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The Show-Down vol. 2 no. 1

Published by:
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935  Search this
Edited by:
Sally J. Cathrell Jr., American, 1913 - 1981  Search this
Photograph by:
Maurice Seymour Studio, American, founded 1929  Search this
Written by:
Neil Lawrence  Search this
Maurice Dancer  Search this
Victor Albagli  Search this
Subject of:
Ivie Anderson, American, 1905 - 1949  Search this
Thomas Moseley, American, 1878 - 1971  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Valaida Snow, American, 1904 - 1956  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 10 7/8 × 8 3/16 × 1/16 in. (27.7 × 20.8 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 7/8 × 16 5/16 × 3/8 in. (27.7 × 41.4 × 0.9 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Arts and music festivals  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Business  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Holidays and festivals  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:
2013.46.25.78
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Books and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f6d6b039-b922-4486-8d1f-a5e1bf0fa72c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.78

As Long as I Live

Title:
Sheet music from the Cotton Club Parade
Written by:
Harold Arlen, American, 1905 - 1986  Search this
Ted L. Koehler, American, 1894 - 1973  Search this
Illustrated by:
Sydney Lefkowitz, American  Search this
Published by:
Mills Music Incorporated, 1919 - 1965  Search this
Produced by:
Dan Healy, American, 1888 - 1969  Search this
Subject of:
Adelaide Hall, American, 1901 - 1993  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Elida Webb, American, born 1896  Search this
William "Bobby" Harold Connolly, American, 1897 - 1944  Search this
Gluck Sandor, American, 1899 - 1978  Search this
National Recovery Administration, American, 1933 - 1935  Search this
Cotton Club, American, 1923 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 3/16 × 9 3/16 in. (31 × 23.3 cm)
Type:
sheet music
Place used:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1934
Topic:
African American  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Object number:
2013.223.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Written Music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fa52538e-b392-4086-8d59-bbf0f6ba9f8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.223.11
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Photograph of Jimmie Lunceford

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Lunceford Artists, Inc., American  Search this
Subject of:
Harold Oxley  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 × 7 3/8 in. (22.9 × 18.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 in. (25.7 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.46
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Photographs and Still Images
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd513f153cd-2f47-40b1-a509-a649c367a5d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.46
Online Media:

Photograph of Jimmie Lunceford

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Lunceford Artists, Inc., American  Search this
Subject of:
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Harold Oxley  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 1/16 × 7 1/2 in. (23 × 19 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 1/8 × 8 in. (25.7 × 20.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.49
Restrictions & Rights:
© Getty Images
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Photographs and Still Images
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e33cee59-74dc-450e-bf7f-6b59f320e17f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.49
Online Media:

Gelatin silver print of Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra

Photograph by:
Standard Photo Service, American  Search this
Subject of:
Jimmie Lunceford, American, 1902 - 1947  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 7/8 × 9 5/16 in. (14.9 × 23.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.38.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Classification:
Photographs and Still Images
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd572294af3-85fd-4712-9c4a-004a9c5ff60d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.38.19
Online Media:

Music Stand, associated with the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra

User:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 20 1/4 in x 21 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 51.435 cm x 53.975 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 3 1/2 in x 20 1/8 in x 21 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x 51.1175 cm x 53.6575 cm
Object Name:
Stand
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1927-1945
ID Number:
1992.3195.18
Catalog number:
1992.3195.18
Nonaccession number:
1992.3195
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4511-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_607646
Online Media:

Blues In the Night

Referenced:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Osborne, Will  Search this
Composer:
Mercer, Johnny  Search this
Arlen, Harold  Search this
Maker:
Remick Music Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1941
Subject:
Music  Search this
Motion Pictures  Search this
ID Number:
2014.3013.108
Nonaccession number:
2014.3013
Catalog number:
2014.3013.108
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-27e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464559

Jimmy Lunceford Memorial Award, presented to Duke Ellington

Recipient:
Ellington, Duke  Search this
Referenced:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Basie, Count  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 15 in x 15 in; 91.44 cm x 38.1 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
trophy
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Presentation date:
1947
Subject:
Awards and Prizes  Search this
ID Number:
1989.0369.106
Accession number:
1989.0369
Catalog number:
1989.0369.106
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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/ng49ca746ab-9880-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1281352
Online Media:

Jazznocracy Chillun get up ; Leaving me ; Breakfast ball

Artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Performer:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
Chillun get up. Leaving me. Breakfast ball.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2312

RCA Victor.3002
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
RCA Victor
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.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2312
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5870986ef-2ec6-4e77-9deb-674f9f6c2526
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17219

By the River Sainte Marie/My Melancholy Baby

Performer:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Artist:
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra  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.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Track Information:
101 By the River Saint Marie.

201 My Melacholy Baby.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-0928

Decca.1808
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Decca
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.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Big Band  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-78-0928
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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/bk5be2db826-c851-4ad2-9a57-96bda8d2f6ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref22184

In Dat Mornin'/Sweet Rhythm

Artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 78 rpm, 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-78-2044

Bluebird.5330
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Bluebird
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-78-2044
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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/bk51baf6b55-5b5e-4226-ac5f-e99a3a8a128f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref23091

Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations

Composer:
Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)  Search this
Collector:
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Arranger:
Oliver, Sy  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Music
Orchestrations
Date:
circa 1929-1954
Summary:
Collection consists of approximately 320 titles from the Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.
Scope and Contents:
The Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations consists of ca. 310 music titles dating from approximately 1935 to 1954. The titles are arranged alphabetically. Many arrangements are by Edwin Wilcox but the orchestrations also include arrangements by Sy Oliver and Willie Smith who with Wilcox were the "architects" of the Lunceford style. There are a few arrangements by Lunceford and others including Fernando Arbello, Al Cobbs, Tadd Dameron, Bill Doggett, Eddie Durham, George Duvivier, Bud Estes, Horace Henderson, Dave McRae, Billy Moore, Jr., Don Redman, Roger Segure, Willie Smith, Lonnie Wilfong, and Chappie Willett. The arrangements are found in a variety of configurations. Some have a score only, some have parts only, some have both scores and parts, and a few have incomplete sets of parts. Several pieces contain piano or drum parts only. Many parts bear the musician's name rather than the instrument he played. It can be assumed by the condition of the material that the band continued to use the arrangements of Sy Oliver and Willie Smith after their departure in 1939. It appears they replaced those parts for their arrangements when they deteriorated from use. Although most of the material is in good condition, some older frequently used arrangements are in poor condition. Oversized scores were removed to one larger box; this box is at the end of the Collection and the reference see oversize.

This document uses three reference abbreviations to indicate the location of the music. See indicates the material is under another title or in the oversize box (for example;Cherry Blossom Lane see It Looks Like Love In Cherry Blossom Lane); the reference sa means see also and shows additional music under this title is found elsewhere (for example: For The Rest Of My Life see oversize ). The reference verso indicates a part on the reverse of another piece of music (for example, Honeysuckle verso Cone With The Wind).Approximately 320 titles of Jimmie Lunceford Band Orchestrations.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Jimmie Lunceford (1902-1947) was born in Fulton, Missouri. He studied music under Wilberforce J. Whiteman, father of Paul Whiteman (leader of a popular swing band in the 1930's), when Lunceford's family moved to Denver, Colorado. Lunceford graduated with a bachelor's degree in music from Fisk University. In 1926, Lunceford was a performer in Mary Lou William's (nee Scruggs) band in Memphis, Tennessee where he taught music at Manassa High School. Lunceford returned to Fisk as an assistant professor and with his former students, Edwin Wilcox (piano) and Willie Smith (alto sax), formed the Chicksaw Syncopaters in 1927. Although Lunceford was a composer and skilled on reeds, guitar and trombone, he preferred to conduct, leading the band with a white baton. In 1929, the band became professional, and due to its popularity from radio broadcasts began touring nationally in 1933. Lunceford was a disciplinarian and from the beginning the band symbolized correctness and professionalism in music and demeanor with a great sense of showmanship. Its unique arrangements distinguished the band displaying a saxophone ensemble sound and a two-beat swing that came to be known as the "Lunceford style." This sound was the creation of its earliest arrangers, Wilcox and Smith, Sy Oliver who joined the band in 1935, and Eddie Durham (guitar) in 1939. The arrangements also provided showcases for the band's unique soloists Snooky Young (trumpet), Joe Thomas (tenor sax) and Trummy Young (trombone) among others. At its peak in the mid and late 1930's, the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra offered consistently brilliant swinging performances-popular with dancers. Nevertheless, by the early 1940's, the band reputation waned and many major soloists and arrangers left. Later arrangers, including Billy Moore, Jr. (who replaced Oliver when he joined Tommy Dorsey's band in 1939), Gerald Wilson and George Duvivier continued to contribute unique arrangements to the band's repertoire but the band's performances and popularity deteriorated until Lunceford's death in 1947. Edwin Wilcox and Joe Thomas co-led the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra until 1949 when the band continued sporadically under Wilcox's leadership until the early 1950's.
Separated Materials:
Brass mutes, bandstands, and percussion instruments that are located in the Division of Cultural and Community Life.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired from Frank Driggs, jazz historian, photographer, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. It was purchased with funds from the Division of Musical History, now known as the Division of Cultural and Community Life, August 31, 1992.
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.
Genre/Form:
Music
Orchestrations
Citation:
Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0471
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b1ef75b6-2ffd-4649-97b3-a93cb57a68e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0471

Music Arrangements

Collection Composer:
Lunceford, Jimmie (bandleader)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Driggs, Frank, 1930-  Search this
Collection Arranger:
Oliver, Sy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
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.
Collection Citation:
Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0471, Series 1
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Frank Driggs Collection of Jimmie Lunceford Orchestrations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88ea7743a-3436-420b-aafa-423dc5ba6626
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0471-ref564

Willie Smith Collection

Composer:
Smith, Willie, 1910-1967 (musician)  Search this
Names:
Harry James Orchestra  Search this
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
James, Harry, 1916-  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheet music
Programs
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1945-1987
Summary:
Collection documents Willie Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.
Scope and Contents:
The Willia Smith Collection consits of correspondence, event programs, a periodical entitled Musikkunde in beispielen, thirty-siz black and white photograph, and nine music arrangements documenting Smith's career as a musician and arranger between 1945 and 1958.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Music Manuscripts, 1945-1947

Series 2: Photographs, 1938-1958

Series 3: Ephemera, 1945-1987
Biographical / Historical:
Willie Smith, aleading alto saxophonist and arranger of the swing period, was born in Charkeston, South Carolina on November 25, 1910 and died in Los Angeles on March 7, 1967. He attended Nashville Tennessee's Fisk University during the 1920s and played with the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra between 1929 and 1942. After a brief period performing with Charlie Spivak's band between 1942 and 1943, Smith began his tenure with the Harry James Orchestra in 1944. Hew remained with the Harry James Orchestra until 1964 with brief interruptions between 1951 and 1953 performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jazz at the Philharmonic, and leading several of his own small ensembles in Los Angeles. In addition to Smith's reputation as a section leader and soloist, he is best known for his arrangmenets of Sophisticated Lady and Rose Rooom for the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Fischella Smith, August 14, 1990.
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  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music -- Manuscripts -- 20th century
Programs -- 1940-1990
Photographs -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 1940-2000
Citation:
Willie Smith Collection, 1945-1987, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0382
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Willie Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a894e9c9-2624-4696-a48b-26cafe9da0c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0382

Jazz and Big Band Collection

Creator:
Mooney, Art  Search this
Morrow, Buddy  Search this
Stacy, Jess, 1904-1995  Search this
Timbrell, Tiny, 1917-1992  Search this
Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986  Search this
Glen Gray Band  Search this
Gabler, Milt  Search this
Fields, Shep  Search this
Dick Jurgens  Search this
James, Harry  Search this
Horace Heidt  Search this
Lombardo, Guy, 1902-1977  Search this
Kay Kyser  Search this
Duchin, Eddy, 1909-1951  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
McIntyre, Hal, -1959  Search this
Krupa, Gene, 1909-1973  Search this
Barron, Blue, 1912-2005  Search this
Elman, Ziggy  Search this
Cohasco, Inc.  Search this
Cugat, Xavier, 1900-1990  Search this
Names:
Anthony, Ray, 1922-  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Barnet, Charlie, 1913-1991  Search this
Beneke, Tex  Search this
Brown, Les, 1912-2001  Search this
Brubeck, Dave  Search this
Calloway, Cab, 1907-1994  Search this
Christy, June, 1925-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy, 1905-1956  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Frankie Laine  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993  Search this
Gray, Glen, 1906-1963  Search this
Henderson, Fletcher, 1897-1952  Search this
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987  Search this
Jordan, Louis, 1908-1975  Search this
Kaye, Sammy, 1910-1987  Search this
Kenton, Stan  Search this
Lee, Peggy  Search this
Lopez, Vincent, 1894-1975  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
MacRae, Gordon  Search this
Martin, Freddy, 1906-1983  Search this
May, Billy  Search this
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976  Search this
Miller, Glenn  Search this
Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Norvo, Red, 1908-1999  Search this
Page, Patti  Search this
Ray McKinley  Search this
Rich, Buddy  Search this
Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004  Search this
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Spivak, Charlie  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990  Search this
Waring, Fred, 1900-1984  Search this
Webb, Chick, 1909-1939  Search this
Weems, Ted  Search this
Welk, Lawrence, 1903-1992  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Whiting, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Contracts
Handbills
Matchcovers
Magazines (periodicals)
Motion picture stills
Menus
Postcards
Posters
Programs
Publicity photographs
Sheet music
Signatures (names)
Tickets
Date:
1930-1975
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 235 pieces of music ephemera assembled by an anonymous California musicologist over several decades. The contents include such things as concert ticket stubs; show programs; handbills; publicity stills; record store posters; nightclub souvenirs; autographs; contracts, lobby cards; movie stills; postcards; fan and record industry magazines; sheet music; an oversize RKO theatre owners' advertising book for the 1942 sensation "Syncopation," starring Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Gene Krupa, et al; and miscellany such as matchbook covers and novelty promotional pieces. There are just a few letters in the collection. The collection contains materials representing both bands and band members, and individual artists. In many cases, there are only one or a few relevant items. Persons and acts represented include: Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, June Christy, Nat King Cole, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Fletcher Henderson, Woody Herman, Harry James, Louis Jordan, Sammy Kaye, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Frankie Laine, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, Vincent Lopez, Jimmy Lunceford, Gordon MacRae, Freddy Martin, Billy May, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Vaughn Monroe, Gerry Mulligan, Red Norvo, Patti Page, Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Spivak, Rudy Vallee, Sarah Vaughan, Fred Waring, Chick Webb, Ted Weems, Lawrence Welk, Paul Whiteman, Margaret Whiting, and Benny Goodman. In other cases, the collection contains an item or items (such as menus) that have been autographed. The collection contains autographs or autographed items for the following: Gene Krupa, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Blue Barron, Eddie Duchin, Shep Fields, Ziggy Elman, Glen Gray Band, Milt Gabler, Horace Heidt, Dick Jurgens, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo, Xavier Cugat, Hal McIntyre, Art Mooney, Buddy Morrow, Harry James and "Tiny" Timbrell.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Magazines, 1939-1950

Series 2: Programs, 1930-1975

Series 3: Publications, 1949-1965

Series 4: Sheet Music, 1935-1943

Series 5: Advertisements, 1932-1954

Series 6: Ephemera, 1938-1953
Provenance:
Purchased at auction by the Archives Center from Cohasco, Inc. in 2016.
Restrictions:
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 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:
Big band music  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contracts
Handbills
Matchcovers
Magazines (periodicals)
Motion picture stills
Menus
Postcards
Posters
Programs -- Concerts
Publicity photographs
Sheet music
Signatures (names)
Tickets
Citation:
Jazz and Big Band Collection, 1927-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1388
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Jazz and Big Band Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a3031d76-a023-419f-a408-0b38377fe826
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1388
Online Media:

It's Time To Jump and Shout; Gimme a Pigfoot

Recording artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Smith, Bessie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Okeh  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Recording date:
1940
1933
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.11256
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
6893
Catalog number:
1996.3034.11256
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-aaeb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1016152

My Melancholy Baby; By the River Sainte Marie

Recording artist:
Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra  Search this
Grissom, Dan  Search this
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Composer:
Norton  Search this
Leslie  Search this
Warren  Search this
Burnett  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Recording date:
1938
Related Publication:
Rust, Brian. Jazz Records 1897-1942, Vol. 1
Credit Line:
Gift of Hannah L. Cayton in memory of Howard Cayton
ID Number:
1993.0102.040
Catalog number:
1993.0102.040
Accession number:
1993.0102
Maker number:
1808
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d537-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1155423

Blues In The Night

Recording artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Date made:
1975
ID Number:
1996.0153.03439
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
SPC-3531
Catalog number:
1996.0153.03439
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c2f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1228012

Harlem Express

Recording artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Manufacturer:
Coral  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United Kingdom
ID Number:
1996.0153.03440
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
CP21
Catalog number:
1996.0153.03440
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c2f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1228013

Jimmie Lunceford

Recording artist:
Lunceford, Jimmie  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
Sweden
ID Number:
1996.0153.03441
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
m-8003
Catalog number:
1996.0153.03441
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-c2fa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1228014

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