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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1985-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout ...

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file
Size:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see also oversize

1 part

Wakin' up the folks downstairs is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Ab Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand.

Part for piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

1 score

Patter for doorman is contained in one folder consisting of 1 two page piano vocal score in Bb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand.

Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Folks you'd better hurry and get your tables now ...". -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Thieme, Art
Dates:
circa 1960s-1990
Size:
459 Slides
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Art Thieme was a noted folk singer who recorded many traditional ballads and folk songs from midwestern states. This collection is a series of 459 color slides documenting folk musicians and folk music, in both concert settings and informal portraiture, all taken by the donor.

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Creators:
Robison, Willard
Hill, Dedette Lee
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (manuscript, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Old folks is contained in one folder consisting of 1 part in Bb Major concert -- in pencil -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).

Part for 1 trumpet - 2. Part incorporates a portion of a published part. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1993-1996
Size:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiotapes created during the production of a number of radio specials titled "American Roots" and a proposed radio program titled "American Routes." Both programs featured traditional and contemporary music from across the country and were hosted by Nicholas R. Spitzer. There were multiple "American Roots" specials ...

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Creators:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Odell, Scott, 1935-
Dates:
1964-1977
Size:
18 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
CFCH.ODEL
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The J. Scott Odell folk music collection (1945-2016, inclusive) contains AV recordings, photographs, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Odell's career at the Smithsonian as a musical instrument conservator and researcher of American music traditions. The collection largely consists of materials relating to Odell's research trips (often combined with personal visits) throughout the Eastern United States. Research strengths of the collection include the history of the Appalachian dulcimer and banjo, the Smithsonian Folkways project "Black Banjo Songsters," musician and poet Burt Porter, and the Bread and Puppet Theater.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1930
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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2 scores

Bumpty bump is contained in one of five folders for "Blackberries of 1930" consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score in G Major concert, and 1 three page short score in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).

Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Folks in dusky Hahlum ...". Short score indicates parts for soprano, trumpet.

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Creators:
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Dates:
1930
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.)
1 Item (mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holograph), 31 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

see BLACKBERRIES OF 1930

2 scores

Doin' the crazy walk is contained in one of five folders for "Blackberries of 1930" consisting of 1 published three page piano vocal score in C Major concert, and 1 five page short score in Eb Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hand (DE?).

Piano vocal score lyrics begin "Say! Listen folks I'm excited with news ...". Short score indicates parts for 2 altos, tenor, 2 trumpets, trombon.

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Creators:
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Level:
item
Size:
4 Items (copy scores, 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0301
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

4 parts.

Memphis blues is contained in one folder consisting of 3 parts in d minor concert and 1 part in c minor concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).

Parts in d minor for 3 voices - soprano, tenor, baritone. Part in c minor for 1 voice - soprano. Lyrics begin "Folks, I've just been down, down to Memphis town ...". Parts are noted on the verso of the conductor score for "Gettin' up morning." -- from the Duke Ellington Library.

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