More often than not, those who spend a lifetime in the record industry will acquire a wide range of weird, wonderful and unusual memorabilia from the artists they worked with. That, along with items produced by artists and labels for general sale, makes up a lot of the memorabilia we come across here, and you could find something for your collection that you didn’t know existed before.
Check out these three hand-selected highlights below, and for our full range of what we have to offer head to eil.com
NADINE COHODAS Queen: The Life & Music Of Dinah Washington (2007 UK 559-page hardback book, the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life & soulful music of the great Dinah Washington. A gospel star at fifteen & discovered by jazzgreat Lionel Hampton at eighteen, Dinah’s cool vocals on record soon crossed over from the “race” music category to the pop & jazz charts. Known in her day as Queen of the Blues & Queen of the jukebox, Dinah was regarded as that rare “first take” artist, her studio recordings reflecting the same passionate energy she brought to the stage. The author also touches on some of the suffering & heartbreak Dinah experienced in her personal life, including her seven marriages, her penchant for clothes, cars, furs & diets & her famously feisty personality, drawing on extensive interviews with family members & newly discovered documents. Excellent condition with metallic effect dust jacket).
JETHRO TULL Chrysalis Presents (Rare official 1969 UK 16-page tour programme for their September/October UK tour with Savoy Brown and Terry Reid, featuring biography text for the three artists and black & white pictures of each. Also includesa list of Chrysalis artists including Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Ten Years After and more, along with a full-page advertisment for King Crimson’s debut album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson King’. The front cover features an orange and white ‘Chrysalis’ butterfly logo. The cover has a scuff to the front, with just a little light creasing, whilst all the pages are secure and show just a little light wear – a nice copy of this scarce item at a great price).
SAM & DAVE Soul Together (Rare 1966 UK 16-page tour programme for their tour with Joe Tex, Arthur Conley and Clarence Carter, featuring artist biographies, photographs, running order for the concert and an advertisment to the Atlantic Record Club on the reverse. Aside from a little discolouration to the reverse, the cover shows little wear and the contents are all secure – a nice item and the first we have seen).
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