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Jail blues [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Physical description:
1 manuscript, 32 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Music
Piano vocal scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
20th century
Notes:
A piano vocal score for "Working blues," from "My people" is noted on the verso of this score. Lyrics begin "Working hard to buy my gal the best house in town ...". Additionnal materials for this piece are contained with "Working blues," from "My people." 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.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Statement of responsibility taken from Music is my Mistress, by Duke Ellington.
Summary:
1 score
Jail blues is contained in one of thirty four folders for "My people" consisting of 1 one page piano vocal score in G Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Who's been with you baby while I'm here in jail ...". -- 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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