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ISSN # 2168-3301spring 2012 | Volume 25, No. 1

Accessions to the CBMR Library and Archives

  • Jean Anderson. Three music books: Alexander’s Gospel Songs by Charles M. Alexander (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1908), Minstrel Songs Old and New (Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1882), and The Nation’s Home Songs (Chicago: W.H.Kimball Co. [ca. 1918?]); music folios and sheet music: “Cow Cow Boogie” by Don Raye, Benny Carter, and Gene de Paul (New York: Leeds Music Corporation, ca. 1942), 5 Boogie Woogie Piano Solos by All-Star Composers (New York: Leeds Music Corporation, ca. 1942), 5 Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano Solos by Sammy Price (New York: Leeds Music Corporation, ca. 1943).
  • Regina Harris Baiocchi. Score for her piece Doxology for organ; program for 6° Composers Concert of New and Original Compositions, Chicago, October 23, 2011.
  • Michael Bayes. Materials on various U.S. Navy Band presentations on diversity featuring Alton Augustus Adams, including a CD: “Pioneers of Navy Music: A History of African-Americans in the Navy Music Program” performed in the Virgin Islands in October 2011 plus a CD-ROM of photos from the event; also Derivations, a CD by the U.S. Navy Band that includes William Grant Still’s Songs of Separation (unnumbered).
  • Kathleen E. Bethel. Box set (7 DVDs) from the Jazz Icons series, Series 2 (Naxos and Reelin’ in the Years Productions, 2007); Box set (10 VHS cassettes) of Ken Burns’s Jazz (Warner Brothers, 2000); 3 cassettes: The Best of Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 72392-752444), Sarah Vaughan (Jazz Fest Masters, Scotti Bros. Records, 7 81280-4-Y), Dinah Washington, A Slick Chick (on the Mellow Side) (Polygram 814 184 4), plus Fotofolio series of photographs of legends in jazz, and two buttons: “Chicago Jazz Hands” and “Chicago Home of the Blues.”
  • Philip C. Brunelle. Flyer for the Vocalessence 2011–2012 season and CD: Got the Saint Louis Blues: Classical Music in the Jazz Age (Clarion CLR907CD) featuring selections from the 2004 Witness concert.
  • Andrew Causey. Sheet music for two songs imitating black idioms by Jacques Wolfe: “De Glory Road” (New York: G. Schirmer, 1928) and “Shortnin’ Bread” (New York: Harold Flammer, ca. 1928).
  • John Cheek. Digital scan of the manuscript of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Piano Sonata No. 3 plus programs of events at Lenoir-Rhyne College, including his performance of the complete Brahms violin sonatas with Sanford Allen, November 4, 2005.
  • Sue Cassidy Clark. About one inch of materials about Benny Golson, Ahmad Jamal, and Sonny Rollins to be added to her collection.
  • Robert Deland. Two Cuban stock arrangements: “A la Rigola (Guaracha-Merengue)” by Mario de Jesus (Havana: Peer International, ca. 1958) and “Por tu Voz (Bolero-Mambo)” by Ramon Cabrera (Havana: Peer y Compañia, ca. 1952).
  • Dominique-René de Lerma. De Lerma, whose monumental Bibliography of Black Music (4 vols., Greenwood Press, 1981–1984) is a seminal work in the field of black music research, has now published A Videographic Register of Black Music and Musicians (La Casa Musicale de Lerma, 2012). The register lists videos of performances by musicians in all genres issued before 2000. It includes reissues of Hollywood films, releases by popular and classical musicians, and documentaries. It also includes a list of suppliers and an extensive index of performers’ names. The Register can be ordered from William Grant Still Music.
  • Reri Grist. Scores: Photo-offset copies of manuscript songs by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, including “A Child’s Grace,” “The Faithless Shepherdess,” “Melancholy,” and Song Cycle (“Serenade,” “Madrigal,” and “Lullaby”).
  • Evan Hatch. Three CDs: John Work III: Recording Black Culture (Spring Fed Records SFR-104), Discovery: The Rebirth of Mississippi John Hurt (Spring Fed Records SFR-108), and The Fairfield Four Revival (Spring Fed Records SFR-109).
  • Phoebe Jacobs. Book: NEA Jazz Masters 30th Anniversary, 1982–2012 (Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, 2012) plus the program for President Ronald Reagan’s presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Eubie Blake (1981) and other programs and materials for her collection.
  • Zinaida Kartasheva. About one inch of materials on jazz scholarship in Russia, including her own writings, and a copy of Dzhaz.Ru No. 6/7 (2009), a magazine on “everything about jazz in Russia.”
  • John N. Migliaccio. DVD of presentation by Irma Thomas at the 2011 Gerontological Society of America meeting; flyer for the 2011 American Society on Aging presentation featuring Alvon Johnson and his All-Star Band and Johnson’s CD Guitars & Cars (Pig Heaven Records, unnumbered) for the Bo Diddley Track collection.
  • Jeannie G. Pool. Ca. two feet of manuscript scores of composer Zenobia Powell Perry (donated jointly with Janis-Rozena Peri) plus a microfilm of newspapers from Boley, Oklahoma, 1905–1926, with information on musical activities.
  • Godwin Sadoh. His book: Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko: The Saga of a Nigerian Female Ethnomusicologist (Bloomington: iUniverse, 2012).
  • Juanita Smith. Seven reel-to-reel tapes of class lectures by Melba Liston in Hale Smith’s black studies classes at the University of Connecticut in 1971, 1973, and 1982, plus excerpts from Liston’s “The Marijuana Affair” conducted by Hale Smith, 1975. (Donation made through Randy Weston.)
  • Helen S. Walker-Hill. Ca. 8 inches of scores and research files on women composers to be added to her collection.
  • Randy Weston. Archival CD of Randy Weston and Melba Liston with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, 1981.
  • Michael Woods. Charts for ten of his compositions for jazz combo, with parts. Score for his orchestral work Places of Light (2005).

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