WOODY GUTHRIE Folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote this manuscript for a proposed series of albums with Asch Record Company, only one of which, Struggle: Documentary #1, was ever released. This rare document, signed with Guthrie's rank in the U. S. Army and his service number, chronicles a confrontation with a racist soldier and gives insight into this reluctant soldier's time in the Armed Forces during World War II! Autograph manuscript signed "Pvt. Woody W. Guthrie, #42234634." 2 pages, 7x10½, 1 sheet, front and verso, two columns. Written at "Scott Field", Aug. 12, 1945. Titled: "American Document/art number one". In part: "I met a soldier out on a rifle range down in Texas that was telling a gang of men, 'There's good and bad in every church and every race. They just got to be put in their place and made to stay in it. I say give every color his part of town and make him stay in it. My home town had a fight or a killing just about every few days. I'm as good a trade union man as the next one, but I
DJANGO REINHARDT Rare photograph signed by one of Europe's first great jazz musicians, considered by many to be the finest guitarist the world has ever known. Rare Photograph signed: "D. Reinhardt". B/w, 5x6. Captioned at lower margin: "Club Rythmique de Belgique." Jean Baptise "Django" Reinhardt (1910-1953), who was born in Belgium, grew up in a gypsy camp near Paris. Originally a violinist, he is best remembered for his jazz and swing performances on the acoustic guitar (because of youthful burn injuries that cost him two fingers, Reinhardt had to develop an original fingering system). In the 1930s, he performed with Stephane Grappelli in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Although he couldn't read music, Reinhardt created many influential jazz compositions. The pioneer of the concept of the lead guitarist in a musical group, Reinhardt is best remembered for such songs as "My Sweet", "Minor Swing", "Tears", "Belleville" "Djangology" and "Nauges". In addition to touring throughout Europe, Reinhardt was acclaimed in the U.S., opening for Duke Ellington and playing at Carnegie Hall.
DJANGO REINHARDT - PROGRAM SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 289875
JAZZ GREATS: DJANGO REINHARDT, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, STEPHANE GRAPPELLI, JACK TEAGARDEN. EARL HINES and 17 OTHERS Program of the 1948 Jazz Festival in Nice, France, signed by 21 famed jazz musicians. The signatures are historic, but so is the program! Nice claims this event as the world's first ever jazz festival! Program signed: "D Reinhardt", "Louis Armstrong", "S Grappelli/xxx", "Jack Teagarden", "Barney Bigard", "Arvell Shaw", "Earl/Fatha/Hines" (twice!), "Rex Stewart", "Jimmy Archey", "Henry Goodwin", "Milton Mezz Mezzrow", "Big Sid Catlett", "Hugues Panassie", "Baby Dodds/2-25-48", "Good luck/George Kennedy", "Sandy Price", "Sandy Williams", "Lucky Thompson", and 3 unidentified signatures. 8 pages 9½x12. Accompanied by a 6¼x10 unsigned program, 5 pages. Program of the International Jazz Festival, Nice (France), February 22-28, 1948.In all 20 signatures! From February 22 to 28, 1948, the world's first ever jazz festival was held in Nice, France. Organized byHUGUES PANASSIE, President of Hot Club de France, the festival demonstrated Europe's recovery from World War II and helped popularize the new bop style of jazz in France. Especially renowned signers here include Belgian-born gypsy Jean Baptise "DJANGO" REINHARDT(1910-1953).
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