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Gene Puerling Collection, 1949-2006 | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Gene Puerling Collection, 1949-2006Add to your cart.
ID: 06/091
Primary Creator: Puerling, Gene
Extent: 60.0 Boxes
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in five series:

Series 1: Vocal arrangements Series 2: Scores and parts Series 3: Papers Series 4: Sound recordings Series 5: Memorabilia and awards Series 6: July 2016 accrual

Date Acquired: 10/24/2014. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Hi-Lo's (Musical group), Jazz, Singers Unlimited
Languages: English, German

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of about 60 boxes of manuscripts of compositions and arrangements by Gene Puerling, an innovative vocal jazz arranger and leader of the Hi-Los and The Singers Unlimited vocal groups, along with sound recordings and memorabilia.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals: Two boxes of reel-to-reel tapes, 45 rpm records, and VHS received on 7/25/2016.
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Mrs. Helen Puerling
Acquisition Method: Donation.
Finding Aid Revision History: Revised 1/19/2016. Parts described by title.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 6: July 2016 accrualAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 697509. Items 1-7 were rubber-banded together, as were Items 8-15, 16-21, and 22-42. Items 1-30 are 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes; items 31-42 are 45 rpm records.
Item 1: Barber ShopAdd to your cart.
"Ring Kings; Van Cliburn Plays Chopin" crossed out on tape insert. 3.25 ips.
Item 2: Hi-Lo's! AirchecksAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: All Over the Place, rehearsal tape with ByramAdd to your cart.
 
Item 4: Hi-Lo's! A capellasAdd to your cart.
Back of container: 1. Cockles (orig. Hi-Lo's), 2. Black is the Color, 3. My Romance.
Item 5: Hi-Lo's vocal tracks, RCAAdd to your cart.
Spine label: "H-Lo Voc Tr RCA." Back of container: Hi-Lo's Work Tape
Item 6: Hi-Lo's demo masterAdd to your cart.
 
Item 7: Hi-Lo's tapeAdd to your cart.
"Good rehearsal."
Item 8: Robert Farnon No. 1Add to your cart.
Back of container: 2-track mono, 7.5 ips. CKFM Toronto broadcast, Gene Lees & Friends: Robert Farnon tape no. 1, radio interview.
Item 9: Robert Farnon No. 2Add to your cart.
Back of container: 2-track mono, 7.5 ips. CKFM Toronto broadcast, Gene Lees & Friends: Robert Farnon tape no. 1, radio interview.
Item 10: Art Van Damme - The Singers Unlimited, vocal chart layouts, 1971 August 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 11: [illegible] Master Safety, Gogi? Album. How Deep is the Ocean track sing overAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Singers Unlimited reel 1, 1973 July 2Add to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips.
Item 13: MarliesAdd to your cart.
Stereo, NAB equalization.
Item 14: Choral workshop - "April in Paris"Add to your cart.
DIN equalization, 15 ips.
Item 15: A Capella IIAdd to your cart.
Stereo, 7.5 ips. ODB = 1.000 | 7.000 | 14.000 | 60 | 1.000
Item 16: Hi-Lo's! singles - Reprise RecordsAdd to your cart.
7.5 ips. NAB equalization. Tracks 1-4, 7-9 stereo, tracks 5-6 mono. 1. My Baby Just Cares for Me, 2. Botch-a-Me, 3. Ezekiel, 4. Ring Me, 5. Taste of Honey, 6. Taste of Honey (track only), 7. Wishing Star, 8. Carnival, 9. One Note Samba.
Item 17: Hi-Lo's - This Time It's LoveAdd to your cart.
2 track.
Item 18: Hi-Lo's - This Time It's LoveAdd to your cart.
Back of container: "Mon - Hi-Lo's."
Item 19: Singers Unlimited Reel 2, 1973 July 2Add to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips.
Item 20: Singers Unlimited Reel 3, 1973 July 2Add to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips.
Item 21: MarliesAdd to your cart.
Kopie - 38 [illegible], NAB equalization.
Item 22: The Hi-Lo's in StereoAdd to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips. Omegatape ST-7006.
Item 23: Hi-Lo's! Tracks, C. Fischer, 1980 March 28Add to your cart.
Copy date. 1. No More Blues, 2. Just the Way You Are. 1/2 track, 7.5 ips stereo.
Item 24: RCA Victor - The Hi-Lo's, 1967 April 21Add to your cart.
Mono, 7.5 ips.
Item 25: Hi-Lo's CommercialsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 26: Hi-Lo's in Hi-Fi - Frank Comstock and His OrchestraAdd to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips. Omegatape ST-7006.
Item 27: Hi-Lo's in Hi-Fi - Frank Comstock and His Orchestra. Second copy of previous item.Add to your cart.
2-track stereo, 7.5 ips. Omegatape ST-7006.
Item 28: Hi-Lo's - "Facts of Life"Add to your cart.
7.5 ips mono.
Item 29: Hi-Lo's Swedish radioAdd to your cart.
 
Item 30: "Old Hi-Lo practice tape, Angel-Les etc., demos", 1953Add to your cart.
"For Frank Comstock."
Item 31: The Hi-Lo's: Here Are the Hi-Lo'sAdd to your cart.
45 rpm records begin here. Philips Minigroove AA 429 291.1 E.
Item 32: The Hi-Lo's: My Baby Just Cares for Me / Georgia on My MindAdd to your cart.
Trend 45-74.
Item 33: Olympic presents Herb Jeffries with the Hi-Lo's and Jerry Fielding's OrchestraAdd to your cart.
501 A, promotional.
Item 34: Columbia promotion record: Interview record, The Hi-Lo's with George Avakian.Add to your cart.
JZSP 39756.
Item 35: The Hi-Lo'sAdd to your cart.
Trend TE 514.
Item 36: The Hi-Lo's Happen to Folk SongsAdd to your cart.
Reprise R9-6034
Item 37: The Hi-Lo's Sunnyside UpAdd to your cart.
Columbia B-10231.
Item 38: The Hi-Lo's Little Girl BlueAdd to your cart.
Columbia B-10232.
Item 39: The Hi-Lo's CoquetteAdd to your cart.
Columbia B-10063.
Item 40: Suddenly It's the Hi-Lo'sAdd to your cart.
Columbia B-9521.
Item 41: The Hi-Lo's - Now Hear ThisAdd to your cart.
Philips 429 377 BE. Empty record jacket.
Item 42: The Hi-Lo's - Listen! Part 2Add to your cart.
Starlite Records ST 452.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Barcode 697510. Items 1-7 were rubber-banded together, as were 8-14, 15-21, 22-23, 24-30, 31-37, 38-40, and 41-44. Items 1-8 are 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes. Items 9-14 are 3-inch reels. Items 15-37 are 5-inch reels. Items 38-40 are 4-inch reels; items 41-42 are VHS tapes, and items 43-44 are cassette tapes.
Item 1: BG #5 (1)Add to your cart.
7.5 ips, copy.
Item 2: GP spots, comm[ercial] recordingsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 3: Song ideas / original ideasAdd to your cart.
3.25 ips.
Item 4: No information on tape or containerAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: Clooney Shows, B. Morse solosAdd to your cart.
7.5 ips mono.
Item 6: Monterey '81 Hi-Lo's KJAZ (aircheck), 1981Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: The Hi-Lo's on HandAdd to your cart.
Omegatape 1004.
Item 8: Bonnie, One Upon a SummertimeAdd to your cart.
"No piano at bridge, only [The Singers Unlimited]."
Item 9: Signet - 1094 New Dawn Girl; 1094 New Dawn Girl WowAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Shadows on My Heart - vocal by John MathisAdd to your cart.
Time 4:03.
Item 11: Lennen & Newell, Inc. Muriel Cigars. MC-18-60-ATC-T-A "Cigar Store" 60 secondsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Good Neighbor song and Hertz commercialAdd to your cart.
T 425. 7.5 ips.
Item 13: Spot for [illegible] Moyer - Lincoln.Add to your cart.
Jean F. Smith. Compton. Diagonal handwriting illegible.
Item 14: Lennen & Newell, Inc. Muriel Cigars. MC-19-60-COR-T-B "Hootananny" [sic] 60 secondsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: McDonalds (S.F.), 1974 October 4Add to your cart.
Note on container: "Gene - These are the a capella tracks + spots for McDonalds. Nice. -Walt." Recorded at Imagination Radio in San Francisco. 7.5 ips.
Item 16: The Singers Unlimited - Jingle Demo, 1982 September 23Add to your cart.
7.5 ips. Contradictory information on whether mono or stereo. File #82P1609, Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago.
Item 17: Country Morning BlendAdd to your cart.
Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago.
Item 18: Pan American World Airways, 1969 October 1Add to your cart.
Aura Recording, New York. Produced by J. Walter Thompson Company.
Item 19: Air New Zealand - "Come Home With Us"Add to your cart.
7.5 ips mono. Opus III Commercial Music Production, Chicago.
Item 20: The Hi-Lo's! promotional sports: Palmolive, Jim & Andy's, Darlene Zito, Wildroot Quintet, Whistle WinkAdd to your cart.
Ted Bates & Company Advertising, New York. 7.5 ips mono.
Item 21: Clair de Lune - Hi-Lo's!Add to your cart.
7.5 ips mono.
Item 22: Deck the Halls - The Hi-Lo's, Reprise RecordsAdd to your cart.
7.5 ips stereo.
Item 23: The Fool on the Hill - The Singers Unlimited, Inc.Add to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Puerling. 7.5 ips stereo. See also: Item 23.
Item 24: Honey Bees, circa 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Post-it note: High school vocal group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Item 25: Original Hi-Lo storyAdd to your cart.
Post-it note: In-club live performance act.
Item 26: Gene PuerlingAdd to your cart.
Chevy Chevette v[oice] o[ver]
Item 27: Hi-Lo's- Life Magazine, 1963 November 26Add to your cart.
7.5 ips.
Item 28: C-S, Fuller, SkippyAdd to your cart.
 
Item 29: Norman, Graig & Kummell - Hertz TV Music - all print takes, 1966 January 18Add to your cart.
"From session 11/24/65."
Item 30: Deck the Halls; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear; Silent Night, 1971 June 14Add to your cart.
2-track dub. Universal Recording Studios / Audio Finishers Incorporated, Chicago.
Item 31: The Fool on the Hill - The Singers Unlimited, Inc.Add to your cart.
Arranged by Gene Puerling. 7.5 ips stereo. See also: Item 16.
Item 32: The Singers Unlimited, Inc.Add to your cart.
No other labeling on tape or container.
Item 33: Toyota, 1977 October 26Add to your cart.
File# 2121. J.O. # 2121. Produced by Opus III for Dancer, Fitzgerald, and Sample. 7.5 ips, 1/4 track stereo.
Item 34: ChevroletAdd to your cart.
Commercial Music, Inc., Chicago.
Item 35: "The Sound of Quality (Can't Be Bought)"Add to your cart.
Opus III, for Gene Puerling.
Item 36: John Deere - Threshold Film, 1966Add to your cart.
7.5 ips. Shield Productions, Inc., Chicago.
Item 37: Demo Tape, 1967Add to your cart.
Pan Am, Air New Zealand. Mono 7.5 ips.
Item 38: MPS Theme, The Singers Unlimited, 1971Add to your cart.
15 ips.
Item 39: Muriel - Edie Adams, Hi-Lo's: Hootenany, Barbershop, 1963 October 23Add to your cart.
United Recording Corporation, Hollywood, California.
Item 40: The Hi-Lo's - ViceroyAdd to your cart.
7.5 ips.
Item 41: The Hi-Lo's - Pat Boone Show, 1960 June 16Add to your cart.
9:00 p.m.
Item 42: NBC Burbank On Air Promo - Gene Puerling honor tape, J. Miller, 2004 June 28Add to your cart.
 
Item 43: Linda Ronstadt and Singers [Unlimited], 1986 July 19Add to your cart.
 
Item 44: BBC Interview - "Living in Harmony" - Gene Puerling with Russell Davies.Add to your cart.
 

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