06/136 Guide to the Dennis Webb Collection Webb Dennis Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Dennis Webb Collection 1923/1951 Music Library Overview of the Collection Dennis Webb Collection 1923-1951 06/136 Webb, Dennis 1.00 English Music Library Biographical Information:

Dennis Webb is the collector of this set of materials from jazz arrangers Charles Bickley and Young V. Harper. Webb is a retired engineer and manager, having worked on NASA’s Skylab, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Constellation programs at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. He is co-author of the series of astronomy books, “Annals of the Deep Sky”. He is a self taught musician, starting on guitar as a teenager, and played bass for many years in a 20-piece big band of spaceworkers (still performing as the Space City Big Band), the reason he originally acquired these materials in 1982. He currently plays guitar and sings at the farmer’s market and select beer joints in Mansfield, TX; his repertoire includes several American Songbook standards he had played with the big band.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Big bands Jazz
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box of handwritten arrangements by Charles Bickley and Young V. Harper, along with various published arrangements. The materials provide insights into the repertory played by lesser-known, local bands during and after the Second World War. Bickley was a Houston-area musician, and Harper made his career in Tennessee. Bickley and Harper met during their service in the European theater of the Second World War.

Detailed List of Contents id252743 1 714969 id252744 1 I Wish Scope and Contents

Manuscript parts for Abe (flute), Joe (clarinet), flute 1, Ted (bass clarinet), and Milt (part unidentified).

id252745 1 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine Scope and Contents

Arranged by Charlie Bickley. Photocopy.

id252746 1 Sentimental Journey Scope and Contents

Arranged by Charlie Bickley. Photocopy.

id252747 1 Where or When Scope and Contents

Arranged by Young V. Harper. Missing trombone 4.

id252748 1 You Are My Sunshine Scope and Contents

Full score and parts, 5 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums

id252749 1 I'll Be Seeing You Scope and Contents

Arranged by Young V. Harper. Missing drums.

id252750 1 It Could Happen to You Scope and Contents

Arranged by Young V. Harper. Missing trombone 4.

id252751 1 Blue Skies Scope and Contents

Possible arranger: Davis. Missing trombone 4, piano, drums. 1st trumpet part cross-referenced with "Chopin's Prelude."

id252752 1 GI Girl Joanne Scope and Contents

Vocal. Arranged by Young V. Harper.

id252753 1 Chopin's Prelude Scope and Contents

Arranger: Davis. Missing trombone 4, trumpet 4, bass, drums, piano. "See Blue Skies for 1st trp."

id252754 1 In a Magic Garden Scope and Contents

Arranger: Scott. Missing trombone 4, guitar, drums.

id252755 1 Take Me In Your Arms Scope and Contents

"Transcription of Barrington." Missing trombone 4, guitar, drums.

id252756 1 Theme Scope and Contents

Dave Robbins named on envelope.

id252757 1 Folder with inventory, list of tunes, correspondence, and other documents Scope and Contents

Documents explain provenence of collection, and letter from Dorothy Hartley to Charles Bickley. End of original box 1.

id252758 1 Song of India Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Tommy Dorsey and Red Bone. "Tommy Dorsey's Swing Classics for Orchestra, as recorded on Victor Record no. 25523." New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1937.

id252759 1 Liebestraum Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Tommy Dorsey and Carmen Mastren. "Tommy Dorsey's Swing Classics for Orchestra, as recorded on Victor Record no. 25539." New York: Leo Feist, Inc., 1937.

id252760 1 Riff Interlude Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Charley Hathaway. "Count Basie's Swing Series for Orchestra." Columbia Record No. 35321. New York: Bregman, Vocco and Conn, Inc., 1940.

id252761 1 The Thing: dance arrangement Scope and Contents

Stock. Words and music by Charles R. Grean. Arranged by Larry Clinton. New York: Hollis Music, Inc., 1950.

id252762 1 Rose of Tralee and Endearing Young Charms: Irish waltz medley Scope and Contents

Stock. "Special arrangement by J.A. Browne." New York: Clef Music Co., 1934.

id252763 1 Leap Frog Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Lowell Martin. "The original manuscript series." New York: Leeds Music Corporation, 1942. Note on envelope: Vocal. Missing baritone saxophone, trumpet 4, trombone 4, and guitar.

id252764 1 Salt Peanuts Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Dizzy Gillespie. "The original manuscript series." New York: Leeds Music Corporation, 1943. Note on envelope: Vocal. Missing trumpet 4 and trombone 4.

id252765 1 Remember When Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Johnny Warrington. New York: Campbell-Porgie Inc., 1945. Note on envelope: missing guitar, drums, trumpet 4, and trombone 4.

id252766 1 One, Two, Three, Four, Jump Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Will Hudson. New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1945. Note on envelope: missing guitar, trumpet 4, and trombones 3 and 4.

id252767 1 Flatbush Flanagan Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Claude Lakey. New York: Paramount Music Corporation, 1943. Note on envelope: missing trombone 4.

id252768 1 Feeling Zero Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Will Hudson. New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1945. Note on envelope: missing guitar, trumpet 4, and trombones 3 and 4.

id252769 1 Begin the Beguine Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Jerry Gray for Artie Shaw. New York: Harms, Inc., 1939. Note on envelope: missing baritone saxophone, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, and drums.

id252770 1 Jumpin' at the Woodside Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Charlie Hathaway. New York: Bregman, Vocco and Conn, Inc., 1938.

id252771 1 Loch Lomond Scope and Contents

Stock. Arranged by Spud Murphy. "Robbins presents Benny Goodman's Swing Series for Orchestra." Victor record No. 25717. New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1937.

id252772 1 Caballo Negro (Mambo) Scope and Contents

Stock. By Perez Prado. Mexico City: Editorial Mexicana de Musica Internacional S.A. Mexico, sole selling agent Peer International Corporation, New York, 1951. 4 saxophones, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano, drums

id252773 1 Strawberry Roan Scope and Contents

Stock. Los Angeles: Vincent Howard, Ltd. Distributed by M.M. Cole Publishing Co., Chicago. 10-piece band.

id252774 1 Sugar Blues Scope and Contents

Stock. Fragment. "Clyde McCoy's special arrangement,' "edited and copied from the record by Larry Wagner." New York: Clarence WIlliams Music Pub. Co., Inc., 1923.