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J.C. HEARD - CONTRACT SIGNED 10/07/1957 - HFSID 281505

J. C. HEARD Jazz drummer J. C. Heard signed this document in 1957 to have Columbia Records pay one of his creditors with his royalties. Document signed "James C. Heard" and by an attorney for Billboard Publishing, both in blue ink. Pencil marks on right edge in unknown hand.

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J. C. HEARD Jazz drummer J. C. Heard signed this document in 1957 to have Columbia Records pay one of his creditors with his royalties. Document signed "James C. Heard" and by an attorney for Billboard Publishing, both in blue ink. Pencil marks on right edge in unknown hand. 1 page, 8½x11, on Columbia Records letterhead, thin paper, two binder holes at top edge. Oct. 7, 1957. Heard signed this document to release Columbia Records from a restraining order brought by Billboard, which was as Heard's creditor. He agreed to let Columbia pay all his royalties from N. V. Philips' Phonographic Industrie to Billboard. Versatile jazz drummer Heard (1917-1988), born James Charles Heard, backed numerous swing, bop and blues artists, including Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie, in a career that stretched from the 1930s to the 1980s (he was still leading a 13-piece band that was scheduled to play with Gillespie at the time of his death). Originally a vaudeville dancer, he joined Teddy Wilson's band in 1939 as a drummer, his first important jazz job. Lightly toned and creased. Lightly torn at top edge. Folded twice and unfolded. otherwise in fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.

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