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

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  • Young Red Cloud

    Instrumental parts | 30 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute & piccolo, clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1905 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). "Intr: The Darktown Grenadiers" "Two-Step" "Darktown Grenadiers by William J. Carle" 16 blank pages Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Brymn, J. Tim - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Under the bamboo tree

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: A 501 -2 Recorded on March 9, 1905. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Macdonough, [Harry] and Bieling
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Panama

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Direction - Husk O'Hara" Friars Society Orchestra is a pseudonym for New Orleans Rhythm Kings. (Content). Mx: 11182 -B Recorded Aug. 30, 1922. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Gennett - Tyers, [William H.] - Friars Society Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Hot chocolate 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). Printed on the reverse pages of and shelved with "Gladiolus Rag" by Scott Joplin. Instrumental Parts (Form).

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

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  • We'll raise the roof to-night

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, 1st B-flat clarinet, 2nd B-flat clarinet, horns in F, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMIV by M. Witmark & Sons. N.Y. (Copyright). "The Girl Who Cares For Me" by Cobb & Edwards printed on reverse pages. 2 blank ...

    • Contributor: M.Witmark & Sons - Perrin, Sidney L. - O'Hare, W.C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • Somebody's waiting 'neath southern skies

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, horns in F, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMII by M. Witmark (Copyright). 1 page blank. Printed on the reverses of and shelved under "Dat's De Way to ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Bratton, John W. - O'Hare, W.C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • Yelping hound blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Introducing: Foot-Warmer" (Content). Recorded April 1, 1919. Mx: 78337 -2 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Lada, [Anton] - Nunez, [Al] - Louisiana Five Jazz Orchestra - Cawley, [Joe]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • 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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  • Castle walk

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, 1st clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyr. MCMXIV (Copyright). "Castle Perferct Trot", also by Europe, printed on reverse pages. "Trot and One-Step" Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern - Europe, James Reese - Dabney, Ford T. - Williams, Carl F.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Maiden with the dreamy eyes

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), E-flat cornet (2), B-flat tenors (2), drums (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), E-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), 2nd & 3rd E-flat alto (2), piccolo in D-flat, 3rd B-flat clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 1st trombone, solo E-flat alto, 2nd trombone, 1st E-flat alto, baritone (bass clef), baritone (treble clef), 3rd ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - [Cole, Robert] - Boettger, E. - Accooe, Will - Hogan, Ernest
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902
  • Castle house rag

    Instrumental parts | 34 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), B-flat tenors (2), 1st & 2nd E-flat horns (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat horns (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat clarinets (2), piccolo in D-flat, E-flat clarinet, bassoon, oboe, 1st ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Europe, James Reese - Clark, Tom
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914
  • Ballin' the Jack fox trot

    Instrumental parts | 26 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, clarinet in B-flat, 1st and 2nd cornets in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyr. MCMXIV by Jos. W. Stern & Co. N.Y. (Copyright). "Intro. What it takes to make me love you - you've got it. - by James Reese Europe." 11 pages blank. ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Smith, Chris - Europe, James Reese - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Serenade blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Fox Trot" (Content). Mx: 80386 -2 Recorded on June 12, 1922. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Sissle, [Noble] - Blake, [Eubie] - Westphal, Frank and His Rainbo Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • If money talks it ain't on speaking terms with me

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 1631 Recorded on Sep. 18, 1902. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Collins, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Love will find a way

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Introducing: In Honey Suckle Time" (Content). Mx: 020655 A -3 Recorded c. August 29, 1921. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Pathe - Sissle, [Noble] - Blake, [Eubie] - The Seven Black Dots
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Castle walk

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 212 [unknown take] Issued in 1916 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - [Europe, James Reese] - [Dabney, Ford] - Metropolitan Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • All goin' out and nothin' comin' in

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Recorded on Jan. 4, 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Williams, Bert - Walker, George - Leachman, Silas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • John Larkins

    Biography. Biography. John Larkins was a minor figure in black music in the early part of the 20th century. He ran "Jolly" John Larkin's Company and employed James Reese Europe as its musical director from 1906-07. In 1910 he produced and starred in A Trip to Africa. His other credits include Royal Sam (1911) and Deep Central (1932).

  • Climax

    Instrumental parts | 108 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Contains: Glory/Cogley & Bock--Good-night, beloved, good-night/Fay & Oliver--I'm a Jonah man/Alex. Rogers--It's for Her, Her, Her/Shields & Taylor--My little Hong Kong baby/Paul West & John W. Bratton--Dat's de way to spell Chicken/Sidney Perrin & Bob Slater--Tessie, you are the only, only, only/Will R. Anderson--I'll be your honey in the springtime/Harry Freeman. (Content). Copyright, ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - O'Hare. Wm. C. - Perrin, Sydney
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Au revoir, sweet Marie

    Instrumental parts | 32 p. 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute or piccolo, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums (Content). Copyright MCMXII by Jos. W. Stern & Co., N.Y. (Copyright). Printed on the reverses of and shelved with "Scott Joplin's New Rag" by Scott Joplin. Includes ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Henry, S. R. - Hodgkins, Gene - Anderson, Hilding
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • 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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  • Darktown is out to-night

    Instrumental parts | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinets in C, horns in F, 1st and 2nd cornets in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MDCCCXCIX by M. Witmark Sons N.Y. (Copyright). Contains "Darktown is out tonight" and "Hottest coon in Dixie." Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Cook, Will Marion - Recker, Robert
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1899

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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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  • I'm a Jonah man

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

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - [Rogers, Alex] - O'Hare, W.C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903
  • Sweetest Gal in Town

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "with orchestra" (Content). Mx: 16262-A Issued in early 1909. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Cole, [Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Collins, [Arthur] and Harlan, [Byron G.]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings