Lot 7 of 354:
Arlen and Koehler, Americanegro Suite with signed letter  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$132
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Americanegro Suite: Four Spirituals, a Dream, and a Lullaby - with signed letter
Author:
Arlen, Harold and Ted Koehler
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Chappell & Co. Inc.
Date:
[1941]
Description:

71 pp. of text and sheet music. Illustrated with photographic portrait of the authors, and illustrations (some tipped-in) by Botkin. (4to) cloth-backed boards, with pictorial cover label. First Edition. 

Laid in is a handwritten note on Ted Koehler's stationery, with original envelope addressed "To Jerry": "April 5th, 1941 - Dear Jerry: - This is to keep both the book and the Decca album. Hope you like it - Sincerely Ted [&] Harold. "  Arlen and Koehler together composed many popular songs from the 1920's through the 1940's, including Get Happy, Let's Fall in Love, Stormy Weather, and many others. Throughout the early and mid-1930's they wrote for the Cotton Club, for big band jazz legend Duke Ellington and other top performers. "The Americanegro Suite is in a sense an extension of the Cotton Club songs in that it is a collection of Negro songs, not for a night club, but for the concert stage."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear and rubbing to board edges; tipped in illustration at p. 22 detached but present; very good.
 
Item number:
284014
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