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Milt Gabler Papers, 1927-2001

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Creator:
Gabler, Milt
Creator:
Armstrong, Louis 1900-1971
Armstrong, Lucille
Bechet, Sidney 1897-1959
Calloway, Cab 1907-
Condon, Eddie 1905-1973
Davis, Sammy 1925-
Feather, Leonard
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David) 1909-1986
Granz, Norman
Hawkins, Coleman
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Ives, Burl 1909-
Jordan, Louis 1908-1975
Kaempfert, Bert 1923-1980
Kelly, Peck 1898-
Krupa, Gene 1909-1973
Stewart, Rex (William) Jr (cornetist) 1907-1967
Williams, Cootie
United Hot Clubs of America
Commodore Records
Decca (recording company)
Interviewee:
Norvo, Red 1908-1999
Singers:
Mills Brothers
Subject:
Crosby, Bing 1904-1977
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David) 1909-1986
Physical description:
25 cu. ft. : 75 boxes
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Autobiographies
Bank statements
Business records
Catalogs
Correspondence
Financial records
Legal records
Magazines (periodicals)
Music
Newsletters
Photographs
Recordings
Sheet music
Tax records
Place:
United States
Date:
1927
1927-2001
20th century
Notes:
Born in Harlem in 1911, Gabler was a music industry executive, producer, lyricist, and promoter. He founded Commodore Records, and started the first mail order record label, United Hot Clubs of America. He was also affiliated with Decca Records. He died in 2001.
Summary:
Papers documenting Gabler's life and career, including: correspondence with family members, friends and people in the music business such as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Lucille Armstrong (Louis' wife); Gabler's writings, including an autobiography and numerous articles; music manuscripts and sheet music, the lyrics for some of which were written by Gabler, and other compositions written by others, including Red Norvo, Eddie Condon and others; legal and financial records, including royalty statements, tax papers and banking records; business records for Commodore and Decca, including correspondence from persons such as Norman Granz, Burl Ives, and Leonard Feather; Commodore and Decca legal records including licensing and trademark documents; publicity materials; production records, such as production logs and liner notes; printed materials such as catalogs, newsletters, magazines, and periodicals; papers relating to Gabler's affiliation with Bert Kaempfert, including correspondence, sheet music and lyrics, and production records; photographs of Gabler and his family and of numerous others in the music industry, including Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., Bert Kaempfert, the Mills Brothers, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Louis Jordan, Peck Kelly, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and numerous others, many taken in the studio during recording sessions; and audio recordings.
Cite as:
Milt Gabler Papers, 1927-2001, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Music publishers
Composition (Music)
Music trade
Music
Jazz
Musicians
Jazz musicians
Local number:
2003.3099 (NMAH Acc.)
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Data Source:
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