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Recorded by:
Louis Jordan, American, 1908 - 1975  Search this
Created by:
Decca Records, British, founded 1929  Search this
Unidentified  Search this
mat board with ink on paper, vinyl
H x W (in frame): 29 7/8 × 15 3/4 × 7/8 in. (75.9 × 40 × 2.2 cm)
H x W (sheet music): 11 9/16 × 8 13/16 in. (29.4 × 22.4 cm)
Diameter (vinyl): 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm)
sheet music
78 rpm records
A framed piece of sheet music and vinyl record. The glass frame has a black edge and both are objects are framed in blue matting. The sheet music is positioned above the record.
2010.59.3a: The sheet music is handwritten in black ink on paper. The title reads: [Is You Is]. There are notes and text throughout the sheet music. A note at the bottom reads: [use optional ending only if repeating (B)]. There are also red pencil marks throughout the sheet.
2010.59.3b: The vinyl record is below the sheet music. The blue DECCA Records, Inc., label reads: [Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t / (Ma’ Baby) / From Universal Picture “Follow The Boys” / (Billy Austin – Louis Jordan) / Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 8659 B]. The label notes that the style of music is a [Fox Trot / Vocal Chorus by / Louis Jordan].
African American  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© 1943, 1944 Universal Music Corp.
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture