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You gotta crawl before you walk [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Torme, Mel 1925-1999
Wells, Bob
Fotin, Larry
Physical description:
17 copy scores, 32 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
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, worn.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. H. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 200.
Summary:
17 parts
You gotta crawl before you walk is contained in two folders consisting of 1 lead sheet in F Major concert, 1 lead sheet in Eb Major concert, 14 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 part in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Lead sheet in F Major for voice. Lyrics begin "If I buy you a rhinestone, better think before you squawk ...". -- (ii) Part in Db Major for 1 trumpet - 6. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 4 reeds - Pro, Sears, Jimmie, Carney; 2 trumpets - Williams, Dud; 3 trombones - Brown, Jones, Tyree; bass. -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - Rab; 2 trumpets - Scad, Baker; guitar.
Folder B contains lead sheet in Eb Major for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder A 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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