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Eckstine, Billy

Subseries Creator:
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Subject/Sitter: with the Tommy Miles Orchestra
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
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Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.6: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by client / 4.6.1: Black and White Negatives Part 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-06-ref9657

Blowing the Blues Away/If That's the Way You Feel

Artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Blowing the Blues Away/If That's the Way You Feel
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2713

DeLuxe.2001
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
DeLuxe
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2713
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d1be6361-904a-4a0c-b7cc-0dc77e9c7f79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23645

I Stay in the Mood For You/Good Jelly Blues

Artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2714

DeLuxe.2000
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
DeLuxe
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2714
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk514a13ebd-d06d-434c-ab2c-497fc5ddb1b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23646

Opus X/The Real Thing Happened to Me

Artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 45 rpm, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2715

DeLuxe.2002
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
DeLuxe
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-2715
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / 78 RPM
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk55b0876d8-7709-4256-9afc-38ab400292db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23647

Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical History  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max, 1924-2007  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Summary:
Jazz club photographs by noted Jazz photographer Herman Leonard.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑2010) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f9017-2701-439c-ac51-9916f1092b09
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Online Media:

Eckstine, Billy

Collection Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed to: Herman Leonard Photography, LLC, 530 South Lake Avenue #503, Pasadena, CA 91101 (818) 509-8987.
Collection Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection / Series 3: Addendum 16" x 20" Prints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep877b7a889-2849-45cd-b5cf-58e181f94b29
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0445-ref614

Billy Eckstine

Artist:
Herman Leonard, 1923 - 2010  Search this
Sitter:
Billy Eckstine, 8 Jul 1914 - 8 Mar 1993  Search this
Medium:
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 39 × 31.5cm (15 3/8 × 12 3/8")
Sheet: 50.3 × 40.5cm (19 13/16 × 15 15/16")
Frame: 71.8 × 56.5 × 3.8 cm (28 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1948 (printed 1998)
Topic:
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Interior\Performing Arts  Search this
Billy Eckstine: Male  Search this
Billy Eckstine: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.111.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Herman Leonard Photography LLC
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm402b9e806-1f7d-4484-9c68-f0d2bc7da370
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.111.8

Cigarette Case, presented to Duke Ellington

User:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Referenced:
Horne, Lena  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Calloway, Cab  Search this
Jordan, Louis  Search this
Jackson, Mahalia  Search this
Louis, Joe  Search this
Robinson, Jackie  Search this
Vaughan, Sarah  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Case
case
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950-1951
Credit Line:
Donated by Edward K. and Gaye Ellington in memory of their grandfather "Duke" Ellington
ID Number:
1999.0148.02
Accession number:
1999.0148
Catalog number:
1999.0148.02
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Jazz
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3cea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694748
Online Media:

Eckstine, Billy

Collection Creator:
Garland, Ed  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Morton, Jelly Roll, 1890-1941  Search this
Darensbourg, Joe, 1906-1985  Search this
Davison, Bill  Search this
Blake, Eubie (James Herbert), 1883-1983  Search this
Wilson, Buster  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Collection Collector:
Levin, Floyd, 1922-2007  Search this
Collection Donor:
Levin, Lucille  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
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:
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection, 1880-2010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection
Floyd Levin Jazz Reference Collection / Series 5: Artists Files / 5.1: General Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dd4d9706-426e-4ee1-b738-c498c94deb11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1222-ref633

I Do - Do You?; Solitude

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
NRC (National Records Co.)  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, Phillipsburg
Recording date:
1947
Related Publication:
Jazz Records, 1942-1980: A discography
Credit Line:
Gift of Howell Begle
ID Number:
1991.0305.486
Maker number:
9086
Accession number:
1991.0305
Catalog number:
1991.0305.486
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-84b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1200659

Basie/ Eckstine, Inc.

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Roulette  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
France
Date made:
1979
ID Number:
1996.0153.01605
Label number:
Basie 8
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01605
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cc15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223178

Billy Eckstine

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Carrere  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
France
Date made:
1983
ID Number:
1996.0153.01606
Label number:
64508
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01606
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cc16-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223179

Mister B. And The Band

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Savoy  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
Belgium
Date made:
1985
ID Number:
1996.0153.01607
Label number:
70522
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01607
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-d8bd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223180

My Deep Blue Dream

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1957
ID Number:
1996.0153.01608
Label number:
MG 6054
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01608
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cc17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223181

My Way

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Tamla  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1967
ID Number:
1996.0153.01609
Label number:
11046
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01609
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cc18-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223182

Ten Great Movies

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1963
ID Number:
1996.0153.01610
Label number:
16334
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01610
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cc19-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223183

Modern Sound of Mr. B, The

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Mercury  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1964
ID Number:
1996.0153.01640
Label number:
20916
Catalog number:
1996.0153.01640
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-e096-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1223213

Passing Strangers

Recording artist:
Vaughan, Sarah  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Mercury  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
1996.0153.05448
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
6641 868
Catalog number:
1996.0153.05448
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b744-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1230058

Say It Ain't So; Without a Song

Composer:
Berlin, Irving  Search this
Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
National  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1947
1946
Related Publication:
Jazz Records, 1942-1980: A discography
ID Number:
1996.0153.08962
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08962
Label number:
9061
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-d00c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233536

You Call It Madness But I Call It Love; Tell Me Prettty Baby

Recording artist:
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
National  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1945
1946
Related Publication:
Jazz Records, 1942-1980: A discography
ID Number:
1996.0153.08963
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08963
Label number:
9019
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-3b32-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233537

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