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Documents 1937-1992

Scope and Contents

This series consists of correspondence, price lists and logbooks, newspaper and magazine clippings, newspaper clippings scrapbooks, and jazz festival and concert programs.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1943-1990

Scope and Contents

This file contains correspondence from Willie Bunk Johnson to Burt Bales regarding integration of the musicians' union, musical prospects, travel plans, and the possibility of Bales and Johnson playing together again.
It also includes correspondence from 2nd Lt. Karl Gertenhouse, Miriam B. Compton, Mildred Beck, Lester Koenig, Thomas Jancosek, Howard Skinner, Earl Saxton, Estelle Caen, Richard Hadlock, Bob Reed, Pat Casey, Paul Larson, and others.
There is additionally a small amount of photographs and newspaper clippings.
Box 1, Folder 2

Festival and concert programs 1958-1990

Box 1, Folder 3

Magazines and newsletters 1957-1992

Box 1, Folder 4

Price lists and logbooks 1937-1941

Scope and Contents

These logbooks are from the Musicians' Union Local 6, American Federation of Musicians. The logbooks contain price lists and logbooks where Burt Bales recorded every gig he played. He recorded the name of the club, how much he was paid and sometimes the names of any accompanying musicians.
Box 1, Folder 5

Price lists and logbooks 1941-1945

Scope and Contents

These logbooks are from the Musicians' Union Local 6, American Federation of Musicians. The logbooks contain price lists and logbooks where Burt Bales recorded every gig he played. He recorded the name of the club, how much he was paid and sometimes the names of any accompanying musicians.
Box 1, Folder 6

Price lists and logbooks 1945-1951

Scope and Contents

These logbooks are from the Musicians' Union Local 6, American Federation of Musicians. The logbooks contain price lists and logbooks where Burt Bales recorded every gig he played. He recorded the name of the club, how much he was paid and sometimes the names of any accompanying musicians.
Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings 1949-1959

Scope and Contents

Mostly newspaper clippings but also contains some clippings from magazines.
Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings 1960-1969

Scope and Contents

Mostly newspaper clippings but also contains some clippings from magazines.
Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings 1970-1979

Scope and Contents

Mostly newspaper clippings but also contains some clippings from magazines.
Box 1, Folder 10

Clippings 1980-1989

Scope and Contents

Mostly contains newspaper clippings but there are also some clippings from magazines.
Box 2, volume 1

Clippings scrapbook 1944-1958

Box 2, volume 2

Clippings scrapbook 1959

Box 2, volume 3

Clippings scrapbook 1960-1969

Box 2, volume 4

Clippings scrapbook 1970-1979

Box 2, volume 5

Clippings scrapbook 1980-1990

 

Photographs 1938-1989

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs and negatives of Burt Bales, Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey, Bob Helm, Dick Oxtot, Bob Mielke, Marty Marsala, Vince Cattolica, Bunky Colman, Paul Lingle and others.
Box 1, Folder 11

Clubs 1939-1949

Scope and Contents

Photographs feature Burt Bales, Willie Bunk Johnston, and others at various San Francisco Bay Area night clubs, including Ozzie's Lovchen Gardens, The Bowery Club, Backstage, The Lions Den, The Nut Club, and the Bungalow Cafe.
Box 1, Folder 12

Photographs 1938-1957

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Ken Austin (autographed), Burt Bales, Byron Berry, Joe Darensbourg, Lola R Douglas (performed under stage names Princess Lola and Princess Narda, married to Leon Mandrake, autographed), Ernie Figueroa, Clancy Hayes, Bob Helm, Freddie Higuera, and others.
Box 1, Folder 13

Photographs 1947-1975

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Ken Austin, Burt Bales, Bill Bardin, Byron Berry, Jack Raymond Buck, Jerry Butzen, Vince Cattolica, Bunky Colman, Jack Crook, Hambone Lee Crosby, Robert ‘Cus’ Cousineau, Joe Darensbourg, Ernie Figueroa, Jim Goodwin, Clancy Hayes, Ginny Hodes, Hadlock Jerome, Dick Lammi, Carl Lorraine, Bill Maginnis, Marty Marsala, Skip Moore, Bill Napier, Bill Newman, Charles Oden, Walter Roberts, Bob Scobey, and others.
Box 1, Folder 14

Photographs 1955-1978

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Louis Armstrong, Burt Bales, Jack Buck, Jerry Butzen, Vince Cattolica, Robert ‘Cus’ Cousineau, Ray Durand, Ernie Figueroa, Jesse Fuller, Marty Marsala, Skip Moore, Charles Oden, Jack Teagarden, and others.
Box 1, Folder 15

Photographs 1955-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Burt Bales, Bunky Colman, Burr Curtice, Ginny Hodes, Don Marchant, Bob Mielke, Dick Oxtot, Jan Scobey, and others.
Box 1, Folder 16

Photographs 1954-1979

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Burt Bales, Vince Cattolica, Don Davis, Ralph Gleason, Helen Helm, Carl Lorraine, and others.
Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs 1960-1987

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Louis Armstrong, Burt Bales, Paul Lingle, and others.
Box 1, Folder 18

Photographs 1939-1989

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Burt Bales, Steve Pistorius, and others.
Also includes negatives.
Box 2, Folder 1

Drawing 1985

Scope and Contents

Framed drawing, inscription reads "To Burt Bales for playing the "Real Jass", from the Santa Rosa Dixieland Jazz Committee. United Cerebral Palsy and Agency for Infant Development, thank you!, August 24 and 25, 1985".
 

Audio recordings 1950-1978

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of 37 open reel tapes and 8 audiocassettes that document performances and interviews of Burt Bales and others.
Box 3, reel 1

ABC Dixie Reel 1 undated

Scope and Contents

1. St. Louis Blues (take 1) 3:28
2. Jelly Roll (take 2) 3:18
3. Kansas City Man Blues (piano) (take 1) 3:05
4. Aunt Hagar's Blues (take 1) 3:06
5. Chicago (take 1) 2:30
6. Fidgety Feet (take 3) 3:18
7. Nobody Knows You When You're Down An' Out (take 1) 3:25
8. Milenberg Joys (take 1) 3:10
Box 3, reel 2

ABC Dixie Reel 2 undated

Box 3, reel 3

ABC-Paramount Dixie Final Reel undated

Scope and Contents

1. St. Louis Blues (take 1) 3:28
2. Jelly Roll (take 2) 3:18
3. Kansas City Man Blues (take 1) 3:05
4. Aunt Hagar's Blues (take 1) 3:06
5. Chicago (take 1) 2:30
6. Fidgety Feet (take 3) 3:18
7. Nobody Knows You When You're Down An' Out (take 1) 3:25
8. Milenberg Joys (take 1) 3:10
9. Wolverine Blues (take 2) 3:50
10. Sister Kate (take 1) 3:40
11. Sister Kate (take 2) 3:03
12. Mr. Joe (take 1) 3:05
13. Tin Roof (take 2) 5:19
14. Floatin' Down the Cotton Town (take 3) 2:00
15. The Pearl (take 1) 3:40
16. Don't You Have Me Here (take 1) 2:50
Box 3, reel 4

ABC Reject Reel 3 undated

Scope and Contents

From afternoon session Oct. 16:
1. Melancholy Blues (take 3) 4:17
2. Naughty Sweetie Blues (take 1) 2:10
Box 3, reel 5

Bales-Helm and Bales copy 1973

Scope and Contents

Bales-Helm June 14, 1973, Volume III:
1. Sweet Substitute
2. Wolverine
3. Wolverine
4. Winin' Boy fragment
5. Winin' Boy
6. Buddy Bolden Says
7. Mamies Blues
8. Michigan Water
9. Don't You Leave Me Here
10. Sweet Substitute
11. Hanna Johnson
12. Original Rags fragment
13. Original Rags fragment
14. Original Rags fragment
15. Original Rags
16. Interlude
Bales copy, Volume II:
1. Mr. Jelly Lord fragment short
2. Mr. Jelly Lord
3. Mr. Jelly Lord last chorus
4. Mr. Jelly Lord for splicing
5. Mr. Jelly Lord for splicing
6. King Porter fragment short
7. King Porter
8. Pearls fragment long
9. Pearls
10. N.O. Joys interruption
11. N.O. Joys
12. Sidewalk Blues fragment short
13. Sidewalk Blues defects
14. Sidewalk Blues
15. Sidewalk Blues faster
16. Some Day Sweetheart fragment short
17. Kansas City Stomps
18. Coughs - Sweet Substitute
Box 3, reel 6

Kublai Khan Trio tape 1 undated

Scope and Contents

1. Cheat's A Plenty
2. Tin Roof Blues
3. Milenberg Joys
4. Clarinet Marmalade
Box 7, reel 7

Kublai Khan Trio reel 4 undated

Scope and Contents

Burt Bales, Vince Cattolica, Dave Lario.
1. Limehouse Blues
2. Maple Leaf Rag
3. If I Had You
4. How How the Moon
5. Jungle Drums
6. Vincology - Moon Over Miami - Just You, Just Me
7. Fine and Dandy
8. Perdido
Box 3, reel 8

Kublai Khan Trio, reel 5 undated

Scope and Contents

1. I've Got a Feelin I'm Fallin'
2. Royal Garden Blues
3. Someday Sweetheart
4. Pennsylvania Polka
5. If I Could Be With You
6. One Hou [?] Tonight
7. Come Back Sweet Papa
8. Dada Strain
9. Beale St. Blues
10. Indiana
Box 3, reel 9

Kublai Khan Trio, reel 6 undated

Scope and Contents

1. Maple Leaf Rag
2. Just Because
3. Beale Street Blues
4. Under the Double Eagle
5. Muskrat Ramble
6. Charmaine
7. Don't Take Your Love From Me
8. Kansas City Kitty
Box 3, reel 10

Burt Bales, Dick's at the Beach, reel 2 January 22, 1978

Box 3, reel 11

Burt Bales, Dick's at the Beach, reel 2 January 29, 1978

Box 3, reel 12

Pops 1959

Box 3, reel 13

Pops 1960

Scope and Contents

Looking Out the Window
Box 3, reel 14

Pops undated

Box 3, reel 15

Chessman undated

Box 3, reel 16

Mike & Elaine undated

Box 3, reel 17

Hambones 1950

Scope and Contents

1. Chinatown
2. Squeeze Me
3. Yellow Dog Blues
4. I Never Knew
5. Down Home Rag
6. Mandy
7. Mountain Top Blues
8. King Chanticleer
9. Smoky Mokes
10. New Orleans Joys
11. That's My Weakness
12. Aunt Hagar's Blues
13. Oriental Strut
14. Melancholy
15. Gladiolas Rag
16. Corinne Corina
17. Daddy Do
Box 3, reel 18

Hambones, reel 5 1950

Scope and Contents

1. Dusky Stevedore
2. Sage Hen Strut
3. Wolverine Blues
4. Emperor Norton
5. The Pearls
6. Riverside Blues
7. Come Back Sweet Papa
8. When the Saints
9. Curse of an Aching Heart
10. King Chanticleer
11. King Chanticleer - Jug a la Helm
12. King Chanticleer
13. Terrible Blues
14. Doin' the Hambone
15. Dallas Blues
16. Emperor Norton
17. Broken Promises
Box 3, reel 19

Hambones, reel 6 1950

Scope and Contents

with Turk Murphy:
1. Come Back Sweet Papa
2. Frankie and Johnny
3. Gut Bucket
4. Peoria
5. Riverside Blues
6. The Pearls
7. A Yonder Come the Blues
8. Shake That Thing
9. Weary Blues
10. Skid da de dat
11. Sweethearts on Parade
12. New Orleans Toys
13. Got dem Blues
Box 3, reel 20

Hambones, reel 8 1950

Scope and Contents

Jacob Tea, Charlie Tea and Ray Bauduc:
1. My Honey's Loving Arms
2. Hesitation Blues
3. Sister Kate
4. Irish Black Bottom
5. Rosita
6. My Heart
7. Emperor Norton
Box 3, reel 21

Hambones, reel 10 1950

Scope and Contents

March 26, 1950 with Red Doris:
1. Alexanders R.B.
2. Trouble in Mind
3. Dill Pickle Rag
4. St. Louis Blues
5. Shake That Thing
March 12, 1950 with Turk Murphy:
1. Mountaintop
2. Terrible Blues
3. Twelfth St. Rag
4. See See Rider
5. Shake That Thing
Box 3, reel 22

Scobey, Hambones, reel 11 1950

Scope and Contents

Bob Scobey, Bob Helm, Freddie Higuera, Burt Bales, Gersh, Jack Buck - Jenny Lind Hall, June 4, 1950:
1. Doctor Jazz
2. Nobody Knows When
3. Struttin With Some
4. New Orleans Joys
5. Didn't He Ramble
6. I Hate to Lose You
7. How Come You do Me
8. Some of These Days
Hambones, March 30, 1950:
1. Cake Walkin' Babies
2. You Made the Night
3. King Chanticleer
4. Gladliolus Rag
5. Coal Cart Blues
6. Bill Bailey
7. London Blues
8. Dusky Stevedore
9. Weary Blues
Box 3, reel 23

Hambones, Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, reel 13 1950

Scope and Contents

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band - Bob Scobey, Warren Smith, Clancy Hayes, Wally Rose, Bob Helm, Bill Dart:
1. Doctor Jazz
2. Carless Love
3. My Heart
4. London Blues
5. When the Saints
6. Peoria
7. Mountain Top Blues
8. Daddy Do
9. Irish Black Bottom
10. Panama
11. St. Louis Blues
12. See See Rider
13. Doin' the Hambone
14. Ding Dong Daddy
15. New Orleans Joys
16. Roll Jordan Roll
17. London Blues
18. High Society
Box 3, reel 24

Hambones, reel 19 1950

Scope and Contents

Hambones, July 1, 1950:
1. My Huey's Lovin' Arms
2. Found a New Baby
3. How Come You do Me
4. Shake That Thing
5. Beale St. Blues
6. Down Home Rag
Hambones, August 10, 1950:
1. How Come You Do Me
2. Pineapple Rag
3. Frankie and Johnnie
4. High Society
5. My Heart
6. Indiana
7. Richard M. Jones Blues
8. When the Saints
Box 3, reel 25

Hambones, reel 20 1950

Scope and Contents

Hambones, July 1, 1950:
1. St. Louis Blues
2. How Come You Do Me
3. I'm Goin' Huntin'
4. Irish Black Bottom
5. Sweet Georgia Brown
6. Tar Paper Stomp
7. Struttin' With Some
8. Mandy
9. Mountain Top Blues
10. 12th St. Rag
11. Doctor Jazz
12. Bill Bailey
13. Mandy Make Up Your Mind
14. I'm in the Market for You
15. Gladiolus Rag
Box 3, reel 26

Dorsey Brothers, reel 22 1950

Scope and Contents

1. Stay on the Right Side
2. Some One Stole Gab
3. Mood Hollywood
4. Shim Sham Shimmy
5. Doin' the Uptown Lowdown
6. Give Me Liberty or Love
7. Judy
8. Annie's Cousin Fanny
9. Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jibe
10. Annie's Cousin Fanny
11. By Heck
12. Basin St. Blues
13. Milenberg Joys
14. St. Louis Blues
15. Stop Look Listen
16. Heat Wave
17. Honeysuckle Rose
18. Parts 1 and 2
19. Weary Blues
20. Dese Dem Dose
Box 3, reel 27

Hambones, reel 23 1950

Scope and Contents

1. You Gotta See Mama
2. Georgia Camp Meeting
3. Alligator Crawl
4. Dippermouth
5. Pineapple Rag
6. Workingman Blues
7. When the Saints
8. Come Back Sweet Papa
9. Friendless Blues
10. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
11. Home
12. Copenhagen
13. You Made the Night too Long
14. King Chanticleer
Box 3, reel 28

Hambones, reel 24 1950

Scope and Contents

1. You Can Depend on Me
2. Irish Black Bottom
3. Sidewalk Blues
4. You Made the Night too Long
5. Original Rags
6. St. Louis Blues
7. Willie the Weeper
8. Antigua Blues
9. Blues My Naughty Sweetie
10. Trouble in Mind
11. Grandpa's Spells
12. Down Home Rag
13. Love Me or Leave Me
14. Sage Hen Strut
Box 3, reel 29

Hambones, reel 25 1950

Scope and Contents

Hambones, August 11, 1950:
1. Beale St. Blues
2. I'm in the Market for You
3. Dallas Blues
4. Alcoholic Blues
5. Canal St.
6. New Orleans Stomp
Hambones, August 12, 1950:
1. Oriental Strut
2. 12th St. Rag
3. Shake That Thing
4. Melancholy
5. Hot House Rag
6. St. Louis Blues
7. Maple Leaf Rag
Box 3, reel 30

Glass Blowers Ball, reel 27 1952

Scope and Contents

Bill Dart, Jack Minger, Liebermit, Turk Murphy, Ellis, Dick Lammi, Wally Rose - Leamington Hotel, Glass Blowers Ball, November 24, 1952:
1. St. Louis Blues
2. South
3. Black and Blue
4. Margie
5. Love Me or Leave Me
6. Jazz Me Blues
7. Dr. Jazz
8. Shake That Thing
9. St. James Infirmary
10. Ain't Misbehavin'
11. Jazz Band Ball
12. Muskrat Ramble
13. Somebody Loves Me
14. When My Sweetie
15. Dixieland Ramble
Box 3, reel 31

Spoken Japanese, lesson 1 undated

Scope and Contents

Lesson 1 of spoken Japanese, including grammar, read into the record.
Box 3, reel 32

unlabeled undated

Box 3, reel 33

Unlabeled undated

Box 3, reel 34

Unlabeled undated

Box 3, reel 35

Unlabeled undated

Box 3, reel 36

Unlabeled undated

Box 3, reel 37

Number 1 undated

Scope and Contents

1. Birmingham
2. Melancholy Blues
3. Some of These Things
Box 3, audiocassette 1

Burt Bales tribute with Phil Elwood, KPFA June 30, 1964

Scope and Contents

Burt Bales Tribute: Broadcast on Jazz Archives, KPFA, 30 June 1964. Produced and announced by Phil Elwood.
Box 3, audiocassette 2

Burt Bales tribute with Phil Elwood, KPFA June 30, 1964

Scope and Contents

Burt Bales Tribute: Broadcast on Jazz Archives, KPFA, 30 June 1964. Produced and announced by Phil Elwood.
Box 3, audiocassette 3

KQED interview I February 9, 1977

Box 3, audiocassette 4

KQED interview II February 9, 1977

Box 3, audiocassette 5

Burt Bales undated

Scope and Contents

Side A:
1. Burt - Birmingham Blues
2. (Elwood talks)
3. John Maraboto and Brew Moore: Ol' Man Blues/New Kinda Love/I Can't Believe That You're
4. Rebroadcast of program on KPFA Burt made 25 years ago
(A). Melancholy - Solo
(B). Some of These Days (with Scobey, continued on Side B)
Side B:
1. (Elwood talks)
2. Mr. Joe - Burt solo
3. King Porter - Burt solo
4. London Blues - Burt solo
5. (Elwood talks)
6. Tiger Rag - solo
7. (Elwood talks)
8. Wildman Blues - solo
9. Hindustan - band
10. J.R.M. - Buddy Bolden
Box 3, audiocassette 6

1 undated

Box 3, audiocassette 7

2 undated

Box 3, audiocassette 8

4 undated