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: worn, brittle, tape.
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Black, brown and beige scores is contained in one of sixty two folders for "Black, brown and beige" consisting of 1 thrity seven page short score and 1 nineteen page short score in Eb Major concert, and 1 nineteen page short score in Db Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Thirty-seven page short score in Eb Major indicates parts for baritone, trumpets, trombones, violin, bass. Short score has sections subtitled "Worksong theme," "Come Sunday," and "Light." Short score in Db Major indicates parts for trombones, drums, voices. Lyrics begin "The blues, the blues ain't ...". Short score has sections subtitled "West Indian dance," "Emancipation celebration," and "The blues." Nineteen page short score in Eb Major indicates parts for bass, piano. Short score has sections subtitled "Beige," and "Sugar hill penthouse." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.