Photograph in the Studio

Original photograph of the Queen of Gospel in the studio at Columbia Records with Duke Ellington, likely working on the 1958 recording of Ellington's Black, Brown, and Beige suite. Identified and stamped on the verso by the Frank Driggs Collection. One small stain and some light edge wear; overall fine. 10 x 7 inches (25.2 x 17.7 cm).

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72. [Jazz & Song] Jackson, Michael. (1958–2009).
"Thriller" - Signed LP

Signed LP of the King of Pop's iconic album. He has signed and inscribed the cover in blue ballpoint over his image: "To Tom and Kim / Love / Michael Jackson." Some light edge wear, and one larger chip at the right edge; overall very good. 12.5 inches square. Read More...

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73. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz and Pop].
Photograph Archive from the Collection of Jazz Promoter Fred Taylor

An important collection of photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and promotional materials from a huge range of jazz and pop acts of the 1960's–1970's, from the collection of Boston jazz promoter Fred Taylor. Highlights include: a group of negatives and proof sheets of live performance photographs taken at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival and 1963 Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Nina Simone, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk and many other stars; a group of original photographs taken at a Woody Herman performance, apparently in Boston ca. 1963; a group of original photographs taken at a large outdoor performance by Chet Atkins, with negatives; and a binder containing original flyers, photographs and press clippings related to the 1971-1972 city-funded Boston summer music festival "Sunset Series on the Common," which featured among others Joan Baez, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin and the Beach Boys. Also included is a large group of over 250 press photographs of jazz, blues, country, rock, and other performers booked by Taylor over his long career, including Count Basie, Blood Sweat & Tears, Johnny Cash, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, The Rolling Stones, and many others, as well as some further promotional materials. Complete contents listed below. Most press photographs somewhat buckled, otherwise in fine to very fine condition; other materials very good to fine. Read More...

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74. [Jazz & Song] Lenya, Lotte. (1898–1981).
Typed Letter Signed about Brecht

Typed letter signed from the Austrian singer, diseuse, and actress, particularly known for her performances of the songs of her husband, Kurt Weill. March 23, 1974, 1 p. She writes to journalist Jeff Goldberg: "Dear Mr. Goldberg, Thank you very much for your letter of March 20th, 74 concerning an interview about Mr. Brecht. I have given so many interviews about him, that I feel it has exhausted my recollection. My suggestion would be to contact Mr. Brechts [sic] son, Stefan who , I am sure, could give you valuable material. Sincerely yours, Lotte Lenya." Together with the original envelope. In very fine condition. 7 x 10.25 inches (18 x 26 cm). Read More...

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75. [Jazz & Song] Lunceford, Jimmie. (1902 - 1947).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight photograph of the black band leader who died at 45 in 1947 when he suddenly collapsed; rumors persist that he was poisoned by a racist restaurant owner who was very reluctant to feed his band. A rare vintage glossy photograph of Lunceford, signed in fountain pen at the lower right: "To Bob / Best wishes from Jimmie Lunceford / 6/13/36." Pinholes at the corners, some corner wear and a slight diagonal crease, barely visible; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.6 cm).

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76. [Jazz & Song] [The Mamas & The Papas] .
"The Mamas & The Papas Deliver" - Signed LP

1967 LP of "The Mamas & The Papas Deliver," signed on the cover by all four members of the band: Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips, John Phillips, and Denny Doherty. Slightly poor contrast to some of the signatures, which are signed in blue ballpoint over the light blue background; some slight shelf wear and creases at the lower left; LP in good to very good playing condition; overall very good. 12.25 inches (31 cm) square.

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77. [Jazz & Song] [Minstrel Shows].
Vermont State Prison Minstrel Show - 1937 Program

Interesting program from the 21st Annual Minstrel Show held at the Vermont State Prison on March 31–April 3, 1937. The program listing includes solo songs, ensemble numbers, monologues, tap dancing, and instrumental music performed by the inmates, together with advertising from local businesses. With three original ticket stubs. 20 pp. Some age wear and mounting remnants to the covers; overall very good. 6 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm).

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78. [Jazz & Song] [Minstrelsy & Vaudeville].
Collection of Original Signed and Unsigned Photographs

A collection of black and white publicity photographs of vaudeville and theatre performers, including four WWI era signed photographs of blackface and minstrel show performers and 27 other signed photographs, mainly from the 1920s, of various vaudeville personalities. Largest, 11 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, many with pin holes and wear to edges, a few quite heavily chipped, overall good to very good. Read More...

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79. [Jazz & Song] South, Eddie. (1904–1962).
"Dark Angel of the Violin" - 1954 Press Photograph

Vintage 1954 press photograph of the American violinist, who after switching from classical to jazz played in vaudeville and jazz orchestras as well as with Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and Earl Hines. Press caption on the verso reads: "Eddie South, the dark angel of the violin, a favorite with Milwaukee audiences, returns tonight to open a two week engagement at a suburban supper club. Eddie, who won fame years ago, throughout the world, as a virtuoso of gypsy music, was almost counted out in 1948 when he had to go to a sanitarium. It was not thought that he would live. But after two years he came out well, happy and as great a violinist as ever. He gives all credit for his recovery to the power of prayer." Staple holes at the upper left; overpainting to the image; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm).

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80. [Jazz & Song] Waller, Thomas "Fats." (1904-1943).
Signed Photograph

Dramatic original inch pearl-finish photograph of the beloved jazz pianist at the keyboard, gesturing beneath a large CBS microphone, boldly signed and inscribed over the image: "Best Wishes / Thomas Fats Waller." Collector's notations on the reverse indicate that the signature was obtained at the Loew's State Theater in New York City on January 9, 1937. In very good to fine condition, with tack holes to the borders, some light creases, and a heavier vertical crease to the bottom. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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