1 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm
26 copy scores, 32 cm
6 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
11 copy scores, 31 cm
4 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
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, torn, stained, worn.
Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. D. Folder C, grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library.
47 parts and an indefinite number of scores
I love my ever lovin' lover is contained in four of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 two page short score and 8 parts in Bb Major concert, 1 two page conductor score and 17 parts in C Major concert, and 22 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Folder A contains scores. Short score indicates parts for Rab, 2 tenors, baritone, Terry. Conductor score does not indicate instrumentation. Scores appear incomplete.
Folder B contains part in Eb Major for voice. Lyrics begin "I love my lovin' lover, he's as fine as wine ...".
Folder C contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in Bb Major for 4 reeds - Rab, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 1 trumpet - Terry. -- (ii) Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - Rab (2), Procope, Ashby (2), Paul (2), Harry (2); 2 trumpets - Cook, Cootie (2); 3 trombones - Booty (2), Lawrence, Chuck (2). -- (iii) Parts in Eb Major for 1 reed - Procope; 2 trumpets - Mercer, Cat; 1 trombone - Lawrence.
Folder D contains parts in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums. Parts appear incomplete. -- (ii) Parts in Bb Major for 2 reeds - tenor 2, tenor 4; 1 trumpet - Cook. -- (iii) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, Jimmy, Paul; 1 trumpet - Ray. -- All items except Folder B and Folder C, grouping ii from the Duke Ellington Library.