A framed piece of sheet music and vinyl record. The glass frame has a black edge and both are objects are framed in blue matting. The sheet music is positioned above the record.
2010.59.3a: The sheet music is handwritten in black ink on paper. The title reads: [Is You Is]. There are notes and text throughout the sheet music. A note at the bottom reads: [use optional ending only if repeating (B)]. There are also red pencil marks throughout the sheet.
2010.59.3b: The vinyl record is below the sheet music. The blue DECCA Records, Inc., label reads: [Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t / (Ma’ Baby) / From Universal Picture “Follow The Boys” / (Billy Austin – Louis Jordan) / Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five / 8659 B]. The label notes that the style of music is a [Fox Trot / Vocal Chorus by / Louis Jordan].
A souvenir program for a performance by Louis Jordan at the Booker T. Washington Auditorium in New Orleans, Louisiana, hosted by Frank Painia of the Dew Drop Inn. The program graphics consists of black print on white paper with magenta highlights. A black-and-white image of a smiling Louis Jordan appears at the center right hand side along with a full length black-and-white image of Jordan below, holding an alto saxaphone in his right hand.
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five and two (2) women. The six (6) men and two (2) women are depicted in two rows. The women are seated in the front row, with all of the men standing in a line behind them. The women wear matching floral dresses with spaghetti straps and ruched bodices. The men wear matching medium toned suits, white dress shirts, and ties. The men, depicted from left to right are Johnny Kirkwood, Chester Lane, Bob Mitchell, Louis Jordan, Bert Payne, and Thurber Jay. At the center, Louis Jordan holds a saxophone between the seated women. The photographer's mark is printed in the negative in the bottom right corner, [James J / Kriegsmann / N.Y.]. There are no inscriptions on the front or back of the photograph.