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Boyd Raeburn Papers

Creator:
Mandel, Johnny  Search this
Raeburn, Boyd,, 1913-1966  Search this
Kleeb, Milt,, 1919-2015  Search this
Johnson, Budd  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Williams, George D.,, 1917-1988  Search this
Handy, George  Search this
Flanagan, Ralph  Search this
Villepigue, Paul,, 1919-1953  Search this
Tizol, Juan  Search this
Richards, Johnny,  Search this
Finckel, Edwin A.  Search this
Dameron, Tadd,, 1917-1965  Search this
Baum, Stanley  Search this
Donor:
Raeburn, Susan  Search this
Raeburn, Bruce Boyd,, 1948-  Search this
Names:
Boyd Raeburn Orchestra  Search this
Extent:
9 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Music
Scores
Parts (musical)
Date:
circa 1942-1949
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists primarily of the "band library" for the Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, containing arrangements of musical numbers performed by the Orchestra. The arrangers included Ed Finckel, Juan Tizol, George Handy, Budd Johnson, Johnny Richards, Stanley Baum, Ralph Flanagan, Johnny Mandel, George "The Fox" Williams, Milt Kleeb, Tadd Dameron, and others. The parts for instruments are in the composer/arranger's hand, in most cases. Also included are two scrapbooks containing mostly clippings from entertainment magazines such as Down Beat and Variety.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Musical parts are arranged by title.
Biographical / Historical:
Raeburn was a society band leader who began his career after winning a contest for a year-long engagement at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, while a student at the University of Chicago. In the 1940s he led a swing band in Chicago and from 1942-1949 led of a racially mixed bebop oriented band, which at various times included Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Pettiford, and numerous others.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Raeburn's son and daughter, Bruce and Susan Raeburn, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Orchestras -- 1940-1950  Search this
Swing (Music)  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 1940-1950
Clippings -- 1940-1950
Music
Scores
Parts (musical)
Citation:
Boyd Raeburn Papers, ca. 1942-1949, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1431
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1431

Telescriptions: Misc. IV

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0223
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 1010f., b&w, an Archives Center compilation reel:

1. "Dinah"

Copyright: 1950

Corporate Creator: Snader Telescriptions

Performer(s): Page Cavanaugh Trio

Song Title(s): "Dinah", vocals by Cavanaugh

2. "Temptation"

Copyright: 1947

Performer(s): Boyd Raeburn Orchestra

Song Title(s): "Temptation"

3. "Sunrise Serenade"

Corporate Creator: Snader Telescriptions

Performer(s): Frankie Carl

Song Title(s): "Sunrise Serenade"

4. "The Gypsy"

Copyright: 1952

Performer(s): The Ink Spots

Song Title(s): "The Gypsy"

5. "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

Copyright: 1952

Performer(s): Ralph Flanagan Orchestra

Song Title(s): "Stars and Stripes Forever"

6. "He's Funny That Way"

Performer(s): June Christy

Song Title(s): "He's Funny That Way"

7. "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Copyright: 1952

Corporate Creator: Studio Films

Performer(s): Mr. and Mrs. 88

Song Title(s): "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

8. "You're Driving Me Crazy"

Copyright: 1950

Corporate Creator: Snader Telescriptions

Performer(s): Mel Torme

Song Title(s): "You're Driving Me Crazy"

9. "Nobody's Sweetheart"

Copyright: 1952

Performer(s): Connee Boswell

Song Title(s): "Nobody's Sweetheart"

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1966

H-1779, Boyd Raeburn Orchestra, Commodore Hotel

Collection Photographer:
Schiedt, Duncan P.  Search this
Container:
Box 60
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Duncan Schiedt Jazz Collection, 1900-2012, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duncan P. Schiedt Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1323-ref2987

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