Written by
Arlen, Harold, American, 1905 - 1986
Healy, Dan, American, 1888 - 1969
Koehler, Ted L., American, 1894 - 1973
Illustrated by
Lefkowitz, Sydney, American
Published by
Mills Music Incorporated, 1919 - 1965
Subject of
Waters, Ethel, American, 1896 - 1977
Washington, George Dewey, American, 1898 - 1954
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Webb, Elida, American, born 1896
Cotton Club, American, 1923 - 1940
Date
1933
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 1/8 × 9 1/16 in. (30.8 × 23 cm)
Description
Sheet music for the song "Stormy Weather" from the production of the 22nd Edition of the Cotton Club Parade. The cover is red and features silhouettes of performers on the right side. The silhouettes are in profile, with two men and one woman. The men wear top hats and the woman, seen in white, smokes a cigarette. Below the faces, in pink letters against a black background is the illustrator's signature "Leff." Along the top, in a white band across the cover, is the title in black text "STORMY WEATHER." Down the left side, two-thirds down the cover, is the production information and cast list "Cotton Club/ presents/ ETHEL WATERS/ GEORGE DEWEY WASHINGTION/ in/ COTTON CLUB/ PARADE/ 22nd EDITION/ with/ DUKE ELLINGTON/ AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA." Below the production information, in the lower left corner are two columns of text. The column on the left is a song list "STORMY WEATHER/ HAPPY AS THE DAY IS LONG/ RAISIN' THE RENT/ GET YOURSELF A NEW BROOM/ AND SWEEP THE BLUES AWAY/ CALICO DAYS/ MUGGIN' LIGHTLY." The column on the right is additional production information "lyrics and music by/ TED KOEHLER/ HAROLD ARLEN/ STAGED BY/ DAN HEALY/ DANCES BY/ ELDA WEB - LEONARD HARPER." Below the columns is a small rectangle with the music production company listing and an illustration of a windmill "MILLS MUSICA/ INC/ Music Publishers/ 1619 Broadway - New York, N.Y."
Place used
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Type
sheet music
Topic
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Musical Theatre
Nightlife
Popular music
Segregation
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Object number
2013.223.10
Restrictions & Rights
© 1933 by Mills Music Inc, NYC, renewed 1985. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd548d9a8f8-66fa-4e3d-8e1a-7ae54e650054

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