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.
Condition: fair, tape, worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from The Great Song Thesaurus, by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 151.
15 parts and 1 score
Laugh and the world laughs with you is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page piano conductor score and 15 parts in F Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Items in 3 groupings -- (i) Piano conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - Jimmy (2); 1 trumpet - Herbie; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (iii) Parts for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - Nat, Cat, Cootie; 3 trombones - Buster, Chuck, Brown; bass. -- Groupings i & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.