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I got it bad and that ain't good [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Lyricist:
Webster, Paul Francis
Physical description:
34 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm
95 copy scores, 32 cm
17 manuscripts, 32 cm
5 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
9 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm
16 copy scores, 31 cm
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
1 manuscript, 31 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
20th century
Notes:
Short scores for "Cotton tail" are noted on verso and bottom of the short scores in Folder C. Parts for "Au quai" and "Happy for words" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder E, grouping i. Parts for "C jam blues" are noted on the verso of parts in Folder E, grouping iii. A short score for "I may be wrong" and a part for "Little girl" are noted on the verso of the short score in Folder I, grouping i. Parts for "It don't mean a thing" and an untitled piece are noted on the bottom and verso of parts in Folder M, grouping i. Parts for "I'm beginning to see the light" are noted on the bottom of parts in Folder M, grouping iv. Parts for "Do nothin' til you hear from me" are noted on the bottom of parts in Folder N, grouping iv. Additional materials for this piece are contained in "Show 'em you got class," Folder B, from "Jump for joy." 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, torn, worn, tape, stained, brittle.
Folder L and Folder N from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 87, 116, 118.
Summary:
163 parts and an indefinite number of scores520:8 : I got it bad and that ain't good is contained in fourteen of one hundred fourteen folders for "Jump for joy" consisting of 1 three page short score, 2 two page short scores, 1 five page conductor score and 29 parts in Eb Major concert, 5 one page short scores, 1 three page short score, 3 two page short scores, 1 six page short score, 1 three page piano conductor score, 1 four page conductor score and 134 parts in Bb Major concert, 2 one page short scores in F Major concert, and 1 published four page piano vocal score in G Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol) and unidentified hands (ME, Sanders, others?).
Folder A contains items in Eb Major in 4 groupings -- (i) Three page short score. Short score indicates parts for Toby, Sears, Jimmy. -- (ii) Two page short score and five page conductor score. Short score indicates parts for alto, tenor, saxes. Conductor score indicates aprts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone, 4 trumpets. -- (iii) Parts for 3 reeds - Rab, Otto, Jimmie; 4trumpets - Rex, Ray, Taft, Scad; 4 trombones - Jones (2), Tricky, Brown, Tyree.-- (iv) Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass.
Folder B contains one page short score and parts in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for alto, baritone. Score appears incomplete. Parts for 4 reeds - Hodges, Otto, Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex (2), Ray (2) Wallace; 3 trombones - Brown, Tizol, Tricky; 1 bass - Moe. Some parts appear incomplete.
Folder C contains short scores in F Major. 1 short score indicates part for Rab. 1 short score indicates part for Brown. Short scores appear incomplete.
Folder D contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) One page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for clarinet, baritone, trombone, bass. Score appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page short score in Eb Major. Short score indicates parts for baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete.
Folder E contains items in Bb Major in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 reeds - Rab, Otto, Carney; 3 trumpets - Wallace, Rex, Ray; 3 trombones - Brown, Tizol, Tricky. -- (ii) Three page piano conductor score and parts. Pianoconductor score indicates parts for saxes, trombones, voice. Score does not include lyrics. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone 2 trumpets - 1, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass; drums; piano. Some parts appear incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 3 reeds - Willie, Proc, Jimmie; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2.
Folder F contains parts in Bb Major for 5 reeds - Porter, Pro, Hamilton, Paul, Carney; 4 trumpets - Nance, Cook, Cat, Terry; 3 trombones - Butter, Britt, Tizol.
Folder G contains parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - Otto, Barney, Carney; 3 trumpets - Rex (2), Ray (2), Wallace; 3 trombones - Brown, Tizol, Tricky; unidentified treble instrument. Part for unidentified treble instrument appears incomplete.
Folder H contains 1 three page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates part for tenor. Score appears incomplete.
Folder I contains items in Bb Major in 4 groupings -- (i) One page short score. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. -- (ii) Two page short score. Short score indicates parts for alto tenor, baritone, trumpets. Score appears incomplete. -- (iii) 2 two page short scores, 1 one page short score and four page conductor score. 1 two page short score indicates parts for saxes, trumpets, trombones, bass. 1 two page short score indicates part for tenor. One page short score indicates parts fortenor, baritone. Score appears incomplete. Four page conductor score indicates parts for 2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone. Score appears incomplete. -- (iv) One page short score and parts. Short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. Parts for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone.
Folder J contains six page short score in Bb Major. Short score indicates parts for saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone, 3 trumpets, trombones.
Folder K contains published piano vocal score in G Major. Lyricsbegin "The poets say that all who love are blind ...".
Folder L contains parts in Bb Major in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts for 3 trumpets - 2, Cootie, Mercer; 4 trombones - 1, 2, 3, bass. -- (ii) Parts for 1 trumpet - Cootie; 2 trombones - 2, 3 (2).
Folder M contains items in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Proc, Ben, Jim, Carney; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Carney; 2 trumpets - 1, 4; 2 trombones - 1 (2), 3. -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 2 reeds - alto, clarinet; bass; piano.-- (iv) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - alto 3, tenor 4; 3 trumpets - 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3.
Folder N contains parts in Bb Major in 5 groupigns -- (i) Parts for 4 reeds - Proc, Jimmy (2), Paul (2), baritone (2); 2 trombones - 1 (2), 3 (2). -- (ii) Part for voice. Lyrics begin "When the weekend's over ...". Part appears incomplete. -- (iii) Parts for 2 trumpets - Ray, Rex. -- (iv) Parts for4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4. -- (v) Parts for 5 reeds - Rabbit, Procope, clarinet, Paul (2), baritone; 2 trumpets - Terry, 3; 3 trombones - Britt, Quentin, John. - All items except Folder L and Folder N from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
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Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
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