Parts for "Mellow ditty" and "Bu-dah" are noted on the top and verso of a part in grouping iii. 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, torn, brittle, tape.
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Groupings ii & iii from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 70.
Smada is contained in one folder consisting of 1 lead sheet and 11 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Benjamin) and unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Items in 5 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet for unidentified treble instrument. -- (ii) Parts for 1 reed - alto (2); bass (2). -- (iii) Parts for 1 reed - Paul (2); 1 trombone - 1; unidentified treble instrument. Part for unidentified treble instrument appears incomplete. -- (iv) Parts for 1 trumpet - 3; 1 trombone - 1. -- (v) Part for 1 trombone - 1. Part appears incomplete. -- All items except groupings ii & iii from the Duke Ellington Library.
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