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Eugene Prettyman oral history, 1996 September 19

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[Aviary] Eugene Prettyman oral history, 1996 September 19
[Aviary] Eugene Prettyman oral history, 1996 September 19

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Oral histories were conducted by archives staff and by student interviewers. Most oral histories in this series include a transcript and an audio recording on cassette. Some files may contain related information about the subject.


  • Creation: 1996 September 19

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 4.87 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Lloyd Eugene Prettyman (1908-2006) was a bassist and French horn player for various musical ensembles based in Baltimore. Educated at Douglass High School and New York University, he studied double bass with A. Jack Thomas. While at Douglass, he went on the vaudeville circuit with a group called the Icy Hots, with Hamilton Murray, Frank Trigg, Teddy Plummer, Jimmy Waters, and Avon Long. He played French horn with the Masonic Band and the City Colored Park Band led by his brother, Edward Prettyman. Eugene worked as a teacher and counselor for 46 years for Baltimore City Public Schools. Interview with Elizabeth Schaaf about his musical career and the Pennsylvania Avenue jazz scene.

Physical Description

Poor audio quality and low levels present on source media. End of interview cut off.


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Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA