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The Book of Jazz

Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, 1927–2016  Search this
Client:
Meridian Books, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Author:
Leonard Feather, British, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1958
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-42
Restrictions & Rights:
© Elaine Lustig Cohen
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-31-42
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Blues in the Red; Blues Without Booze

Recording artist:
Pomus, Doc  Search this
Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Manufacturer:
Apollo  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 City
Date made:
1945
ID Number:
1996.0153.10903
Catalog number:
1996.0153.10903
Label number:
393
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1235478

She Ain't No Saint; When My Love Comes Tumbling Down

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Feather, Jane  Search this
Recording artist:
Walker, Kirby  Search this
Manufacturer:
DeLuxe  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1946
ID Number:
1996.0153.11452
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11452
Label number:
1011
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1236027

New Blowtop Blues; Trouble in Mind

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Jones, Richard M.  Search this
Feather, Jane  Search this
Recording artist:
Washington, Dinah  Search this
Manufacturer:
Mercury  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1951
ID Number:
1996.0153.11531
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
8269
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11531
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1236106

New Blowtop Blues; Trouble in Mind

Composer:
Feather, Jane  Search this
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Jones, Richard M.  Search this
Recording artist:
Washington, Dinah  Search this
Manufacturer:
Mercury  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1951
ID Number:
1996.0153.11532
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
8269
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11532
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1236107

Am I Blues; You Took My Man

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Clarke, Grant  Search this
Akst, Harry  Search this
Recording artist:
Waters, Ethel  Search this
Manufacturer:
Continental  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1946
ID Number:
1996.0153.11546
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
C-10008
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11546
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1236121

Dinah; Man Wanted

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Akst, Harry  Search this
Young, Joe  Search this
Lewis, Sam M.  Search this
Recording artist:
Waters, Ethel  Search this
Manufacturer:
Continental  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1946
ID Number:
1996.0153.11549
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
C-10007
Catalog number:
1996.0153.11549
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1236124

Lazy River; You Took My Man

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Carmichael, Hoagy  Search this
Recording artist:
Beatty, Wini  Search this
Manufacturer:
Crystalette  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1945
ID Number:
1996.0153.08273
Accession number:
1996.0153
Label number:
622
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08273
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1232847

Lazy River; You Took My Man

Composer:
Carmichael, Hoagy  Search this
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Beatty, Wini  Search this
Manufacturer:
Crystalette  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1945
ID Number:
1996.0153.08407
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08407
Label number:
622
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1232981

Ocean Motion; Tempo Di Jump

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Brown, Pete  Search this
Manufacturer:
Decca  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1939
ID Number:
1996.0153.08582
Label number:
18118
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08582
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233156

Come Down Baby; Don't Pay Me No Mind

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Cousin Joe  Search this
Manufacturer:
Signature  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 City
Date made:
1941
ID Number:
1996.0153.08772
Catalog number:
1996.0153.08772
Label number:
1013
Accession number:
1996.0153
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1233346

Unlucky Woman; McShann's Boogie Blues

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Humes, Helen  Search this
Jay McShann Trio  Search this
Manufacturer:
Philo  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1945
ID Number:
1996.0153.09571
Label number:
P197
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.09571
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1234145

Evil Gal Blues; Don't You Wear No Black

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Jones, Albinia  Search this
Manufacturer:
National  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1945
ID Number:
1996.0153.09831
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.09831
Label number:
9012
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1234405

Blow Top Blues; Salty Papa Blues

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Jones, Etta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Black & White  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1944
ID Number:
1996.0153.09837
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.09837
Label number:
9
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1234411

Long, Long, Journey; Evil Gal Blues

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Recording artist:
Jones, Etta  Search this
Manufacturer:
Black & White  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Date made:
1944
ID Number:
1996.0153.09838
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.09838
Label number:
10
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1234412

Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke ellington

Interviewer:
Hasse, John Edward, 1948-  Search this
Willard, Patricia  Search this
Names:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Ellington, Mercer Kennedy, 1919-1996 (musician)  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Interviewee:
Feather, Leonard, 1914-1994  Search this
Woodyard, Sam, 1925-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1988-1990
Summary:
Collection consists of original cassettes, open-reel master, and reference cassette audiotapes of two oral history interviews about the life and career of Duke Ellington. Leonard Feather's oral history interview has a transcript.

In separate interviews jazz critic Leonard Feather and Sam Woodyard discuss their relationships with and knowledge of Ellington and his music.
Scope and Contents:
Audiotape interviews with jazz critic Leonard Feather and drummer Sam Woodyard about their relationships with Duke Ellington and the Ellington Orchestra. John Hasse interviewed Leonard Feather on June 10, 1990. Patricia Willard interviewed Sam Woodyeard on May 30, 1998 and May 31, 1988. The interviews were recorded on audio cassette.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into one series.

Series 1, Jazz Oral History Collection, 1988-1990 Subseries 1, Leonard Feather Subseries 2, Sam Woodyard
Biographical / Historical:
The Jazz Oral History Collection comprises two oral history interviews about Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.

One interview is with Leonard Feather (1914-1994), noted jazz critic, record producer, and composer. Born in England, Feather became an ardent fan of jazz by listening to recordings. The first time he saw Ellington perform live was in 1933 at the Palladium in London. Feather made his first trip to the United States in 1935 and through music critic and record producer John Hammond he met many of the leading musicians, producers, and concert promoters active in the American jazz scene. Feather was hired by Ellington in 1942 to do publicity and became part of what Feather referred to as "the Ellington family." Feather worked with Mercer Ellington as well and throughout the years he maintained an active involvement and friendship with Ellington.

A shorter interview with drummer Sam Woodyard (1925-1988) is poorly recorded and consequently it is difficult to hear and understand Woodyard's responses to the questions. Sam Woodyard was a drummer with the Ellington Orchestra from 1955 through 1966.
Provenance:
Made for the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
No release forms exist. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke Ellington, 1988-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0431
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Jazz Oral History Collection about Duke ellington
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0431

Clementine [music]

Topic:
Girls' suite
Composer:
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Lyricist:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Roberts, Ruth K.  Search this
Clayton, Stanley  Search this
Katz, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Ruth (Ruth Ellington Boatwright), 1915-  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.)
3 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal scores
Scope and Contents:
4 parts and 1 score
Clementine is contained in one of two folders for "Girls' suite" consisting of 1 three page piano vocal score, 1 lead sheet and 1 part in F Major concert, 1 part in Bb Major concert, and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (BS, Whaley, other?).
Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Baby Clementine saved this heart of mine ...". Lead sheet for voice. Lyrics begin "Darling, can it be? ...". Parts for piano (3). -- from the Ruth Ellington Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Copyright by Tempo Music, Inc.
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, worn.
Other Title:
Baby Clementine.
Can it be?
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:
Copy scores
Holographs
Lead sheet
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Piano vocal 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-ref3878

Mighty like the blues [music]

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (part (photocopy), 28 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 32 cm.)
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 221, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Copy scores
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Short scores
Date:
1938
Scope and Contents:
see also Subseries 1.2
2 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Mighty like the blues is contained in two folders consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score and 1 part in F Major concert, and 1 four page short score and 1 part in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in identified hand (Parker) and unidentified hands (DE, Tizol?).
Folder A contains scores. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "What is this strange sensation that's come over me ...". Short score indicates parts for clarinet, altos, baritone, trumpets, trombones, bass.
Folder B contains parts. Part in F Major for 1 reed - Carney. Part in Ab Major for 1 reed - Barney.
Folder A and part for Barney in Folder B from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Part for Carney in Folder B from the Mercer 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, brittle, tape.
Other Title:
Might like the blues.
Like the blues.
Publication:
New York, NY, Exclusive Publications Inc., 1938
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
Holographs
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
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 / 1.1.14: M
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref42463

Unlucky woman [music]

Composer:
Feather, Leonard  Search this
Feather, Carol  Search this
Collection Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
1 Item (copy score, 32 cm.)
Container:
Box 399, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Conductor scores
Copy scores
Music
Parts (musical)
Scope and Contents:
1 part and 1 score
Unlucky woman is contained in two folders consisting of 1 eleven page conductor score and 1 part in G Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in identified hand (Willet) and unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Folder A contains conductor score. Score does not indicate instrumentation.
Folder B contains part for piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.
Biographical / Historical:
Statement of responsibility taken from Popular Music, 1920-1979, ed. Nat Shapiro.
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, worn.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
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
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 / 1.1.21: U
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0301-ref46634

Fats Waller Memorial [sound recording}

Recorder:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Liner notes:
Feather, Leonard G  Search this
Artist:
Hines, Earl 1903-1983  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
1944
Local number:
FW-ASCH-78-2185
Signature SI-1-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_322215

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