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A1 - Beautiful World Tour 2008 Booklet from Return to Forever (Chick Corea, Al DiMeola, Stanley Clark and Lenny White, excellent photography of the group (which I saw in Clearwater, FL - a truly awe-inspiring concert!) Booklet is large, in like new condition. Lists locations and dates, as well as comments from each of the group members, some recalling their original successes in the 1970s.
$25
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A14 - First three issues, "Video" Magazine, Winter/Summer/Fall 1978, video cameras, games, video music, VCR reviews, and more! Fine cond.
$15



A14A - 13 issues of "Electronic Musician" magazine, 10/2003 to 3/2005 (not a complete set); good to fine condition. Amazing amount of info on the world of music-related electronics! Includes "Personal Studio Buyer's Guide 2005."
$30 plus $8 Shipping/Handling



A14B - 3 more issues of "Electronic Musician" magazine, July, August and September 2002; very good cond.
$15



A15 - Three magazines/catalogs from Sweetwater (electronic music supplier); 1999, 2000, and 2002, each about 16 pp.; fascinating reviews/news of latest music-related electronics. Good condition. Oh, and plus "ProGear 2003" Magazine/Catalog, a big 290 pages, everything about music and technology! Very good condition.
$15



A15-A - Three issues of Roland Users Group Magazine, 1998, 2000 and 2003, about 70+ pages each; fascinating info on Roland products and users; generally good condition.
$15



A15-B - "Down Beat" Magazine, June, 1981 issue, featuring (one of my heroes) Chick Corea, plus articles on "New Wave" Jazz, Student Recording Awards, reviews of Oregon (five stars), Ronnie Matthews, Sidney Bechet (5 stars), Teo Macero, Air, and many more! Fairly good condition (cover is a little loose).
$12



A15-C - "Down Beat" Magazine, 58th Annual Readers' Poll, December, 1993, fine condition. Includes articles on Joshua Redman, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea's "Brave New Band," Cassandra Wilson (Blindfold Test), CD Reviews of Trenton's Richie Cole, Ruth Brown, Junior Wells, and more!
$10



A15-D - "Audio Xpress" Magazine, "The Audio Technology Authority," November, 2003, articles include "A Purist Approach to Pre-Amplifier Re-design," "How to Achieve Clean, Accurate Bass," and much more on the leading technology edge; how about a do-it-yourself phase inverter? 72 pages, fine condition.
$10



A16 - "Science" Magazine, 3 issues, March - April, 1935, technical articles on all aspects of science & scientific thought; some good ads as well. Good cond.
$30



A17 - First two issues, "MusicWorks" Magazine, "A Manual for Musicians," large format, April & November, 1976. Lots of excellent info on recording, producing, writing music; extra large size, v. good cond.
$20



A17-A - "Downbeat" Magazine, 60th Anniversary Issue, July, 1994, a review of the first 60 years! Every jazz buff should have this issue! Very good cond.
$15



A66A3 - USA Map (includes southern Canada), created by Broadcasting Magazine, January 1st, 1943, 22 1/4" by 34 3/4", showing EVERY US county's name (in tiny print), and listing every city that had at least one radio station (see pictures for more info). In good condition, though there's some darkening at folds.
$55 [ Click Here for Pic ]



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D5 - "Gramophone Records, Complete List," catalog, classical and folk music records listing, from Paris (in English), 1930's or 1940's(?); 24 pp., some pencil markings within, o/w good cond.
$18



D6 - "Columbia Masterworks Records," catalog of Canadian pressings, June, 1942, 102 pp., complete; v. good cond.
$16



D6A - "Columbia Records" catalog, 368 pp., about 5 x 7", 1922, "Contains all records listed up to and including December 31st, MCMXXI." Cover rather tattered, but pages in very good condition. A valuable resource for early record collectors.
$36 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D6B - "Columbia Records" catalog, 488 pp., about 5 x 7", 1920: although the date isn't stated, the catalog states that all records up to September 1919 are listed. Cover is rather water-stained (mostly near bottom), with some page chipping (lower right), and 20 pages have slightly ratty lower right corner (but not touching text). Otherwise, very good condition!
$36 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D6C - "Columbia Records" catalog, 486 pp., about 5 x 7", 1918: although the date isn't stated, the catalog states that all records up to September 1917 are listed. Cover is in ratty condition, with missing upper right and lower right corners, with some page chipping. Otherwise, good condition (no foxing, pages flexible)!
$36 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D6D - Another Columbia (Graphophone Co.) record catalog, 5" x 7", just 40 pp., There's no date listed, but it's publication M945-3-14 (1914?). The cover (title?) is "A selected list of popular-priced Columbia Double-Disc records chosen from the General Columbia Catalog and Arranged Alphabetically under Various Classifications." What's cool about this catalog is that it's ordered by type of music, e.g., "Banjo Records,""Laughing Songs,""Negro Shouts,""Oratorios","Patriotic Songs,""Piccolo Records," etc., etc.
There is a rubber stamp of "Nelson's / 5c and 10c Store / Cor. Central & Middle Sts./Lowell, Mass." Previous owner's inked name in upper right of cover. Otherwise, fine condition.
$18



D7 - "Brunswick Electrical Records," catalog, December 1930, 140 pp., great period cover illustration; classical music, popular music, comedy & more; a great reference resource; fine cond.
$28 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D7A - RCA Victor and Bluebird Records catalog (1942), "The Music America Loves Best, on Victor and Bluebird Records" with subhead, "Selected from the Great Victor Record Catalog." Over 500 big, 8 3/4" by 11 1/4" pages, copyright 1943. There's an artist index, composer section, title section, popular dance section, and even includes "Mexican Popular Music" and "Race Entertainment" (by artist and by title)! There are some black and white album cover illustrations as well. This is quite a compendium! Almost no page browning, and just some edge cuts and wear on the covers; all in all, very good condition.
$28 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D7B - "Victor Record Catalog," ("Complete Catalog of Victor Records for 1939-1940"), including Red Seal and Black Label records, size a bit over 5 x 7", about 600 pp. (each "section" has its own page numbering), in very good condition. Includes prices for a variety of record types (from 75 cents to $3.50!!). In very good condition.
$28 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D7C - Another copy of "Victor Record Catalog," ("Complete Catalog of Victor Records for 1939-1940"), including Red Seal and Black Label records, size a bit over 5 x 7", about 600 pp. (each "section" has its own page numbering), in very good condition. Includes prices for a variety of record types (from 75 cents to $3.50!!). In very good condition.
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D7D - A truly nice Victor Records catalog, for 1922! About 300 5 by 7" pages, including biographical sketches, 10 and 12 inch black label (2 sided) records. I note early Irving Berlin, hundreds of marches, folk songs, operas, Paul Whiteman's Orchestra (pre-Rhapsody in Blue), a section on Victor's Red Seal List, a section on "Black, Blue and Purple" records, and finally a list of 87 musical terms. In surprisingly good condition!
$38



D15 - Advertising brochure, The Tropicana (in Havana, CUBA), ca. 1959 (last year of operation), color, featuring list of current entertainers (Nat "King" Cole, Billy Daniels, Carmen Miranda, Johnny Puleo & more), with Reservations Stamp; 1 pp. foldout, fair to good cond. Included is one page contents of letter from Radio Havana Cuba, 1963, and one large page pamphlet, "Second Declaration of Havana (in English), 1962; interesting propaganda; good cond.
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D30 - Concert handout; Chick Corea and Gary Burton, at Carnegie Hall, 1979-80 Season. Included is one used Ticketron ticket to the concert, and another for Chick Corea and Gary Burton in Ambler, PA., Aug. 10th, 1980. Very good cond.
$14 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D31 - "25th Anniversary Newport Jazz Festival - New York", "1978 Guide/Schedule," (June 23-July 2, 1978) brochure (about 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", 12 "panels", with schedule of events (including New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Ornette Coleman, The Cecil Taylor Unit, Count Basie with Joe Williams, New York Jazz Repertory Company with Dick Hyman, Marian McPartland, Sonny Rollins Quintet, McCoy Tyner Sextet, Betty Carter, Dexter Gordon Quartet, Max Roach Quintet, Candido, Max Roach, Mel Torme, (early) Irene Kral, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Getz Quintet, George Duke, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Gerry Mulligan Quintet, Buddy Rich, Alberta Hunter, Eubie Blake, the Chick Corea 13 Piece Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Gary Burton, Herbie Hancock, Joao Gilberto, Charlie Byrd Trio, Sam Rivers, Chico Freeman, Dave Holland, Mike Nock, Jonah Jones Quintet, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, Pepper Adams, Ray Bryant, Junior Cook, Roy Eldridge, Barry Harris Trio, the Heath Brothers, Eddie Jefferson Quintet, Lee Konitz Nonette, Dewey Redman Quartet, George Benson, George Russell and his Orchestra, and dozens of other greats! Includes map of Manhattan with locations of the "all over" Festival.
$45 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D34 - Eight copies, "The Musician" Magazine, 10 1/2 by 13 3/4", from Dec 1900 to Jan 1904. Fascinating info for all musicians; 10-15 musical pieces in each copy (at "intermediate" level, mostly for piano); one page of the Dec 1900 issue has 7 photos, each of the birthplace of a famous composer (Bach, Mozart, Hayden, etc.) Also are fascinating articles, including music-related tips, biographies of composers, even a "Woman's Page"(!) Ads include "Musical Satchels," sheet music offerings, music schools, and much more! In mostly very good conditions, although the first two (Dec 1900 and Apr 1901) have ratty, torn covers (loose but taped). Otherwise, surprisingly good shape! $8 additional postage (they're heavy!)
$45 [ Click Here for Pic ]



Humor-Related!

D35 - "Judge Magazine," 4 copies, 2/21/1891, 3/28/1891, 5/2/91, and 6/13/91. Amazing color covers and back covers, also "centerfold" double-page color drawings, each at least 16 to 24 large size (10" by 13") pages, looks like each was previous bound in year sets (so binding is ragged), incredible political and social cartoons, jokes and great ads. Good condition, especially for age.
$58 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D36 - "Judge Magazine," 4 copies, 3/5/1898, 4/2/1898, 5/11/1898, and 9/17/98. Large size pages (10" by 13"). Good condition.
$48 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D37 - "Judge Magazine," 5 copies, 1/10/20, 7/22/22, 8/12/22, 9/30/22, 7/28/23, smaller page size (8 1/4" by 11 1/4"), in good condition.
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D37A - "Judge Magazine," 10/29/27, "Celebrities Number." Has some great humor about those '20s celebrities, plus some fine artwork (both on cover and within). Cover has its right edge (about 1/4 inch) darkened, probably from sunlight. One sheet separated from staples (but could be easily fixed). Some age-related page darkening, but not alot. Otherwise in "good-minus" condition.
$22 [ Click Here for Pic ]



D38 - "Judge Magazine," 3 copies, 7/4/31, 12/12/31, and 6/19/36, good condition.
$38 [ Click Here for Pic ]






A40 - First Issue (Vol 1, No. 1), "Haight Street Stories," April, 2001, primarily an underground comix, including "In which Esther gets a Tattoo," and "Sterling Beer and Jalapenos," with "Art by Ant," very good cond.
$10



A40-A - "Laughing Maniacs" No. 1 (first edition), comix, by "Jamerino", published by Hamster Inc., rare,very good condition.
$16 [ Click Here for Pic ]



A41 - First Issue, "Caricatour" Magazine, "Put-downs and put-ons on what's up," May 1968; international humor, mostly anti-Viet Nam war; newsprint; good cond.
$18



A50 - "Skull" Magazine, #2, 1990; "The magazine by, for and about pissed-off weird people." Crude and rude, apparently a "Church of the Subgenius"-related, primitive publication; 12 8 1/2 by 11" pages. Good condition.
$16



A50-R - 5 issues, The Realist Magazine. Issues 75 (1967), 86 (1969), 93 (1972), and 2 copies of 98 (1974). Sharp political humor (well-left of the Dems); on newsprint; some page darkening as expected, but all pages readable. Good condition.
$20



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