J. FRED COOTS - INSCRIBED SHEET MUSIC SIGNED - HFSID 75329
J. FRED COOTS 1930 copy of I Miss a Little Miss (who Misses Me in Sunny Tennessee, with music for ukulele and tenor banjo, signed by Coots, who wrote the music for this song. Inscribed sheet music signed "To Lindi/from/J Fred Coots".
Sale Price $450.00
J. FRED COOTS
1930 copy of I Miss a Little Miss (who Misses Me in Sunny Tennessee, with music for ukulele and tenor banjo, signed by Coots, who wrote the music for this song.
Inscribed sheet music signed "To Lindi/from/J Fred Coots". B/w and red, 8 pages including covers, 9x12, 2 sheets folded front and verso. Words and music for I Miss a Little Miss (who Misses Me in Sunny Tennessee, with words by Tot Seymour and music by J. Fred Coots for Radio Music Company, Inc. of New York, with music for ukulele and tenor banjo. ©1930 Davis, Coots & Engel, Inc. of New York. With small red-and-black photo on cover of three men in tuxedos behind an NBC microphone, captioned "Featured by/Tom, Dick and Harry". With 25¢ Radio Music Company price stamp on cover in black ink. In 1934, Coots (1897-1985, born in New York City) wrote the music and Haven Gillespie wrote the lyrics to Santa Claus is Coming To Town for Eddie Cantor to sing on his radio show. The song was an instant success, selling four million copies of sheet music and later inspiring an animated special featuring the voice of Fred Astaire. In 1998, Coots' holiday classic was ranked second on ASCAP's "Top 25 Holiday Season Songs", and the tune has been featured in numerous films. The prolific Coots wrote over 700 other songs during his career, including music for Broadway shows, Cotton Club revues (with lyricist Benny Davis) and Hollywood films. He had a hit in 1938 with You Go to My Head (also with Gillespie). The songwriter and vaudeville and nightclub performer was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Lightly toned and creased. Front cover is lightly torn around edges. Spine is very worn and torn in center. Red printing is misaligned with black on front cover. Otherwise in fine condition.
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