6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Popular music--1951-1960.

  1. Ray M. Lawless collection, 1952-1965

    6 boxes. 2.5 linear feet. 224 folders. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Research materials including questionnaires, some correspondence, and photographs of approximately 200 folksingers and singers of folksong (a few of them are performers of art songs and classical music) collected by Ray M. Lawless to illustrate his book, Folksingers and Folksongs in America (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1960; second edition, 1965).

  2. John and Ginny Dildine collection

    175 items. 119 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 12 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of Washington, D.C. area folk music radio programs on WASH and WAMU-FM, hosted by John Dildine, with live interviews, and featuring some previously recorded selections. The collection also includes sound recordings of concerts, folk festivals (including selections from the Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968 and 1969) and other folk music events in Maryland; Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; New York state, and other locations. Collection includes performances and interviews with well known musicians from the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland; plus a few shows featuring recordings of music from Kenya and from India. Some items are dubs of commercial recordings.

  3. Chordettes collection of musical arrangements, 1938-1995

    870 items. 11 containers. 3.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Chordettes was an American female vocal quartet popular during the 1950s and early 1960s. The collection contains orchestra and band arrangements for songs, medleys, and jingles, including their hits "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop." It also includes a small amount of photographs.

  4. Milton Okun musical arrangements, 1954-1965

    approximately 60 items. 3 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Milton Okun (1923-2016) was an American arranger, singer, and record producer who founded the Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company in New York City in 1960. He arranged and produced the music of John Denver, Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Brothers Four, and The Chad Mitchell Trio. The Milton Okun Musical Arrangements consist chiefly of holograph and printed scores of Okun's arrangements for The Brothers Four, as well as several songbooks with folk music by various composers.

  5. Nelson Riddle arrangements for Billy Eckstine, 1950-1957

    approximately 350 items. 7 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Nelson Riddle (1921-1986) was a trombonist, composer, and arranger who worked with prominent vocalists during the 1940s through 1960s, including Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Frank Sinatra. Eckstine (1914-2019) was an American popular and jazz singer and bandleader. The Nelson Riddle Arrangements for Billy Eckstine consists of holograph scores and printed parts for arrangements of popular songs that Riddle created for Eckstine during the 1950s.

  6. Lou Gordon collection, 1953-2006

    1 box plus 1 oversized folder. manuscripts: 31 folders. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials, including programs, newspaper clippings, handbills, programs, small posters, and black-and-white photographs, documenting Swapping Song Fair, a folk music production company and concert series founded in New York City in 1955 by Lou Gordon and Paddy Clancy, which produced a Musical Tribute to Woody Guthrie in 1956, and Folk Song '59. The collection documents musical and other events in the folk music revival in New York City during the 1950s.