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Lobby card for Duke Is Tops

Issued by:
Million Dollar Productions, American, 1937 - 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Harry M. Popkin, American, 1906 - 1991  Search this
Ralph Cooper, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.103
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.103
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Lobby card for The Duke is Tops

Issued by:
Million Dollar Productions, American, 1937 - 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Ralph Cooper, American, 1908 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
ink on poster board
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical films  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.41.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.41.5
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Broken Strings

Title:
16mm motion picture film of Broken Strings
Directed by:
Bernard B Ray, Russian, 1895 - 1964  Search this
Created by:
Bernard B Ray, Russian, 1895 - 1964  Search this
Subject of:
Sybil Lewis, American, 1940 - 1948  Search this
Written by:
Clarence Edouard Muse, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
16mm Film (b): acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 60 Minutes
Length (Film Reel 1): 1300 Feet
Length (Film Reel 2): 900 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
Place filmed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Randall and Sam Nieman
Object number:
2015.167.3.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Nieman Film Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.167.3.1ab

The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 9

Published by:
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935  Search this
Edited by:
Sally J. Cathrell Jr., American, 1913 - 1981  Search this
Written by:
Maurice Dancer  Search this
Subject of:
Ethel Moses, American, 1904 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 11 5/16 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.8 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 5/16 × 17 7/16 × 1/4 in. (28.8 × 44.3 × 0.7 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.76
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.76
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Program for a college football game between Wilberforce and Tuskegee, 1944

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881  Search this
Wilberforce University, American, founded 1856  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
souvenir programs
Place used:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 20, 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Education  Search this
Football  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.31.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.31.5
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Playbill for Ain't Misbehavin'

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Longacre Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Nell Carter, American, 1948 - 2003  Search this
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
Armelia McQueen, American, born 1952  Search this
Ken Page, American, born 1954  Search this
Charlayne Woodard, American, born 1953  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (23.5 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.2ab
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Camera-ready comic art drawing for Emmy Lou

Graphic artist:
Links, Marty  Search this
Publisher:
United Feature Syndicate, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43 cm x 60.9 cm; 16 15/16 in x 24 in
Object Name:
drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Date made:
1966-08-14
Credit Line:
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
ID Number:
GA.22473
Catalog number:
22473
Accession number:
277502
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
Popular Entertainment
Comic Art
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_799544

Sunrise Serenade; Moonlight Serenade

Maker:
Bluebird  Search this
Performer:
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
1939
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Abrams, Steven. 78 rpm Discographical Project
Credit Line:
Gift of Howard A. Guernsey (through Richard L. Guernsey)
ID Number:
1988.0698.1705
Catalog number:
1988.0698.1705
1988.698.1705
Accession number:
1988.0698
Maker number:
B-10214
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1059345
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Love swing [music]

Collection Creator:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 14, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
1 score
Love swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page short score in G Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).
Short score indicates parts for saxes, baritone, trumpets, Tizol. Short score appears incomplete. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Related Materials:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials are available for use.
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.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials / Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts, and Compositional Materials / 1.1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0415-ref1554

Battle of swing [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 30 cm.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Date:
1939
Scope and Contents:
1 part.
Battle of swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 published part in B Major concert -- in ink.
Part for piano. -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Publication:
New York, NY, Exclusive Publications Inc., 1939
Related Materials:
Ruth Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 3), 1940-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials are available for use.
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.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Published sheet music
Collection Citation:
Ruth Ellington Collection, 1923-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials
Ruth Ellington Collection of Duke Ellington Materials / Series 1: Music Manuscripts, Scripts, and Compositional Materials / 1.1: Music Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0415-ref919

Ain't no swing [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (parts, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
3 parts
1 folder including 3 parts in key of Eb Major -- holographs -- in pencil -- for reed, trumpet, and trombone -- in unidentified copyist's hand (Strayhorn?).
Folder A: 3 parts from the Duke Ellington Library -- 1 reed -- Johnny; 1 trumpet -- Rex; 1 trombone -- Brown -- these parts are in an unidentified hand (Strayhorn?). --
Biographical / Historical:
Appears to be unrelated to "It don't mean a thing"
General:
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. Prof. Homzy and Dr. Tucker have been consultants on this project. Dr. Hudson is a knowledgeable member of the Duke Ellington Society, and Walter van de Leur is a budding Strayhorn scholar. David Berger is affiliated with the Lincoln Center jazz program in New York City, and has worked with Ellington music as a conductor and transcriber for many years.
Condition: fair. Folder A -- 6p.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.2: A Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref36997

Born to swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 61, Folder 11-12
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Music
Scope and Contents:
see oversize
1 score
Born to swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 seven page conductor score in Eb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 4 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, unidentified. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 62.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
Music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.3: B Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref38118

Camp Grant Swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 67, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
9 parts
Camp Grant Swing is contained in 1 folder consisting of 9 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for 2 reeds - Nat, Jim; 3 trumpets - Ray, Wallce, Baker; 3 trombones - Tricky, Tizol, Brown; guitar. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 99.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn.
Other Title:
C.G.C.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.4: C
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref38350

Dish o' swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 97, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Music
Scope and Contents:
see oversize
1 score
Dish o' swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 thirteen page conductor score in C Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 4 saxes - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 2 trombones - 1, 2; banjo; bass; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 99.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Conductor scores
Music
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.5: D
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39097

Exposition swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm.)
Container:
Box 114, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also Bouncing Bouyancy
1 score
Exposition swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 three page short score in Bb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).
Score indicates parts for clarinet, altos, baritone, Cooty, trumpets, Brown, trombones.
Biographical / Historical:
From the Presentation Album, vol. N, p. 33.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.6: E
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref39537

Spring's swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
2 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
3 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Container:
Box 355, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.3
12 parts
Spring's swing is contained in one folder consisting of 12 parts in Eb Major concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hand (Williams?).
Parts for 3 reeds - alto (2), tenor (2), baritone (2); trumpet (2); trombone; bass (2); piano.
Biographical / Historical:
From the Mercer Ellington Library. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: X45.
General:
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, tape.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref45456

Swanee swing [music]

Composer:
Davis, Bobby  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
14 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 369, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1
14 parts
Swanee swing is contained in one folder consisting of 13 parts in Eb Major concert, and 1 part in F Major concert -- in ink -- in identified hand (Sandiford) and unidentified hand (Maisel?).
Parts in Eb Major for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 2, tenor 4, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; guitar. Part in F Major for 1 trumpet - 3. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, tape.
Other Title:
Swanee.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 370, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Scope and Contents:
see also OS
1 score
Swing is contained in one folder consisting of 1 one page short score in Bb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).
Short score indicates part for Tizol. Short score appears incomplete. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, Wayne Shirley and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Short scores
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.20: S
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref45831

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Arranger:
Collier, Ron  Search this
Mathieu, Bill  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 35 cm.)
12 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
129 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
18 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
12 Items (parts (photocopies), 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 31 cm.)
2 Items (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
9 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 31 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 30 cm.)
7 Items (parts (photocopies), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts
Date:
1932
Scope and Contents:
178 parts and an indefinite number of scores

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing is contained in sixteen folders consisting of 1 seventeen-page conductor score and 18 parts in a minor concert, 2 published two-page piano vocal scores in g minor concert, 1 one-page short score, 1 two-page piano conductor score and 23 parts in c minor concert, 1 five-page short score, 5 two-page short scores, 1 one-page short score and 112 parts in f minor concert, 14 parts in bb minor concert, and 2 two-page short scores and 11 parts in eb minor concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley, Tizol, Mathieu, others?).

Folder A contains 1 five-page short score in f minor. Short score indicates parts for 5 saxes, Jimmy, Taft, Baker, Wallace, Sandy, Tizol.

Folder B contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Parts in f minor for horn; 1 trumpet - 1; 1 trombone - Butter (2). -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Parts subtitled "Ending." -- (iii) Part in f minor for 1 trumpet - 4.

Folder C contains parts in f minor for 2 reeds - alto 1, tenor; 2trumpets - 1, 2; 2 trombones - 1/2. Parts for trombones are noted on the same sheet.

Folder D contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Seventeen page conductor score and 1 part in a minor. Score indicates parts for voice; 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, tenor 1, tenor 2, clarinet, baritone; 4 trumpets - 1, 2 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano. A full set of parts was apparently intended to accompany this score - blank sheets with clefs and key signatures are included in the folder. Part for voice. Part does not include lyrics. -- (ii) Parts in a minor for 2 trumpets - 1, 4. -- (iii) Parts in a minor for 6 reeds - alto 1, alto 2, clarinet, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass; drums; piano.

Folder E contains items in 3 groupings -- (i) Part in c minor (?)for drums. -- (ii) Parts in c minor for 5 reeds - alto 1 (2), alto 2 (2), tenor3 (2), tenor 4 (2), baritone 5 (2); 4 trumpets - 1, 2, 3, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2(2), 3 (2); bass (2). -- (iii) Part in c minor for 1 trumpet - 1. Part appearsincomplete.

Folder F contains 1 two page piano conductor score in c minor. Score indicates parts for saxes, bass.

Folder G contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in f minor for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Paul, Jimmy (2), Carney; 4 trumpets - Herb (2), Cooty (2), Cat, Merc (2); 3 trombones - Chuck (2), Brown, Buster. -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 1 trumpet - Cat; 1 trombone - Brown.

Folder H contains items in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in bb minor for 3 reeds - Mallard, Johnny, Chauncey; 4 trumpets - Baker, Rex, Wallace, Ray;3 trombones - Tricky, Brown, Tizol. -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 5 reeds - Otto Proc, clarinet, tenor 1, Jim; 3 trumpets - Rex, Scad, trumpet; 4 trombones - Lawrence, Tricky (2), Tizol, Brown; violin.

Folder I contains items in 3 groupins -- (i) Parts in f minor for 3 reeds - alto, tenor, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; trombone; drums; guitar; piano. -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 3 reeds - Rab, Proc, Carney; 5 trumpets - Taft, Baker, 2, 3, 4; 6 trombones - Britt, Tricky, Sandy, Tizol, 2, 3. Parts in this grouping appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (iii) Parts in eb minor for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. Part in f minor for 1trumpet - 2.

Folder J contains items in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in f minor for 2 reeds - alto 3, tenor; 1 trombone - Brown. -- (ii) Parts in bb minor for 2 trumpets - Rex, Ray. Part in f minor for violin. -- (iii) Parts in f minor for 3 reeds - alto (?), tenor, baritone; 1 trumpet - Taft; 3 trombones - Wilbur Jones, Brown; 1 violin - Ray. Parts in this grouping appear to reflect different arrangements of the piece. -- (iv) Parts in f minor for 4 reeds - Rabbit, Nat, Jimmy, Carney; 3 trumpets - Ray, Wallace, Taft; 3 trombones - Tricky, Tizol, Sandy. Parts subtitled "Pathe." -- (v) Parts in f minor for 2 reeds - Toby (2), Jimmy; 2 trumpets - Scad, Cat; 1 trombone - Tricky (3). Parts in bb minor for 1 reed - Toby; 1 trombone - Tricky. -- (vi) Parts in f minor for 3 reeds - Rabbit, Jimmy, Nat; 2 trumpets - Baker, Wallace; 1 trombone- Tricky; bass. Parts subtitled "Intro."

Folder K contains 2 two page short scores in f minor. Short scores do not indicate instrumentation. Holograph short score subtitled "Intro." Manuscript short score appears incomplete.

Folder L contains 1 two-page short score in f minor. Short scoredoes not indicate instrumentation. Short score subtitled "Intro."

Folder M contains 2 two-page short scores and 1 one-page short score in f minor, and 1 one-page short score in c minor. 1 two-page short score does not indicate instrumentation. Short score subtitled "Ending." One-page short score in f minor indicates part for 1 trumpet - 5. Short score appears incomplete. 1 two-page short score indicates parts for Proc, Rick. Short score subtitled "Last chos." One-page short score in c minor does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete.

Folder N contains 1 published two-page piano vocal score in g minor. Lyrics begin "What good is melody, what good is music ...".

Folder O contains 2 two-page short scores in eb minor. 1 short score does not indicate instrumentation and appears incomplete. 1 short score indicates parts for sax, baritone, brass. Short score appears incomplete.

Folder P contains 1 published two-page piano vocal score in g minor. Lyrics as above.
Folder A, Folder D, grouping i, Folder E, groupings i & iii, Folder F, Folder G, grouping ii, Folder H, Folder I, grouping iii, Folder J, groupings ii & iv-vi, Folders K-M, Folders O-P from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Folder N from the Presentation Album, vol. D. All other items from the Mercer Ellington Library. There appear to be numbers from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 33, 34, 35, 48.
General:
Folder F also contains a letter dated 1960/04/08 from Bill Mathieu to Ellington giving rehearsal suggestions pertaining to his arrangement. A part for "Case of the blues" is noted on the verso of the manuscript score in Folder K. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape, brittle.
Other Title:
IDMAT.
Don't mean.
That thing.
Don't mean a thing.
Dmat towa.
That swing.
Publication:
New York, NY, Gotham Music Service, Inc., 1932
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Holographs
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano conductor scores
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Manuscripts -- Music -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.10: I / It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51829

Love swing [music]

Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (manuscripts, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
2 parts
Love swing is contained in one folder consisting of 2 parts in G Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Tizol?).
Parts for 1 trumpet - Cooty; 1 trombone - Browne. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
General:
Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, worn.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.

Copyright restrictions. Consult the Archives Center at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by:

Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Ellis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235; Fax (212) 757-0469; email: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
Topic:
Music -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Collection Citation:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection
Duke Ellington Collection / Series 1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1: Music Manuscripts / 1.1.13: L / Love Swing
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref51888

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