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On the wrong side of the railroad track [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Latouche, John
Physical description:
27 copy scores, 32 cm
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1947
20th century
Notes:
A lead sheet for "No other one" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder D. A short score for an untitled piece is also contained in Folder D. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, stained, worn, tape. Folder A -- 6p., folder E -- 25p. Folder D -- 8p., folder E -- 3p. Folder A -- 4p., folder B -- 4p., folder C -- 2p.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. J. Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 31.
Summary:
26 parts and an indefinite number of scores
On the wrong side of the railroad track is contained in five of forty seven folders for "Beggar's holiday" consisting of 2 published five page piano vocal scores in C Major concert, 2 three page piano vocal scores in Bb Major concert, 1 three page short score and 14 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 seven page short score in Eb Major concert, 1 part in F Major concert, and 11 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
Folder A contains 1 piano vocal score in C Major and piano vocal scores in Bb Major. Score in C Major lyrics begin "The place we live in looks like a slum to some ...". Scores in Bb Major lyrics begin "On the wrong side of the railroad tracks where the shirts are never stuffed ...".
Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "The place we live in ...".
Folder C contains short score in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for Pro, Sears, Carney. Short score appears incomplete.
Folder D contains short score in Eb Major and part in F Major. Short score indicates parts Rab, Proc, Sears, baritone, piano. Part for unidentified treble instrument.
Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Dud, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Wilbur; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Dud, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Wilbur.
Folders A, D, 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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