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Popular music -- 1941-1950.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daphne Townsend Movie and Music Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2480
Abstract

The Daphne Townsend Movie and Music Collection, ca. 1945-1960, contains headshots and stills of many movie and music stars. Included in the collection are photographs of such stars as Doris Day, Jimmy Dorsey, Danny Kaye, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and Angela Lansbury.

Dates: circa 1945-circa 1960

Tennessee Waltz Lead Sheet Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0758
Abstract

The Tennessee Waltz is a popular country music song written by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King in December 1946. The song, made famous by Patti Page in 1950, would later become one of Tennessee’s official state songs. The manuscript is a handwritten lead sheet composed on a piece of music paper and includes penciled-in substitutions for lyrics in the bridge.

Dates: 1946 December

William C. Handy Song Lyrics

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2368
Abstract

The Memphis Blues of Mister Crump song lyrics by William C. Handy and George A. Norton are signed by Handy and dated January 1st, 1942, from New York City, N.Y.

Dates: 1942 January 1