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Music, 1930-1995 (continued)
Music by Others, 1930-1973, undated (continued)
No Greater Love, undated (continued)
Composer unknown
Manuscript lead sheet in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/10 No Sky, undated
By Elliott Cola
Holograph lyric sheet; manuscript full score in Charles Mingus's hand
BOX-FOLDER 33/11 Not Another Gershwin, undated
By James Lowe
Holograph score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 33/12 Odyssey, undated
By John Dennis
Holograph lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 33/19 Organ Point Blues, undated
Composer unknown
Tenor saxophone part in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/13 Prophet of Love, undated
By John True
Ozalid of holograph lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 33/14 Red Dog Blues, 1944
By Frank Davenport
Full score in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/15 Red Top, undated
By James Lowe
Holograph full score
BOX-FOLDER 32/24 Round Midnight, undated
By Charlie Parker
Lead sheet in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/16 Saxidental, undated
By Richard Carter
Three photocopies of holograph score for piano
BOX-FOLDER 33/17 Scherzo for Quartet and Strings, undated
By Phil Moore
Manuscript bass part with annotations
BOX-FOLDER 33/18 Screen Cut 3, undated
By Ralph Burns
Manuscript condensed score in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/19 September, undated
Composer unknown
Alto saxophone part in the hand of Mingus
Note: Note from Mingus to Celia Mingus on verso
BOX-FOLDER 33/20 September Song, undated
By Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill
Manuscript bass part in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/21 Seven Moons, undated
By John Dennis
Holograph lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 32/24 Shaw Nuff, undated
By Charlie Parker
Lead sheet in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/22 She-Wolf, undated
Composer unknown
Lead sheet in the hand of Mingus (chords only)
BOX-FOLDER 33/23 Simple Variations on Chopin, undated
By Sam Most
Holograph parts
BOX-FOLDER 33/24 Slippin' for a Pippin, 1964
By Frances Lampert
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 33/25 Sophisticated Lady, undated
By Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, and Mitchell Parish
Manuscript lead sheet in the hand of Mingus (chords only)
BOX-FOLDER 33/26 St. Louis, undated
Composer unknown
Manuscript guitar part
BOX-FOLDER 33/27 Steam Wheel, undated
By James Lowe
Holograph condensed score
BOX-FOLDER 33/28 Stormy Weather, undated
By Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Manuscript piano and drum parts
Reference no. 197
BOX-FOLDER 33/29 Strike Up the Band. I've Got a Crush on You, 1930
By George and Ira Gershwin
Printed piano-vocal score
BOX-FOLDER 33/30 Survival of the Fittest, undated
Composer unknown
Manuscript trombone part fragment
Note: Blues D-flat lead sheet on verso
BOX-FOLDER 33/31 Synchopop, undated
By Sam Most
Holograph parts
BOX-FOLDER 38/11 Tea for Two, undated
By Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Irving Caesar; arranged by Charles Mingus
Holograph? full score (incomplete); pages 1-10
Reference no. 195
BOX-FOLDER 33/32 Tea for Two, undated
By Irving Caeser and Vincent Youmans
Manuscript parts
Reference no. 195
BOX-FOLDER 33/20 Tenderly, undated
Composer unknown
Manuscript bass part in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 32/23 Thad's Tune, undated
Composer unknown
Manuscript lead sheet in the hand of Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 46/9 This Is Me, undated
Holograph trumpet 1-2 and trombone parts
BOX-FOLDER 33/33 Timboro, 1964
By Fernando Sandoval
Holograph lead sheet
Note: Inscribed from Sandoval to Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/34 El Toro, undated
Composer unknown
Manuscript bass part
BOX-FOLDER 33/35 Two Pairs Two, 1964
By Fernando Sandoval
Photocopy of holograph lead sheet
Note: Inscribed from Sandoval to Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/36 Vals de Norma, 1964
By Victor Ruiz Pazos
Printed parts
Inscribed from Pazos to Mingus
BOX-FOLDER 33/37 Walkin' on Air, 1968
By Frances Lampert
Photocopy of holograph lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 33/38 What's This I Hear You Say, undated
By Frances Lampert
Photocopy of holograph lead sheet
BOX-FOLDER 33/39 Whoopee, undated
Composer unknown
Ozalid of copyist cello part
BOX-FOLDER 33/40 You and Me, undated
By George Joyner
Holograph lead sheet
BOX 51-61 Business Papers, 1946-1978
The Business Papers Series is divided into three subseries: Charles Mingus Enterprises, Inc., Debut Records, and Jazz Workshop. Mingus founded Charles Mingus Enterprises, Inc. to record his albums and fulfill record orders through the mail rather than through distributors. This subseries contains correspondence, records of expenses, financial papers, royalties statements, record orders, and travel documents from Mingus’s national and international tours.
Debut Records was a label co-founded by Mingus, Celia Mingus, and Max Roach that officially incorporated in 1952. Though the label closed only five years later, they recorded and produced early albums by jazz musicians such as Hazel Scott, Hank Mobley, and Miles Davis. The label’s most ambitious project was Jazz at Massey Hall, a three-volume recording featuring "The Quintet” of Mingus, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie, and a trio made up of Mingus, Powell, and Roach. The Debut Records subseries is the most extensive of the Business Papers series. It contains artists’ files, which consist of headshots, correspondence, contracts, and publicity; correspondence to and from Debut Records; contracts, licenses, and royalties statements; expense records and receipts; fulfilled and unfulfilled record orders; and travel documents that include receipts, itineraries, and contact lists.
Mingus founded Jazz Workshop in 1955 as a music publishing company so he could maintain control and rights over his compositions. Jazz Workshop was also the name of a rotating ensemble that included musicians such as Charles McPherson, Jaki Byard (who also arranged for the group), Dannie Richmond, and Jimmy Knepper. In addition to performing and recording albums, the Jazz Workshop ensemble played music by young composers so they could hear their music played by a live ensemble. The subseries contains contracts, correspondence, and financial papers.
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