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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:
26 copy scores, 32 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 manuscript, 32 cm
5 copy scores, 31 cm
1 copy score, 30 cm
8 parts (photocopies), 28 cm
1 copy score, 16 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Place:
United States
Date:
1941
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 Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn, torn, brittle, stained, tape.
Unsigned Ellington-Strayhorn composition.
Grouping ii from the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 87, 118, 119.
Summary:
50 parts.
I got it bad and that ain't good is contained in one folder consisting of 23 parts in F Major concert, 11 parts in C Major concert, 15 parts in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in Eb Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Turney, Sanders, Harper, Tizol, Whaley?).
Parts in 4 groupings -- (i) Parts in F Major for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 3 (2), tenor 1 (3), tenor 2 (3), baritone (2); 3 trumpets - Cat (2), 2 (2), 3 (2); 2 trombones - 2 (2), 3; bass. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - flute, alto 1, tenor 1, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 2 trombones - 1, 2; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Bb Major for 3 reeds - alto 1, Johnny, Jimmy; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, Cootie; 2 trombones - 1, 2 (4); drums; piano; unidentified instrument. Many parts appear incomplete. Parts appear to reflect different arrangements of this piece. -- (iv) Parts in various keys. Part in F Major for 1 reed - Barney. Part in Eb Major for trumpet. Part in C Major for 1 trombone - Tizol. -- All items except grouping ii 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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