W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews


W. Royal Stokes Collection of Music Photoprints and Interviews


Publicity photographs of musicians and entertainers, mostly jazz musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, but including many rock and even a few classical performers. The collection also contains tape recorded radio interviews conducted between 1970 and 2003. In addition there are posters relating to musical performances.

10 Cubic feet (39 boxes)

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Stokes, W. Royal, Dr., 1930-

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Sanders, Pharaoh

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Roney, Wallace

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Pizzarelli, John, 1960-

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Krall, Diana

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Keane, Helen

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Horn, Shirley, 1934-

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Hill, Andrew, 1937-

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Harris, Eddie, 1934-

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Grant, Felix, 1918-1993

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Adderley, Nat, 1931-2000

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Music arranger and pianist Nat Adderley, Jr. was born on May 23, 1955 to Nat Adderley, Sr. and Ann James in Quincy, Florida. Adderley attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York. In high school, he performed and wrote music for his father's group, the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Adderley also worked as a keyboardist for R&B singer Valerie Simpson. Adderley earned his B.A. degree in African American studies from Yale University...

Allen, Steve, 1921-2000

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A radio and television performer, actor, composer, pianist, and singer. From the description of [Papers] / Steve Allen. 1956-1973. (Bowling Green State University). WorldCat record id: 14228108 Renowned American comedian, composer, lyricist, musician, television pioneer, performer, and author. From the description of Steve Allen papers, 1951-2000. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49244609 Steve Allen (1921-2000), comedian, co...

Bailey, Benny, 1925-2005

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Bellson, Louis

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Louis Bellson, one of the great jazz drummers of all time, became famous in the 1950s for using two bass drums simultaneously. He was also well known for his intense 15-minute drum solos, which he demonstrated in his performances with the bands of Benny Goodman (1943 and 1946), Tommy Dorsey (1947-1949), and Harry James (1950-1951), and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In addition to being able to drive a big band to exciting effect, Bellson can play very quietly with a trio with equal effectiveness...

Betts, Keter

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Legendary jazz bassist William Thomas "Keter" Betts was born July 22, 1928, in Port Chester, New York. While running an errand for his mother while in the fifth grade, Betts came across a parade. Instead of continuing on his way, he followed the parade all over town, entranced by the music. That incident marked the beginning of his love affair with music.Starting out on the drums, Betts tired of carrying the set up and down the four floors to his family apartment, and in 1946, he switched to the...

Blakey, Art, 1919-1990

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Bowie, Lester

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Byard, Jaki

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Byron, Don

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Carter, Betty, 1930-1998

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Daniels, Billy, 1915-1988

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Donegan, Dorothy

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D'Rivera., Paquito, 1948-...

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Farmer, Art

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Flanagan, Tommy

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Frishberg, Dave

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Gaskin, Leonard

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Hampton, Lionel

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Lionel Hampton was born in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20, 1908. He died on August 31, 2002 in New York City. He showed a talent for music at an early age and by high school, was playing drums with a jazz band organized by his employer, a newspaper called the Chicago Defender. Later, he attended classes in music theory at the University of Southern California and gained a reputation as a great drummer on the West Coast. In 1930, Louis Armstrong, when working for Les Hite’s band, a...

Hampton, Slide

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Heath, Jimmy

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Musician and jazz composer Jimmy Heath was born on October 25, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Arlethia and Percy Heath Sr. He attended Walter George Smith School in South Philadelphia and graduated from Williston Industrial School in Wilmington North Carolina in 1943.As a teenager, Heath took music lessons and played the alto saxophone in the high school marching band. He also played in a jazz band called the Melody Barons and toured with the Calvin Todd Band in 1945, before joining a dan...

Hendricks, Jon, 1921-2017

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Jazz vocalist, associate of Art Tatum, lyricist and pioneer of "vocalese," member of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross trio....

Hinton, Milt.

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Musician. From the description of Reminiscences of Milton Hinton : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158432 ...

Humes, Helen

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Jordan, Sheila, 1928-

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Kaminsky, Max, 1908-1994

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McFerrin, Bobby

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McPartland, Marian

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McPhail, Jimmy

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McShann, Jay

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Metheny, Pat

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Mulligan, Gerry

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Biographical Note 1927, Apr. 6 Born, Gerald Joseph Mulligan, Queens, New York 1934 Began studying piano and clarinet 1941 Mulligan family moved to Reading, Pennsylvania Studied saxophone and clarinet with Sammy Cor...

O'Connell, Helen, 1920-1993

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Singer, actress, and television host best known for her work as a vocalist with Bob Eberly and the Jimmy Dorsey band....

Pizzarelli, Bucky

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Pullen, Don

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Scott, Jimmy, 1925-....

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Shaw, Artie, 1910-2004

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Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, actor and author of both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." Before the release of "Beguine," Shaw and...

Shepp, Archie

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Sullivan, Maxine, 1911-1987

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African-American jazz soloist Maxine Sullivan was known for her cool and arresting "whispering voice," soothing style, gentle rhythmic phrasing, and intricate swing delivery. She became well known in the late 1930s for her swing performance of the Scottish traditional ballad "Loch Lomond." The song became her signature piece and catapulted her career. During this period Sullivan performed as the main act at the Onyx Club on 52nd Street alongside bassist John Kirby and his band. The two married i...

Sun Ra

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Sun Ra was born Herman Poole Blount on May 22, 1914 in Birmingham Alabama and was regarded as a skilled pianist and composer by his early teenage years. Although Blount based his musical activities in Birmingham until 1945, his big band toured extensively, playing Chicago in 1934 where he registered with the local musicians union under the name Sonny Blount. Blount read extensively, researching mystical and occult practices, ancient culture, biblical history, and contemporary develo...

Towers, Jack

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Venuti, Joe

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Joe Venuti was one of the first violinists of jazz. He joined Eddie Lang in 1913 and started his own group in 1916. The two worked together until Lang's death in 1933. He joined the Paul Whiteman Orchestra in 1922, but was injured in an accident. He was able to rejoin the band in 1930, and he was able to work as a musician throughout the rest of his life. From the description of Papers, 1917-1977. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 61187211 ...

Wells, Ronnie

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Whiting, Margaret

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Brown, Ruth

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Conyers, John, 1929-

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Crouch, Stanley, 1945-2020

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Cruz, Celia, 1920-

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Davison, Bill

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Ennis, Ethel

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