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    On the wrong side of the railroad track [music]
     
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    Creator: 
    Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 composer.
    Title: 
    On the wrong side of the railroad track [music]
    Uniform Title: 
    Beggar's holiday
    Contained in: 
    Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
    Phy. Description: 
    27 copy scores, 32 cm.
    3 mixed score(s) and/or part(s) (holographs), 32 cm.
    2 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm.
    Produced: 
    New York, NY Mutual Music Society, Inc. 1947
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Folder B from the Presentation Album, vol. J. Folder C from the Presentation Album, vol. J, p. 31.
    Summary: 
    26 parts and an indefinite number of scores
    On the wrong side of the railroad track is contained in five of forty seven folders for "Beggar's holiday" consisting of 2 published five page piano vocal scores in C Major concert, 2 three page piano vocal scores in Bb Major concert, 1 three page short score and 14 parts in Ab Major concert, 1 seven page short score in Eb Major concert, 1 part in F Major concert, and 11 parts in Db Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (DE, BS, Whaley?).
    Folder A contains 1 piano vocal score in C Major and piano vocal scores in Bb Major. Score in C Major lyrics begin "The place we live in looks like a slum to some ...". Scores in Bb Major lyrics begin "On the wrong side of the railroad tracks where the shirts are never stuffed ...".
    Folder B contains 1 piano vocal score in C Major. Lyrics begin "The place we live in ...".
    Folder C contains short score in Ab Major. Short score indicates parts for Pro, Sears, Carney. Short score appears incomplete.
    Folder D contains short score in Eb Major and part in F Major. Short score indicates parts Rab, Proc, Sears, baritone, piano. Part for unidentified treble instrument.
    Folder E contains parts in 2 groupings -- (i) Parts in Ab Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Procope, Jimmy, Sears, Carney; 4 trumpets - Dud, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Wilbur; bass; guitar. -- (ii) Parts in Db Major for 4 reeds - Rab, Pro, Jimmy, Carney; 4 trumpets - Dud, Scad, Williams, Taft; 3 trombones - Jones, Brown, Wilbur.
    Folders A, D, E from the Duke Ellington Library.
    General Note: 
    A lead sheet for "No other one" is noted on the verso of the part in Folder D. A short score for an untitled piece is also contained in Folder D. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
    Condition: fair, stained, worn, tape. Folder A -- 6p., folder E -- 25p. Folder D -- 8p., folder E -- 3p. Folder A -- 4p., folder B -- 4p., folder C -- 2p.
    Other Title: 
    Beggar's holiday
    Railroad track.
    Wrong side of the track.
    Restrictions: 
    Copyright restrictions. Consult Archives Center staff. Paul Ellington, executor, is represented by Richard J.J. Scarola, Scarola Eillis LLP, 888 Seventh Avenue, 45th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10106. Telephone (212) 757-0007 x 235, Facsimile (212) 757-0469; E-Mail: rjjs@selaw.com; www.selaw.com; www.ourlawfirm.com.
    Addl. KW Subj: 
    Dramatic music
    Subject-Topical: 
    Music -- United States -- 20th century
    Form / Genre: 
    Copy scores
    Holographs
    Manuscripts
    Music
    Parts (musical).
    Piano vocal scores
    Published sheet music
    Short scores
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Co-Creator: 
    Latouche, John, lyricist.
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American History0301.Min 4737Add Copy to MyList

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