THELONIOUS MONK His rare signature on a letter of agreement with Columbia Records, concerning recorded distribution of his live performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. Documentary Letter signed: "Thelonious Monk", 1 page, 8½x11. Forest Hills, N.Y., 1963 September 23. On letterhead of Columbia Records. Monk signs his assent to a letter referencing a prior agreement by him with Columbia Records (1962 July 30), and declaring that no additional compensation will be owed him for the recording of his performance at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival unless the company issues a complete LP album featuring his performance exclusively. Jazz pianist and composer Thelonius Monk (1917-1982) has been called "the high priest of bebop," although his idiosyncratic style defies glib categorization. Several of his compositions, including Round Midnight and Blue Monk are classics of the genre. Although Monk had been performing since the early 1940s and had already written some of his classic songs, it was not until the mid-1950s that his avant-garde style began to attract a wide audience. In 1956 he released Brilliant Corners, considered one of the classic jazz albums of all time. read more...
Music | Album Leafs
LOUIS ARMSTRONG Louis Armstrong inscribes and signs an album leaf Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Audrey/Louis Armstrong/Satchmo", 6¼x5½ album leaf. Magazine photo (b/w, 1¼x1¾) affixed in upper right. read more...
Sale Price $352.00
LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE AVONS , THE AVONS (ELAINE ), THE AVONS (RAY ), THE AVONS (VAL ) - HFSID 159324LOUIS ARMSTRONG and THE AVONS Album leaf inscribed and signed by Louis Armstrong and The Avons Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To Linda/From/Louis Armstrong", 3¼x4½ blue leaf. Inscribed signature on verso: "To Linda/Three Good Wishes/ Elaine Ray Val/The Avons" by Val. read more...
Sale Price $500.00
EDDIE BRACKEN Blue album leaf signed by Bracken in blue ink, with a small b/w magazine photo and bio of him Inscribed album leaf signed "To Bob/Eddie Bracken" in blue ink. With blue notations near lower edge. 5½x4¼ with rounded right corners. With 1½x2½ magazine photo on verso. read more...
Sale Price $96.00
TITO BURNS Album leaf signed by British jazz pioneer Inscribed album leaf signed "To Lewis/Sincerely/Tito Burns" in blue ink. 6x5¼. Burns, born in London in 1921, is credited with leading the first group to play bebop over British radio. read more...
Sale Price $72.00
HELMUT DANTINE Helmut Dantine signs album for a fan Inscribed and signed: "To George/Helmut Dantine". 7½x4¼ with 3½x1¼ newspaper clipping with photo affixed below signature - two surfaces. Austrian born Helmut Dantine (1917-1982) came to the US in the 1930s for political reasons. read more...
Sale Price $112.00
BILL HALEY Blue album leaf signed by rock and roll pioneer Bill Haley Inscribed album leaf signed "To John/Bill Haley" in blue ink. Blue ink notations on verso. 4¾x3¼ album leaf. read more...
Sale Price $760.00
Album Leaf Inscribed and Signed: "To John/Dorothy Lamour". 6x3 ½ green album leaf signed in blue ink. Best remembered today as the film partner of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their "Road" pictures, DOROTHY LAMOUR (1914-1996) was a star on her own in the 1930s, a popular radio singer with a screen image established by The Jungle Princess (1930). Lamour made frequent USO appearances for the troops and was featured in several Bob Hope television specials in addition to appearing in films up through 1987 (Creep Show 2). Left edge ragged due to removal from album. Otherwise, fine condition. read more...
Sale Price $112.00
GALE PAGE Green album page signed "With every good wish" by Page Inscribed album page signed "To Elsie-/With every good wish-/Gale Page". 6x4½. Page (1913-1983, born Sally Perkins Rutter in Spokane, Washington) was an American actress who starred in 20 TV shows and movies between 1938 and 1964. read more...
Sale Price $128.00
PHIL REGAN Autograph album page inscribed and signed by "The Singing Cop" Inscribed album leaf signed: "To Penny/Phil Regan". Also "Phil Regan - Singer - 176130" in unknown hand. 6x4½ . Regan (1906-1996) was a New York City police detective whose outstanding voice earned him a place in film. read more...
Sale Price $144.00
BERT WEEDON - INSCRIBED ALBUM LEAF SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: THE DAKOTAS (RAY JONES), THE DAKOTAS (MIKE MAXFIELD), THE DAKOTAS (ROBIN F. MACDONALD), THE DAKOTAS (TONY MANSFIELD) - HFSID 55431BERT WEEDON and THE DAKOTAS: MIKE MAXFIELD, ROBIN MacDONALD, TONY MANSFIELD, RAY JONES Pink album leaf signed by two sets of British 1960s pop stars: electric guitar virtuoso Bert Weedon and the original members read more...
Sale Price $144.00