Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Jazz [April 2009]

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The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Jazz

 

Gottlieb, William P., photographer. Portrait of Louis Armstrong, New York, NY. (1946). from Library of Congress, William P. Gottlieb Collection.  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/gottlieb.00221

Louis Armstrong:

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Louis Armstrong, half-length portrait, facing front, holding trumpet, as he appeared in Columbia Picture's "Pennies from heaven" (1936)

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Louis Armstrong conducting band, NBC microphone in foreground (1937)

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Portrait of Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden, between 1938 and 1948

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Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Jack Teagarden, Dick Carey, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Hackett, Peanuts Hucko, Bob Haggart, and Sid Catlett, Town Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947

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Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947

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Louis Armstrong on trumpet, Warren Dodds on drums and George Foster on the double bass during broadcast of "This is Jazz" radio show, directed by Rudi Blesh (far right) (1947)

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Jazzkongen New Orleans / K. Wenzel (1948)

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Louis Armstrong and wife boarding airplane for Stockholm (1952)

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Louis Armstrong, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, playing trumpet (1953)

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Louis Armstrong and Grace Kelly both featured along with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm in the MGM motion picture "High Society" (1956)

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Louis Armstrong, full-length portrait, playing trumpet with band at an outdoor gathering, Africa (1956)

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Louis Armstrong drawing a trumpet and autographing the side of a young man's head in Nice, France (1961)

 

Duke Ellington plus the orchestra:

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New York, New York. Duke Ellington, orchestra leader (1943)

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Duke Ellington's trumpet section (1943)

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Sunny Greer, drummer for Duke Ellington (1943)

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Duke Ellington chats with members of his orchestra (1943)

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Duke Ellington's songstress, Betty Rocha, singing the "Salt Lake City Blues" during the floor show at the Hurricane Ballroom (1943)

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Duke Ellington at the Hurricane Club (1943, Newspaper)

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Duke Ellington directing his band from the piano at the Hurricane cabaret (May 1943)

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Portrait of Duke Ellington, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946

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Duke Ellington and his orchestra / James J. Kriegsmann, N.Y. (1951)

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Jackie Robinson (left), Roy Wilkins (center), and Duke Ellington (right), talking during the Spingarn Medal Awards ceremony (1956)

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935 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Apartment 4-A, 935 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Apartment 4-A, New York, New York County, NY

 

Benny Goodman:

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Aaron Copland conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Benny Goodman

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Benny Goodman, standing, playing clarinet, admirers look and listen, other bandmembers in foreground (1938)

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Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Benny Goodman, 400 Restaurant, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946 (2)

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Benny Goodman at rehearsal with his new group / World Telegram & Sun photo by Fred Palumbo. (1952)

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The Benny Goodman story (1956)

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Benny Goodman playing clarinet and Gene Krupa on the drums, both facing forward

 

Glenn Miller and Orchestra:

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Glenn Miller Orchestra(?), New York, N.Y.(?), between 1938 and 1948

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Glenn Miller Orchestra(?), New York, N.Y.(?), between 1938 and 1948 (#2)

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Glenn Miller, head-and-shoulders portrait, holding his trombone (1942)

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Paa tourne med Glenn Miller Orchestra wives. (1948)

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Major Glenn Miller, head-and-shoulders portrait in military uniform, left, and James Stewart, head-and-shoulders portrait in military uniform, right (1954)

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Moonlight serenade, the Glenn Miller story (1955)

 

Billie Holiday:

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Billie Holiday with a group of African American children in a school in Merriam, Kansas

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"'God Bless' the Child,' a swing-spiritual based on the authentic proverb 'God Blessed the Child That's Got His Own.'" (1941)

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Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

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Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

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Portrait of Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

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Portrait of Billie Holiday, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Feb. 1947

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Portrait of Billie Holiday (1949)

 

Lionel Hampton:

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Portrait of Lionel Hampton, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

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Portrait of Lionel Hampton, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946 (#2)

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Portrait of Lionel Hampton, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946 (#3)

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Portrait of Lionel Hampton and Arnett Cobb, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

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Lionel Hampton, half-length portrait, playing the vibraphone (1952)

 

Bessie Smith:

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Portrait of Bessie Smith

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Portrait of Bessie Smith

 

Count Basie and the Orchestra:

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The band at the Savoy Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois (1941)

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Portrait of Count Basie and Bob Crosby, Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., ca. 1941

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Portrait of Count Basie, Ray Bauduc, Herschel Evans, and Bob Haggart, Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., ca. 1941

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Portrait of Count Basie, Ray Bauduc, Bob Haggart, Harry Edison, Herschel Evans, Eddie Miller, Lester Young, Matty Matlock, June Richmond, and Bob Crosby, Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., ca. 1941

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Count Basie and his orchestra / James J. Kriegsmann, NY. (1955)

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Count Basie (center) and Count Basie Orchestra members Sonny Payne (left) and Joe Williams (right) wave as they board plane before leaving on European tour (1956)

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Count Basie, full-length portrait, seated at piano (1958)

 

Nat "King" Cole:

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Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y.(?), between 1938 and 1948

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Portrait of Freddie Moore, Nat King Cole, and Wesley Prince, between 1938 and 1948

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Portrait of Oscar Moore, Nat King Cole, and Wesley Prince, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Eddy Duchin, Wesley Prince, Nat King Cole, and Oscar Moore, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Wesley Prince, Oscar Moore, and Nat King Cole, Zanzibar, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946

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Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947

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Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947 (#2)

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Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1947 (#3)

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Nat King Cole (1954)

 

Dizzy Gillespie:

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, Famous Door, New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947 (#1)

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947 (#2)

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947 (#3)

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947 (#4)

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Tadd Dameron, Hank Jones, Milt Orent, Dixie Bailey, and Jack Teagarden, Mary Lou Williams' apartment, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947

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Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie

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[Gerry Mulligan and dizzy Gillespie]

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[Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, New York, N.Y., ca. May 1947]

 

Ella Fitzgerald:

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The "tisket a tasket" girl (1938)

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[Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald]

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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946

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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947 (#2)

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Ella Fitzgerald, head-and-shoulders portrait, singing (1964)

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WNEW AM 1130--blessed with America's best (1985)

 

Big Bands:

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Portrait of Rod Raffel, between 1938 and 1948

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Portrait of Dean Hudson, ca. Aug. 1946

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Portrait of Sam Donahue and Hep, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Dec. 1946

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Portrait of Joe Thomas and Eddie Wilcox, Loyal Charles Lodge No. 167, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1947

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Portrait of Pete Rugolo and Bob Gioga, 1947 or 1948

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Portrait of Sandy Siegelstien, Willie Wechsler, Micky Folus, Joe Shulman, Billy Exiner, Mario Rullo, Danny Polo, Lee Konitz, and Bill Bushing, Columbia Pictures studio, the making of Beautiful Doll, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

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Portrait of Micky Folus, Danny Polo, Billy Exiner, Vahe (Tak) Takvorian, and Al Langstaff, Eddie Condon's, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1947

 

Other:

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Marine band jazz orchestra, 1/9/25

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Jazz for the bears

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US Army Jazz Band

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[Gerry Mulligan at Newport Jazz Festival - 1995]

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Herbert Bernett plays jazz on his saxaphone, Mobile, Alabama

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Dixieland jazz band on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Portrait of Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges, and Adele Girard, Turkish Embassy, Washington, D.C., 193-

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Portrait of Earl Hines, New York, N.Y.(?), between 1938 and 1948

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Portrait of King Guion, between 1938 and 1948

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Artie Shaw, with clarinet, performing with his orchestra (1938)

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Betty Grable and Artie Shaw, half-length portrait (1939)

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Swing king goes coy before Barbirolli (1940)

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Jesse Younger playing the saxophone in small band for a Saturday night dance (1942)

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Jesse Younger playing saxophone (May 1942)

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Hot music sells bonds at Metropolitan (1944)

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Portrait of Teddy Kaye, Vivien Garry, and Arv(in) Charles Garrison, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948

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Portrait of Dardanelle, Joe Sinacore, and Bert Nazer, Sheraton Hotel, Satire Room(?), New York, N.Y., ca. June 1946

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Portrait of Charlie Ventura and Lilyann Carol, National studio, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1946

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Portrait of Henry Wells, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946

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Portrait of Earl Hines, New York, N.Y., ca. Mar. 1947

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Portrait of Earl Hines, New York, N.Y., ca. Mar. 1947 (#2)

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Portrait of Machito, Jose Mangual, Carlos Vidal(?), Mario Bouza, Ubaldo Nieto, and Graciella Grillo, Glen Island Casino, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1947

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Portrait of Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947

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Portrait of Howard McGhee and Miles Davis, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947

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Newport jazz festival/New York 1954-1978/25 summers of jazz. June 23-July 2 / Milton Glaser.

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Jazz Jamboree 71--International 14th Festival, Warsaw, October 28-30, 1971

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1980 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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Jazz at Montreux (1982)