Bruce Vermazen Papers, Research Files and Music Instruments on Tom Brown

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Tom Brown Music and Papers

Bruce Vermazen Personal Papers and Research Files on Tom Brown



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Title: Bruce Vermazen Papers, Research Files and Music Instruments on Tom Brown, 1890-2020Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/168

Primary Creator: Vermazen, Bruce

Other Creators: Brown, Tom (1881-1950)

Extent: 17.5 cubic feet

Date Acquired: 06/22/2020

Subjects: Minstrel Show, Vaudeville

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Bruce Vermazen's research on Tom Brown, which includes Tom Brown's performance papers, scrapbooks, recorded music, and musical instruments and Bruce Vermazen's research notes, personal correspondence, and publishing information for the book That Moaning Saxophone. The collection is organized into two series. Series one concerns Tom Brown's music and papers, and series two centers around Bruce Vermazen's papers. Series one is organized into six subseries and arranged by content type. Subseries one consists of performance photographs, papers, and materials. Subseries two consists of scrabooks. Subseries three consists of sheet music. Subseries four consists of the Metronome Orchestra Monthly. Subseries five consists of audio recordings. Subseries six consists of seven music instruments. Subseries one is arranged chronologically, subseries two is arranged chronologically by earliest date, subseries three is arranged alphabetically, subseries four is arranged chronologically by date and issue, subseries five is arranged alphabetically by recording company, and subseries six is arranged by type of instrument. Series two is organized into three subseries. Subseries one is labeled research files, subseries two is labeled book project files, and subseries three is labeled personal papers. Subseries one is arranged alphabetically by content or creator, and subseries two and three are arranged chronologically by date of creation.

Collection Historical Note

Tom Brown (1881-1950) was born on March 27, 1881 in Ottawa, Ontario. As the second oldest child of seven children, Tom grew up in a musical household. Tom first learned cornet at the age of four from his father Allan, who was a cornettist and band leader in both Ottawa and Toronto. In 1890, Tom began performing the clarinet in the 45th Battery Band of Bowmanville Ontario, a Canadian military band that was led by his father. Tom spent a large portion of his childhood attending musical events at the Opera House in Lindsay, Ontario, it was here that he witnessed his first minstrel show. In 1897, Tom received his first professional appointment as a musician performing as a parade clarinetest for the Guy Brother's Minstrels during their brief stay in Lindsay. Unlike other professional minstrel shows and circus bands that traveled up to 150 miles by train to each new performance location, the Guy Brother's minstrels was a"mud show" that traveled from town to town with a horse and carriage. After spending two years with the Guy Brother's show, Tom joined the Ringling Brother's Circus Band during its 1899 concert tour. By 1903, Tom and his brother Percy began to perform as featured soloists with the Walter L. Main Enormous Show Circus Band. It was during this year that Tom briefly met his future wife, an actress by the name of Theresa Valerio. Midway through the tour, Tom and Percy left the circus because Tom was offered the opportunity to become the leader of the Guy Brothers Minstrels.

Tom led the Guy Brother's Minstrels on a 1904 vaudeville tour of the American Midwest. Sometime during this tour, he renamed the ensemble the Brown Brother's Band. In 1906, the Brown Brothers were added to the Ringling Brother's circus tour. By 1906, the Brown Brothers began appearing as comedy trio with George "Doc" Healy, who was formerly a blackface circus clown with Ringling Brothers. In 1909, Tom renamed the ensemble the Five Brown Brothers. This ensemble included Tom as featured soloist and four of his five brothers, Percy, Alec, Vern, and Fred performing as a saxophone quintet. Their first major appearance occurred with the Broadway Gaiety Girls company of New York.

By 1911, Tom's eldest brother William had joined the group and the ensemble was renamed the Six Brown Brothers. During this time, the brothers performed in clown costumes with Tom in blackface. The group's stage costumes reflected Tom's time with both the Guy Brothers Minstrels and the Ringling Brothers Circus. At various points when the group performed as a sextet, the ensemble also featured some non-family members, including Billy Markwith, Harry Fink, and Matthew Amaturo. During this year, the Six Brown Brothers also recorded their first phonograph recordings for the United States and Columbia Phonography companies. From 1912-1914, the group traveled with Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels. From 1914-1923, the ensemble was hired to play as the pit orchestra for several Broadway shows. These shows included Chin Chin (1914-1917), Jack o Lantern (1917-1920), Midnight Frolic (1918-1919), Tip Top (1920-1923), and The Bunch and Judy (1923). Many of these shows starred Theresa Valerio, who married Tom Brown after they appeared together in Chin Chin.

After performing for nearly a decade on Broadway, Tom led the ensemble on road-tour called Black and White Revue of 1924. Following this failed tour, the Six Brown Brothers took their vaudeville show to Canada and Australia. The Six Brown Brothers disbanded in 1933, but Tom Brown continued performing as a soloist until 1944. After WWII, Tom moved to Chicago, Illinois where he opperated the Tom Brown Music Company, a publishing company and music store that sold musical instruments. Tom Brown died on August 29, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical Note

Bruce Vermazen was born in 1940. Vermazen earned his bachelors and masters degrees in Philosophy at the University of Chicago in 1961 and 1962, respectively. In 1967, he received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University. Soon after, Vermazen became a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California Berkeley. In 1978, he became interested in ragtime and began performing cornet with the Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band. He later served as the band's music director and announcer. In the 1980s, Vermazen began publishing articles on historic ragtime musicians in the San Francisco area including: Jay Roberts, Art Hickman, and the Brown Brothers. In the 1990s, Vermazen began playing cornet with the San Francisco Starlight Orchestra. After retiring in 2000, he published That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze. During the early 2000s, Vermazen also became a member of the Hillcrest Wind Ensemble. In 2005, he and Bob Pinsker founded the Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra, an esemble he still co-leads and performs with to this day. Vermazen currently lives in San Diego with his spouse Juan Miguel Godoy.

Subject/Index Terms

Minstrel Show
Vaudeville


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Series 1: Tom Brown Music and Papers, ca. 1900-1954Add to your cart.
Consists of Tom Brown's Music, Personal and Professional Papers, Music, Records, and Instruments. It is organized into six subseries. The first subseries is labeled performance papers, photographs, and materials, and consists of photographs, advertisements, records, correspondence, and performance materials.They are grouped together by performance, collaboration, or business activity, reflecting the donor's original order, and are then arranged chronologically. The second subseries is labeled Tom Brown scrapbooks and consists of scrapbooks, photographs and clippings; it is arranged chronologically by starting date. The third subseries is labeled sheet music and contains sheet music and albums of sheet music; it is arranged alphabetically by album or song title. The fourth subseries is named Metronome Orchestra Monthly and contains copies of the magazine of that title; it is arranged chronologically by issue date. The fifth subseries is labeled audio recordings and consists of records, tapes, cylinders, and CDs; it is arranged alphabetically by recording company. The sixth subseries is labeled music instruments and consists of saxophones, a cornet, a trombone, a mellophone, mouthpieces, and reed cases; it is arranged by type of instrument.
Sub-Series 1: Performance papers, photographs, and materials, 1896-1958Add to your cart.
Consists of twenty six folders and seven items relating to Tom Brown's performance and business activities, including Advertisements, Bank and Business Records (Business Cards, Checks, Deposit Receipts, Employment Records, Payment Invoice, Performance Contracts), Booklets, Correspondences (Handwritten and Typed Letters, Letterhead, Memos and Notes), Cruise Information (Itinerary, Passenger Lists), Legal Documents (Birth Records, Certificate of Marriage, Passport, US Reentry Application), Magazines, Music Instrument Catalogs, Performance Materials (Hairpiece, Set Lists, Theater Programs), Photographs (Black and White, Negatives, Sepia, Plaques), Postcards, and Research Article; Of special note are signed photographs by Wallace Berry and others, the certificate of marriage between Tom Brown and Theresa Valerio, and a silk program. These materials are grouped together by performance, collaboration, or business activity, reflecting the donor's original order, and are then arranged chronologically. Box seventeen contains oversized materials.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Primrose & Dockstader, 1896-1915Add to your cart.
Consists of theater programs, black and white photographs of the Brown Brothers and the Primrose & Dockstader's Minstrel Band, postcards, correspondences, and newspaper clippings.
Folder 2: Warner Brothers Pictures, Magazines and Photographs, 1898-1939Add to your cart.
Consists of black and white photographs, colored postcards, a booklet, employment records and correspondences for Fred Stone at Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., and music related magazines. Of special note are two photographs to Tom Brown signed by Wallace Berry and others.
Folder 3: Ringling Brothers Circus, 1905 -1999Add to your cart.
Consists of black and white photographs of the Circus and Al Sweet's Concert Band, correspondences, and item descriptions.
Folder 4: Jack O'Lantern, 1909-1920Add to your cart.
Consists of theater programs, and a performance contract.
Folder 5: Other Musical Groups Before 1914, Fred Stone Show, 1910-1914Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Consists of black and white photographs of Tom Brown, the Brown Brothers, and Bands, postcards, deposit reciepts, and theater programs.
Folder 6: Black & White Revue and Thirty-Piece Saxophone Band, 1911-2003Add to your cart.
Contains article "JULIAN ELTINGE: A Most Remarkable Man;" period articles and advertisements regarding Eltinge and Tom Brown et al; period photographs of venues and exhibits and of Tom Brown and performers (sepia and black and white).
Folder 7: Guy Brothers Minstrels, c. 1912Add to your cart.
Consists of advertisements, post cards, and black and white photographs.
Folder 8: Tom Brown & Theresa Valerio Records, 1912-1939Add to your cart.
Consists of birth and baptismal records for Theresa Valerio, birth records for Tom Brown, and of special note, a certificate of marriage between Tom Brown and Theresa Valerio.
Folder 9: Doctor Waggener, 1912-1957Add to your cart.
Consists of handwritten and typed correspondences to and from Doctor Waggener, photocopied telegrams, photocopied newspaper articles, and black and white photographs depicting Doctor Waggener and Tom Brown in professional staged photographs and band photographs.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brown Family Photographs, ca. 1913Add to your cart.
Contains black and white and sepia photographs of Brown family members, originally received divided into envelopes with the individual's name.
Folder 2: Theresa Valerio, 1914-1917Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Six large sepia photographs of Theresa Valerio; most are portraits, but one is a staged theater photograph, possibly an advertisement for the show Jack O'Lantern.
Folder 3: Chin-Chin, 1915-1917Add to your cart.
Consists of theater programs, black and white Photo clippings of Tom Brown, postcards, and black and white photographs of the Brown Brothers on tour.
Folder 4: Will Rossiter, The Chicago Publisher, 1915-1944Add to your cart.
Consists of check and contract documentation for recordings by Tom Brown and others.
Folder 5: Billy (Wilbur) Marhwith, 1918-1992Add to your cart.
Consists of envelope, negatives, and black and white and sepia photographs of Tom Brown and his ensemble.
Folder 6: Tip Top, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Consists of theater programs, correspondence, payment einvoice, black and white photographs depicting Tom Brown and the Brown Brothers on tour, and contracts.
Folder 7: Tom Brown Music Company, 1922Add to your cart.
Contains business cards, sepia photos, advertisements, music and instrument catalogs, letterhead, and several issues of Tom Brown Topics: a Musical Digest.
Folder 8: S.S. Buford Voyage, July-August 1923Add to your cart.
Consists of cruise itinerary, passenger lists, black and white photographs depicting the cruise. Of special note are photographs with handwritten annotations on the back.
Folder 9: Australia Tour 1924-25, 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Contains Tom Brown's passport; handwritten and typed memos and notes; photographs of people and methods of transportation (black and white); large photo portrait of Tom Brown (black and white); US reentry applications; advertising materials from the Australian tour; articles; postcard program; and a performance contract.
Folder 10: Merry Minstrel Orch. Lucky 'Leven Orch. Augmented Orch., 1927-2016Add to your cart.
Two letters from Annette Parenteau, including printed text and photographs; advertisements; engagement schedule for "Tom Brown and Band."
Folder 11: Tom Brown after the Augmented Orch., 1929-1947Add to your cart.
Contains programs, newspaper articles, black and white and color photographs, set lists, advertisements, contracts, bank documents, and postcards.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tom Brown HairpieceAdd to your cart.
A brown hairpiece.
Item 2: Treasurers Club of America Silk Program, 1920Add to your cart.
An extremely tattered and fragile silk program for the Treasurers Club of America.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Guy Brothers Minstrels, c. 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Tip Top, 1922Add to your cart.
Consists of fragile programs for Tip Top performances.
Folder 3: Harry Fink, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Merry Minstrel Orchestra, 1938Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jack O'Lantern, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Consists of a photograph plaque of the Brown Brothers at Colonial Boston during their performance season for Jack O'Lantern.
Item 2: Tip Top, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Consists of a photograph plaque of the Brown Brothers during their performance season for Tip Top.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 5: Tom Brown Music Company Band and Orchestra PinAdd to your cart.
A small metal pin with a painted performer playing the Saxophone with the words "Tom Brown Band and Orchestra School" around it. Accession Number 2020.1209168.12
Item 6: B.A.A Colonial Theatre Invitation Medal (Mr. Charles H. Jennings), 1922Add to your cart.
A medal with a lightly faded paper inlay inviting Mr. Charles H. Jennings to come see Fred Stone and the Company of Tip Top playing at the Colonial Theatre, also has American flag bow. Accession Number 2020.1209168.13
Item 7: B.A.A Colonial Theatre Invitation Medal (Mrs. Charles H. Jennings), 1922Add to your cart.
A medal with a lightly faded paper inlay inviting Mrs. Charles H. Jennings to come see Fred Stone and the Company of Tip Top playing at the Colonial Theatre, also has faded American flag bow. Accession Number 2020.1209168.14
Sub-Series 2: Tom Brown Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1900-1945Add to your cart.
Consists of two scrapbooks, a set of black and white photographs and clippings attached to paper documenting the history of the Six Brown Brothers ensemble and Tom Brown, and other newspaper clippings. They are ordered chronologically based on the earliest documented date of each folder. These focus on work and performances with Theresa Valerio as well as Fred Stone and his ensemble, professional and pre-professional performances in the lives of the Brown Brothers, and captured personal moments from childhood to adulthood.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Comic Strips & Advertisements, c. 1951-1958Add to your cart.
Consists of newspaper clippings of comic strips that mention the Brown Brothers, their music, the Brown family, or Tom Brown's products.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1900Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Consists of black and white photographs and newspaper clippings documenting the personal and professional life of Tom Brown, as well as the music performances of Tom Brown and the Six Brown Brothers ensemble.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1914-1924Add to your cart.
Consist of black and white photographs and newspaper clippings documenting the performances of the Brown Brothers music ensemble and the personal and professional career of Tom Brown and his wife, Theresa Valerio, who serves as both assistant and performer.  Of particular note are photographs of Fred Stone and his music ensemble.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1919-1945Add to your cart.
Consists of black and white photographs, newspapper clippings, and comic strips documenting the performance history of Tom Brown and the Six Brown Brothers ensemble. Of particular note are clippings documenting performance history prior to becoming professionals.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Comic Strips and Advertisments, 1918-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs and Comic Strip, 1924Add to your cart.
Consists of black and white photographs and comic strips documenting the playing of music instruments by the Brown Brothers  since childhood.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings and Photographs, 1924Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Consists of newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the performance known as the Black and White Review of 1924 by the Brown Brothers ensemble. Of particular note are two large photographs of Tom Brown and the ensemble respectively.
Sub-Series 3: Sheet Music, 1896-1937Add to your cart.
Consists of five folders of sheet music and albums of sheet music. Of special note is Tom Brown's Saxophone Waltz and the copy of "Dear Heart," which is autographed by Theresa Valerio. Arranged alphabetically by album or song title.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Album of Celebrated Folk Songs and Patriotic Airs - Dear Heart of You I'm Dreaming, 1900-1919Add to your cart.
Consists of Album of Celebrated Folk Songs and Patriotic Airs; Album of the Latest Popular Songs; Call of a Nation; Chicken Walk; Chin-Chin; Clownland; and Dear Heart of You I'm Dreaming. Of special note is the music for "Dear Heart," which is autographed by Theresa Valerio.
Folder 2: Do You Care - Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels' Song Album, 1898-1916Add to your cart.
Consists of Do You Care; Gorton's Minstrels' Musical Album; Gus Hill's and George Evans Honey Boy Minstrels; Guy Brothers Minstrels' Song Book of Song "Hits;" and Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels' Song Album.
Folder 3: I'm Going Back to Dixie Land - Primrose & West's Musical Album, 1894-1937Add to your cart.
Consists of I'm Going Back to Dixie Land; Liebestraum; Like a Dream; Madeline (Be Mine); Mahara's Minstrels Songster; Mathews & Bulger at Gay Coney Island; My Lad; and Primrose & West's Musical Album.
Folder 4: Some of These Days - Tom Brown's Saxophone Waltz, 1910-1918Add to your cart.
Consists of Some of These Days; Son Set Rag; "Tick Tock;" That Moaning Saxophone Rag; The Bull-Frog Blues; and Tom Brown's Saxophone Waltz.
Folder 5: "Up-to-Date" Songster - William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee, 1896-1923Add to your cart.
Consists of "Up-to-Date" Songster; Walkin' the Dog; Ward and Vokes Song Book; "We Two"; When You Went Away; Who Do You Love; and William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee.
Sub-Series 4: Metronome Orchestra Monthly, 1914-1920Add to your cart.
Consists of nine folders containing ten copies of the Metronome Orchestra Monthly ranging from August 1914 to May 1920. Special Note for the second copy of April 1915 that has pencil marking on it. Arranged chronologically by issue.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 30 Number 8, August 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 30 Number 10, October 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 31 Number 4, April 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 34 Number 6, June 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 34 Number 7, July 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 34 Number 10, October 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 34 Number 12, December 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 35 Number Number 1, January 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Metronome Orchestra Monthly Volume 36 Number 5, May 1920Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Audio Recordings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Consists of eighty-four ten inch records from Columbia Phonograph Company, Emerson Phonograph Company, Okeh Phonograph Corporation, United Talking Machine Company, and Victor Talking Machine Company. Most notable is a custom pressing of That Moaning Saxophone Rag, from Victor Talking Machine Company, and a test pressing of Forever, from Okeh Phonograph Corporation. When there are duplicates the records are in varying conditions. Also consists of eight tapes, eight cylinders, and four CDs. Most tapes are of interviews, and the cylinders are from Lakeside Record Company and U.S. Everlasting Record Company.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Disc 1: Columbia Phonograph Company: American Patrol, 19434, and The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19436, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 2: Columbia Phonograph Company: American Patrol, 19434, and The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19436, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 3: Columbia Phonograph Company: The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19789, and American Patrol, 19790, American Saxophone Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 4: Columbia Phonograph Company: The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19789, and American Patrol, 19790, American Saxophone Band, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 5: Columbia Phonograph Company: The Sunshine of Your Smile, 46985, and Somewhere a Voice is Calling, 46985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 6: Columbia Phonograph Company: Kiss Me Again, 46992, and Love Here is my Heart, 46996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 7: Columbia Phonograph Company: Kiss Me Again, 46992, and Love Here is my Heart, 46996, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 8: Emerson Phonograph Company: The Concourse March, 44392D, and Let Me Dream, 457913, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 9: Emerson Phonograph Company: The Concourse March, 44393M, and Let Me Dream, 457913, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 10: Emerson Phonograph Company: Lazy Jazz Waltz, 41107-1, and Alexandria, 41109-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 11: Emerson Phonograph Company: Lazy Jazz Waltz, 41107-1, and Alexandria, 41109-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 12: Emerson Phonograph Company: Lazy Jazz Waltz, 41107-1, and Alexandria, 41109-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 13: Emerson Phonograph Company: Jazz Band Blues, 41106-2, and Rainbow of My Dreams, 41108-2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 14: Emerson Phonograph Company: 12th Street Rag, 4688-4, and Fatima, 41105-3, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 15: Emerson Phonograph Company: 12th Street Rag, 4688-4, and Fatima, 41105-3, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 16: Emerson Phonograph Company: Carolina Sunshine, 4438-2, and Peter Gink, 4440-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 17: Emerson Phonograph Company: Carolina Sunshine, 4438-1, and Peter Gink, 4440-2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 18: Emerson Phonograph Company: Carolina Sunshine, 4438-2, and Peter Gink, 4440-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 19: Emerson Phonograph Company: Carolina Sunshine, 4438-2, and Peter Gink, 4440-2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 20: Emerson Phonograph Company: I'll Say She Does, 4437-1, and Missouri Blues, 4441-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 21: Emerson Phonograph Company: I'll Say She Does, 4437-1, and Missouri Blues, 4441-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 22: Emerson Phonograph Company: I'll Say She Does, 4437-2, and Missouri Blues, 4441-1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 23: Emerson Phonograph Company: I'll Say She Does, 4437-1, and Missouri Blues, 4441-2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 24: Okeh Phonograph Corporation: Forever, S-73-771-B, Test Pressing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 25: Okeh Phonograph Corporation: Its The Blues and Forever and Ever With You, 40514, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 26: United Talking Machince Company: American Patrol, 19434, and The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19436, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 27: United Talking Machince Company: American Patrol, 19434, and The Bull Frog and The Coon, 19436, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 28: Victor Talking Machine Company: The Original Foxtrot and That Moaning Saxophone Rag, 17677, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 29: Victor Talking Machine Company: The Original Foxtrot and That Moaning Saxophone Rag, 17677, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 30: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Reel Comedy Medley and I Wonder What Willia Tell One-Step, 17799, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 31: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Reel Comedy Medley and I Wonder What William Tell One-Step, 17799, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 32: Victor Talking Machine Company: La Paloma and Independents - Medley March, 17822, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 33: Victor Talking Machine Company: La Paloma and Independents - Medley March, 17822, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 34: Victor Talking Machine Company: La Paloma and Independents - Medley March, 17822, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 35: Victor Talking Machine Company: La Paloma and Independents - Medley March, 17822, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 36: Victor Talking Machine Company: Down Home Rag and Dance of the Bugs - March, 17834, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 37: Victor Talking Machine Company: Down Home Rag and Dance of the Bugs - March, 17834, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 38: Victor Talking Machine Company: Pussyfoot March and Bull Frog Blues, 18097, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 39: Victor Talking Machine Company: Pussyfoot March and Bull Frog Blues, 18097, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 40: Victor Talking Machine Company: Pussyfoot March and Bull Frog Blues, 18097, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 41: Victor Talking Machine Company: Pussyfoot March and Bull Frog Blues, 18097, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Disc 42: Victor Talking Machine Company: Pussyfoot March and Bull Frog Blues, 18097, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 43: Victor Talking Machine Company: Saxophone Sobs - Fox trot and Walkin' the Dog - Fox trot, 18140, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 44: Victor Talking Machine Company: Saxophone Sobs - Fox trot and Walkin' the Dog - Fox trot, 18140, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 45: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chin Chin - Medley fox trot and Laverne - Waltz Caprice, 18149, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 46: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chin Chin - Medley fox trot and Laverne - Waltz Caprice, 18149, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 47: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chin Chin - Medley fox trot and Laverne - Waltz Caprice, 18149, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 48: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 49: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 50: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 51: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 52: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 53: Victor Talking Machine Company: Chicken Walk - Eccentric Fox trot and San Francisco Souvenir March, 18189, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 54: Victor Talking Machine Company: Rigoletto Quartet and Passion Dance, 18217, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 55: Victor Talking Machine Company: Rigoletto Quartet and Passion Dance, 18217, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 56: Victor Talking Machine Company: Rigoletto Quartet and Passion Dance, 18217, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 57: Victor Talking Machine Company: Rigoletto Quartet and Passion Dance, 18217, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 58: Victor Talking Machine Company: Rigoletto Quartet and Passion Dance, 18217, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Disc 59: Victor Talking Machine Company: Ghost of the Saxophone- fox trot and Saxophone Sam- fox trot, 18309, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 60: Victor Talking Machine Company: For Me and My Gal and My Fox Trot Girl, 18310, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 61: Victor Talking Machine Company: Strutters' Ball- Fox trot and Razzberries- One step, 18376, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 62: Victor Talking Machine Company: Strutters' Ball- Fox trot and Razzberries- One step, 18376, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 63: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 64: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 65: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 66: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 67: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 68: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 69: Victor Talking Machine Company: Smiles and Chuckles and Comedy Tom, 18385, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 70: Victor Talking Machine Company: When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on the Piano and Chasing the Chickens- fox trot, 18476, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 71: Victor Talking Machine Company: When Aunt Dinah's Daughter Hannah Bangs on the Piano and Chasing the Chickens- fox trot, 18476, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 72: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 73: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 74: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 75: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 76: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 77: Victor Talking Machine Company, Peter Gink and Egyptland, 18562, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 78: Victor Talking Machine Company: Tip Top - Medley Fox Trot and If A Wish Could Make It So, 18714, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 79: Victor Talking Machine Company: Tip Top - Medley Fox Trot and If A Wish Could Make It So, 18714, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 80: Victor Talking Machine Company: Tip Top - Medley Fox Trot and If A Wish Could Make It So, 18714, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 81: Victor Talking Machine Company: Tip Top - Medley Fox Trot and If A Wish Could Make It So, 18714, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 82: Victor Talking Machine Company: Tip Top - Medley Fox Trot and If A Wish Could Make It So, 18714, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 83: Victor Talking Machine Company: Balandis and Venecijos Karnavalas, 72326, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 84: Victor Talking Machine Company: That Moaning Saxophone Rag, 17677-B, Custom Pressing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Disc 98: Lakeside Record Company: American Patrol, 4M 1321, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 99: Lakeside Record Company: Bull Frog & Coon, 2M-408, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 100: Lakeside Record Company: Independentia and Bill Board, 27-2M 409, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 101: Lakeside Record Company: Independentia and Bill Board, 28-2M 409, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 102: Lakeside Record Company: The Bull Frog & The Coon, 2M 408, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 103: Lakeside Record Company, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, 2M 407, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 104: U.S. Everlasting Record Company: American Patrol, 18-4M 1321, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 105: U.S. Everlasting Record Company: Independentia & Etc., 4M 1321Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Disc 85: Art Hickman's Orchestra: The San Francisco Sound , 2004Add to your cart.
Disc 86: Cecil Leerson interviews with Sams and Waggener, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 87: Excerpts from Leeson/Sams/Waggener interviews, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 88: "Ghosts of the Saxophone": Dan Levinson's Trans-Atlantic Saxette Invokes The Six Brown Brothers, 2009Add to your cart.
Disc 89: Interview: Tom Brown Jr. 8/26/99, August 26, 1999Add to your cart.
Disc 90: Interview: Sept. 24, 1999, September 24, 1999Add to your cart.
Disc 91: Interview with Allan Brown & Myrtle Hendrickson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Disc 92: Interview with C.L. Brown, August 18, 1970Add to your cart.
Contains interview (A) and recordings (B).
Disc 93: Six Brown Brothers: Broadway's Favorite Clowns, 2010Add to your cart.
Disc 94: Six Brown Brothers: Those Moaning Saxophones, 2004Add to your cart.
Disc 95: That Moaning Saxophone Launch Party 5/27/04, May 27, 2004Add to your cart.
Disc 96: Opens with Forever, played by Merry Minstrel Orchestra, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Music Instruments, ca. 1900-1930Add to your cart.
Consists of seven music instruments: a cornet, a trombone, three alto saxophones, a tenor saxophone, and a mellophone. Also contains mouthpieces and reed cases. Conditions of each instrument varies from poor to good. Most notably are the three alto saxophones, especially the Couesnon from the Paris Universal Exposition. Restoration work has been done on the Couesnon alto saxophone, and the tenor saxophone, and one of the alto saxophones.
Item 1: Tom Brown Music Company Midwest Special Cornet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made in Chicago. Nickel plated brass. Contains two third valve slides. Condition: good. Serial Number P49784. Accession Number 2020.1209168.01.
Item 2: Tom Brown Professional Tenor Trombone, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made in Cleveland, OH. Nickel plated brass. Contains a mouth piece. Condition: Fair. Original case in poor condition. Serial Number 8574. Accession Number 2020.1209168.02.
Item 3: Couesnon & Cie, Paris Universal Exposition Alto Saxophone, 1900Add to your cart.
Made in Paris. Nickel plated brass. New Leather pads and corks. Condition: Good. Case in poor condition. Serial Number 48878. Accession Number 2020.1209168.03.
Item 4: Tom Brown Professional Alto Saxophone, ca. 1930Add to your cart.
Made in Cleveland, OH. Made of Nickel with a rose brass bell. Leather pads and corks are new. Restoration work is unidentified. Condition: Good. The case is not the original to the instrument, also has modern reeds and neck strap. Serial Number B521. Accession Number 2020.1209168.04
Item 5: Tom Brown Professional Alto Saxophone, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made in Cleveland, Ohio. Lacquered yellow brass. Condition: Poor. Case not original to instrument. Serial Number B426. Accession Number 2020.1209168.05.
Item 6: Tom Brown Professional Tenor Saxophone, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made in Cleveland, Ohio. Silver lacquer, gold bell. Leather pads and corks are new. Condition: good. Case in poor condition. Serial Number B766. Accession Number 2020.1209168.006.
Item 7: Tom Brown Music Company Midwest Special Mellophone, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made in Chicago. Silver lacquer, gold inner bell. Piston valves. Condition: Fair. No case. Serial Number P57102. Accession Number 2020.1209168.07
Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Tom Brown Special Alto Saxophone MouthpieceAdd to your cart.
Wooden Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece with Tom Brown Special engraved on it. Accession Number 2020.1209168.08
Item 2: Tenor Saxophone MouthpieceAdd to your cart.
Wooden Mouthpiece with brass ligature. Accession Number 2020.1209168.09
Item 3: Tom Brown Hand Made Tenor Reed CaseAdd to your cart.
Fabric covered Tenor Saxophone reed case with Tom Brown Hand Made printing. Accession Number 2020.1209168.10
Item 4: Tom Brown Hand Made Alto Reed CaseAdd to your cart.
Cloth covered Alto Saxophone reed case with Tom Brown Hand Made printing. Accession Number 2020.1209168.11

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