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I'm slappin' Seventh Avenue [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Nemo, Henry
Physical description:
3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
2 manuscripts, 32 cm
10 copy scores, 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||
1938
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, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape, worn, brittle.
Folder B, grouping i from the Presentation Album, vol. D. Folder B, grouping ii from the Presentation Album, vol. P, p. 23.
Summary:
13 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I'm slappin' Seventh Avenue is contained in three of fifteen folders for "Cotton Club parade" consisting of 1 eleven page short score, 1 nine page short score, 2 published four page piano vocal scores and 1 part in G Major concert, 11 parts in Ab Major concert, and 1 part in Eb Major concert (?) -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Parker) and unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains eleven page short score. Score indicates parts for Barney, saxes, clarinet, Rex, trumpets, trombones.
Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin "I don't get no kick unless I'm with a beautiful chick ...". -- (ii) Nine page short score. Score indicates parts for alto, clarinet, tenor, baritone, Cooty, Rex, trumpets, Tricky, Tizol, Brown. -- (iii) Published piano vocal score. Lyrics begin as above.
Folder C contains parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Part in Ab Major for bass. -- (iii) Part in G Major for bass. Part appears incomplete. -- (iv) Part in Eb Major (?) for 1 reed - Otto. Part appears incomplete.
Folder A, Folder B, grouping iii and Folder C 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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