Collection African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923

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  • Bon-bon buddy

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "from 'Bandana Land' " (Content). no matrix visible or known Issued in mid-1908. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Cook, Will Marion - Murray, Billy with Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Go way back and sit down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 3521 -3 Recorded Oct. 21, 1901. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Quinn, Dan W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Castle house rag

    Instrumental parts | 26 p., 11 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st B-flat clarinet, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyr. MCMXIV by Jos. W. Stern & Co. N.Y. (Copyright). 12 blank pages "Trot and One-Step" Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stren & Co. - Europe, James Reese - Williams, Carl F.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Admiration

    Instrumental parts | 58 p., 10 1/2 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin (2), 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoons, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, horns in F, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1915 by G. Ricordi & Co. Inc. (Copyright). 18 blank pages Publisher's address: 14 East 43d St. ...

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi & Co. - Tyers, William H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • That teasin' rag

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Bound with "Amina" by Paul Lincke. (Content). Copyr. MCMIX by Jos. W. Stern & Co. N.Y. (Copyright). Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. "Two-step." Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern - Jordan, Joe - La Farge, Hall
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Southern blossoms: waltzes

    Instrumental parts | 56 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st and 2nd clarinets in B-flat, oboe, bassoon, horns in F, 1st and 2nd cornets in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright, MCMIII, by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). 2nd page of 1st violin part is missing. 26 blank pages. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Accooe, Will - Bendix, Theo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Articles and Essays -- African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923

    Essays and artist biographies related to African-American band music. Subjects include band stocks, Eubie Blake, Robert Cole, Gussie L. Davis, R. Nathaniel Dett, James Reese Europe, and Bert Williams.

    • Date: 1883
  • Mexico

    Instrumental parts | 32 p. 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor (2), 1st B-flat cornet, 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 2nd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat cornet, 1st E-flat alto, 2nd E-flat alto, 3rd & 4th E-flat altos (2), B-flat tenors (2), 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, 2nd B-flat clarinett, B-flat bass (treb clef), 3rd trombone or ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Cole, Robert - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Recker, Robert - Johnson, James Weldon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • Coon delights

    Instrumental parts | 36 p. 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, 1st B-flat clarinet, 2nd B-flat clarinet, horns in F, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MDCCCC by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). "Brother Officers" by Chas. Bendix printed on reverse pages. 1 blank page Instrumental Parts ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Arnold, V. - Bendix, Theo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1900

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  • In the valley where the blue birds sing

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | "Intro. Down By The Summer Sea." "Medley Waltz" Contains "Oh, didn't he ramble" by Johnson and Cole on reverse pages. (Content). Copyright 1902 by Jos. W. Stern & Co. (Copyright). Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 2nd clarinet in B-flat, horns in F, 1st cornet ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • C-H-I-C-K-E-N, dat's de way to spell chicken

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Probably recorded March 6, 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Perrin, Sidney] - Spencer, Len
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • On Parade

    Instrumental parts | 60 p., 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. | Parts: 1st clarinet in B-flat (3), 2nd clarinet in B-flat, 3rd clarinet in B-flat, 1st clarinet in E-flat, 2nd clarinet in E-flat, alto saxophone in E-flat & alto clarinet in E-flat, E-flat flute & piccolo, oboes, 1st bassoon or bass clarinet, 2nd bassoon or bass clarinet, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet ...

    • Contributor: Boosey & Co. - Ring, Montague - Hume, Lieut. J. Ord
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914
  • Why don't the band play

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 585 -3 Recorded May 2, 1902. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Dudley, S.H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Darkies Dream

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "(Military Band)" (Content). [no matrix or take information] Isuued in mid-1910. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Reeves - Arthur Pryor's Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Morning, noon and night

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 9 in. | [no matrix or take information] Isuued in 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Zonophone - Zonophone Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Mammy's little pumpkin colored coons

    Instrumental parts | 24 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo or 1st B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), 1st & 2nd tenors (2), 2nd & 3rd altos (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), baritone (treble clef), E-flat cornet, 3rd trombone, 2nd & 3rd B-flat clarinets, piccolo in D-flat, E-flat clarinet, ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Perrin, [Sidney L.] - Hillman - Clarke, Herbert L. - West, Arthur
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1898
  • Yelping hound blues

    Instrumental parts | 28 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat tenor saxophone, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMXIX by LEO FEIST, Inc. Feist Building, New York (Copyright). different advertisements on reverses of all pages Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Leo Feist, Inc - Lada, Anton - Nunez, Al - Walker, Le Roy - Cawley, Joe
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Show me the way to go home, babe

    Instrumental parts | 30 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, horns in F, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. [1st cornet part missing] (Content). Copyright MCMI by M. Witmark & Sons. N.Y. (Copyright). wrong 1st cornet part inserted, returned to proper stock. 1 blank page ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Morrow - Herbert - Mackie, W.H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1901

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  • Nobody

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: B 2568 -3 Recorded on May 22, 1905. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Williams, Bert - Collins, Arthur with Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Nappy Lee (A Slow Drag)

    Instrumental parts | 26 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright, MCMIII, by J.E. Agnew. (Copyright). 12 blank pages Cello part missing Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Agnew Music Publishing Co. - Jordan, Joe
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Congratulations

    Instrumental parts | 96 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo or 1st B-flat cornet (2), flute and piccolo in D-flat, E-flat clarinet, solo or 1st B-flat clarinet (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet (2), 3rd B-flat clarinet (2), oboes, bassoons, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, E-flat cornet (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (trumpets) (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), ...

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi & Co. - Europe, James Reese - Von Der Mehden, J. Louis Jr.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Gladiolus rag

    Instrumental parts | 28 p. 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMIX by Jos. W. Stern & Co. (Copyright). "Composer of 'Maples [sic] Leaf Rag'" "Hot Chocolate Rag" by Malvin Franklin and Arthur Lange on reverse pages. Instrumental ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Recker, Robert
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Stock yard blues

    Instrumental parts | 72 p., 5 1/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor(2), solo & 1st B-flat clarinets (2), E-flat basses (2), drums (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat altos (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), 1st & 2nd B-flat tenors (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet (2), 3rd B-flat clarinet, 1st & 2nd E-flat altos (2), ...

    • Contributor: Leo. Feist, Inc - Pinkard, Maceo - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • Bible stories

    Instrumental parts | 20 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in/ | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, B-flat cornet. (Content). Copyright MCMV by M. Witmark & Sons NY. (Copyright). 9 blank pages. "Vocal Orch." no vocal part supplied Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Johns, Al
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Queen Louise

    Instrumental parts | 68 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin (2), 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute & piccolo, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, oboe, bassoon, horns in F, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). 32 pages blank. "Valse Hesitation." Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi & Co. - Europe, James Reese - Von Der Mehde, J. Louis Jr.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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