Holiday 2016 Catalogue


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101. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles] Starr, Ringo. (b. 1940) [Edelman, Heinz. (1934 - 2009)].
Original Portrait of Ringo

Enormous original ink and watercolor portrait of Ringo by Heinz Edelmann, 31 x 47 inches, showing him in a Yellow Submarine-esque striped suit jacket against a psychedelic background. Framed and in very good condition, with scattered staining and soiling. Edelmann, a German illustrator and designer, is best known for his art direction and character designs for the Beatles' 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. This work is unsigned and was presumably intended for some sort of display, possibly a performance set or event promotion. It may have been a preliminary draft for one of those things  - we have puzzled over the name spelling and frankly don't know what to make it of it. We acquired this from a French collector, who likewise didn't know what to make of that feature. But the piece is certainly contemporary to the period and based on the confidence and style of the line and overall impression, we feel confident in ascribing this to Edelman himself. However, as the work is unsigned, we must allow for the possibility it may have been executed by another hand, possibly an assistant or imitator. In any event, impressive in size and style, this is an extraordinary Beatles piece. 

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102. [Jazz & Song] [Big Bands].
USO Tour Signed Silk Hankies

An intriguing bit of big band ephemera, two silk Japanese handkerchiefs signed by a number of 1940s big band leaders/musicians.  Obtained by an American soldier at a USO show in Japan during the Korean War, the two handkerchiefs are sewn together at one corner with a few threads (easily separated), and are each signed by different artists. Each measuring 11''x 11'', each featuring an illustration of a Geisha with the words ''Ginza Tokyo'' (entertainment district in Tokyo).   The first handkerchief signed by: Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Sammy Kaye, Tommy Tucker and Ray Mckinley.  The second signed by Gene Krupa, Charlie Spivak, Paul Fredericks (inscribing to the soldier's wife Ruth), Guy Lombardo and Kenny Gardner.  Some creases, a few light stains, else fine.

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103. [Jazz & Song] Chevalier, Maurice. (1888-1972) [Monteux, Doris Hodgkins. (1894-1984)] [Monteux, Pierre. (1875-1964)].
I Remember It Well - SIGNED WITH CARD INSCRIBED TO DORIS MONTEUX

New York : The Macmillan Company. 1970. First Printing. Autobiographical account of the great French entertainer's farewell tour, boldly signed on the front endpaper, together with a postcard of Chevalier's house and smiling face signed and inscribed to Doris Monteux, wife of Pierre Monteux, for New Year 1971. The book, described as a "sincere and disarmingly revealing memoir," is translated from the original French version and includes 16 pp. of photographs. Hardcover with original dust jacket, in fine condition. 221 pp. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm). From the estate of Monteux's daughter, Nancie Monteux Barendse. Read More...

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104. [Jazz & Song] [Cole, Nat King. (1919-1965)].
King Cole Trio Bow Tie Display with Six Bow Ties!

Extremely rare 1940's display piece holding six differently colored and patterned clip-on bow ties as worn by "Royal Rockin' Rhythm Stars," The King Cole Trio. With a glossy photo of the group, featuring Nat King Cole, Oscar Moore and Wesley Prince. The photo, showing the musicians in their bow ties with the caption "Slidewell Bows Worn By King Cole Trio" was part of the display, and has been mounted on cardboard with an easel back. It can be attached at the top of the rack or placed in the lower section for a fantastic presentation of this special piece. Read More...

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105. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926 - 1991) & Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988).
Signed Photographs

Vintage 7.75 x 10 book page photo depicting Miles Davis and Illinois Jacquet on one side and Chet Baker on the other, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, “To Neal, Happy Days, Miles Davis” and “to Neal, Illinois Jacquet,” and on the reverse in blue ballpoint, “Thanks, Neal, Chet Baker, -56-.” In fine condition, with a small tear to left edge and a trimmed right edge. A particularly clear and early Davis signature from around the same period he recorded his four hallmark hard-bop albums with the Miles Davis Quintet, and on the reverse, an uncommon signed image of the tragic jazz great whose intimate playing style established him as a great talent until his drug related death in 1988.

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106. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926-1991).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Evocative postcard photograph of the innovative trumpeter and composer who earned a place among the most influential figures in the history of jazz, boldly signed by Davis across the image. The 1969 photograph by Guy Le Querrec depicts Miles onstage at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in loose clothes and a long scarf, holding his trumpet with one hand pointed at the camera. 10.5 x 15 cm.

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107. [Jazz & Song] Delaney, Tom. (1889-1963) [Hegamin, Lucille. (1894-1970)].
"Jazz It Blues" - Original Sheet Music

New York: Palmetto Music Co.. 1921. Scarce early original sheet music for Tom Delaney's hit "Jazz me blues," this edition published with the cleaned-up title "Jazz it blues" - and with the lyrics changed to avoid the connotations of the line "And if I don't get my jazzin' then I don't feel right"! Interestingly, although the cover and lyrics read "jazz it," pp. 4-5 still have the title "The Jazz Me Blues" at the foot. The cover features an image of Lucille Hegamin and her band, Harris' Blues and Jazz Seven (later to be known as the Blue Flame Syncopators). Hegamin, here called "the Palmetto songbird," was the first to record Delaney's hit in 1921.  Read More...

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108. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Bragg Apartment

Vibrant color limited edition 22 x 27.25 print entitled ‘The Bragg Apartment,’ numbered 266/295, signed in the lower right corner in pencil, “Bob Dylan.” Published as part of The Drawn Blank Series, Washington Green/Halcyon Gallery, 2008. Accompanied by the original folder. An appealing example of the most brightly colored print in The Drawn Blank Series (Washington Green/Halcyon Gallery, 2008): Number 1.4. Hahnemühle 350gsm Museum Etching Paper.   In fine condition, with light soiling along the top edge.  Read More...

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109. [Jazz & Song] Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Woman In Red Lion Pub - FOUR DIFFERENT SIGNED IMPRESSIONS, THE LAST SIGNED TO JUDY COLLINS

Outstanding suite of four differently colored limited edition 22 x 27.25 prints entitled ‘Woman in Red Lion Pub,’ each numbered 76/295, all signed in the lower right in pencil, “Bob Dylan,” with one inscribed to famed folk singer Judy Collins, “To Judy, ‘to act and to love,’ best wishes—Bob Dylan.” The Drawn Blank Series (Washington Green/Halcyon Gallery, 2008): Numbers 44.2, 44.4, 44.6 (inscribed), 44.7.  Hahnemühle 350gsm Museum Etching Paper.  In very fine condition, contained in their original portfolio. Accompanied by the original hardcover portfolio, with some sunning and damp staining to exterior.  Read More...

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110. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974).
"May you never be Mood Indigo" - Autograph Quotation Signed

An autograph signed quotation from the great jazz pianist and composer, who has inscribed and penned a reference to perhaps his most famous song, "May you never be Mood Indigo." Together with the original typed envelope, postmarked May 23, 1934. On a small slip, 3.75 x 7.25 inches, together with a reproduction postcard photograph. Fine.  Read More...

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111. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974).
Signed Photograph

Signed 4 x 6 photograph of the important American jazz composer, bandleader and pianist who remains the most significant composer of the genre. Matte print, inscribed "to Bill, good luck." Unevenly trimmed, otherwise in fine condition. 10 x 15.3 cm.

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112. [Jazz & Song] Goodman, Benny. (1909 - 1986).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the masterful American jazz musician and clarnetist, the "King of Swing": "Best wishes / Benny Goodman." Signed diagonally on lined notepaper and clipped to 2.75 x 2 inches (7 x 4.7 cm). Slight toning and ink slightly smudged, else good condition.

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113. [Jazz & Song] Handy, W.C. (1873-1958).
Signed Photograph

8 x 10 inch cardstock photograph of the pioneering African-American musician known as the ‘Father of the Blues,’ who wrote such hits as ‘Memphis Blues’ and ‘St. Louis Blues.’ Handy is shown smiling broadly and holding a piece of his own sheet music and has boldly signed and inscribed in blue ink and dated 1956. In fine condition.

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114. [Jazz & Song] Handy, W.C. (1873-1958).
"St. Louis Blues" - Signed Sheet Music

New York: Handy Brothers Music Co., Inc.. Revised Edition, Ukelele Arrangement. Signed sheet music of the composer's famous "Saint Louis Blues,"  five pages, 9 x 12, signed and inscribed on the front cover in fountain pen by Handy. In fine condition, with a crease to the lower right.  Read More...

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115. [Jazz & Song] Holiday, Billie. (1915-1959).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon original glossy 8 x 10 inch Associated Booking Corp. promotional photograph of the vocal legend sporting a fanciful feather hat, signed in vibrant blue ink: ''Best always / Billie Holiday'' Some moderate surface creasing and creasing at the corners, more extensive along lower right, but overall in very good condition.  Read More...

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An original 1930's album containing 88 autograph signatures of jazz musicians, sporting figures and other personalities. The musicians represented include Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Desmond, Gene Krupa, Bid Sid Catlett, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, "Hot Lips" Page, Cab Calloway, Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Woody Herman, Les Brown, and many more. The album with a two-ring binding, with some signatures signed directly onto the album leaves and others clipped and mounted, some on larger folded sheets. 31 pages of autographs, with further blank pages in the middle; on the last several pages, all the grades from the owner's report cards from 1930 to 1943 are meticulously recorded! An inscription to the owner on the verso of the title page dates the album to 1931. Light toning and edge wear; overall in fine condition. 6.25 x 4.5 inches (15.8 x 11.7 cm).

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117. [Jazz & Song] Monk, Thelonious Sphere. (1917 - 1982).
Monk sells the rights to ‘52nd Street Theme’ - Signed Contract

Scarce signed document from the influential American jazz pianist, composer and arranger who had a highly unique improvisational style and who made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't." Considered one of the most important, and eccentric, figures in modern jazz, he spent most of his life in New York City, playing in nightclubs; in the 1940s, he was one of the first players of bebop. Read More...

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118. [Jazz & Song] [Presley, Elvis. (1935-1977)] Hirschfeld, Al. (1903-2003).
Signed Hirschfeld Caricature of Elvis

Signed print of a caricature sketch of a young Elvis by the noted American artist Al Hirschfeld. Signed at the bottom right in Hirschfeld's trademark narrow capital letters. In very fine condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm).

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119. [Jazz & Song] Prince. (1958-2016).
Original 1988 Photograph

Striking original photograph of the beloved and influential singer in 1988, wearing a sailor hat, sunglasses, and jacket decorated with chains. In fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.5 cm.)

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120. [Instrumentalists] Cliburn, Van. (1934 - 2013).
"World at his Fingertips" - Original Press Photograph

Original press photograph showing the American pianist waving among confetti, during one of the parades given for him after he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War. On his return, the pianist rode in the back of a convertible through the streets of NY and other major cities and was greeted by thousands of adoring fans. Original press caption on the verso dated May 24, 1958. Slight wrinkling and a few scuffs; overall in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.5 cm).

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