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I'm just a lucky so and so [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
David, Mack
Arranger:
Liston, Melba
Physical description:
53 copy scores, 32 cm
3 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
20th century
Notes:
Three untitled short scores are noted on the top and verso of the short scores in Folder A. An untitled short score is noted on the verso of the bass part in Folder B, grouping ii. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Published piano vocal score from Folder E from the Presentation Album, vol. D. Remaining items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 12, 8, 402.
Summary:
54 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm just a lucky so and so is contained in five folders consisting of 1 ten-page conductor score, 1 two-page piano conductor score, 1 two-page piano vocal score, 3 three-page piano vocal scores, 3 one-page short scores, 2 lead sheets and 41 parts in G Major concert, 8 parts in C Major concert, and 3 parts in F Major concert (?) -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, Salaam, Whaley, Sanders, others?).
Folder A contains 2 one-page short scores. 1 short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. 1 short score indicates parts for Rab, trumpets. Short score subtitled "Final ending."
Folder B contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for bass; drums; piano. -- (ii) One-page short score, lead sheet, ten-page conductor score and parts in G Major. Short score does not indicate instrumentation. Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Some people need a lot of money ...". Conductor score indicates parts for alto, 2 tenors, baritone. Parts for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor 1; 1 trumpet - 1; bass. -- (iii) Lead sheet in G Major and parts in F Major (?). Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. Parts for 1 reed - alto; 1 trombone - Gee; 1 unidentified instrument. -- (iv) Parts in G Major for 1 reed - alto 2; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - 1. Part for trombone 1 appears incomplete.
Folder C contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Proc, Jimmy, Paul, baritone; 1 trumpet - Terry; 3 trombones - Britt, Butter, John. Part in G Major for 1 trumpet - 2. -- (ii) Parts in G Major for 2 reeds - tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; bass; piano.
Folder D contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in G Major for 3 reeds - Sears, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex, Cat, unidentified (?); 3 trombones - Jones, Tricky, Brown; bass. -- (ii) Two-page piano conductor score, two-page piano vocal score and parts in G Major. Piano conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "As I walk down the street seems ev'ryone I meet ...". Piano vocal score appears incomplete.
Folder E contains three-page piano vocal scores (1 published, 2 copies). Lyrics begin "Some people need a lot of money ...". -- All items except Folder B, groupings i & iii, piano part from Folder C, grouping ii, Folder D, grouping i, and published piano vocal score from Folder E from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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