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African American musicians

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ronald Roxbury music manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0129
Abstract Ronald Roxbury (1946-1986) was a composer, singer, flutist, and pianist. He was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and grew up as an African American during an era of segregation. He studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory with Stefans Grové and Earle Brown, earning a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in 1969. Many of Roxbury's works feature graphic or nonstandard musical notation. He also wrote several musical works that incorporate theatrical elements, such as ...
Dates: approximately 1960-1986
Found in: Peabody Archives

Sounds and Stories collection

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0091
Abstract

Sounds and Stories began in 2002 as an oral-history project. A Peabody Conservatory musicology seminar of 18 students interviewed dozens of participants in the music of Baltimore's black community to record their memories and to document their world and their legacy. The collection was assembled primarily from 1998 to 2004 and contains oral histories, photographs, and supporting research about African-American musical culture, especially in Baltimore from approximately 1930 to 1960.

Dates: 1923-2012; Majority of material found within 1998-2004
Found in: Peabody Archives

W. C. Handy letter to Joe Laurie, Jr., 1944-03-21

 File — Box 10: [Barcode: 31151034443865], Folder: 2
Scope and Contents This letter from American composer and trumpeter W. C. Handy to American vaudeville performer Joe Laurie, Jr. discusses the entertainment business and Handy's health following a 1943 accident that resulted in the loss of his sight. Handy mentions hearing Laurie perform on the radio and thanks him for tickets to an upcoming event. His letter, a reply to Laurie, references a list of names that included performers Sophie Tucker and Ted Lewis, saying that he "could say something good about every...
Dates: 1944-03-21