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CBMR Digest is a publication of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago

ISSN # 2168-3301spring 2014 | Volume 27, No. 1

Donations to the CBMR Library and Archives

December 2013 through May 2014

Mamaniji Azanyah. Two copies each of two of his CDs published by Path of Light Records, The Aumitar Oracle (2013) and Ears to Hear (2014), featuring three stringed instruments of the artist’s own design and construction: the Aumitar, M Bass, and 6-String Bow.

Gianpaolo Chiriacó. Audio/video interviews recorded as part of ROTVOSCIAME, his three-year research project, along with video documentation and other print materials from the Black Vocality symposium held at Columbia College Chicago in September 2013. Circa 750GB of digital audio, video, photos, and release forms, and one inch of posters, promotional materials, and programs. 

Reggie Davenport. Circa one inch of flyers, correspondence, and other ephemera on Chicago House music from his DJ career in the U.K. from the late 1980s to 2006. Additional donations are planned. Davenport is also known as DJ Purple, the Duke of House. Visit http://www.phantomgreyent.com/bio.html.

Suzanne Epstein and Paul Segel. Circa five linear inches of clippings, research notes, correspondence, and personal papers to add to the Dena Epstein papers.

Josephine Gandolfi. Two archival DVDs of the 2012 and 2013 performances of works by black composers presented by the Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California, and produced by the African American Composer Initiative. Featured composers include Margaret Bonds, Valerie Capers, Betty Jackson King, Joshua McGhee, Zenobia Powell Perry, Florence B. Price, Dolores White, Lena McLin, Melba Liston, Regina Harris Baiocchi, and more.

Fernando Jones. Circa three inches of paper-based materials to add to his collection, including photographs, promotional materials, publicity photos, clippings, ephemera, and art boards (original artwork), from his musical career and materials about other blues musicians.

Victor Margolin. One VHS format videotape of the documentary film The International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Andrea Weiss and Greta Schiller, released by Jezebel Productions, 30 minutes. For more information on the directors and the film, visit Tribeca Film Institute.

Mark Reynolds. Jazz and popular music sound recordings, including approximately 250 78rpm analog discs, some in original album sets, mostly from the 1940s–1950s. The recordings feature big bands (many with vocalists), small jazz combos, blues, early rock and roll, and vocal groups. See the article on his donation in this issue.

Micah Salkind. Collection of oral history interviews on House music from his “Do You Remember House?” project, dating from June 2013 to May 2014. The sixty-one interviewees include DJs, club owners, and others. Circa 8GB of digital files. See the article by Salkind published in this issue.

Michael Woods. New compositions and recordings to add to his collection: nine lead sheets, the big band score for “Westin Blew,” full score and parts to “R.U.D.1?” and “Stick Tooh Wit” for small jazz ensemble, plus a flyer, a clipping, and a recording of his February 2014 concert titled “New Voices in Jazz.”

Robert L. Yoder. His book In Performance—Walter Howard Loving and the Phillipine Constabulary Band, published by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, 2013. Official book launch at the National Library of the Philippines in Manila and a tribute concert by the Philippine Army Band. See article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 11, 2013.

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