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Blue Rhythm FantasyBig Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era$

John Wriggle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040405

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001

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(p.199) Acknowledgments and Credits

(p.199) Acknowledgments and Credits

Source:
Blue Rhythm Fantasy
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press

This publication is generously supported by a Society for American Music publishing subvention award. Research was supported by an American Musicological Society Ora Frishberg Saloman travel award. This project began as a City University of New York (CUNY) doctoral dissertation supported by a Martin E. Segal Dissertation Fellowship, and a Barry S. Brook Dissertation Award; additional funding for research and travel was provided by the CUNY Baisley Powell Elebash Fund and Franziska Dorner Fund. Initial research was supported by a grant from the Institute of Jazz Studies Morroe Berger–Benny Carter Jazz Research Fund.

Many people have contributed to this project over many years. Thanks are due foremost to the extraordinarily patient people who published it: editor Laurie Matheson, along with Marika Christofides, Jennifer Clark, Roger Cunningham, and Amanda Wicks at the University of Illinois Press. Anne Rogers contributed copyediting of inspirational vision and skill. Jeeyun Lee, Ben Bierman at CUNY John Jay College, and Ben Young provided valuable feedback and ideas on my book manuscript. Earlier manuscripts and publications of this material benefited from the insightful editing and peer reviews of Patrick Burke, Mark Katz, Evan Spring, and Chris Wilkinson. At the Rutgers University Jazz History and Research program, my research efforts were aided by Lewis Porter, Henry Martin, and John Howland. At the CUNY Graduate Center, my dissertation benefited from the input of Ben Bierman, Stephen Blum, John Graziano, John Howland, Jeff Taylor, and Salim Washington; vital logistical support was provided by Allan Atlas, Norman Carey, David Olan, and Peg Rivers. Special thanks are due to bandleader-historian Vince Giordano, whose Nighthawk orchestra performed concerts of Chappie Willet’s unrecorded music at the CUNY Graduate Center, and to Graduate Center president William P. Kelly for his support.

(p.200) Phil Schaap at radio station WKCR-FM New York contributed valuable advice, contacts, and encouragement throughout this project. Additional scholars, librarians, arrangers, performers, and colleagues who have helped me to access research materials or locate sources include: Ed Berger, John Clement, Tad Hershorn, Annie Kuebler, Dan Morgenstern, Vincent Pelote, Joe Peterson, and Elizabeth Surles at the Institute of Jazz Studies; Michael Cogswell and Ricky Riccardi at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens College; Ryan Maloney at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Ellen Ressmeyer at the Drain-Jordan Library of West Virginia State College; Peggy Turnbull at the Bluefield State College Archives; Richard Boursey and Suzanne Lovejoy at the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University; Arturo Ortega at the University of North Texas Music Library; Keith Pawlak at the University of Arizona School of Music; Michelle Romero at the Northeastern University Libraries; Phil Greene at the Columbia University Law School Library; Warren Adams at the Lummis Library of the Cumberland County Historical Society, New Jersey; Kay Peterson and Susan Strange at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; Mark Horowitz at the Music Division of the Library of Congress; Kimberly Lamb at the University of Southern California Doheny Library; Kelly McEniry at the University of Missouri–Kansas City Miller Nichols Library; historians Bree Benton, Franklin Bruno, Brenda Bufalino, John Chilton, Jane Goldberg, Catherine Goode, Michael Heller, Aaron Johnson, Carlos Kase, Barry Kernfeld, Brian Linde, Paul Munson, Arnold Rampersad, Howard Rye, David Schiff, Alyn Shipton, and Michael Steinman; arrangers Van Alexander, Hart Leavitt, Lyle “Spud” Murphy, and Gerald Wilson; and performers Harold Cromer, Cleo Hayes, Chico Hicks, and Brooks Kerr. There are undoubtedly others I have missed, but you all deserve my sincerest thanks.

Portions of this research have previously appeared in the following publications:

“Chappie Willet, Frank Fairfax, and Phil Edwards’ Collegians: From West Virginia to Philadelphia.” Black Music Research Journal 27, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 1–22.

“Chappie Willet: A Jazz Arranger in Swing Era New York.” Annual Review of Jazz Studies 14 (2009): 101–88.

“Jazzing the Classics: Race, Modernism, and the Career of Arranger Chappie Willet.” Journal of the Society for American Music 6, no. 2 (May 2012): 175–209.

Every effort has been made to locate and contact copyright holders of music examples included in this work. Permission to use notated excerpts of the following compositions is hereby acknowledged:

(p.201) A-Tisket A-Tasket

Words and Music by Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander

© 1938 (Renewed) EMI ROBBINS CATALOG INC.

Exclusive Print Rights Controlled and Administered by ALFRED MUSIC.

All Rights Reserved.

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Words and Music by Irving Berlin

© Copyright 1911 by Irving Berlin.

© Arrangement Copyright 1938 by Irving Berlin.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement © Copyright 2014 by the Estate of Irving Berlin.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Be-Bop

By John “Dizzy” Gillespie

Copyright © 1944, 1945 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Blue Skies

Words and Music by Irving Berlin

© Copyright 1927 by Irving Berlin.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement © Copyright 2014 by the Estate of Irving Berlin.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Chant of the Weed

By Don Redman

© 1932 GOTHAM MUSIC SERVICE, INC.

© Renewed 1960 EDWIN H. MORRIS & COMPANY, A Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc.

This arrangement © 2014 EDWIN H. MORRIS & COMPANY, A Division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Deuces Wild

By Margie Gibson

Copyright © 1942 Administered by Sinless Music Publishing.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission.

(p.202) East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)

Words and Music by Brooks Bowman

© 1934 (Renewed) CHAPPELL & CO., INC.

All Rights Reserved.

Fish Fry

Words and Music by Benny Carter

Copyright © 1943 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Gimme Some Skin [My] Friend

Words and Music by Don Raye, Gene de Paul, and Red Mack

Copyright © 1941 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Hallelujah (from Hit the Deck)

Words by Leo Robin and Clifford Grey

Music by M. Vincent Youmans

Copyright © 1927 (Renewed) by Leo Robin Music Co., Warner Bros. Publications, Range Road Music and Quartet Music.

This arrangement © 2009 by Leo Robin Music Co., Warner Bros. Publications, Range Road Music and Quartet Music.

All rights for Leo Robin Music Co. administered by Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP). International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission.

Hicky Ricky

Words and Music by Esvan Mosby, Chappy [sic] Willet, and Albert Gibson

Copyright © 1942 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

I Ain’t Gettin’ Nowhere Fast

By Porter Grainger, Cab Calloway, and Chappie Willet

Copyright © 1939 Music Sales Corporation.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission.

(p.203) I Know That You Know

Words by Anne Caldwell

Music by Vincent Youmans

© 1926 (Renewed) WB MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved.

Jubilee

Words by Stanley Adams

Music by Hoagy Carmichael and Stanley Adams

Copyright © 1937 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Metropolis

By Ferde Grofé

© 1928 (Renewed) EMI ROBBINS CATALOG INC.

All Rights Controlled by EMI ROBBINS CATALOG INC. (Publishing) and ALFRED MUSIC (Print).

All Rights Reserved.

Paganini Caprice XXIV

By Benny Goodman [sic]

Copyright © 1942 by Regent Music Corporation.

Copyright Renewed by Ragbag Music Publishing Corporation.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 by Ragbag Music Publishing Corporation.

All Rights Controlled and Administered by Jewel Music Publishing Co., Inc.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Persian Rug

Music by Neil Moret

Lyrics by Gus Kahn

© 1927 (Renewed) CHAPPELL & CO., INC. and GILBERT KEYES MUSIC COMPANY

All Rights on behalf of GILBERT KEYES MUSIC COMPANY Administered by WB MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved.

Sonatine Transatlantique

By Alexandre Tansman

© 1930 by Alphonse Leduc, Éditions musicales, Paris.

Reprinted by Permission.

(p.204) Stardust

Words by Mitchell Parish

Music by Hoagy Carmichael

Copyright © 1928, 1929 by Songs Of Peer, Ltd. and EMI Mills Music, Inc.

Copyrights Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 by Songs Of Peer, Ltd. and EMI Mills Music, Inc.

All Rights outside the USA Controlled by EMI Mills Music, Inc. (Publishing) and Alfred Music (Print). International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Struttin’ with Some Barbecue

Words and Music by Lillian Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye

Copyright © 1928, 1950 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

Copyright Renewed.

This arrangement Copyright © 2014 UNIVERSAL MUSIC CORP.

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

Swingtime in Honolulu

Words and Music by Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, and Irving Mills

Copyright © 1938 EMI Mills Music Inc. and Sony/ATV Harmony.

Copyright Renewed.

All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 424 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved.

Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation.

What Is This Thing Called Swing

By Louis Armstrong and Horace Gerlach

Copyright © 1939 Music Sales Corporation.

International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by Permission.