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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Famous Negro Music Makers. New York, 1955.

First edition of Hughes' important volume of 18 essays on Black music and musicians, enriched by "Hughes' liveliness and depth of feeling as a poet," this rare copy warmly inscribed by him in the year of publication to the founder and owner of Franklin Watts publishers and his wife, author and editor Helen, who together published all five of Hughes' critically acclaimed books with titles beginning, "First Book," starting with First Book of Negroes in 1952. In this very memorable presentation/association copy, Hughes writes across an entire page, "Inscribed especially for Frank and Helen, my 'Firsts' publishers, sincerely, Langston, New York, September, 1955." $3500.

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“HE IS NEVER HAMPERED BY THE LYRICS
IN IMPROVISING ON THE MELODY”

ARMSTRONG, Louis. Photograph signed. New York, 1953.

Vintage Joe Glaser publicity photo of Louis Armstrong grinningly posed before his trophy mantle, boldly signed on the verso by Armstrong and two of the All-Stars, scat-singer Velma Middleton, and jazz pianist Billy Kyle. $1800.

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SIGNED BY “SATCHMO” AND VELMA MIDDLETON

(ARMSTRONG, Louis). (MIDDLETON, Velma). Document signed (concert program). No place, no date [1957].

Vintage concert program booklet, illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, signed in green ink on the front cover “Satchmo, Louis Armstrong,” further signed by singer Velma Middleton at her photograph. $1650.

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"JUST SKAT'N' SKEET'N' HI DE HI, AND SKATTLE ATTLE AT DA DAY"

CALLOWAY, Cab. Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs. New York, 1942.

First edition of this book of piano-vocal sheet music for some of Cab Calloway's most famous big band hits, including his jive dictionary featuring popular slang of the era. $1200.

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