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What good would it do [music]

Pepper, Buddy
James, Inez
Physical description:
3 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 28 cm
6 manuscripts, 32 cm
2 copy scores, 32 cm
Copy scores
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
United States
20th century
Other title:
What good
Parts for "Frankie and Johnny" are noted on the verso of many of these parts. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle, torn, tape, stained.
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There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 27.
8 parts and an indefinite number of scores
What good would it do is contained in one folder consisting of 3 published three page piano vocal scores and 8 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I could try once again ...". Parts for 4 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, baritone; 3 trombones - 1, 2, Tricky; 1 guitar - Guy. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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